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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Introduction and interview by M. David Blake: Christopher J Garcia, who bears the dubious distinction of having delivered the only Hugo Award acceptance to ever subsequently receive its own nomination for a Hugo Award in a different category, is the … Continue reading
NY Times bestselling author Jacqueline Carey is the author of 16 novels, from her 2001 epic fantasy debut Kushiel’s Dart (in the Top 10 of Tor.com’s Best of the Decade poll) to her current urban fantasy series, Agent of Hel, most recently Poison Fruit. … Continue reading
Friday, January 10, 2014: I’m likely the last to post my own illogiCon panel schedule, so let me get that out of the way first: FRIDAY 3 PM — The Things About Thieves — SMITH FRIDAY 4 PM — The … Continue reading
Misty Massey is the author of Mad Kestrel (Tor Books), a rollicking adventure of magic on the high seas which was nominated for the 2010 SCASL Book Award. Misty is one of the featured writers on the MagicalWords.net blog, along … Continue reading
Author, Klingon expert, and certified hypnotist Lawrence M. Schoen is one of the guests of honor at illogiCon this weekend (Jan 10-12) in Raleigh. He holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics. He spent ten years as a college professor, … Continue reading
Author Laura Anne Gilman joined the illogiCon guest roster a few months back, and now I’m very happy to have her on bullspec.com’s “Coming to Town” series, the first of hopefully a few features on the incoming illogiCon guests and … Continue reading
With registration opening at noon, and opening ceremonies and programming (and the dealer’s room) getting started at 3, illogiCon ii: Schrodington’s Revenge is finally here: There are readings, panels (I’m moderating one on “The Local Scene” at 5 pm) and … Continue reading