A little belated note to those of you in Toronto who either belong to or think you might like to join the Friends of the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy in Toronto, and also want to pick over the sad remains of ChiZine's stash of first-edition Monstrous Affections:
Come to the library's 2009 Christmas Cream Tea this Saturday December 5. It starts at 1:30 p.m. and goes until 4 p.m. And it's at the Merril Collection of course - at 239 College Street, at the very top of the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library.
In addition to the scones and coffee and other snacks, this year there will be me, and Brett Savory, and Sandra Kasturi. We've been invited, you see, as guests. So there'll be a reading and a sale and lots of conversation, as we celebrate the looming solstice with the appropriate amount of festive dread (okay, that last bit wasn't from the official invitation).