Southern Reach Summer Tour: The Carolinas, San Diego Comic-Con, Mystery Galaxy

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“I’m loving the Southern Reach trilogy…Creepy and fascinating.” – Stephen King

“”Truly visionary, epic…VanderMeer has done something extraordinary in the Southern Reach. Wild. Bizarre. Romantic. Evocative of Gibson, Lovecraft, Kafka. Thank you for creating something original in a world that’s referencing itself to death. It is refreshing.” – Vernon Reid, Living Color

As featured in Entertainment Weekly: The Southern Reach trilogy, chronicling efforts by the Southern Reach secret agency to solve the mystery behind Area X, a pristine wilderness cut off from the world by an invisible border.

The Summer Southern Reach tour–otherwise known as the Authority Tour–starts out in the Carolinas before I take one huge leap over to California and San Diego. I’m teaching at the Shared Worlds teen SF/F writing camp in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and then joining my wife Ann VanderMeer in teaching at the Clarion Writers Workshop in San Diego.

For the Carolinas events I’ll be giving away one copy of Acceptance, the third volume in the Southern Reach trilogy (not out until September). I’ll also be giving teasing sneak peeks at Acceptance, in addition to reading from Authority and sharing some of the more absurd real-life influences on the novel. Oh–and I’ll be giving away Acceptance by throwing a bunny into the audience. I might even have some free FSG shot glasses for one lucky reader.

I should also note that the Comic-Con panel will include cool visuals from the participants and should just be a heck of a lot of fun. Hope to see you there.

Click on the links for event listings with more details. In a week or so, I’ll post about my UK tour schedule, which includes World Con, the Edinburgh International Lit Fest, Glasgow, Eurocon, Bristol, and Brighton.

July 9, Wed, 7pm—Hub City Bookstore (Spartanburg, SC)

July 10, Thurs, 7:30pm—Quail Ridge Books (Raleigh/Durham, NC)

July 12, Sat, 7pm—Malaprops (Asheville, NC)

July 16, Wed, 7pm—Hub City Bookstore (introducing Carrie Vaughn; Shared Worlds event)

July 24, Thurs, 10am–Comic-Con San Diego Wonderbook Creativity panel (San Diego, Room: 25ABC; with Lev Grossman, Charles Yu, Anina Bennett, Paul Guinan, Ann VanderMeer moderator)

—>Also July 24, 11:30 signing at the Comic-Con Abrams booth (Wonderbook) and 2pm signing at the Tor booth with Ann VanderMeer (Southern Reach trilogy and The Time Traveler’s Almanac)

July 30, Wed, 7pm–Mysterious Galaxy (Clarion Writers Workshop event, San Diego, with Ann VanderMeer)


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