I will be a special guest at this year’s Diversicon convention on August 11-13 at the Holiday Inn Select International Airport—Mall of America at 3 Appleton Square, Bloomington, MN! The guest of honor is award-winning author and publisher Kelly Link.
Minnesota hosts many science fiction conventions each year, but Diversicon stands out for focusing on multicultural science fiction, horror and fantasy.
Celebrating their 14th year with the theme of "No Boundaries," Diversicon is expected to draw participants from across the country, including writers, artists and fans of all ages.
Other Asian American writers who will be attending include acclaimed Vietnamese American spoken word artist Bao Phi.
The issues of Dark Wisdom featuring my article on the cryptic Plain of Jars in Laos have arrived, as well as the issue of G-Fan magazine that includes an 8-poem feature of mine will be available then. The new Tales of the Unanticipated, should also be on sale, which includes some of my poetry and a new short horror story of mine as well.
You can find out more about the convention at Diversicon. It's a great, thoughtful and fun convention with plenty to see and do.
Kelly's a great writer. She's the author of the story collections Stranger Things Happen (2001) and Magic for Beginners (2005). She has also been featured in The Best American Short Stories, Nebula Awards Showcase 2003, and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
She edited the fantasy anthology Trampoline (2003), and is a co-founder of Small Beer Press. She is co-editor of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and has received the Nebula, Tiptree, and World Fantasy Awards. Not too shabby. Time magazine named Magic for Beginners #3 among their Best 5 Fiction Books of 2005. You can visit her site at Kellylink.net
I'll be leading discussions and screenings of the horror films Shutter, Ju-On and The Eye, as well as sessions on Southeast Asian creatures of folklore and myth and cryptogeography, examining 3 mysterious locations in Laos.
So, hopefully if you're in the Minnesota area, you'll come out and join us for a great weekend!