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Michael Z. Williamson

Michael Z. Williamson


Michael Z. Williamson is an immigrant from the UK and Canada, a retired veteran of the USAF and US Army, a writer of things SF-ey, fantasy and techno-ey, a bladesmith and a firearms enthusiast. He has multiple novels with Baen, three with HarperCollins, dozens of shorts and articles in magazines and sites all over, and has consulted and served as armorer for Discovery and Outdoor Channel productions. He's also Editor-at-Large of Survivalblog. When not writing, he's a craftsman and purveyor of SharpPointyThings.com, and tests and reviews firearms and other outdoor gear for manufacturers. His new collection 'Tour of Duty" will be available from Baen Books in August.

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Michael Z. Williamson

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 03:00PM "Check Out Our Edge" (Edged Weapons - That Is) - Show 'n' Tell from the Hank Reinhardt Collection
Toni Weisskopf moderates this discussion by master blade smiths and show and tell with weapons from the Hank Reinhardt collection.
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies
Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 10:00PM Technological Future of War
Michael Z. Williamson moderates this perennial panel on how today's advances will affect the future of warfare.
Sat 12:00PM Ask A Master Gunsmith
Michael Z. Williamson moderates this Q&A session and display of antique firearms.
Finley Room
(60 min)
Sat 02:00PM Baen Traveling Slideshow and Prize Patrol
Toni Weisskopf will be running the crowd through the best of what's going on in the Baen universe. (And there will be giveaways!) Fans of the Black Tide Rising universe won't want to miss a special announcement about this series!
Sat 05:00PM Freehold: Written in Blood
Michael Z. Williamson moderates this roundtable about the new Freehold anthology, and talks about what it takes to flog this bunch of miscreants into a cohesive story arc. SPECIAL: autographed bookplates for Freehold: Forged in Blood will be available.