US schedule thus far
Okay, Monday, October 22nd, is Click day. At noon at the Columbus Circle Border's store in New York, there will be a conversation between the authors Roddy Doyle, Linda Sue Park, Tim Wynne-Jones, Deborah Ellis, me, and possibly Eoin Colfer and David Almond), moderated by publisher Arthur Levine, and then a book signing. Colin Farrell will also be there. Also possibly other Amnesty-Associated celebs, as well as school groups. Sounds wild.
The following Saturday, 27 October, there is going to be a signing by Australian speculative fiction authors, 3–5 pm at Books of Wonder.
Then, out at the World Fantasy Convention at Saratoga Springs, I'll be on this panel:
SATURDAY [3 November], 1 PM. City Center A
Elizabeth Bunce, Sarah Beth Durst, Mark Ferrari, Margo Lanagan, Tim Powers
There's an Archetype in My Soup! Much fantasy deliberately employs elements of fairy-tale and myth, often after much scholarly research. But there's still the old argument that if you have to learn an archetype, it isn't one, that these patterns are universal in human storytelling. What is the mythic "buzz" we all know when we see it, even when we have difficulty defining it?