Tripping with the VanderMeers: episode three

Horia Ursu • August 20th, 2008 @ 4:54 pm • Uncategorized

I would have liked to write a bit more today, and give you details of what the pictures I’m about to show you are… But I had a terribly busy day, I’ve sent a book to the printer and I have prepared for a 12 hour ride tomorrow, to Prague.

Yes, I’m going to Prague, and from there I’ll go to Plzen, where the czech New Weird convention Parcon is waiting its guests of honour: Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, Hal Duncan, Ian MacLeod and Edward Miller. The Czechs are launching their own version of the VanderMeer’s NEW WEIRD anthology, and I (and my girls too!) are going to meet the VanderMeers! Again!

This will be my third third degree encounter with Ann and Jeff, after their Romanian tour in 2006, and Utopiales Festival in Nantes, last November. I can’t wait to see them! And I’ll promise I’ll write more tomorrow. Until then, HERE are a bunch of pictures taken during the four day blitz-tour of Romania. You’ll see the VanderFrog himself, and his princess, and if you look closely, you might recognize a certain big bad bear, the same who is now saying good night!

8 Responses to “Tripping with the VanderMeers: episode three”

  1. Bill Ectric says:

    Great pictures! I’m following this adventure with much enthusiasm. Can I use a couple of the pics on my blog if I credit the photographer?

  2. Bear says:

    @bill: be my guest. the photographer was, for most of those, yours truly :) big bad bear, that is.

  3. jukkahoo says:

    Ah, Parcon! The Finns are coming on Friday, so prepare to order that promised bheer, Mr. Ex-Wrestler-Turned-Mobster-Ursu. Looking forward meeting you and them VanderMeers!

  4. Sir Tessa says:

    The captions on the photos are pretty amusing, heh.

  5. Will Humphreys says:

    Good luck in Prague, and onwards!

  6. Johanna Vainikainen-Uusitalo says:

    Oh how I wish I could also be there! Hope you have great time!

  7. bebe says:

    Plzen ? To beer or not to bear?{The simple bear necesity}{The czech are WEIRD to?}.{I like the cat!}

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