Keycon 29 (Winnipeg) My home con! I love Keycon and this year’s con is shaping up to be another good one. I’ll probably be doing some programming, maybe a reading or a panel or two.
When Words Collide 2012 (Calgary) I can’t wait to get back to Calgary and visit all my Alberta writing pals. The inaugural When Words Collide was one of the best convention experiences I’ve had. This year I’m doing programming. I’m on the Telling a Book by its Cover panel with Dan O’Driscoll, Kent Pollard, Justyn Perry, and Stephanie Johanson Saturday August 11th at 12:00 p.m. and doing a reading (along with Ravenstone chum, Karen Dudley) Sunday August 12th at 12:00 p.m. JUST ADDED: I’ve also been invited to read from my story “Back in Black” at the EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Fall launch panel, Sunday August 12th at 11:00 p.m. Whew, two readings in one day! Can you dig it?
Launch of Thunder Road at McNally Robinson Booksellers, Thursday September 6th 2012. This is the big one. I’ve told the events staff that I plan on blowing the roof off the joint. Come out and help prove me right.
Reading at THIN AIR, the Winnipeg International Writers’ Festival. Sunday, September 23rd, 7pm.
From the Program: Oodena, the natural amphitheatre at The Forks, has been a gathering place for centuries. THIN AIR celebrates that history with a collage of commissioned work from writers who have made a mark on the local scene. Gather on the stairs for a magical evening of words in many flavours. Bring a jacket—the air is cool as the sun sets. Admission is free. Books for sale on-site. Inclement weather: Centre Court, The Forks Market
Signing at The Scattered Seeds Christmas Craft Sale (Booth 13) October 19, 3-5 PM.
Signing at Chapters Polo Park (With Karen Dudley) October 20, 12-2 PM.
World Fantasy Convention 2012 (Toronto) November 1-4
Many folks prefer Worldcon for the total fan experience. For myself, not being a costumer or huge into the media side of things, World Fantasy is the pinnacle of SF&F conventions, it’s all about the books and authors. I’ve made some great friends at WFCs past, and have no doubt WFC Toronto will be any different. I will be launching Thunder Road at World Fantasy Con alongside Karen Dudley (author of Food for the Gods) Thursday, November 1st at 7 pm. Room to be determined.
Reading and signing at McNally Robinson Booksellers (Saskatoon location) November 14, 7 pm.
Reading and signing at Audrey’s Books (Edmonton) November 15, 7 pm.
Pure Speculation (Edmonton) November 16-18
I had a great time attending Pure Spec last year, so it’ll be a treat to be there in a more official capacity. I know so many great writers from Alberta, and it’ll be great to see them again. Karen Dudley and I will be doing a reading and talk about our books Saturday, November 17th, at 2:30 pm.
Reading and signing at The Sentry Box (Calgary) November 19, 7pm.
Reading and Q&A at the Louise Riley Branch of the Calgary Public Library November 20, 7 pm.
Signing at McNally Robinson Booksellers (Winnipeg) Saturday, December 15th, 2pm. Copies of Thunder Road, Tesseracts 16 and Fungi will all be available.