Venera Dreams tour 2017

I toured my fourth book, Venera Dreams: A Weird Entertainment (MiroLand / Guernica Editions), from 4 August to 14 November. Here’s roundup of the tour:

  • 4-6 August, ArmadilloCon 39 in Austin, TX: I read the full text of “The Surrealist Lanterns” on the Saturday
  • 9 August, Malvern Books, Austin, TX: book launch with a reading and an intro by Christopher Brown
  • 12 August, Bakka-Phoenix, Toronto: book launch with reading
  • 27 August, Timberhouse, Ottawa: launch party with a talk, “A Venera Dreams Chronology”
  • 12 September, ChiSeries Ottawa at the Clocktower Pub: reading
  • 24 September, The Word on the Street Toronto, Harbourfront: selected for The Great Books Marquee, reading and interview
  • 1 October, The Supermarket, Toronto: reading as part of the Guernica Editions season launch
  • 3 October, Paragraphe Bookstore, Montreal: book launch with reading
  • 13-15 October, Can-Con, Ottawa: Venera Dreams / Volk interview with David Nickle (“Claude & Dave: The Conversation”) on the Saturday
  • 14 November, The Yellow Door Readings, Montreal: reading

Can-Con 2017 schedule

My schedule for Can-Con 2017, at the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel (150 Albert Street), 13-15 October 2017 (this coming weekend)

Saturday, 14 October

14:00-14:50, Salon C
Art of the Mosaic (panel)
Liz Westbrook-Trenholm (moderator), Jonathan Crowe, Claude Lalumière, Jerome Stueart

15:00-15:30, Dealers’ Room
49th Parallels group signing

15:30-16:00, Dealers’ Room
author signing

17:00-17:50, Salon C
Claude & Dave: The Conversation
Claude Lalumière, David Nickle

21:00-midnight, Con Suite
launch party for the Bundoran Press anthology 49th Parallels: Alternative Canadian Histories and Futures

Sunday, 15 October

10:00-10:50, Salon D
The Influence of the Two Campbells (panel)
Trevor Quachri (moderator), Andrew Barton, Kate Heartfield, Claude Lalumière, Violette Malan


at The Word on the Street, Toronto: 24 September

Venera Dreams: A Weird Entertaiment is a selection of the Great Books Marquee at this year’s The Word on the Street, Toronto, on Sunday, 24 September,  11-6 pm.

Here’s where and when to find me and my books:

  • 2:00-2:20 pm: Great Books Marquee stage, zone 3 (reading + interview)
  • 2:20 pm-2:45 pm(ish): Author Signing Table, zone 3 (books will be available for purchase courtesy the University of Toronto Bookstore)
  • and for the duration of the festival (11 am to 6 pm):
    • Guernica Editions will be selling Venera Dreams (booth 314b, zone 3)
    • ChiZine Publications will be selling The Door to Lost Pages and Objects of Worship (booth 424, zone 4)
    • for most of the festival, I’ll be stationed at the Science Fiction Writers booth (WB-8, zone 1), courtesy of Member of the Order of Canada Robert J. Sawyer, with whom I’ll be sharing the space (thank you, Rob, for the opportunity and the honour), where we’ll both be selling a selection of our respective works and chatting with readers.