Saturday, August 17
Doors and cash bar open at 6:00PM
Event begins at 7:00PM
Suggested $5-$10 donation at the door benefits Variety Children’s Charity
Seating is limited; first come, first seated
Join SF in SF for fantasy authors Laura Anne Gilman and Chaz Brenchley (aka Daniel Fox) in conversation with author Terry Bisson!
Each author will read a selection from their work, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by Terry Bisson. Booksigning and schmoozing follows in the lounge. Books will be for sale at the event, courtesy of Borderlands Books. You may also bring books from home for authors to sign.
Laura Anne Gilman is an American fantasy author. Born in New Jersey, she received a Liberal Arts education from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, and is a member of the Phi Alpha Theta honors society. She started her career in publishing as an editorial assistant in New York City. After publishing several short stories (her first pro fiction sale was in 1994 in Amazing Stories), some media tie-ins, and a job as an executive editor, she published her first original novel, Staying Dead, a “Cosa Nostradamus”-universe “Retrievers” book, followed by Curse the Dark, Bring it On, Burning Bridges, Free Fall, and Blood from Stone. In 2010, Gilman began another series in this same universe, called “Paranormal Scene Investigations.” Titles are Hard Magic, Pack of Lies, Tricks of the Trade, and Dragon Justice.
Flesh and Fire, the first novel in the “Vineart War” series, was released in 2009, followed by Weight of Stone, and The Shattered Vine. The “Vineart War” series deviates from the urban fantasy setting of the Cosa Nostradamus books, having more of a traditional fantasy feel. Flesh and Fire was nominated for the 2009 Nebula Award for Best Novel. Currently residing in New York City, where she also runs d.y.m.k. Productions, Laura Anne Gilman is a member of the BookView Cafe, SFWA, and Novelists, Inc..
Chaz Brenchley is a British writer of novels and short stories, associated with the genres of horror, crime and fantasy. Residing now in California, and newly married to Karen Williams, Brenchley also writes under the name of Daniel Fox. Brenchley was the winner of the British Fantasy Society’s August Derleth Award in 1998 for Light Errant. He has also published three books for children and more than 500 short stories in various genres. His time as Crimewriter-in-Residence at the St Peter’s Riverside Sculpture Project in Sunderland resulted in the collection Blood Waters. Charles de Lint praised Dispossession as “one of those increasingly rare books that remind you just how satisfying fiction can be.”
Writing as Fox, Brenchley published the epic fantasy series, Moshui, the Books of Stone and Water, which was spurred by a visit to Taiwan at the millennium. The titles are Dragon in Chains, Jade Man’s Skin, and Hidden Cities. The resultant obsession led to learning Mandarin and writing about the country in three different genres. Before this Brenchley had published a couple of dozen books and many hundreds of short stories, under a clutch of other names. He has also written award-winning poetry and plays.
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.