I like Star Wars as much as anyone, but I’m really tired of Mother Nature’s current obsession with cosplaying as the ice planet Hoth. Think melty thoughts, everyone!
Here’s what’s on the calendar so far for February:
Feb. 5: Author Appearance: Kristen Britain
Feb. 9: Opening Date for “Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey”
Feb. 9: Author Appearance: Jon Merz
Feb. 11-21: Boston Science Fiction Film Festival and Marathon 36
Feb. 12: Nemo’s Steampunk Art & Invention Gallery–Opening Night
Feb. 18-20: Boskone
Feb. 22: Author Appearance: Elizabeth Bear
Feb. 24-27: Total Confusion 25
Feb. 3: Author Appearance: Jon Merz
Feb. 19: Queen City Kamikaze
Feb. 4-6: TempleCon
Kristen Britain will celebrate the launch of her new novel “Blackveil” at the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, ME on February 5th at 7:00pm.
Reading, Q&A, signing, live music by Chuck Donnelly and Emma Walsh, medieval food (maybe even Dragon Droppings), door prizes, and an awesome library decked out like a fantasy medieval greathall! Bring your favorite mask and/or costume. Don’t have a mask? A mask-making workshop at the library will precede the party—starting at 4:00 p.m.
You can find more information at http://www.kristenbritain.com/appearances/appearances.html and catch some local news coverage of the event at http://www.wabi.tv/news/17516/book-launch-event.
[Tip from Steve]
ConnCon is a gaming convention being held in Stamford, CT the weekend of March 18-20. Details are still coming out; keep an eye on http://www.conncon.com/ for future developments.
The Plymouth State University Gaming Club will be hosting EconoCon 14, a gaming convention, in Plymouth, NH the weekend of April 9th-10th. This year’s theme is “The Zombie Apocalypse!” Go to http://psugaming.wordpress.com/econocon/ to learn more.
UPDATE: This event has moved to May 1st.
The New Haven Comic and Collectibles Spectacular convention will take place in New Haven, CT on May
8th 1st from 10:00am to 3:00pm. See http://www.conventionscene.com/2011/01/26/new-haven-comic-and-collectibles-spectacular-may-2011/ for more information.
Hugo winner Elizabeth Bear will appear at Pandemonium Books in Cambridge, MA to sign three titles: The Sea Thy Mistress (latest in the “All the Windwracked Stars” series), Grail (last of the “Jacob’s Ladder” trilogy), and The White City (which takes place in the “New Amsterdam” universe). The event happens February 22nd at 7:00pm. See http://www.pandemoniumbooks.com/?cont=authors for more information.
The signing by Jon Merz which was supposed to happen yesterday at Pandemonium Books has been moved to February 9th at 7:00pm due to weather.
Author Walter Greatshell will read, discuss, and sign his new science fiction novel Mad Skills at the Rochambeau Library in Providence, RI on January 22nd at 1:00pm. Find out more at http://www.provcomlib.org/calendarofevents.php?id=120988.
[Tip from David at the Providence Community Library]
Kate Kaynak, author of the young-adult paranormal “Ganzfield” series Minder, Adversary, and Legacy, will be having a launch party at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, NH on January 27th at 7:00pm. See http://www.booksite.com/texis/scripts/community/eventdetail.html?sid=7040&cal=1&eventid=4cdc1abe2b for more information.
[Tip from Spencer Hill Press]
Jon Merz, “writer, producer and ninja,” will present his new “Lawson Vampire” novel, The Kensei, in several upcoming appearances:
He’s a busy guy — I keep finding more appearances! This page may get updated.