Anita and I are gonna be at the World Fantasy Convention in D.C. in two weeks, and I have my schedule in hand. Both of my scheduled events are Friday, Nov. 7:
Poetry in Fantasy: Yesterday and Today
Time: 11am-12pm, Nov. 7, Regency F
Panelists:Mike Allen (M), Maria Alexander, Rain Graves, David Lunde, Laurel Winter
Description: Including poetry in fantasy, both by the author and quoted from other sources, used to be more common, such as Alice in Wonderland, The Lord of the Rings, and The Worm Ouroboros. Why is poetry not as prevalent now as in the past? Are certain types of poetry, such as non-formal or non-rhyming verse, under-used in fantasy?
I have some bones to pick with the assertion made in this panel description, but don’t worry: the other panelists and I are already talking about how we’ll subvert it.
Reading: Mike Allen
Time: 5:30pm-6pm, Nov. 7, Arlington
I’ll be reading selections from Unseaming, of course, just before dinner. Folks interested in an appetite suppressant might consider attending, heh.
Some of the goodies Anita and I will have with us at the World Fantasy Convention. Small Beer Press has graciously agreed to sell our books in the dealer’s room.
Fellow Antimatter Press
author James Maxey
(whose Bad Wizard
came out the same day as Unseaming
) will likely be joining Anita and me
later that evening
Saturday evening for a little meet and greet social kinda thing in our hotel room. Friday evening, he and I will take part in the mass autograph signing.
Other than that, we’re wide open. We look forward to seeing all of you there!