If you’re here in Sunny Portland, Oregon this weekend and miss my reading at 10am this Sunday, come see me and a bajillion other awesome writers later that afternoon at the Powell’s Books Sci-Fi Authorfest. Get stuff signed! Grab the latest anthologies! Embarrass your favorite local authors with a tuneful serenade. Books floor to ceiling! Authors shoulder to shoulder! And you! You! You!
Yeehaw! Scheduled panel appearances for Portland’s own OryCon happening November 8 – 10, 2013! Please come join me for any of the fine events listed below, especially the reading on Sunday morning! When I’ll be all by my lonesome! Except you’ll be there! For those planning to make it to the costuming panel on Saturday, I’ll bring a grab bag of freebie goodies gleaned from my own personal collection of shredded lace, vintage costuming details, antique ribbon, and embroidered linen for you to take off my hands and make into your own lovely outfits and craft projects. Antique lace ruffle cuffs for all!
Camille Alexa at ORYCON 2013:
Getting Your First Professional Sale [Morrison, Fri Nov 8 2:00pm-3:00pm]
An author can struggle for months or years before achieving their first success, but even after writing their opus, they can be tripped up by a process which is both entirely new to them and yet critical to their success. This panel describes what an author may experience as they revel in their first success.
Space Colonies the Ultimate Gated Communities [Alaska, Fri Nov 8 3:00pm-4:00pm]
At $200,000 a condo, one could raise about $40 billion to make a 200,000 person O’Neill space colony. The technology might be possible soon. Any takers?
Budget Costuming [Sellwood, Sat Nov 9 10:00am-11:00am]
Costuming on the cheap. Cheap sources; cheap materials that don’t look it; techniques that make inexpensive materials look fabulous.
The Marketing of Historical Fiction [Madison, Sat Nov 9 4:00pm-5:00pm]
Does it only sell as romance and mainstream? How might historical fiction be made appealing to a broader audience?
Camille Alexa Reading [Grant room, Sun Nov 10 10:00am-10:30am] Camille Alexa reads from her own works
Short Stories, Novelettes and Novellas, and The Markets Who Love Them [Madison, Sun Nov 10 12:00pm-1:00pm]
Yes! There are markets out there for shorter fiction!
As always, all and sundry are heartily encouraged to come say hello at any time. If you miss me on panel and really, really can’t come to my Sunday reading, look for me in the hotel bar.
Come help celebrate the launch of the supernew superanthology SUPER STORIES OF HEROES & VILLAINS! I’ll be reading from my story “Pinktastic and the End of the World” this Thursday, August 22 at 7pm at the Cedar Hills Powell’s Books here in sunny Portland.
From the Powell’s Site:
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR
Discover the origins of caped crusaders and their ingenious nemeses, uncover their terrible secrets, and witness their victories and defeats. With hard-hitting stories from masters of the genre and fresh new talents, Super Stories of Heroes and Villains (Tachyon Publications) is a vastly adventurous anthology collecting some of the most exciting and original superhero stories of the past few decades. Editor Claude Lalumière and contributors Camille Alexa (Push of the Sky) and Chris Roberson (The Dragon’s Nine Sons) will be on hand to share their stories of heroes and villains.
See you there!
Bonjour, Montreal! If you’re in and around this beautiful city @1pm Sunday, come hear me read at the Hotel Espresso at 1005 Guy Street, where the Montreal Science Fiction & Fantasy Association is hosting a Masked Mosaic event. Free and open to the public — everybody welcome. From the MONSFFA site:
May 26, 2013 – Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories Reading & Discussion …Claude Lalumière and fellow authors Camille Alexa, Lisa Poh, Marie Bilodeau, and Patrick T. Goddard will be on hand to read excerpts and discuss their stories in the new Tyche Books collection: MASKED MOSAIC: CANADIAN SUPER STORIES. In addition, they will be selling and signing copies of MASKED MOSAIC and their own books.
They even made an amazingly nifty poster. Please do come say hello.
Hello! Come visit me at the H.P Lovecraft Film Festival this weekend, May 3-5, 2013 in one of my incredibly lovely hometowns, Portland, Oregon. I’ll be discussing fun stuff (writing spooky fiction!) with the likes of Nick Mamatas & Molly Tanzer, as well as reading from my own recent works (email me any reading requests!). Also: I know where all the good bars are.
Yeeeehaw! It’s time for Vancouver’s MASKED MOSAIC: Canadian Super Stories book launch in deliciously gloomy-gorgeous Vancouver, BC. Come join co-editors Camille Alexa and Claude Lalumière along with master of ceremonies DD Barant as they host readings by local Vancouver authors: Silvia Moreno-Garcia will read an excerpt from her story “Iron Justice Versus the Fiends of Evil”; Kristi Charish entertains with “Canadian Blood Diamonds”; and Rhea Rose with some of her MASKED MOSAIC contribution, “Leaf Man.”
Tuesday, April 23rd at 7 pm at the Storm Crow Tavern, Vancouver’s self-described HOTTEST NERD BAR
Come join CAMILLE ALEXA alongside Claude Lalumière and Steven Erikson on April 10th, 2013 for the ChiSeries reading at Pat’s Pub & Brewhouse in gorgeous Vancouver! Books, booze, readings, and the schmooze — all at this TOTALLY FREE event. Why would you not come? WHY? Anyone with a special reading request, email me!
Hey, hip kiddies and cool cats! I’m hanging around NORWESCON this weekend, March 28-31, in gorgeous Seattle, Washington. Want to come talk about writing specfic poetry? Come see me this Friday at 10am. Want to hear me READ specfic poetry? Come to the Poetry Reading panel Friday, 5-6pm. If you want to hear a discussion titled “Why Do Girls Love Villains?” then join us Friday at 11am. Interested in preparing for the zombie apocalypse? Swing by our End-Of-Days discussion Friday at 6pm.
Got something for me to sign? Find me at the mass autograph session Saturday, 2pm-3pm. Or help us Save The World One Thrift Store At A Time on Saturday, noon-1pm. If you (like me) are a Logan’s Run fanatic, you can come make moon-eyes at my co-panelist Mr. William F. Nolan at the Guilty Pleasures panel on Sunday, 11am-noon. Other than Saturday morning’s Broad Universe Rapid-Fire Reading, you know where to find me. . . (#barcon)
If you’re in gorgeous Portland, Oregon this weekend, come find me at the 2012 Gearcon, a celebration of all things steampunk. On Friday at 3p.m., Tina Connolly and I co-host the “Submitting Your Writing” panel. At 1p.m. on Saturday (listed as “Radio Theatre Hour”), join us for our dramatic costumed readings, one of which will star Ms. Connolly in my short play Industriously Yours.
This will be the Portland debut of Industriously Yours, which won the 2011 STEAMfest play contest and was performed at Avondale Estates near Atlanta, Georgia.
I’ll also be co-hosting the First Pages panel with M.K.Hobson on Saturday at 10a.m. and later participating in the Big Authors Panel at 5p.m. (the panel is big — some of the authors are quite little!) . As for the rest of the weekend, feel free to come chat if you see me drinking sadly alone at the hotel bar or typing madly in the lobby. . .and I’d love to have you come for my Sunday reading and Q&A at 1pm. Come ask me anything!
The Gaslight Explorers, Adventurers, & Romantics Convention
Crowne Plaza Portland this August 17-19.
Schedule is online, download the PDF here.
Friday I’m heading up to Quebec City to appear at Boréal, a francophone convention dedicated to speculative literature and literature of the fantastic. They’ve recently introduced a small English track, in which I’m excited to participate alongside writers of amazingness like Special Guest John Crowley (Engine Summer squeee!!!). Over the years they’ve hosted William Gibson, Samuel Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, Guy Gavriel Kay, Robert J. Sawyer, and other luminaries.
If you’re around, come say hello. No really. Really.