ARIA Takes on the Big Apple

The Association of RI Authors is pleased to announce that several of RI’s top fantasy and science fiction authors will be exhibiting at the 2017 Big Apple Comic Con at the famed and historic Penn Plaza Pavillion (across from Madison Square Garden) in New York City on March 11 & 12.

It has also been announced that  Stan Lee  will be making a special appearance. It’s an amazing opportunity to meet the founder of Marvel comics, creator of the Fantastic Four, X-Men, Thor, Iron Man and  many others. After Disney, Lee has been, perhaps, the greatest influence on the direction and imaginary of popular culture in America the past century.

For over 20 years the Big Apple Comic Con has occupied a unique “boutique” space in NY pop culture. Never corporate owned, it has catered to collectors, artists, and creators, showcasing the masters of the art of the comic book along with aspiring young artists and publishers. The Big Apple Comic Con is the longest-running event of its kind in New York City.

In addition to selling books and meeting fans, ARIA authors will present a special workshop, World Building in Science Fiction and Fantasy: The Essentials. Tickets for the Big Apple ComicCon are available now through TicketLeap. Be sure to use code ART007 to receive a special discount.

Authors at Rhode Island Comic Con

The Association of Rhode Island Authors will have several tables at the Rhode Island Comic Con on November 11-13, 2016 at the Providence Convention Center.


We will be at the following tables: 931, 933, 935, 937, 939, Artist Alley Table 731 as well as 12G and 15G.

The following authors will also be selling their books during the convention:


Christopher Paniccia  – Table 12G

Lisa Jacob – Table 15G

Tim Jones – Artis Alley Table 731

Scott Williams Simmons – Artist Alley Table 433

Authors at tables 931, 933, 935, 937, 939

Sean Fay Wolf

Mike Squatrito

Joseph Mazzenga

Heather Rigney

Joshua Blum

Errick Nunnally

D. R. Perry

L. L. Craft

Tabitha Lord

Peter Larrivee and more!

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Authors on the Air

This week, ARIA starts its radio interview series with WEMF Boston Citywide Blackout Internet Radio Show and 1540 AM WADK Newport, RI that will lead up to the Rhode Island Author Expo on Satruday, December 5th at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston.

If you have time, give them a listen and hear all about their books, current projects, and updates about the RI Author Expo. Here is this year’s lineup:

WEMF Schedule:

October 27, 9:00 PM: Loren Walker
November 3, 9:00 PM: Sam Kafrissen
November 10, 9:00 PM: B.J. Knapp
November 17, 9:00 PM: Mike Squatrito
December 1, 9:00 PM: Mark Perry 


November 1, 10:30 AM: Mary Volk
November 4, 10:30 AM: Elda Dawber
November 8, 10:30 AM: Joe Mazzenga
November 11, 10:30 AM: Rick Marchetti
November 15, 10:30 AM: Linda Carvelli
November 18, 10:30 AM: Nora Hall
November 22, 10:30 AM: Wendy Fachon
November 25, 10:30 AM: Sylvia Weber
November 29, 10:30 AM: Deb Tillinghast
December 2, 10:30 AM: Steve Porter