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Halo Redux: Speaking and signing in Anaheim this weekend

ImageIt’s the grand finale of Halo: Outpost Discovery! The traveling convention delivered the creatives behind the Halo franchise all over the US to give back to fans. I joined the crew in Chicago earlier this month to discuss the Halo comic I wrote. I will also be on hand in Anaheim all weekend for the last leg for signings and panels. Check out the schedule below!

Halo: Outpost Discovery Anaheim
Where: Anaheim Convention Center
When: August 30-September 1, 2019

Friday, August 30

3:15PM – 4:15PM “Women in Gaming – Halo Edition” Kiki Wolfkill, Jessie Thomas, Katie Jerauld, Jen Taylor, Anne Toole. – Moderator Nyxi

Saturday, August 31

12:00PM – 1:00PM Signing in the Post Exchange:  Cassandra Rose Clarke, Jeff Easterling, and Anne Toole

2:45PM – 3:45PM Panel at Main Mixer Stage:  “The Write Stuff: Part 1 – Comics, Short Stories, YA Fiction and more”  Cassandra Rose Clarke, Anne Toole, Frank O’Connor, Joseph Staten – Moderator Jeff Easterling

Sunday, September 1

11:00AM – 12:00PM Signing in the Post Exchange: Cassandra Rose Clarke, Jeff Easterling, and Anne Toole

See you soon!

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Chicago: Writing in the Halo universe

This weekend! Join in for another edition of Halo: Outpost Discovery in Chicago. This three-day real world event dedicated to Halo has already started its tour of the country, and I’ll be in Chicago to participate in the festivities. Tomorrow, I’ll be speaking on a panel as well as signing the Halo: Lone Wolf comic book mini-series that I wrote for Dark Horse.

I’ll be joining a host of Halo luminaries, including voice actors, writers, and the head of 343 herself, Bonnie Ross. Check out all the guests scheduled to come:


Here’s my schedule for the weekend:

Halo: Outpost Discovery Chicago

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 North River Road
Exhibit Hall G
Chicago, IL 60018

Saturday 8/3/19
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: The Write Stuff panel, featuring Greg Bear, Troy Denning, Kenneth Peters, Anne Toole; Location – Content Stage
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Autograph signing, Location – Post Exchange

Sunday 8/4/19
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Autograph signing, Location – Post Exchange

See you in Chicago, or later this month in Anaheim!

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Panels on Writing at San Diego Comic Con 2019

Today’s the day! Comic-con International begins tonight, luring people from all over the world to enjoy perfect weather; infinity comics, games, series, and more; and all the shenanigans you can get into. In addition to signing my latest comic from Kymera Press, I will be speaking on not one, but two panels this week on writing, so if you’ll be attending, come on by and ask your burning questions about writing.

Designing Narrative for Computer Games
When: Friday, July 19, 8pm
Where: San Diego Convention Center, Room 23ABC


What: Some of the most talented storytellers today create worlds for the computer gaming industry. A panel of industry vets share their insights into the creation of these amazing, interactive worlds.

Add it to your Comic-con schedule here.

Diversity in Writing: Women Writers and Producers
When: Saturday, July 20, 5:30pm
Where: San Diego Convention Center, Room 26AB


What: Award-winning diverse women writers and producers will discuss creating stories with strong diverse female characters across TV, animation, comics, and games; they’ll also address the importance of diverse representation, getting started in writing, and their career paths from writing to executive producing top shows. Panelists include Nicole Dubuc (Star Wars Forces of Destiny, Rebels; producer of Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy; winner of WGA Animation Writing Award), Denise Downer (Marvel’s Avengers Black Panther’s Quest, Power Rangers: Beast Morphers), Keto Shimizu (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, executive producer and writer; Arrow), Silvia Olivas (Disney’s Elena of Avalor, producer and writer; Moesha), Anne Toole (Horizon Zero Dawn, WGA Video Game Award winner; The Lizzie Bennet Diaries), Joelle Sellner (DC Super Hero Girls, Sonic Boom), and Gloria Shen (Disney Channel’s Amphibia). Moderated by Kevin Winston, Digital LA, CEO.

Add it to your Comic-con schedule here.

Pet Noir issues #5-6

I’ll also be stopping by the Kymera Press booth 2003 to sign issues 5 and 6 of Pet Noir, following the adventures of a genetically engineered cat on a space station. Pet Noir 6 will be new for Comic-con, so be one of the first to own it! Follow me or Kymera Press on Twitter for updates on when I’ll be signing!

Whatever you do at Comic-con, have a great time!

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HALO: Lone Wolf comic series concludes today!

Join in for the thrilling conclusion of HALO: Lone Wolf, as issue #4 appears on shelves today. It has been a super fun journey to write for the Halo universe and witness fan reactions. Here is the final (sniff, sniff) synopsis:

In her final confrontation with the rogue scientist Dr. Chen, Spartan Linda-058 and her AI companion find themselves in a race against time to end the threat posed by the disenfranchised doctor and evacuate the endangered civilian settlement before Covenant forces overwhelm them all.

Thanks to fellow collaborators, who made the book look and feel awesome!
Penciller: Kieran McKeown
Inker: JL Straw
Colorist: Dan Jackson
Cover Artist: Christian Ward

Check out a preview of HALO: Lone Wolf #4, or find it at your local comic shop!

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Women and comics at Pasadena ArtNight tonight!

For International Women’s Day, Pasadena ArtNight will be featuring a host of women comics creators at the Pasadena Library! Come by my table and pick up signed copies of HALO: LONE WOLF, the award-winning MINE! anthology, PET NOIR #5, or any of my Zenescope work while browsing work from a bunch of super talented women.

When: Friday, March 8, 2019, 6-10pm
Where: Pasadena Central Library, 285 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91101
What: Awesome art and comics by women!
Kymera Press, Fanbase Press, Kim Dwinnell, Mairghread Scott, Natalie Nourigat, Christie Shinn (HoraTora Studios), Mariah Huehner, Jules Rivera, Susan Lee (Life on Its Side, Women on the Dark Side), Kristen Gorlitz, Xanthe Bouma, Nilah Magruder, Cecil Castellucci, Leslie Hung, Madeline Holly-Rosing (Boston Metaphysical Society), and more!

For more information, check out artnightpasadena.org. See you there!

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NCBD! HALO: Lone Wolf #3 comic out now!

The penultimate issue of the HALO: Lone Wolf comic book series comes out today from Dark Horse! If you’ve been reading along, and really, why wouldn’t you?, you’ve been following Spartan sharpshooter Linda-058 as she infiltrates a group of humans who feel abandoned by the UNSC. With Covenant forces closing in on their location, Linda must rally the human settlers under a single essential cause: protect an AI that contains the bulk of human history. Spoilers after the jump."Halo: Lone Wolf #3" preview

As new threats rise, the legendary supersoldier sees her mission parameters shift and finds that she will need help from the very man she was sent to kill.

HALO: Lone Wolf #3 was brought to you by me, Anne Toole (W), and Kieran McKeown (P), JL Straw (I), Dan Jackson (C), Christian Ward (Cover), and your local comics shop! Check out a preview here.

Is it just me, or does it somehow seem fitting that a company named Dark Horse is putting out a comic called Lone Wolf?

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HALO: Lone Wolf #2 comic available!

The comic series I wrote for Dark Horse and 343 continues this week with HALO: Lone Wolf #2. If you want to get on board, it’s not too late to pick up a copy or pre-order the rest of the series. Previously, Spartan Linda-058 sets off alone to find a target on a Covenant planet. No spoilers until after the jump!

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Halo: Lone Wolf #2

With Dr. Chen, a dangerous ex-ONI scientist, in her sights, Spartan Linda-058 and her AI companion must find a way to end the threat posed by Chen and evacuate the endangered humans in the settlement. But as the Covenant prepare to stage an assault, Linda discovers that Chen holds the key to a secret that could endanger all of humanity if it fell into the wrong hands.


Anne Toole
Kieran McKeown
JL Straw
Dan Jackson
Cover Artist:
Christian Ward

Pick it up wherever fine comics are sold!


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