Monday, April 11, Turku
Hugo Award winner Ann VanderMeer and World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer visit Turku. The VanderMeers have recently co-edited anthologies such as Steampunk Reloaded, The New Weird, and The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Fiction. Jeff’s latest books are the novel Finch, the story collection The Third Bear, and the writing strategy guide Booklife. His work has been adapted by Playstation Europe, Halo, and the Predator franchise. Ann is the editor-in-chief of Weird Tales magazine and has a regular art column on the popular SF/fantasy website io9. Together, they have been profiled by American National Public Radio and the New York Times’ Papercuts blog.
- 14:00–15:30 Meet & Greet, CaféArt, Läntinen Rantakatu 5
- Come meet the author and the editor over an informal cup of coffee and a group discussion about anything and everything! Sign up in advance: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
- 16:00–18:00 Janus Auditorium, 1st floor, Kaivokatu 12
- Ann and Jeff VanderMeer present a visual presentation of exciting new projects that blur genres and media, including The Steampunk Bible and The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities. Amazing visuals from artists from all over the world. Followed by discussion, interview session, and Q&A—on fiction, popular culture, literature, movies, and art.
- The presentation is organized together with the International Institute for Popular Culture.
- 20:00 (about)
- Another chance to meet the VanderMeers and have a chat over a beer at Cosmic Comic Café (Kauppiaskatu 4)