Thanks very much to Paperchain bookshop, Manuka and the fabulous Kaaron Warren for hosting the Canberra launch of Lotus Blue and Crossroads of Canopy last Thursday night.
I attended Swancon in Perth last weekend and co-chaired the Aurealis Awards with Glenda Larke. Managed to slip in another launch for Lotus Blue, despite the fact that Stefen managed to sell all copies before guest launcher Sean Williams had a chance to utter a word. It’s always such a treat to catch up with my Perth buddies.
The event I’m currently attending in Orlando is called ICFA – 38th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. It’s just about the most perfect conference for me: a solid stream of hardcore academic spec fic coupled with long hours of conversational bar time. I found myself quite overwhelmed on the first day, as if I had literally crossed the Facebook threshold and entered a fantasy realm peopled with mythical kings and queens. No dragons sighted yet but the lake is supposed to be full of alligators. Here’s me sitting by the pool at the Marriott Lakeside with the fabulous Cat Rambo. More photos here.