Archive for October, 2012

World Fantasy Convention Schedule This Weekend!

Jeff VanderMeer • October 31st, 2012 • News

I’m frantically preparing for the World Fantasy Convention in Toronto, but here’s a quick look at where Ann and I will be in terms of programming and other public events. You should be able to find us in the bar, as well.

Note the Book Release Party! More details in the poster below! Sorry I have no time to list all participants on the panels. See you all there.

Thursday (Nov. 1)
–4pm: Opening Ceremonies
–5pm: Fiction and the Wilderness Panel (Jeff)

Friday (Nov. 2)
–9am: Gothic fiction (Ann, moderator)
–11am: Translation Panel (Jeff, moderator)
–8-9:00pm: General Autograph session

Saturday (Nov. 3)
–12pm: Guest of Honor Elizabeth Hand (interviewed by Jeff)
–1pm: Editing Panel (Ann)
–9pm to 12am: Book Release party in the Con/Hospitality Suite for Ann VanderMeer (and Steampunk Revolution guests), Holly Phillips, and Karin Tidbeck.

Sunday (Nov. 4)
–12pm: World Fantasy Awards banquet

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World Fantasy Award Artist Finalist John Coulthart

Jeff VanderMeer • October 28th, 2012 • News

It’s been a busy few weeks, and I’ve gotten behind, but before the World Fantasy Awards this coming weekend, I wanted to say a few words about John Coulthart.

Coulthart is a nominee for best artist, and I was astounded to learn that this was the first time. John’s body of work is fairly vast at this point, and his art has appeared with projects by Michael Moorcock and Alan Moore, in addition to for his own projects. He is also the genius behind the wonderful art and design of every book by Savoy.

Indeed, I can’t conceive of my own City of Saints & Madmen, or our editing projects The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, Lambshead Cabinet, Steampunk 2 and 3, The Steampunk Bible, or The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals without his contributions.

So kudos to the judges this year in singling out John for some well-deserved and long-overdue attention. He’s one of the best.

John maintains a brilliant blog you really should be reading, and he recently released his 2013 Cthulhu calendar.

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