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due north

From http://home.hiwaay.net/~warydbom/duesouth/

You may have heard, Hurricane Sandy just blew through town last night. My family and I fared better than some and count ourselves lucky; it was actually rather nice to spend a couple of days working from home. We never even lost power, just had some leaking ceilings to deal with.

So far my Thursday morning flight to Toronto for the World Fantasy Convention is still on schedule. Assuming that I make it to Canada after all, and the weather cooperates, here is where you can find me:

Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6:00 p.m.
!ndigo Yorkdale
3401 Dufferin Street Unit #29

Ross, a bookseller at Yorkdale, recently hand sold 100 copies of Fair Coin! I will be at his store expressing my amazement and gratitude, meeting local readers, and signing copies of Fair Coin and Quantum Coin.


Friday, Nov. 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Autograph Reception, Grand York Ballroom
World Fantasy Convention

Authors attending World Fantasy will all gather at tables to sign books. Bring your copies of Fair Coin and/or Quantum Coin! (Or buy them in the dealer room, maybe? Not sure if they’ll be for sale.) I will also be signing and handing out free bookmarks.


Saturday, Nov. 3 at 3:00 p.m.

Panel on DIVERSITY AND DIFFERENCE IN YA FANTASY in York B & C:

The popularity of The Hunger Games has brought to the forefront the strong heroine who figures in a good deal of YA Fantasy. She may be flawed, but she has inner strength, guts, and often a little snark. Is this a departure from YA Fantasy of the past, when girls may have been more peripheral, less dynamic characters? Does the genre allow writers to include more non-traditional characters than might be the case elsewhere? Is the popularity of Urban Fantasy as a YA genre at the expense of the paranormal?
Kathy Sullivan (M), Megan Crewe, Eugene Myers, Cheryl Rainfield, Ysabeau Wilce.

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altered fluid at world fantasy

This isn’t about mixing drinks in the party rooms at World Fantasy, or what happens after imbibing too much–no, it’s just a quick post to let you know that most of my writing group, Altered Fluid, is in Columbus, OH this weekend for the convention while I stay at home and keep NYC safe. By, uh, writing a lot.

Here’s the schedule of AF readings and panels that I can’t attend, but there’s nothing stopping you from showing support for this talented group of writers. (Check your local listings.) I hear there’s even a game involved, some sort of writers’ Bingo. If you make it to all their events and get a card stamped, they’ll take you out for ice cream or something. I’m a bit hazy on the details because I’m not there, but I’m sure you won’t regret it. Reasonably sure.

Thursday
8:00 Alaya Dawn Johnson
8:30 Rajan Khanna
9:30 Paul M. Berger

Friday
10:30 am K. Tempest Bradford
11:30 am Matthew Kressel

Saturday
11 am Tom Crosshill (Panel)
2:30 Saladin Ahmed
10 pm Mercurio D. Rivera

Have fun, everyone! I’ll be following along on Twitter as best I can, or sulking in the dark corner of a coffee shop.

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