Life is busy, but there are two things I must record here (I’ve already tweeted the news; a 140-character update is always faster!).
First of all, I’ve been invited to the Shared Worlds teen SF/F writing camp for 2013! I’m really looking forward to it (though it seems so far away!) Next year, Tobias Buckell will be there to carry the Caribbean flag. Do check out the full post at Jeff VanderMeer’s blog. In fact, check out the entire blog. There’s some interesting stuff there, including information on the upcoming, definitive anthology of The Weird (co-edited with his wife Ann VanderMeer) which is now at the top of my ‘must buy’ list.
I’ve done an interview with Chesya Burke over at the World SF Blog. Chesya was marvellous to talk to, and she has a book out this year, a collection of short stories titled Let’s Play White.
And more photos! Robert Edison Sandiford has done an excellent report at the ArtsEtc blog. You’ll see a photo of our panel on worldbuilding, featuring Robert, Tobias Buckell and myself. Robert also gives some examples and advice on worldbuilding. Go read it.
Tobias Buckell came to Barbados to attend AnimeKon Expo as guest of honour. I had a great time playing tourist for a day with him and his wife. There was so little time for sightseeing, though. They’re going to have to come back for a longer stay!
AnimeKon was fantastic. Our panel on fantasy writing and worldbuilding with Robert Edison Sandiford went really well, and we had great conversations with readers and budding writers. Tobias’s books were hugely popular – they sold out! But don’t take my word for it. Tobias has a detailed post here, with photos and video, that really captures the experience.
Make plans for AnimeKon Expo 2012!