Fiona McIntosh will be at the Adelaide Supanova!
A quick look at past events:
Jo Spurrier & K.J Taylor launched their new books in June
Kylie Chan & Bevan McGuiness appeared at the Gold Coast Supanova in April
Beven also went along to the Perth Supanova in June
WORLDCON WORLDCON WORLDCON. September 2-6 we went to WorldCon. As did tons of sf/f authors, reviewers, booksellers and fans. Partying was done. Panels were presented, discussed and watched. People were met.
Tracey O’Hara and Nicole Murphy were on an Artist’s table at Supanova in Sydney June
Nicole Murphy launched Rogue Gadda at PJ O’Reilly’s Irish Pub, Civic (Canberra) on July 2
Kylie Chan toured in Brisbane in August
Kim Falconer appeared at the Byron Bay Writers Festival and led a talk at Fang Books online .
K J Taylor hosted a fanfic competition at LiveJournal, with some excellent entries
Tracey O Hara did a signing at Galaxy Bookshop in Sydney, along with Keri Arthur
Helen Lowe is podcast an interview with Mary Victoria in August: http://helenlowe.info/blog/2010/07/23/more-fun-stuff/ Mary Victoria’s first novel Tymon’s Flight was launched at the WETA CAVE, see the flyer below for all details! Tansy Rayner Roberts’ Power and Majesty was launched at The Hobart bookshop in June.
Will Elliott made store appearances in Queensland promoting Pilgrims:
In April, Kim Falconer ran a workshop ‘Opportunities for Emerging Writers’ at the Northern Rivers Writers Centre
Duncan Lay visited bookshops across Greater Sydney, promoting the release of The Risen Queen. He’s planning an even bigger tour for the release of Radiant Child in July!
Kim Falconer was interviewed on ABC North Coast radi0 at 10am on Monday 8 February – talking about fantasy, the Quantum Enchantment and ebooks.
The Risen Queen by Duncan Lay was launched at Infinitas Bookshop in Parramatta on Thursday 28 January. Duncan was also all over the place, signing copies of The Wounded Guardian and The Risen Queen for fans across NSW!
Kylie Chan signed away December touring for Earth to Hell.
Kim Falconer, author of The Spell of Rosette and Arrows in Time, was featured in OutThere, the national in-flight magazine for Australia’s largest regional airlines, Regional Express (REX), as well as New South Wales’ AeroPelican Air Services, as part of an Open Universities Australia campaign. She also features in the OUA handbook and on their website. KJ Taylor, author of The Dark Griffin was interviewed for ABC’s Stateline! See the episode video here. She was also interviewed by the Specusphere.
Dreaming Again editor Jack Dann appeared at the Melbourne Writers Festival on 22 August for the ‘Visions of the City’ segment. Voyager authors past and present Karen Miller, Sean Williams, Tony Shillitoe and Trudi Canavan attended Conjecture over the June long weekend. Rhonda Roberts did a live radio interview at 12:30pm Queensland time on Wednesday 6 May. The interview waswith Jacq Ellem on 4RO Radio Prime Queensland. Maria Quinn‘s piece on surrogacy went up at ABC Unleashed Russell Kirkpatrick was Guest of Honour at ConScription 2009, at Auckland Airport from 29 May to 1 June.
Fiona McIntosh attended the Paris book fair between March 11 -18.
FLYCON took place on March 14-15. Kim Westwood, author of The Daughters of Moab, presented an award at the Awards Presentation night for the Mardi Gras Festival’s annual short story competition on the 17th of Feb 2009 at the Polo Lounge on Oxford Street, Sydney.
On Wednesday 18th February at Nunawading Library, (379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, Victoria, Australia), Jack Dann, Trudi Canavan, Cecilia Dart-Thornton and Adam Browne took part in a ‘Dreaming Again‘ panel.
On Wednesday 18 February, two of the authors published in Dreaming Again (edited by Jack Dann) were shortlisted for the AHWA Shadows Award: Sara Douglass “This Way to the Exit” and Christopher Green “Lakeside.” The winner will be announced on March 13. On the same day we also heard the good news that Kim Wilkins‘s short story ‘The Forest’ and Richard Harland‘s short story ‘A Journey to the Kingdom of the Dead’ have both been sold to David Hartwell to be published in YEARS BEST FANTASY #9 this winter (so summer 09 for US readers). Both stories are from the Dreaming Again anthology. The Aurealis Awards were announced! Go to the Aurealis Website for the full details.Congratulations to Jack Dann, Alison Goodman and Simon Brown! The Immortal Prince, book one of the Tide Lords quartet, was shortlisted in the US by the Romantic Times in the Epic Fantasy category of the Reviewer’s Choice Awards. Congratulations to Jennifer Fallon! On Thursday 18 December Jennifer Fallon did a signing at Book City, Yeperenye and took part in the Voyager Book Club on 16 December. The transcript will be posted up soon. The December Spec Fic Blog Carnival was put up.
On Thursday 6 November, Traci Harding gave a talk and did a signing for Black Madonna and the Mystique trilogy at Adyar bookshop, Sydney.
Trazfest, the annual celebration of all things Traci Harding, took place at the start of October. Here are some links to the photos of the weekend:
During the first weekend in October, Team Voyager (Natalie in publishing, Sarah in Marketing, Tim in Sales and Stephanie Smith, great Publisher of all Voyager-related items) went to Conflux in Canberra. And we had an amazing time – just see our blog entries!
Loads and loads of other people were there – and here’s some links to what they did:
Farwyn on Fantastic Poetry and Horror of the Apocalypse and on Conflux generally AND last day retrospective Karen Miller on Supernatural and Conflux and Milk. Russell Blackford on checking in and more … Natalie/Taelian aka me going on about Floriade and whinging about lack of phototaking skill Elehzya/Nyssa Pascoe from A Boy Goes On a Journey Nicole Murphy (Conflux programmer) wrapping it all up AshR/Andrew Mckiernan of Kephra Design on that’s Conflux, that was Amanda Pillar of Morrigan Books Jason Nahrung of Undead Camel fame Peter M Ball, author of (among many other things) a fabulous story in Dreaming Again (that feels to me like it ought to be part of a longer story *hint hint*) Liz Argall, co-MC with Richard Harland LJ user Edsed, LJ user Ben Payne, LJ user Girlie Jones, LJ user Flinthart Cat Sparks – gorgeous 20s flapper Gillian Pollack, amazing banquetarian and Food Historian For all new book releases, visit the book websiteu