Tuesday, March 02, 2010

SF in SF: join us for Chaz Brenchley, Malindo Lo & Steampunk films!

On Saturday, March 13th SF in SF welcomes authors CHAZ BRENCHLEY (aka DANIEL FOX) and MALINDA LO.

6:00PM - Cash bar and reception opens
7:00PM - Author readings begin

Brenchley has been making a living as a writer since he was eighteen. He is the author of nine thrillers, most recently Shelter, and two major fantasy series: The Books of Outremer, based on the world of the Crusades, and Selling Water by the River, set in an alternate Ottoman Istanbul.As Daniel Fox, he first went to Taiwan at the millennium and became obsessed, to the point of learning Mandarin and writing about the country in three different genres. The result: the books Dragon in Chains, and Jade Man's Skin. Daniel Fox weaves the ancient myths and legends of feudal China into a fantasy world of brutal war and brittle passion,
immortal gods and mystical creatures.

MALINDA LO - a local author with one of the
most astonishing and remarkable debut novels out there, Ash. A beautifullywritten and fully realized retelling of Cinderalla...with a twist. Ash is a starred selection of the ABA's Rainbow List, it is a nominee for the Andre Norton Award, was a finalist for the 2010 William C. Morris Award, and was a Kirkus Best Young Adult Novel of 2009. Formerly an entertainment reporter, Malina was awarded the 2006 Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for Excellence in LGBT Journalism by the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and has master's degrees from Harvard and Stanford universities.

Each author will read a selection of their work, followed by Q & A moderated
by author Terry Bisson. Booksigning and schmoozing in the lounge

Books for sale at event, courtesy of Borderlands Books

And don't forget, Wednesday March 10th is the STEAMPUNK FILM FESTIVAL

We will be showing:
The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (30 mins.)
Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog (40 mins.)
Perfect Creature (88 mins.)

The SF in SF Steampunk Film Festival is in conjunction with the Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition being held in Emeryville, CA, March 12, 13, and 14. More about the convention can be found here: http://www.steampunkexhibition.com

Come in costume!

Absinthe cocktails at the bar, with an absinthe-flavored giveaway before the movies!!

$10 suggested donation at the door or bar benefits Steampunk Conventions (to help bring back Nova Albion in 2011)

Reception and cash bar opens at 6:00PM - bar proceeds benefit Variety Children's Charity

Movies begin at 7:00PM - FREE POPCORN!


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