Follow the Yellow Brick Road — The Bundoran Press Canadian tour

2 May

I’m occasionally asked: “When is Bundoran Press coming to my town so I can buy all your wonderful books?” Okay, so I was asked that once.  For that inquiring mind, here’s the inside dope.

In case you missed it, we were at Ad Astra in early April.  We had a table in the dealers’ room staffed by myself, the lovely Liz Westbrook-Trenholm and the equally lovely Matthew Johnson, Nicole Lavigne, Derek Kunsken and Nick Matthews.  I did some paneling as well and, most important we had a great launch party for Matthew Johnson‘s new e-book, The Salt and Iron Dialogues.  If you did miss me in Toronto, don’t worry, I’ll be back.

Next up is KeyCon in beautiful summer-like Winnipeg (at least I hope winter will be over by then.) KeyCon has a special place in my heart — I won my first Aurora Award there and they have some of the best Con parties anywhere.  It will be great to see many of my Winnipeg friends.  Again, dealers’ room and paneling, though I won’t be throwing a party (frankly, I couldn’t compete).  Apparently, Richard Hatch of Battlestar Gallactica (the original series) fame will be teaching an improvisation workshop Friday afternoon.  Now that could be fun.

In June, I’ll take off my publisher hat and put on my famous writer hat (stolen from an actual famous writer) to teach a writing workshop in Inuvik NWT.  Inuvik is so lovely that time of year that the sun refuses to set.

August takes me back out west — this time for When Words Collide, a great multi-genre Con in Calgary.  I’ll be selling books, of course, and appearing on various panels but I’ll also be holding a launch party for two new novels: Aurora winning novelist Edward Willett’s “Right to Know” and the third book of Neil Godbout’s Broken Guardian series, Resolve. Neil’s Dissolve is nominated in the Aurora’s this year for best YA novel.  We’ll party like it’s 2013!

A couple of weeks later, it’s back to Toronto for Fan Expo 2013 — four days of SELL, SELL. SELL and hopefully a few drinks with friends.

I’m still debating Toronto’s Word on the Street in September (It’s been a real back and forth discussion but I think I’m winning).

The first weekend of October, I’ll be Editor Guest of Honour at Can-Con in Ottawa, along side my good friend, Robert J. Sawyer, who will be Author GOH. Book selling, panels, a party for sure (and maybe a book launch).  Most importantly, the Aurora Awards will be handed out (did I mention I was nominated as editor of Blood and Water?) I’ve been asked to MC the awards and I can promise you it will be the most entertaining Awards show I’ve ever MCed!

That’s all I have planned for now — though I have a real hankering to go back to SFContario at the end of November.  Maybe if I bundle it with a visit to the grand-kids, I can persuade the lovely Liz to put it on her calendar. 

Oh, yeah, can anyone recommend a decent Con in Ohio between say November and January?  I’ll let you know why soon.

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