There are many, many, many wonderful things about life in Portland, Oregon. One of them is the Hollywood Theatre on Sandy, a quick bike ride from my place.
Very excited to have been invited again this year as a guest of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in October. Fantastic people, rollicking events (films! readings! panels!), and the not insignificant beauty of the historic Hollywood.
I will bike to you, Hollywood! I will be in you!
Come see me (hear me!) read something New and Awesome this weekend in Seattle. I’ll be at the Doubletree Hotel panelizing and drinking and hanging out at Norwescon 37.
UPDATED TIME! — READING: Saturday, April 19th, 2014, 11:30pm-Noon in the Cascade Room 1.
Please say hello if you notice me bumming around!
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.
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.
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)
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.
I’ll be in California this weekend at The Other Change of Hobbit along with Claude Lalumière (!!!) and Tim Pratt (!!!) From 4-6pm this Sunday, we’ll be there reading from and/or talking about our books, life, the universe, and everything.
From the site:
2-6pm, Sunday, March 18th, 2012:
Special Fundraiser Day
Thanks to a short-term loan, our doors are open for sales again, after a six-month hiatus. To help keep those doors open, and to help us pay back the loan, please come down and have a browse. And buy a book. Or two.
The Other Change of Hobbit is in South Berkeley at 3264 Adeline Street between Harmon and Adeline. Come say hi!
I’ll be appearing at Orycon this year in bright and beautiful Portland on November 11-13, 2011. Fantastic theme for 2011: The Lighter Side of Horror.
COME FIND ME at the bar, the parties, or on one of these fine panels:
Fri Nov 11, 4:00pm-5:00pm Playing with Blocks
Having trouble thinking up new story ideas? What to do when your muse skips town.
Aimee C. Amodio, Ray Vukcevich, Ken Scholes, Camille Alexa
Sat Nov 12, 10:00am-11:00am How to Find an Agent
How to get an agent that works for you, if you really need one, and some of the things to avoid when looking for one.
Camille Alexa, Jess Hartley
Sat Nov 12, 12:00pm-1:00pm Fantasy Magazine Reading
Writers published in Fantasy Magazine get together and read from their work.
Wendy Wagner, Camille Alexa
Sat Nov 12, 4:00pm-5:00pm Feedback workshop
Bring your questions, manuscripts, critiques, etc. A hands-on workshop on how to apply the feedback you get from readers, editors, writer's workshops, critique groups, etc.
Ann Wilkes, Camille Alexa, Ray Vukcevich, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Richard A. Lovett
Sun Nov 13, 12:00pm-1:00:pm Spaceships, Colonists, and Castaways
How Small Communities Function in isolated conditions with minimal resources.
David D. Levine, Camille Alexa, G. David Nordley