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Peter J. Wacks

Peter J. Wacks

     Author


Peter J Wacks was purportedly born in California sometime during 1976. He has always been amazed and fascinated by both writing and the absurdity of the world in general. Throughout the course of his life, he has hitchhiked across the States and backpacked across Europe on the Eurail. Peter writes a lot, and will continue to do so till the day he dies. Possibly beyond.

He is a bestselling cross-genre writer who has worked in various capacities across the creative fields in gaming, television, film, comics, and most recently, when not busy editing, he spends his time writing novels. He began in the creative fields as a child actor & model, Most notable as an extra on 'Revenge of the Nerds' and 'Thunder Alley.' At age 6 he began writing short stories, and was first published in high school (1992), a time in which he was also a top ten honorable mention for the NCTE award (1993).

In gaming he was the lead designer and storyline writer of Cyberpunk CCG, a consultant for Allegiance, and both a writer and editor for multiple books in the Interface Zero line. After the Cyberpunk CCG project he spent a month in L.A. as a consultant for the T.V. show Alias, helping the studio determine the viability of converting the show into a CCG. In the mid 2000's he decided to focus on his original passion, writing stories, once more. His first novel, 'Second Paradigm', was published in 2008.

Peter's first comic, 'Behind These Eyes', garnered a finalist spot for the Bram Stoker in 2012. Currently, his library includes 6 novels, 4 novellas, and he has appeared in 19 anthologies.

He has been a panelist, guest speaker, and Guest of Honor at a combined total of over 250 conventions, Trade Shows, Organizations, and Colleges - including GAMA, Mensa Colorado, & UCLA.

When he isn't working on the next book he can be found practicing martial arts, playing chess, drinking Scotch or IPA, or fighting with swords.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Peter J. Wacks

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 01:00PM Author's Alley (D.J. Butler, Plexico, Schantz, Wacks)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
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 06:00PM Straight Outta Tombstone
David Boop moderates this panel on the new Weird Wild West anthology "Straight Outta Tombstone"
Panel
Centennial Foyer
(60 min)
Fri 09:00PM Author's Alley (Holo, Howell, Vogel, Wacks)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Autograph
Author's Alley
(60 min)
Fri 10:00PM Reading: Straight Outta Tombstone (David Boop, Sarah Hoyt, Peter Wacks)
Come out and have a seat as our author guests read passages from Straight Outta Tombstone.
Reading
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sat 10:00PM Author's Alley (K. Bogen, Del Arroz, Gilliam, McKeown, Wacks)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch
Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros
Sun 02:00PM Autograph Session - Straight Outta Tombstone (Boop, S. Hoyt, Wacks) + D. Hoyt
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.) 138
Autograph
Dealer's Room
(60 min)