Portland! You Have a SFWA Reading TONIGHT! Seattle, TOMORROW!
Posted on January 31, 2012 Posted by John Scalzi 8 Comments
I interrupt this blog to bring you an importance notice from Hugo-winning author David Levine, of vital importance to those of you in the Pacific Northwest! Take it away, David:
“As you may know, the Science Fiction Writers of America have been holding a quarterly reading series at the Kennedy School in Portland. They are also inaugurating a reading series in the Seattle area. See http://www.sfwa.org/for-readers/sfwa-northwest-reading-series/ for more information.
“Ted Kosmatka, one of the scheduled readers for this week’s readings, has had to drop out due to a death in the family, and I’ve been asked to step in. So if you’d like to hear me read from my upcoming story “The Last Days of the Kelly Gang” (a steampunk power-armor story set in the Australian Outback in 1880), along with John A. Pitts (Portland and Seattle), Ken Scholes (Portland), and possibly a special guest star (Seattle), you can come to the readings as follows:
Tuesday, January 31
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. Portland, OR 97211
RSVP (optional) at http://is.gd/cmg5HR
Wednesday, February 1
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Wild Rover Restaurant and Pub, 111 Central Way, Kirkland, WA 98033
RSVP (optional) at http://is.gd/F30Pvi
“Both events are free and open to the public. Beer, wine, and other typical bar fare will be available for purchase. Dancing is optional, but not discouraged. Hope to see you there!”
And there you have it, Portlanders and Seattleites — your next two evenings, solved. Go and enjoy!
[Deleted because snobbery based on municipal borders is just ridiculously obnoxious — JS]
Ya mo be there!
I’m right here in Seattle and can’t make it. Darn the luck.
Oh well, at least dancing is optional, but not discouraged…
Like that one.
Wish I could be there – instead I’ll be at work less than a kilometre from where Ned Kelly was hanged.
Will definitely grab a copy of the book when it comes out though!
Mmmmm… beer and sci-fi. That sounds awesome! Your post makes this erstwhile Oregonian sad that he ever moved away.
I won’t be there because we are watching a friend’s kid this week, but some others from my writing group are definitely going to make an outing of it. On a side note, between this and things like the Bushwick Book Club and Science on Tap, it’s amazing how many opportunities there are in Seattle to attend a science fiction-related reading or presentation that also features the availability of beer. We are a blessed city in many ways.
I asked my partner if he knew of this reported Scalzi sighting that also featured “free admission and beer.” There was sobbing, and something muttered about a deadline.
While I also quibble with defining Kirkland as Seattle (there’s a great big lake between the two, not to mention the cultural differences), this is a minor quibble. The important thing to say is a great big thank you to the organizers of the northerly branch. I hope the series becomes a wild success. I’m just sorry I have to be at work at the relevant time.