When Words Collide
August 9-11, 2019
Delta Calgary South, Calgary


Total Eclipse August 21, 2017. Ontario, Oregon

Transient City launch
When Words Collide Aug. 13, 2016

Al with Hayden Trenholm (Bundoran Press)  and his Aurora Award for Second ContactsTC launch

Interview – Nine Day Wonder

January 21, 2016 |

A virtual appearance at Pat Flewwelling’s Nine Day Wonder website. An interview coincident with the pending release of Transient City. Take some time to check out the other incredible interviews and site features. Thanks Pat.


Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

Oct. 17, 2015 | Priddis, Alberta

Anna & Al

Anna & Al

Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (Priddis, Alberta) hosts science fiction night, Oct. 17, 2015. The RAO and the RASC, Calgary Centre hosted the public for an evening of astronomy and emerging cosmology presentations, star gazing, observatory tours and SF readings from IFWA. Pictured myself and organizer extraordinaire, Anna Bortolotto.


AB Negative Launch

Aug. 4, 2015 | Owl’s Nest Books

AB-ve Launch1 AB Negative launch at Owl’s Nest Books. Aug. 4, 2015 presented by Coffinhop Press, Axel Howerton and Owl’s Nest Books.


Mount Snaefell

March 22, 2015 | Iceland

Al-Journey to Centre of Earth-2
At the foot of the entrance to the centre of the earth. Mount Snaefell in western Iceland where Jules Verne sent his intrepid subterranean explorers in “Journey To The Centre Of The Earth”. Taken March 22, 2015, 2 days after observing the total eclipse in The Faroe Islands on March 20. What a trip!


On Spec Fall 2014

January, 2015 |

Fa 14 OnSpec
In print appearance, On Spec Fall 2014 issue released in January, 2015 contains my story “Sunchild Blues” and a fantastic cover by Jeff Ward. On Spec editorial staff are terrific to deal with: they pay on acceptance, copy editing is very thorough, the finished product looks great and they need our support. Follow the link to see how you can help them survive.

The Bobby Bundoran Show Episode 2

December 19, 2014 | YouTube

An interview with Bobby Bundoran (Mike Rimar) and me

A Taste of Local Authors

December 11, 2014 | Owl’s Nest Books Calgary

Owl's Nest Taste of Local Authors December 18, 2014

Owl’s Nest Taste of Local Authors December 18, 2014

A great night of word and wine tasting featured nine Alberta authors and music from singer/songwriter Vanessa Cardui.

Pandoras Boox Alberta Authors Day

Oct. 18, 2014 | Olds

Al Onia with Susan Forest and Danita Maslankowski

Al Onia with Susan Forest and Danita Maslankowski

Al Onia and Randy McCharles

Al Onia and Randy McCharles

Javenny Launch

Aug 9, 2014 | When Words Collide, Calgary

Hayden Trenholm of Bundoran Press

Hayden Trenholm of Bundoran Press

Al Onia

Al Onia