To the Stars!

That being one translation for Ad Astra, although not, in this case, the pertinent one, which reads more like: To the early spring science fiction/fantasy (and horror, a bit) convention taking place in Toronto this weekend! It's at the Crown Plaza Toronto Don Valley Hotel (1250 Eglinton Avenue East) from March 28-30. For more details, there's a website, here.

I'm going to be there, and doing some panels. For those of you who want to see me (or help build my self-esteem by packing my reading, about which there is more below), here's my schedule:

David Nickle Sat 10:00 AM Ballr. East Harry Potter: A Look Back

David Nickle Sat 3:00 PM Ballr. West Collaborating

David Nickle Sat 8:00 PM Salon 443 Horror: How Far is Too Far?

David Nickle Sun 12:30 PM Salon 443 Reading

Now, on to the reading. In honor of the overall science fiction/fantasy theme of the convention, this year I'm not going to read a slimy, be-tentacled horror story. I'm going to be reading just a bit of a slimy, be-tentacled science fiction story, the aforementioned "Wylde's Kingdom" novelette that will be appearing in Tesseracts Twelve this fall. Somewhat sooner than that, I'm going to post a bit of it online, and when that happens, I'll probably illustrate it with many cheesy photoshopped teasers, like this one here.

So. Sunday, 12:30, Salon 443. To the stars.