Friday, April 2, 2010

Ad Astra 2010

Perhaps you have been wondering where I will be, and what I will be doing, during next week's Ad Astra Convention, in Toronto, Canada. Well, wonder no more!

Friday April 9: NOTHING SCHEDULED.

Saturday April 10, 11:00 AM: ChiZine Publications Panel, Ballroom Centre.
Attending: Brett Alexander Savory, Sandra Kasturi, Matt Moore Gemma Files, David Nickle, Claude Lalumiere, Douglas Smith, Helen Marshall, Laura Marshall, Erik Mohr, Bob Boyczuk
Beginning as the print off-shoot of Chiaroscuro, in less than two years, ChiZine Publications has grown into a small but influential player in independent genre publishing. CZP staff and authors discuss and answer questions about its growth in a bad time for publishing, the future of genre publishing, why a small press might be a better option for beginning writers, and how they have fun doing it.

1:00 PM: Reading with Suzanne Church, Crowne Room.

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM: EVolVe Launch, in Antons'.

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM: CZP Launch for A Book of Tongues and Douglas Smith's Chimerascope, also in Antons'.

Sunday April 11, 11:00 AM: Horror in Poetry, Salon 443.
Attending: Mirriam Harrison (m), Gemma Files, Sandra Kasturi, Marcy Italiano
A discussion of the use of horror in poetry. Panelists will examine past and present horror poets, and what it is about the form of poetry that allows writers to explore the darker aspects of life and humanity.

12:00 PM: Not Your Bitch! - Entitlement, Salon 243.
Attending: Leah Bobet, Gemma Files, Violette Malan (m), Marcy Italiano, J.M. Frey
What responsibilities, if any, do creators have to their fans? Are fans entitled to anything?

1:00 PM: Autographs - Gemma Files, in Dealers' Room.

So...yeah, that's about it. Hope to see some of you there.

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