Thursday, May 14, 2020

In Case You Missed It, So You Don't: Virtual Edition!

Hey readers! Hope you are holding up okay. Some things to have on your radar:

  • If you somehow missed my shouting and muppetlike waving of arms about it, I just completed a big report on reading patterns in the Chicago SF club scene. Charts and graphs galore!
  • The bookstores page has also been updated a bit. A lot of of indie bookstores are doing delivery or curbside pick-up, and it's a great time to support them.
  • Upcoming Events are still being updated--definitely check with the club/organization if you're interested in attending, but a lot of them are shifting to online meetings.
Some noteworthy online things coming up:
  • Flights of Foundry: May 15-17. A virtual con hosted by Dream Foundry, a nonprofit that supports speculative artists in a variety of media. They have a great roster of talks, panels, and readings.
  • Tolkien Symposium on Fantasy Literature: May 16. Really great list of speakers, including Kij Johnson, V.E. Schwabb, and Rebecca F. Kuang.
  • Michael Zapata is doing two virtual talks for Chicago bookstores on May 21: one for Bookends & Beginnings, and another for City Lit. The Lost Book of Adana Moreau is a seriously great read, one of my favorites so far this year--worth checking out.
  • Wiscon is online this year, still waiting on details! May 22-25.
  • The Cyberpunk Culture Conference is online (with a really global approach) this year: July 9-10.
  • There are LOADS of virtual author talks going on, I have not yet really started trying to list them.
Finally, a couple fun links:

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