It’s been an eventful month in storytelling, with a TEDxRainier salon, comic con, inaugural brand expo, advance screening, and two awards ceremonies. That is all this shoe-worn author could attend, and it’s all been worthwhile.
The Fantasy exhibit at the EMP covers the symbolic lexicon of a genre, and examines the role that fantasy stories play in our lives and hearts.
(Above: spray artist outside the EMP. Named credit incoming.)
The TEDxRainier salon held at the EMP is titled Functions of Fantasy.
Authors Cat Rambo and Greg Bear; Greg Bear (member of San Diego Comic Con’s founding party) with Bones of Starlight author Eva L. Elasigue. Pieces of the discussion after the salon included the future of fantasy and independent publishing paradigms.
I later met with Victor of the Destination: Universe recording studio, who loaned me a copy of Greg Bear’s Blood Music.
I made it to the first Image Comics Expo at Seattle Showbox, where I attended an advance viewing of the new tv show OUTCAST, to be aired on Cinemax June 3. By the creator of the Walking Dead. Further review incoming on evalisaelasigue.com.
At the Spring Formal, the Valkyries (women in the comic book industry) were honored onstage for their work to create an inclusive community.
Below: Seahawks Richard Sherman & Bobby Wagner playing Counter Strike: Black Ops 3 at Emerald City Comic Con. I high-fived Richard Sherman on his way out and said nothing more intelligent than, “Right on.”
With Joni Labaqui of Author Services, Inc. at the 32nd Writers & Illustrators of the Future Awards, with Bones of Starlight: Fire On All Sides, an excerpt of which won a Finalist honor in the 31st year.
Congratulating Lidia Yuknavitch, who won Ken Kesey Award for Fiction Novel at the 2016 Oregon Book Awards for her book, The Small Backs of Children.