Smart Rhino Publications

Upcoming Events

The authors published in our Smart Rhino books are an eclectic, prolific bunch, and they participate in many writer and other events throughout the year. We like to highlight their contributions, and have dedicated this page to their efforts.

Look for us at conferences, book signings, readings, workshops, library events, and much more. We hope you have a chance to attend some of the events. You won't be disappointed!

We'd hoped to set up a number of Smart Rhino events this summer ... but you all know what happened. Barring more bad news on the COVID front, we will be vendors at the 2020 Comic Con in Ocean City MD in December. More news to come.

Past Events

Scary Stuff Indiegogo Campaign - November 9-December 25, 2019
The upcoming anthology, Scary Stuff from Oddity Prodigy Productions, is a tribute to the classic horror publications "Tales From the Crypt," "Vault of Horror," "Creepy," and "Eerie." The anthology includes stories by authors who also appeared in Smart Rhino's A Plague of Shadows: Phil Guinta, J. Patrick Conlon, Jacob Jones-Goldstein, and Weldon Burge.

Oddity Prodigy is running an Indiegogo campaign to support the project. If you love classic horror, you may want to check this out.

Lehigh Valley Comic Convention - December 7, 2019
Smart Rhino author Phil Giunta will have a table at the comic con. Be sure to stop by and chat. You just might buy a book or two!

Ocean City Comic Con - December 14, 2019

Smart Rhino Publications will have a vendor table at the Ocean City Comic Con in Ocean City, MD, on December 14. This is a huge conference! If you're in the area, this is the place to be. Stop by and chat with us.

Getting the Story Straight: The Whys and Hows of Writing for Anthologies - Dec. 15, 2019

Smart Rhino editor Weldon Burge will be presenting a workshop on writing for anthologies. Sponsored by the Delaware Writers Studio, the workshop will be held 1:30-3:30 at the Kirkwood Library, 600 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808.

Beach Dreams Launch Party - November 10, 2019
The Beach Dreams anthology, published by Cat & Mouse Press, includes stories by a number of Smart Rhino authors. Meet them and the other writers at the launch party at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach, DE, on November 10.

Philcon 2019 - November 8-10, 2019
Smart Rhino author Phil Giunta will be participating in several panel discussions at this event. Well worth attending!

How to Write (and Read) a Crime Novel - Oct. 26, 2019

Authors from the Mystery Writers of America (New York Chapter) will present a panel discussion on the topic of crime novels. The panel will be moderated by Jane Kelly, author of the Meg Daniels novels. Jeff Markowitz, who authored a story in A Plague of Shadows, will be one of the panelists. We'll add the names of other panelists as they become available. This program is sponsored by The Written Remains Writers Guild and Hockessin Library, 1023 Valley Rd, Hockessin, DE 19707, 1:30-3:30.

Creatures, Crimes, & Creativity Conference - Sept. 13-15, 2019

Editor Weldon Burge will represent Smart Rhino Publications at the annual Creatures, Crimes, & Creativity conference (C3), and will likely participate in a number of panel discussions. The conference is held at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center, 10207 Wincopin Cir, Columbia, MD 21044.

Deadly Ink - August 2-4, 2019

Mystery writer Jeff Markowitz, who wrote "Twelve Steps" in A Plague of Shadows, will be attending the 2019 Deadly Ink conference. This year, the con will be held at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel, 199 Smith Road, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054.

Writing & Using Haiku for Relaxation and Creative Renewal - July 21, 2019
Joanne M. Reinbold, co-editor of the Someone Wicked and Plague of Shadows anthologies, will present a workshop on writing haiku. Sponsored by the Delaware Writers Studio, the workshop will be held 1:30-3:30 at the Kirkwood Library, 600 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808.

Noir at the Bar - July 21, 2019
Smart Rhino editor Weldon Burge will be reading for the Summer Noir series, with other authors of crime fiction. We'll post more info once it is available. To be held 6:00-8:00 at Stoney's Pub, 3007 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803.

Shore Leave 41 - July 12-14, 2019

Phil Giunta, who wrote "Bottom of the Hour" in A Plague of Shadows, will be attending the Shore Leave 41 conference as a guest author. The con will be held at the Delta Hotels Baltimore at 245 Shawan Rd., Hunt Valley, MD 21031.

Giving Water a Voice - June 22, 2019
This is an open mic event to be held at the Newark Arts Alliance, inviting poets, writers, and musicians to perform work inspired by our need for clean water. The event has been orchestrated by Maria Masington and Dennis Lawson (both writers for Smart Rhino) and the Delaware Nature Society. 276 E. Main St., Ste. 102, Newark, DE 19711, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The Art of Critique: A Poetry Workshopping Workshop - April 20, 2019
Moderated by Smart Rhino's Shannon Connor Winward, this workshop focuses on how to give and receive feedback. Participants will have an opportunity to receive thoughtful critiques of their own poems, as well offer constructive feedback on the works of others. Newark Free Library, 750 Library Ave., Newark, DE 19711, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Noir at the Bar - April 15, 2019 
Smart Rhino writers Joanne M. Reinbold and Jeff Markowitz will be reading at Noir at the Bar at Stoney's British Pub, 3007 Concord Pike,  Wilmington, DE, 19803, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Cecil Con - April 13, 2019 
Smart Rhino Publications will be a vendor at the Cecil Con comic conference at Cecil College, North East Campus, One Seahawk Drive, North East, MD, 21901, 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Greater Philadelphia Comic Con - April 12, 2019
Oddity Prodigy Productions, which includes Smart Rhino writers J. Patrick Conlon and Jacob Jones-Goldstein, will be a vendor at the Greater Philadelphia Comic Con at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA 19460, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Beach Pulp Launch Party - April 6, 2019
This is a launch party for the Beach Pulp anthology, published by Cat & Mouse Press. Smart Rhino editor Weldon Burge's story, "A Day at the Beach With the GramthrottleMax Family," is included in the book. Scheduled for 4:30-7:00 at the Newark Arts Aliance, 276 E. Main St., Suite 102, Newark, DE 19711.

Galactic Con - March 30, 2019
Smart Rhino Publications will be a vendor at the Galactic Con comic conference in Middletown, DE, on March 30, 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.