Conventions, Signings and Appearances

Would you like to see me in person? Of course you would. Who wouldn’t?

Here’s a list of where I’ll be this year. I will probably be adding more signing and conventions, so check back occasionally!

Date Event Location Details
4/29-5/1/2016 Penguicon Westin Hotel, Southfield, MI Penguicon is a non-profit, community-run convention for open source software and hardware, science fiction, gaming, DIY, and more. I will be on several writing/literature-related panels.
5/11-5/13/2016 Book Expo America (BEA) McCormick Place, Chicago North America’s largest gathering of book industry professionals from around the globe.
5/27-5/30/2016 Balticon Baltimore, MD Science fiction con
6/28/2016 The Big Sheep launch/signing event Schuler Books, Grand Rapids, MI Launch event for my new book, The Big Sheep. Come meet me and get a signed copy of my latest book!
6/30-7/3/2016 CONvergence DoubleTree by Hilton, Bloomington, MN Science fiction convention
9/15-18/2016 Bouchercon New Orleans, LA Mystery/crime writer convention
9/30-10/2/2016 Contraflow New Orleans, LA Science fiction convention. I will be on several panels.


A pioneer in indie publishing, Rob Kroese has delivered master classes and participated on panels on topics from self-publishing to the use of scifi tropes in the Queen musical We Will Rock You.

Rob speaking on self-publishing at the Literary Consultancy UK

“The person who stood out was Rob Kroese, author of the self published, bestselling, humorous, apocalyptic novel Mercury Falls and its sequel, Mercury Rises…. Rob  is funny, genuine and as one of my fellow delegates commented, “he is one of us”. He likens the league of published authors to an elite night club, with gatekeepers, who decide who gets in and who does not. It struck a chord with me, and I suspect with many of the other ‘waiting to be discovered’ wannabes.”

– Laxmi Hariharan, “Dare to be an indie author,” in the Huffington Post.

Rob is the author of nine books, both traditionally and indie published. He wrote of his experience in self-publishing his first novel, Mercury Falls, in Self-Publish Your Novel: Lessons from an Indie Publishing Success Story.

If you’d like to contact Rob about speaking at an event, please email rob[at]robertkroese[dot]com.