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Rod S. Belcher

Rod S. Belcher

     Author


R.S. (Rod) Belcher is an award-winning newspaper and magazine editor and reporter.

Rod has been a private investigator, a DJ, a comic book store owner and has degrees in criminal law, psychology and justice and risk administration, from Virginia Commonwealth University. He's done Masters work in Forensic Science at The George Washington University, and worked with the Occult Crime Taskforce for the Virginia General Assembly.

The Grand Prize winner of the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Anthology contest, Rod's short story "Orphans" was published in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 9 published by Simon and Schuster in 2006. It was his first professional fiction sale.

Rod's first novel, The Six-Gun Tarot, was published by Tor Books in 2013. The sequel, The Shotgun Arcana, was published in 2014 and the third book in the Golgotha series, The Queen of Swords is scheduled for publication in June of 2017. His novel, Nightwise, was released in August, 2015, and his latest book, The Brotherhood of the Wheel was published by Tor in March of 2016. Sequels to both books are forthcoming.

He lives in Roanoke Virginia with his children, Jonathan and Emily.


Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Rod S. Belcher

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 03:00PM Autograph Session (Belcher, Hartness, Hearne, D. Kennedy, G. Martin)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Fri 04:00PM The Confluence of the Science Fiction and Western Genres
Peter Grant moderates this panel on the differences and similarities between science fiction (Star Trek as Wagon Train in Space) vs Firefly vs Weird Wild West.
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies
Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff
Event
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 09:00PM Author's Alley (Belcher, Holo, Howell, Vogel, Wacks)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Fri 10:00PM Author's Alley (Ayres, Belcher, Howell, Leacock)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Autograph
Author's Alley
(60 min)
Sat 03:00PM Dark Urban Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Suspense: Where Do the Lines Blur?
David Coe/D.B. Jackson moderates this panel on the the tenuous seams between genres, and where the lines blur between Horror, Paranormal Romance and Paranormal Suspense.
Sat 09:00PM Reading - Rod Belcher & Steve Simmons
Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages of their works
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch
Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros