Earlier this month, my out-of-time Hawai’i elder deity + i-heart-dogs story “The Eyes of Kaha’i” appeared in the official H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival program book and as a perk of their stunningly successful crowdfunding campaign launched from sunny Portland, Oregon (my other other home). This week I’m in Austin, Texas for the Austin Film Festival and Writers Conference. With the city’s current water boil warnings in effect, all bets are off as to which bar you can find me in. Do come find me though, if you’re around. Really. Do.
Come see me read & speak at Boréal, the outstanding annual Canadian French-language speculative fiction conference. This weekend I’ll be on the English track discussing All The Cool Stuff with Jo Walton, Claude Lalumière, Marie Bilodeau, Derek Künsken and other literary Canadian hip cats. Montreal is charming AF and the con is in the Masonic Temple!! So now’s your chance and no excuses.
Hear me read from my rock-n-roll Schrödinger’s birdie story “Wonderband” at the ALICE UNBOUND book launch this weekend at the 3 Brewers Pub on Sparks Street in downtown Ottawa. This one imagines Alice in Wonderland‘s duck, eaglet, lory, and dodo as an indie rock band ready to rock it out against their nemeses, The Hearts, if only Duckie can win himself back into the good graces of the greatest lead singer in town: the enigmatic Gryphon.
I guess you can take the girl out of Austin, but you can never really take Austin out of the girl. . .
I’m here! Goodbye, Austin Film Festival — you were lovely. Hello, World Fantasy Convention. You are lovely.
photo: Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas; AFF 2017
It’s a glorious day here in Canada’s adorable capital city. The air is clean, the sun is out, the leaves are set to turn into autumnal confetti. It’s with great pleasure that I look forward to appearing this weekend at Ottawa’s Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature, a brisk walk from Timberhouse. I’ll be discussing Myths You’ve Never Heard Of. I’ll be reading a part in a play by local writer Hayden Trenholm. I’ll be at the launch for 49th Parallels, an anthology that explores potential Canadian alternative realities (and includes my story “As Mistress Wishes“). I’ll be giving blue pencil crits and kicking around and shooting the shit and generally having a decent time. If you’re nearby, I hope you’ll come say hello.
Book Launch — Superhero Universe: Tesseracts Nineteen
Library and Archives Canada cordially invites you to the launch of Superhero Universe: Tesseracts Nineteen, an anthology of science fiction and fantasy. Book launch is in conjunction with the fantastic Alter Ego: Comics and Canadian Identity exhibit featuring art by Canadian comic book artists. The evening will include readings by Alex C. Renwick, Leigh Wallace, & Jason Sharp. Books available through local independent outfit Perfect Books. Refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Lobby exhibit space at 395 Wellington Street
I’ve been invited to be at Creative Ink Festival this weekend in glorious Vancouver, BC. So happy to be supporting two wonderful women Guests of Honour: Galen Dara as artist GOH and Carrie Vaughn as Author Supreme. I shared a table of contents with Carrie (Superstories!) years after meeting her one fantastic word-crammed weekend at the Oregon Writers Colony house on the majestic Oregon coast.
Galen’s rise has been meteoric these last few years, and I’m proud to be in not one but two anthologies sporting Galen Dara covers. Superduper surprise bonus: Galen illustrated two of my personal favourites of my own stories. Coincidence? Hmmm…
Hanging out at Norwescon this weekend outside lovely Seattle, Washington? Would love any and all to join me for my reading Saturday at 1:30 in the Cascade 1 room at the Doubletree hotel.
If you can’t make that but will be around Sunday 10 AM-11 AM , drop by the “Stranger than Fiction”panel to hear me gab with Cat Rambo, Jason Vanhee, Ann Shilling, & Grant T. Riddell in Evergreen rooms 3&4, or catch me discussing Standards of Beauty in Secondary Worlds Sunday 11 AM- noon in Cascade 13 with Rhiannon Held, Nathan Crowder, David J. Peterson, & Sar Surmick.
If you’re in dozy Portland this weekend and want to swing by the annual SF brouhaha, it’s Orycon all the way, baby! Like a little crime and noir in your SF&F? Join us Friday 4pm. Ever wondered why younger readers like dark themes in fiction? [SPOILER: for the same reasons older ones do.] Friday 5pm.
Saturday 10-11am, hear why everybody loathes a Mary Sue, and at 1pm come ponder whether intense descriptions of blood and torture are necessary in scare lit. Saturday 5pm I’ll be talking Dark Fairy Tales with some pretty lovely co-panelists, so that should be fun.
Sunday 11am we get totes SF-y with a Spaceships, Colonists, & Castaways panel you can go to STRAIGHT AFTER MY READING AT 10:30. I’ve promised to read a tale of superpowers, overdue bills, and drunk karaoke, AKA my story “A Week in the Superlife” from the forthcoming Tesseracts 19: Superhero Universe.
Lastly but not leastly, come support local authors and your fave local bookstore this weekend during AUTHORFEST AT POWELL’S BOOKS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22.