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World Fantasy Convention, Weird Fiction, and Vikings!

flotsam-wfcI’m leaving tonight (TONIGHT!!!) for the UK, and while I’m there I’ll be making a couple of appearances. First, and so excitedly, there’s the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton. I had such a blast last year at the WFC in Toronto, I’m so looking forward to this year’s convention, which is on from October 31 – November 4.

My sessions are:

Reading: Friday, 2pm in Hall 8B (on at the same time as Kaaron Warren! Oh, the humanity!)

Panel: ‘Nifty Shades of Fae’ on Saturday, 3pm. We’ll be talking about all things fairy tale in this session, and by ‘we’ I mean myself, Angela Slatter, Tanith Lee (!!!), Graham Joyce (!!!) and Joanne Harris (!!!) — I will try to say intelligent things while sitting, agog, beside some of the most genius fairy tale retellers in the land!

The following week (after a short jaunt to York to visit with Vikings of yore) I’ll be heading back to London to participate in a wonderful conference on Weird fiction on Friday, November 8th — but first, I’ll be giving a reading at The Horse Hospital (Colonnade, Bloomsbury) on Thursday, November 7th with a group of amazing authors. Doors open at 6:40pm, and the readings run from 7pm ’til late. I’m so delighted to be a part of this line-up: Robert Kingham, me, Helen Marshall (who is brilliant!), Hal Duncan, K.J. Bishop (also brilliant!) and M. John Harrison (!!!).

Hope to see some of you there!

After all the excitement in London, I’ll be heading off to Denmark for a few days: no writerly duties there, except to research more Vikings history before heading back home to Australia. I can’t tell you HOW EXCITED I am for this part of the trip!!!

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