That you may all mark out time in your calendars now, my preliminary schedule…
3rd-5th February – SFX Weekender, Prestatyn, Wales. It’s been a real laugh the last two years, with a bigger and better venue this time around, and I understand some 4000 attendees expected, which I believe makes it the UKs biggest genre event by some margin. I’ll be on a couple of panels:
3pm, Friday 3rd: Elf Preservation – without magic and monsters it’s not fantasy, is it?
4pm, Friday 3rd: Signing at the Forbidden Planet stand.
5pm, Friday 3rd: SF&F Just a Minute hosted by Paul Cornell and featuring the comic talents of me, Sarah Pinborough, China Mieville, and Toby Whithouse. This should be a scream. Of undiluted frustration and shame.
4pm, Saturday 4th: It’s not a story it’s a map – does fantasy place worldbuilding over character?
6th-9th April – Eastercon, Heathrow. Looks as if I may be on a couple of panels related to the writing craft, but details as I have them. I’ll certainly be haunting the bar if nothing else.
26th June – Middlesbrough Literary Festival for a reading and Q&A.
5th-7th October – Swedish Fantasy and Sci-Fi Convention, Stockholm, where I’ll be a guest of honour, would you believe.
2nd-4th November – GenreCon in Sydney, Australia. This is a new event combining authors and enthusiasts from various genres. It looks as though I’ll also be touring in Australia as part of this visit, but the exact details are very much up in the air.
More details as I have them….