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VanderMeers In Town

March 11th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Monday, March 14th

SF in SF is delighted to announce a special event!

Jeff & Ann VanderMeer!

In town for FOGcon, a new local SFF convention taking place over the weekend of March 13th & 14th, Jeff and Ann will be speaking about their current projects, past projects, and what it’s like to be each one-half of a respected, admired, and talented artistic couple.

Based in Tallahassee, Florida, Jeff and Ann VanderMeer’s accomplishments literally span the globe. Widely published in international editions, their work together includes the delightfully droll The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals and editing projects as the World Fantasy Award-winning Leviathan series, the Hugo Finalist The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases (Nightshade Books), anthologies The New Weird, Steampunk, and Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded (all available from Tachyon Publications), the Best American Fantasy series (Prime Books), Fast Ships, Black Sails (Nighshade Books), and they are currently editing a “Steampunk Bible” (Abrams Books). They volunteer their time for a children’s science fiction workshop camp, Shared Worlds, and created the Last Drink Bird Head flash fiction anthology, and corollary volunteer award program – learn more here.

The two were recently honored as Guests of Honor at the 2009 World Fantasy Convention in San José, California.

Jeff VanderMeer is also the author of the best-selling City of Saints and Madmen, set in his signature creation, the imaginary city of Ambergris, and many other titles. The winner of two World Fantasy Awards, he has also been nominated for Nebulas and Hugos, as well as many other awards; his work has been translated into over twenty languages. VanderMeer’s reviews and essays have appeared in The Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly, and he is a regular columnist for the Amazon book-culture blog. His latest novel, Finch (Underland Books) was nominated for the 2009 Nebula Award for Best Novel; his latest collection, The Third Bear (Tachyon Publications) and a new nonfiction collection, Monstrous Creatures (Raw Dog Screaming Press) have just been released.

Ann VanderMeer (née Kennedy) is also the influential fiction editor of the venerable horror magazine Weird Tales. In 2009, she was the well-deserved winner, along with editor Steven Segal, of a Hugo for Best Semiprozine for Weird Tales, the magazine’s first nomination and win. Weird Tales was also nominated for a World Fantasy Award in 2009. She is also the founder of Buzzcity Press. Work from her press and related periodicals have won the British Fantasy Award, the International Rhysling Award, and appeared in several year’s best anthologies; they include the Theodore Sturgeon Award finalist “Dradin, In Love” by Jeff VanderMeer, and the International Horror Guild Award-winning “The Divinity Student” by Michael Cisco. Ann was also the founder of The Silver Web magazine, a periodical devoted to experimental and avant-garde fantasy literature.

Seating is limited, and first-come, first-seated.

Doors and cash bar open at 6:00PM
Films start at 7:00PM

The Variety Preview Room Theatre
The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor – entrance between Quiznos and Citibank
582 Market Street @ 2nd and Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94104

Don’t Drive – BART/MUNI Montgomery Street station is right at our front door, and parking in San Francisco sucks!!! Street parking ($3.50 per hour) is metered M-Sat., til 6PM; find a parking garage here.

Tags: Ann VanderMeer · Jeff VanderMeer · Mar11 · Readings

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Gary Farber // Mar 11, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Plugged you briefly here and here.

  • 2 Rina // Mar 21, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Thanks!! Make sure you’re on our newsletter list too – email me at sfinsfevents@gmail.com if not 🙂