15 October, 2007

US schedule thus far

This time next week...

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?

4 Comments:

Anonymous Paul Burman said...

Sounds scary and busy, but fun. Hope you enjoy and have a great time. Thanks for linking to my blog, Margo. Best wishes.

17 October, 2007 20:24  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

It's a pleasure, Paul. And there's an awful lot of touristing and socialising interlarding the three events, don't worry.

17 October, 2007 21:53  
Blogger James Roy said...

I say this with the greatest love and respect, Margo, but I think I speak for all of us when I say that I hate you so much right now.

Have a great time. I hope you get run over by one of those yellow NYC cabs...

18 October, 2007 23:52  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

Thank you, Jim. I will carry your hatred with me when I board that big silver bird, and it will warm my heart as I walk in the autumn chill in Central Park. Witchy cackle.

19 October, 2007 06:29  

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