21 October 2014

Reading at World Fantasy 2014!

The World Fantasy Convention is an annual convention of professionals, collectors, and others interested in the field of fantasy. It places emphasis on literature and art, while de-emphasizing dramatic presentation, gaming, masquerade, and the like. 

1914 was a time of transition, and the 40th World Fantasy Convention will focus on this with our commemoration of the births of the artist Virgil Finlay and the author Robert Aickman, as well as the beginning of World War I. We welcome you to join us in exploring the many facets, both light and dark, of these forces that shaped the future.

Last night I received word that my reading slot is Saturday, November 8 from 12:30pm-1pm in Arlington. (Right after Mr. Jonathan Maberry.)

I'm very excited to be a part of this, especially I've been knee deep in WWI research for ALL SAINTS--everything from Jacques Tardi to John Baxter. (Picked up three of Tardi's Putain de guerre! graphic novels in St-Germain des Pres this summer.) If I can polish up the WWI section from ALL SAINTS I may even read a little of that. Either way, I'm very happy to be a participant. (Thanks, Colleen!)

And I will be participating in the Mass Autograph Session, to be held Friday evening, November 7, in the Independence Center at 8pm. Bring your own books or purchase at the con!