Showing posts with label MileHiCon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MileHiCon. Show all posts

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Signed books for sale

As a leftover from MileHiCon 40, I have a few more books on hand than I need. I'm thinking of selling signed copies myself: Myths for the Modern Age, Tarzan Alive, Tales of the Shadowmen, vols. 1-4, Lance Star--Sky Ranger, and perhaps even some Farmerphiles if Mike Croteau agrees. No profit motive here, I'll sell them for what I paid for them (that includes the Amazon discount I got when I bought them), plus shipping -- and signed! :-)

Let me know your level of interest by commenting back here, please. If interest is minimal, I'll box them up store them for some future Con. Conversely, if interest is high, I'll consider buying some extra copies of The Avenger Chronicles and Tales of the Shadowmen, vol. 5, and anything else that comes out in the future, signing them, and reselling them at cost. So let me know.

Info on books, prices, and number of copies left is linked in the left navigation bar, under Signed Books for Sale.

Con report - day 3

Started the day participating on a panel about "Dealing with Death." Most interestingly, the discussion focused on avoiding death in sf. ;-)

Had a signing; a few folks picked up Farmerphile flyers, and one or two already had MYTHS and/or Tarzan Alive. They didn't know I was at the Con, or my involvement, so they didn't bring their copies for me to sign.

Met local writer David Boop, a very nice guy, and we agreed to stay in touch about future opportunities.

A few more goodies from the Dealer's Room: a SFBC edition of Farmer's The Magic Labyrinth (for $1 !); a pristine 1st paperback of Farmer's The Wind Whales of Ishmael (Ace) for $1 !; a pristine copy of a Captain Future paperback, Planets in Peril, for --wait for it -- $1 !; and two more Musketeers-as-investigators novels by Sarah D'Almeida, The Musketeer's Seamstress and The Musketeer's Apprentice. My better half got a signed 1st hardback of Gregory Maguire's latest Oz novel, A Lion Among Men.

I'm tired, all conned out, and looking forward to focusing on and finishing The Phantom story in the coming weeks; in fact, my editor emailed late last night giving me until Thanksgiving to turn it in, which is a huge relief.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Con update

So I did the Myths for the Modern Age/Wold Newton presentation today as a "tight focus" 25 minute presentation. (Tight focus is 2 25 minute presentations on the hour, with a 10 minute break, followed by the next round.)

The audience was predictably small:
  • the writer who preceded me, Barb Nickless, who gave a very interesting presentation on cannibalism from a historical and anthropological perspective, and then discussed it in genre literature and films, etc.;
  • my better half;
  • a woman -- a female Wold Newton fan! -- who actually came to see the my presentation, and who apparently already had MYTHS and the first three volumes of Tales of the Shadowmen; she was very interested in Farmerphile and the two new PJF novels which have been discussed here previously (The Song of Kwasin and The Evil in Pemberley House); I wish I had been able to chat with her further, but she left as I was packing up, however I did have a chance to hand her a Farmerphile flyer;
  • another woman who came for the cannibalism presentation and ended up being interested enough to stick around for mine; handed out a Farmerphile flyer;
  • another woman who stayed for most of the presentation, and made a few good comments, but left about 5 minutes before it ended.
Given that so few female fans join the various online Wold Newton discussion groups and even fewer contribute essays and articles, I thought the makeup of today's audience was interesting.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Con update

Was on my first panel tonight, sat right next to Connie Willis; Tim Powers was one seat down. Daunting.

My reading was scheduled against the opening ceremonies. No one showed for the reading. Duh.

I was relieved.

Tomorrow is my Myths for the Modern Age/Wold Newton presentation and then I'm on a late night panel about writing sex in genre without it seeming like porn.

More on Sunday.

I picked up the SFBC editions of PJF's The Classic Philip José Farmer 1964-1973 and Down in the Black Gang, the first paperback of his Father to the Stars, the Fitzroy edition of Jules Verne's The Village in the Treetops, the first volume of James Blish's Star Trek adaptations (cover art by James Bama!), and the first book in a new series, Death of a Musketeer by Sarah D'Almeida, which is about the Three Musketeers as mystery-solvers.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Quick updates: Farmerphile #14 now available & MileHiCon 40 this weekend

Farmerphile no. 14 is back from the printer and available for order. As a not-so-gentle reminder, this issue features a sample excerpt from the novel The Evil in Pemberley House (featuring Doc Savage's (Wildman's) daughter, Patricia Wildman, as well as a magnificent illustration of the Doc Wildman coat of arms, based on Phil Farmer's research and description.

I will have several copies of issue 14 for sale on consignment through Who Else Books, at the dealer's room at MileHiCon 40 in Denver, where I'll be spending most of my weekend. Also available on consignment will be copies of Myths for the Modern Age: Philip José Farmer's Wold Newton Universe, Tarzan Alive, Tales of the Shadowmen vols. 1-4, and Lance Star--Sky Ranger, as well as two full sets of all 14 issues of Farmerphile (in addition to the extra copies of no. 14 mentioned above).

I know this blog post is probably not reaching many locals, but just in case... hope to see you there!