Orycon Bound

contains the Alex C. Renwick story "A Week in the Superlife"
contains the Alex C. Renwick story “A Week in the Superlife”

If you’re in dozy Portland this weekend and want to swing by the annual SF brouhaha, it’s Orycon all the way, baby! Like a little crime and noir in your SF&F? Join us Friday 4pm.  Ever wondered why younger readers like dark themes in fiction? [SPOILER: for the same reasons older ones do.]  Friday  5pm.

Saturday 10-11am, hear why everybody loathes a Mary Sue, and at 1pm come ponder whether intense descriptions of blood and torture are necessary in scare lit.  Saturday 5pm I’ll be talking Dark Fairy Tales with some pretty lovely co-panelists, so that should be fun.

Sunday 11am we get totes SF-y with a Spaceships, Colonists, & Castaways panel you can go to STRAIGHT AFTER MY READING AT 10:30. I’ve promised to read a tale of superpowers, overdue bills, and drunk karaoke, AKA my story “A Week in the Superlife” from the forthcoming Tesseracts 19: Superhero Universe.

Lastly but not leastly, come support local authors and your fave local bookstore this weekend during AUTHORFEST AT POWELL’S BOOKS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22.

 

Authorfest at Powell’s Books Sunday November 22

locations-cedarhills-2015Readers who love Portland love Powell’s. Join me (in my Camille Alexa disguise — complete with faux mustachio!) and a billion other amazing writers November 22 @ 4pm for the ninth annual Powell’s Authorfest event at the Cedar Hills Powell’s Books. Mass signing! Mass schmoozing! Shenanigans!  me

on early literary imprinting

nbc bionic woman promoCanadian writer of noir and fantastica A.M. Dellamonica recently asked me some questions about childhood influences in a series of what she’s calling The Heroine Question.  Fun stuff, good times, like in this NBC promo still for The Bionic Woman, where Jaime poses as a Las Vegas showgirl to gather information on the Fembot army of an evil scientist…

H. P. Lovecraft Festival

Hollywood_TheatreThere are many, many, many wonderful things about life in Portland, Oregon. One of them is the Hollywood Theatre on Sandy, a quick bike ride from my place.

Very excited to have been invited again this year as a guest of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in October. Fantastic people, rollicking events (films! readings! panels!), and the not insignificant beauty of the historic Hollywood.

I will bike to you, Hollywood! I will be in you!