I love connecting with readers, writers, freelancers, students, and other audiences of all types, be it at a conference or convention, a classroom, local groups, through virtual video chats, or otherwise. Want to invite me to speak for you? Potential topics include the writing craft and publishing business, freelance writing careers, geek culture, fantasy and other speculative genres, gaming, media tie-in writing, and much more. I enjoy encouraging others in pursuing their creative dreams while also providing a reality-based perspective of how they can prepare for the various challenges they may face along the way.
Since I’m based in Washington (Seattle area), speaking engagements located significantly outside the state may require having travel covered. Speaker fees are negotiable depending on format, travel, time, etc.
Contact me to discuss in more detail. View my current calendar of events and appearances here.
AUTHOR PHOTOS & BIOS
The author grants permission to use the following photos and bios for promotional, publicity, or other press purposes.
Click for full versions…
(Photos by Jacobin Photography)
Josh Vogt has been published in dozens of genre markets with work covering fantasy, science fiction, horror, humor, pulp, and more. He also writes and edits for a wide variety of RPG developers such Paizo, Modiphius, and Privateer Press. His debut fantasy novel, Forge of Ashes, is a tie-in to the Pathfinder roleplaying game. WordFire Press has also launched his urban fantasy series, The Cleaners, with Enter the Janitor and The Maids of Wrath. He’s a member of SFWA, the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, and a Scribe Award finalist. You can find him at JRVogt.com or on Twitter @JRVogt.
Author and editor Josh Vogt has sold numerous stories to Paizo’s Pathfinder Tales, Grey Matter Press, the UFO2 & UFO3 anthologies, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Shimmer, among others. His work comes in everything from flash fiction to short stories to novellas to doorstopper novels, and is found in a growing variety of genres, such as fantasy, science fiction, humor, horror, and pulp. His debut fantasy novel, Forge of Ashes, is available as of April 2015. WordFire Press is also launching his urban fantasy series, The Cleaners, with Enter the Janitor (2015) and The Maids of Wrath (2016).
He also writes for a variety of RPG developers and publishers, producing game manuals and sourcebooks, campaigns and adventure modules, worldbuilding materials and tie-in fiction. He’s a member of SFWA as well as the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.
As a copywriter, Josh works with a roster of international clients, developing website copy, advertising, marketing, and sales content, video/audio scripts, social media campaigns, and much more.
Josh is a regular speaker at a growing range of national conventions and conferences, including Gen Con, Denver Comic Con, StarFest, Anomalycon, and MileHiCon. He speaks on publishing, freelance careers, writing craft, and geek culture topics, providing an in-depth perspective informed by working on multiple sides of the industry over the years.