I’m on the pro roster for this year‘s World Fantasy Convention, theoretically of Utah but effectively anywhere – October 29 to November 1. This convention has a great contingent of publishers, authors, and diehards, and I’m happy to be presenting this year. I have a reading, a panel, an autograph in the program, and a book in the bundle! Panel below:
The Art of the Series
Writing a series can be a balancing act that takes place over years to decades. Keeping the characters, themes, and atmosphere consistent over the years can be a difficult trial for those who work in this longest of all forms. Who is particularly good at the art of the series?
Here’s a video of the reading I did for the Poetry Open Mic at the World Fantasy Convention – this ancient-epic style poem is contained in Bones of Starlight 1: Fire Within, performed upon the occasion of the 7-year holiday of Pyrean Midsummer, when four planets of the Pan-Galactic Imperium have aligned solstices.
(I was actually surprise video’d by the illustrious Deborah Beale, who also caught some pictures for me. But, why not? The words as spoken.)
From around the World Fantasy Convention:
Reading poetry from within Bones of Starlight
Tad Williams accepting copies of Bones of Starlight from me!
with Tad Williams and Deborah Beale
3-line typewriter poetry from provided book material, a bonus from my autographing table.
The table centerpieces at the WFC awards banquet, with quill feather dripping blood.
The spooky story telling on Halloween.
And, vignettes of Los Angeles:
filming crew inside the hotel
Oct. 31 – Nov. 3
World Fantasy Convention
Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel
Mass Autographing (public/?)
Friday, Nov. 1, 8-10pm
Marquis Rooms 1-3
I’ll be there (for the first time), with many other great writers.
With Guest of Honor, Tad Williams.