Most importantly, there will be a launch party celebrating the upcoming release of The Middling Affliction on Saturday! Come join us for food, drink, and giveaways, meet the publishing team at Arc Manor/Caezik, be among the first to buy a copy and if you do, you’ll be entered into an extra-special giveaway! What sort of rare and precious artifact might you win? Stop by the Caezik Press booth any time starting Friday afternoon to find out!
Time, Space, and Alternate Universes panel – 1:10pm
Reading – 1:50
Attendees will get to hear an excerpt from a brand-new Conradverse story; a world premiere!
The rest of the day I will share a table with Esther Friesner in the dealers room. Please feel free to stop by for free signatures, free candy, and free advice (that last one worth almost as much as you will have paid for it!) We will also both have books for sale, and maybe a gently-used kidney. But probably just books.
I will be participating in my first live event since the pandemic started, and it will be a multi-author reading–with ice cream!
This is the inaugural event hosted by Randee Dawn over at the Ample Hills Creamery in Brooklyn. You will get to hear readings from Keith DeCandido, Mary Fan, and myself. I’ll be reading from my novel, Eridani’s Crown.
Last year I was the translator guest of honor at the Flights of Foundry virtual convention, and I delivered this thirty-minute talk on the subject. I’ve given versions of this talk in the past, at the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and elsewhere, but now it’s available online for anyone who might be interested in such. (It’s completely unedited/unebridged, so pardon the virtual dust.) #SFWAPRO
This weekend I’ll be part of the inaugural Amazing Con. Please visit their page and register to listen in on panels, workshops, and readings throughout the weekend. Here’s what I’ll be doing (the times posted are Eastern US time):
Friday, 6pm, Shelley Room PANEL: HUMOR IN SCIENCE FICTION Why did the space chicken cross the orbit? You’ll have to attend this panel to find out why that might – or might not – be funny. With Marie Bilodeau, Ira Nayman, Alex Shvartsman, Sean Grigsby & Brad Preslar
Saturday, 3pm, Shelley Room
PANEL: SF IN TRANSLATION Translated works are becoming much more common, contributing greatly to the globalization of the genre. Why now? and what’s involved in bringing these works to print? With Julie Novakova, Alex Shvartsman, Rachel Cordasco, Petrea Mitchell
Sunday, 11am, Gernsback Room READING: ALEX SHVARTSMAN & ROSEMARY CLAIRE SMITH Alex will read from ERIDANI’S CROWN, a political epic fantasy novel.
Rosemary will read Dinomancer. What could possibly go wrong when hiring a cut-rate tour guide to go see Cretaceous dinosaurs? #SFWAPro
2) I’ll be one of the Guests of Honor at the upcoming Flights of Foundry virtual convention, alongside Liz Gorinsky, Ken Liu, Rachel Cordasco, and many other awesome guests. This convention will take place on May 16-17 and is free to attend (though an optional donation is appreciated by the organizers.)
Virtual conventions are a new thing and we’re all figuring things out so far. Earlier this month I participated on a virtual panel for Heliosphere and that went really well, which makes me very optimistic about this event.
I will also be a guest at AmazingCon, another virtual convention organized by the Amazing Stories team. This one will take place on June 12-14 and I should have more details later on. #SFWAPro