‘Lost at the Con’ Hilariously Examines Geek Culture


From the press release:


Upcoming book pulls back the curtain on geeks and conventions

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — May 9, 2021 — Lost at the Con is the brand new novel from the mind of Bryan Young, the editor of the geek news website Big Shiny Robot! (www.bigshinyrobot.com) and frequent contributor to The Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com/bryan-young).

Lost at the Con tells the tale of a drunken political journalist and his dangerous assignment to a sci-fi/fantasy convention.  It’s a blend of fictional Gonzo journalism and geek culture in a way that is sure to please audiences inside and outside the geek community.

“This book has been a lot of fun to put together and it will appeal to the geek and non-geek alike,” said Young.  “The main character, Cobb, knows nothing about geekdom and this convention is his first real exposure to all of it.  Readers in the know will catch a lot of inside jokes, but it won’t hold back the enjoyment for someone looking to pull the curtain back on a sizable culture they may not understand.”

This isn’t the only book being released by Young for this season, he’s also releasing a collection of science fiction short stories called Man Against the Future, timed to coincide with the release of the novel.

Young will be doing signings in the Salt Lake City area for the initial release and will be a special guest at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio June 22-26, 2011.  He is currently available for interviews.

Lost at the Con, a 258-page full-length novel, will be available for sale June 17th.  Physical copies are priced at $14.99 and digital copies for eReaders are priced at $4.99.  Pre-orders for the Lost at the Con have been begun at Big Shiny Robot! (http://www.bigshinyrobot.com/reviews/archives/27172).

Man Against the Future, a collection of 17 short science fiction, fantasy, and horror short stories, will also be available for sale June 17th.  Physical copies are priced at $9.99 and digital copies are $3.99.

Review copies of both books are available upon request.

About the author: Bryan Young works across many different mediums. As a film producer, his last two films (“This Divided State” and “Killer at Large”) were released by The Disinformation Company and were called “filmmaking gold” by The New York Times. He’s also published comic books with Slave Labor Graphics and Image Comics. He’s a contributor for the Huffington Post and the founder and editor in chief of the geek news and review site Big Shiny Robot!

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