Thu Aug 30 3-3:30 pm – Reading: Tony Pi (Dusable)
Thu Aug 30 4:30-6:00 pm – Logic and Time Travel (Crystal C)
If time travel stories are inherently illogical, how can we read them — let alone write them?
Anaea Lay, James Bryant, Laura Frankos, Lawrence Person, Tony Pi
Fri Aug 31 10:30-12:00 pm – The Short Fiction Club Scene (Haymarket)
Short fiction is often referred to as a ‘club scene’ where writers get together and kick back and forth new ideas. What’s going on in the short fiction markets? What are the hot trends? How has online publishing changed the field?
Mur Lafferty, Niall Harrison, Rachel Swirsky, Sheila Williams, Tony Pi
Fri Aug 31 3-4:30 pm – Travel as Research (Picasso)
They say travel broadens, does it work for writers, too? Can a road trip inspire or are you doomed to get it wrong? Can you see your own world more clearly from a distance.
Fran Wilde, Laura Anne Gilman, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Tony Pi, Valerie Estelle Frankel
Sat Sep 1 12-1:30 pm – Autograph Session 8 (Autograph Tables)
Charles Justiz, James Kahn, Jim C. Hines, Joan Slonczewski, Lee Martindale, Mary Robinette Kowal, Nancy Fulda, Robert Reed, Tony Pi
I will be at SFContario 2 tonight, starting with a reading at 8 p.m. and the Tesseracts 15 event at 9 p.m. See my full schedule for the weekend here. Also check out my interview at Totally Tesseracts!
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My SFContario 2 Schedule (November 18-20, 2011):
Reading – Fri. 8 PM; Room 207
Tesseracts 15 Launch – Fri. 9 PM; Ballroom A
First Contact Without a Universal Translator – Sat. 1 PM Solarium
(Eric Choi, Lorne Kates(M), Tony Pi, Lawrence Schoen)
Writer’s Groups Behind the Scene – Sat. 8 PM, Solarium
(Brad Carson, Suzanne Church, Costi Gurgu, Ian Keeling, Stephen Kotowych, Tony Pi, Mike Rimar)
The Role of the Companion (M) – Sat 9 PM Gardenview
(Beverly Bambury(M), JM Frey, Tony Pi, Andrew Specht)
What is a Human – Sun. 10 AM Solarium (Kathryn Allan, Tony Pi, Hayden Trenholm(M), Allan Weiss)
My story in Tesseracts 15 is about a stiltwalker, and I happen to know a professional clown…so I had my first lesson at stilt-walking at lunchtime (well, more like stilt-standing).
I may not look it in the picture, but I was terrified.
I now have true respect for stiltwalkers. They make it look so easy.
Come to the Tesseracts 15 book launch on Saturday, September 17th from 3-6 p.m. at Bakka-Phoenix Books at 84 Harbord Street, and I may have recovered enough to talk about the experience!
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Tesseracts 15: A Case of Quite Curious Tales will have its Toronto launch on Saturday, September 17th from 3-6 p.m. at Bakka-Phoenix Books (84 Harbord Street, just west of Spadina).
I will be doing a reading, and editor Julie Czerneda and author Mike Rimar will be there as well (among others, if all goes well). Hope to see you there!
“Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales”,
edited by Julie Czerneda, and Susan MacGregor
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
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I’m back from summer vacation, having gone to San Francisco, Reno (for WorldCon) and Las Vegas. Great trip! Here is a photo for each city:
Alcatraz in the background. I actually missed visiting Alcatraz in SF because the tickets were sold out for at least another week. Ugh. But had great ramen at Tanpopo in Japantown, saw relatives, and rode the cable car.
Me, on the Throne of Swords at Renovation (WorldCon). I didn’t do any panels but did participate in the Clarkesworld authors reading and the Edge Books book launch (reading from my story in Tesseracts 15).
Vegas was terrific, as always. It costs an arm and a leg but is totally worth it. I finally saw Cirque du Soleil’s O, and it was stunning.