Operation wallpaper-the-town for two big-time events this month:
February 16 (Saturday) 2 pm — Flyleaf Books hosts Cory Doctorow for Homeland, sequel to Little Brother. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/530598563635194/
February 20 (Wednesday) 7:30 pm – Quail Ridge Books again hosts best-selling author Brandon Sanderson, this time for the conclusion of The Wheel of Time series, A Memory of Light. In addition, special guest Harriet McDougal will be joining Sanderson for the event. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/484713371567840/
Here’s a 2-event flyer image to share:
And here are printable PDF flyers in color:
OK, I lied. I do have another “flyer”, the current handout sheet:
Which looks like this:
Except the PDF is in grayscale.
Here’s the latest handout flyer, updated for mid-November distribution at NC Comicon at the Durham Convention Center. Day 1 was a huge success, and Day 2 is just getting underway:
But! Don’t print that, instead pick either the bw or color PDF. Also, I updated the holiday guide to include a few things that running into some folks at NC Comicon helped jog back into my memory. (Zack Smith’s digital comic, and the comic anthology Shakespeare Shaken which has multiple local contributors.)
While I’m soon to pull the trigger on the full September newsletter, here’s the handout flyer of highlights for September and early October. It’s a busy month ahead!
Update: Corrected an inaccurate listing. Andy Duncan’s reading at NCSU is on Sep 12 at 7:30, not Sep 19 at 7. See you there!
4 Chapel Hill Comics hosts sf and horror author Scott Sigler for a reading from his Galactic Football series and graphic novel Infected. 7 pm.
9 Raleigh’s Tir Na Nog hosts “NerdMusik!” with Mikey Mason, Danny Birt, and more. 6 to 8:30 pm.
12 North Carolina State University hosts author Andy Duncan for a special reading event. 7:30 pm.
13 Quail Ridge Books hosts Clay and Susan Griffith for a reading and signing of The Kingmakers: Vampire Empire 3. 7:30 pm.
14-16 The Escapist Magazine presents the first Escapist Expo at the Durham Convention Center.
20 Chapel Hill’s Varsity Theater hosts Neil Gaiman and other storytellers as part of The Unchained Tour. Tickets online and at Flyleaf Books. 7:30 pm.
20 Durham’s Motorco Music Hall hosts award-winning author Junot Díaz for a reading. Tickets online and at The Regulator Bookshop. 7:30 pm.
21 Flyleaf Books hosts fantasy author Brent Weeks for book 2 of Lightbringer, The Blinding Knife. 7 pm.
24 Flyleaf Books hosts epic fantasy author Steven Erikson for book one in his new Malazan prequel trilogy, Forge of Darkness. 7 pm.
1 Quail Ridge Books hosts Michael Chabon for a reading and signing from his forthcoming non-genre novel Telegraph Avenue. 7:30 pm.
9 Quail Ridge Books hosts Kij Johnson for a reading and signing from her new collection At the Mouth of the River of Bees. 7:30 pm.
OK. Let’s see these flyers posted all over the Triangle, please?
Color PDF: orbit-2012-august-v1
Black and white PDF: orbit-2012-august-v1-bw
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/326070144135719/
While there are more events going on than fit onto one page just now, here’s the current event handout/flyer. Spread it far and wide!
Happy trails, all you fine folks heading to Dragon*Con! Here are some flyers which will help you keep track of the Bull Spec contributors and interviewees and such, though there’s more even than I had room to list:
So please! Print, post, share! And come by The Missing Volume in the Marriot Marquis dealer room to check out a copy of Bull Spec!
edit: Yipes! I forgot a big event which is happening tomorrow (Saturday): the Parsec Awards! The finalists list includes Durham author Mur Lafferty’s “Marco and the Red Granny”, the fiction podcast she edits (Escape Pod), and her excellent “I Should Be Writing” podcast as well. (And her daughter’s “Princess Scientist’s Book Club” podcast!) This year’s ceremony details are: “The 2011 Parsec Awards ceremony will be held on September 3rd at DragonCon. The event will be in Hyatt Regency V Ballroom, the same place it has been for the past several years. The doors will open at 4pm, and the ceremony will begin around 4:30, or when we are able to get things set up, whichever comes later.” And there will be a cash bar reception in the same location after the ceremony.