I’m participating in the Broad Universe reading at the World Fantasy Convention, November 6-9. World Fantasy is the proverbial big leagues, a professional conference rather than a fan event, full of editors and agents whose names I read in Locus, people who have no reason ever to have heard of me. I am a little daunted. If I am very lucky, my Vortex of Schmooze powers will manifest for the occasion.
I’ll be the main attraction at a virtual event on Bitten by Books, October 29th. The website folks, my publisher, and I are still working out the details. As soon as there’s more news, I’ll post it. What I do know is that there will be some sort of author chat, interview, and giveaway of books and/or Amazon gift cards. They’ve got a good-sized audience over there, and it’s one I haven’t connected with before. I’m looking forward to it.
At the moment, it looks like I will not be at Philcon the weekend before Thanksgiving. I live far enough away now that I’d need a hotel room, and I haven’t heard back from the program folks. If the plan changes, I’ll announce it in all the announceable places.
Meanwhile, here’s what the hardworking volunteers who run programming at Capclave have told me about my schedule for October 10-12:
Friday, 7pm, Frederick Room
I’ve got 30 minutes all to myself to read to anyone who shows up. I’ll probably do a bit from Rugosa Coven and the opening from the Faerie IRS Run Amok story, currently titled “Flashlight, Knife, and Flowered Crown.”
Saturday, 11am, Authors’ Hallway Table
Book signing, and whatever else, sharing time slot with Alan Loewen
Saturday, 6pm, Suite 1208
Dark Quest Books Launch Party
My own Tales from Rugosa Coven launched some time ago, but I’ll be rooting for the home team. Plus, Danielle Ackley-McPhail always provides an amazing feast.
Saturday, 7:30, Salon A
Participants: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Sarah Avery, Paolo Bacigalupi, Holly Black, Marilyn “Mattie” Brahen, Neil Clarke, Tom Doyle, Andy Duncan, Scott Edelman, Jim Freund, Charles E. Gannon, Max Gladstone, David G. Hartwell, Alma Katsu, Pamela K. Kinney, Barbara Krasnoff, Dina Leacock, James Maxey, Will McIntosh, Mike McPhail, Sunny Moraine, James Morrow, Sarah Pinsker, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Lawrence M. Schoen, Darrell Schweitzer, Alex Shvartsman, Jon Skovron, Alan Smale, Bud Sparhawk, Janine Spendlove, Genevieve Valentine, Michael A. Ventrella, Lawrence Watt-Evans
Saturday, 10pm, Boardroom
When Magic is Outlawed…
Panelists: Sarah Avery, Marilyn “Mattie” Brahen, Tom Doyle (M)
Program Description: In Holly Black’s Curse Workers series, magic is illegal and run by the mafia. In many other books magic practitioners work in secret, even Harry Potter’s wizards hide from the muggles. What keeps these magic users from just taking over? Is this the author’s way of making powerful people the underdogs?
Sunday, 2pm, Bethesda Room
Best Books of 2014
Panelists: Sarah Avery, D. Douglas Fratz (M), Jim Freund, Shira Lipkin, Lawrence M. Schoen
Program Description: Discuss your favorite new books of 2014. Which novels deserve your Hugo/Nebula/Tiptree/World Fantasy/Golden Duck, etc nomination? What novels won’t be nominated and deserve to be and why not?
Source: Dr Pretentious