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.
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.