The Cabinet of Curiosities 2011 Summer Tour: Ann & Jeff VanderMeer


We’re going on the road! Below find the details on our summer appearances. Expect fun, fun, and more fun…

The Book

“The narrative scope and stellar assemblage of writers and illustrators…makes this a book that will be absolutely cherished by fantasy, science fiction, and steampunk afficionados alike.” – Paul Goat Allen, B&N Book Club, on The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities

Hugo Award winner Ann VanderMeer and World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer will be touring this summer and fall promoting The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, a unique blend of fiction and images. Debuting in early July, the Cabinet of Curiosities just made the LA Times summer recommended reading list and includes amazing new fiction and art by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, Alan Moore, China Mieville, Lev Grossman, Holly Black, Naomi Novik, and more. Also featuring The Steampunk Bible, a coffee table book about the popular subgenre (cowritten with Selena Chambers), has received raves around the world, including on and is featured at the British Museum.

The Events

(Poster by Jeremy Zerfoss.)

July 20, 6pm, Spartanburg, South Carolina – Hub City Bookstore (186 West Main St.) – Jeff VanderMeer with Cabinet contributor Will Hindmarch and Shared Worlds’ Visiting Writer Nnedi Okorafor (Akata Witch). Reading and signing.

July 24, 3pm, Asheville, NC, Malaprops Bookstore (55 Heyward St.) – Ann & Jeff VanderMeer offer the fascinating back-story and unexpurgated anecdotes about the immensely popular Steampunk Bible and fiction anthology The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities.

July 25, 6pm, Spartanburg, SC, Hub City Bookstore (186 West Main St.) – Ann & Jeff VanderMeer with Minister Faust (The Alchemists of Kush) and Ekaterina Sedia (Heart of Iron), both Cabinet contributors. Reading and signing.

July 30, 7pm, Raleigh-Durham, NC, Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee) – Ann & Jeff VanderMeer present a Cabinet of Curiosities Extravaganza featuring give-aways, short humorous readings, music, and great conversations. Spotlight on the debut of The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities (HarperCollins), along with Triangle author and Cabinet contributor Mur Lafferty’s new fiction series. Including special guests and Lambshead contributors Ekaterina Sedia, Nadine Wilson, Scott Eagle, and S.J. Chambers (coauthor of The Steampunk Bible, also available). Sponsored by Bull Spec Magazine and the Regulator Bookstore.

August 21, 4pm, Tallahassee, FL – Ray’s Steel City Saloon, lower level (515 John Knox Road) – A book release party in the editors/authors hometown, for The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities and The Steampunk Bible (with coauthor S.J. Chambers).

September 2-5, Atlanta, GA – Dragon*Con and the Decatur Book Festival – Ann and Jeff VanderMeer will participate on panels and sign books. Including a multi-media presentation on the Cabinet and The Steampunk Bible.

Fall tour schedule TBA.

More About the Editors

The VanderMeers have been featured on national NPR, the New York Times Papercuts blog, and Boing Boing. They’ve lectured at MIT, the Library of Congress, World of Warcraft’s headquarters, and as keynote speakers at literary festivals around the world. In addition to writing novels like the critically acclaimed Finch, Jeff is the SF/Fantasy columnist for the New York Times Book Review and the assistant director of Wofford College’s Shared Worlds SF/Fantasy summer teen writing camp. Ann edits the prestigious fantasy magazine Weird Tales and writes an art column for the pop culture site io9. Prior books have included The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals and many popular fiction anthologies.

One comment on “The Cabinet of Curiosities 2011 Summer Tour: Ann & Jeff VanderMeer

  1. Angie Smits says:

    Hi, FYI Raleigh-Durham is an airport. Raleigh and Durham are two completely separate cities. Your event is in Durham!

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