|October 29, 2009|
Note: Only open to World Fantasy Convention Attendees…
THE LAST DRINK BIRD HEAD PARTY (Thurs, Nov. 29 from 8pm to ?; check program guide for room number) – Join Guests of Honor Ann & Jeff VanderMeer in celebrating the release of Jeff’s new novel Finch, the last in the Ambergris Cycle, his writing book Booklife, and Last Drink Bird Head, a flash fiction anthology for charity that features work by over 80 writers, including Gene Wolfe, Tanith Lee, Peter Straub, Caitlin R. Kiernan, and Ellen Kushner. More than 25 contributors will be at the party to personalize copies. All proceeds on Last Drink go to ProLiteracy.org. Ten percent of all proceeds on Finch and Booklife will go to the World Fantasy Convention‘s official charity, Variety Childrens’ charity. Highlights will include Ann and Jeff giving out the first annual Last Drink Bird Head awards, plenty of food and drink, and the chance to win a limited edition of Finch. Have fun and help a good cause.
WHAT IS PROLITERACY? Help promote worldwide literacy through the ProLiteracy organization. ProLiteracy â€œchampions the power of literacy to improve the lives of adults and their families, communities, and societies. We envision a world in which everyone can read, write, compute, and use technology to lead healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives.â€ For more information, visit ProLiteracy.org.
The convention will be held at the Fairmont Hotel, 170 South Market Street, San Jose.