I can't believe it's a) June already and b) only a week until Continuum!
The program is out, and it looks fantastic, not to mention conflict-inducing. Choosing between panels to attend is going to be hard, especially when it seems almost every panel features one of my friends or someone I plan on stalking and/or meeting at the con.
I'm not scheduled for any panels or readings or whatnot, because, well, mostly because that's the way I prefer to roll, if I'm going to be honest. And also because I simply didn't think about it until it was too late. This just means I'm free to move about, duck in and out of panel audiences, or hang in the bar as the whim takes me, and by and large that is what I shall be doing.
There are a couple of notable exceptions, however:
Twelfth Planet Press Hour (Friday, 7-8pm, Lincoln/Argyle Room)
Ever wondered how your favorite Twelve Planet collection would taste in cupcake form? Then come along to the Twelfth Planet Cocktail hour, to celebrate the launch of the newest Twelve Planets, 'Through Splintered Walls', by Kaaron Warren, and 'Cracklescape' by Margo Lanagan, plus the new TPP novella 'Salvage' by Jason Nahrung and a surprise announcement! Each book will be lovingly interpreted as a cupcake by master baker, Terri Sellen. Your cocktail choice is entirely your own…
Embiggen Books Event (Saturday, 5pm, Embiggen Books)
Embiggen Books is located at 197-203 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne (behind the State Library). For out-of-towners, there'll be trams which stop outside the front of the convention hotel that run directly to the front of the State Library.
A book launch with a difference! Come join host Ian Mond, TPP publisher Alisa Krasnostein and TPP authors as they launch the Twelve Planets into space, via a live podcast from Embiggen Books. Find out what goes in to putting together this acclaimed series of boutique collections. Hijinks will undoubtedly ensue.
Hope to see you there!