April 12 (Tuesday) 7 pm — Quail Ridge Books hosts (at St. David’s School’s Performing Arts Center, 3400 White Oak Rd, Raleigh) Fred Chappell for his new fantasy novel A Shadow All of Light. Chappell will also be at The Regulator Bookshop on April 19 (Tuesday) as part of a month-long North Carolina tour.
April 16 (Saturday) 10 am to 6 pm -- Oak City Comicon at the Raleigh Convention Center with Howard Chakin (Star Wars and dozens more), Tommy Lee Edwards, Rico Renzi (Spider-Gwen, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), and more.
April 19 (Tuesday) 7 pm -- Flyleaf Books hosts Ready Player One author Ernest Cline for the paperback tour of his novel Armada. "Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he's spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure. But hey, there's nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? After all, Zack tells himself, he knows the difference between fantasy and reality. He knows that here in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don t get chosen to save the universe. And then he sees the flying saucer."
April 27 (Wednesday) 6 pm -- Flyleaf Books presents (at Cat's Cradle, 300 E Main St, Carrboro) NY Times bestseller Felicia Day with her memoir You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost). Co-Sponsored by NC Comicon.
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Monthly Archives: June 2013
The Chapel Hill Comics event with Lisa Hanawalt for My Dirty Dumb Eyes originally scheduled for Saturday June 29 has been postponed until the fall. But! They’ve added a Saturday, July 6 My Little Pony comic event with cover artist … Continue reading
Friday Quick Updates: Studio Ghibli, George Takei, ConTemporal, Jamil Nasir and Alex Wilson, and The Clockwork Ball
Friday, June 21: It’s quite a week NEXT week, with George Takei leading a musical trip through science fiction at the North Carolina Symphony ahead of year two of the Steampunk convention ConTemporal, a joint event with Jamil Nasir and … Continue reading
Con Kasterborous ( www.conkasterborous.com ) is a Doctor Who convention in Huntsville, Alabama, which also happens to be the location for the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the US Army’s Redstone Arsenal. Con Kasterborous … Continue reading
Friday Quick Updates: Merrie Haskell at The Regulator, “Fierce Reads Tour” including Leigh Bardugo at Quail Ridge Books, Free RPG Day, and more
Friday, June 14: It’s a packed weekend with two readings tonight and two all-day events on Saturday. Tonight’s readings are: Merrie Haskell for her new middle-grade fantasy Handbook for Dragon Slayers at Durham’s The Regulator Bookshop at 7pm; and (also … Continue reading
Review of Eight Million Gods by Wen Spencer (Baen hardcover June 4, 2013) Eight Million Gods is the story about a young adult American author named Nikki Delany, who is on the run from her mother, and she runs to … Continue reading
Review of ConCarolinas May 31-June2, 2013 The Charlotte Hilton University Place hotel used for the convention is in a good location to reach it from the interstates (I-85 and I-40) and the surrounding area has both fast food restaurants and … Continue reading
Durham author Richard Dansky has helped hawk Bull Spec to passers-by at the Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival while wearing a vintage Montreal Expos shirt; he let me excerpt his novel, Firefly Rain, in Bull Spec #2; he’s been pressed to … Continue reading
Review of Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 edited by Catherine Asaro (Pyr, May 14, 2013) This volume showcases those works published in 2011 that were on the 2011 Nebula ballot. All the stories were enjoyable and it was convenient to get … Continue reading