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How I Got Up On Stilts

I know a clown.

He’s a professional stiltwalker, and my story in Tesseracts 15 (“The Tremor Road“) happened to feature stiltwalking, so I decided to stage a promotional shot for the September book launch. I called in a favour last August…

So these are the pole stilts I decided against. They looked…dangerous.

The ones with big feet looked more stable. (But looks can be deceiving.)

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SFContario Starts Today

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

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)

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Me on Stilts for Tesseracts 15 Promo


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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Toronto Tesseracts 15 Launch

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
ISBN: 978-1-894063-58-6

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Vacation Report

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.

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