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Lauren Beukes

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US Mini-Tour (plus London)

I’ll be in the US for two weeks in August doing various events and readings and things, including WorldCon, the NY Public Library Mid-Manhattan branch and Borderlands Books in San Francisco – with a bonus event at the British Library in London on the 13th August, en route.

Here’s the full schedule:

Saturday 13th August – British Library, London.
I’ll be at the British Library’s Out of This World Exhibit doing a short reading/talk and signing with Zoo City cover-designer Joey Hi-Fi lunch time-ish and drinks afterwards from 1pm to 3pm. All the details here

Monday 15th August NYPL, New York
I’ll be doing a talk and a reading at the New York Public Library mid-Manhattan branch from 6.30-8pm. Tickets are free, but you have to RSVP. More info here.

Wed 17th – Sun 21st August WorldCon Reno
Wed 16:00 – 17:00, Social Media, Online Technologies, and the Way We will Live with Dave O Neill, Alexandria Brown, e Sieber and John Cmar

Wed 18:00 – 19:00, Literary Beer: Hall 2 Bar
There will be beer. And me. And the chance to shoot the breeze.

Thu 09:00 – 10:00, Stroll with The Stars
A gentle one mile stroll (that’s 1.6km) and chance to shoot the breeze* with Stu Segal, Bill Willingham, Julie Bell, Boris Vallejo, Lawrence M. Schoen and Cory Doctorow, Ellen Datlow

(*Look, the breeze had it coming, okay? And it’s not like we’re just shooting it, it’s more of a cowboy duel.)

Thu 12:00 – 13:00, Where to Start With Comics E1
Panel discussion with James Bacon, Allison Lonsdale, John Coxon, Tanglwyst de Holloway

Thu 16:00 – 17:00, Futuristic Fashion and Wearable Art D05
Panel with Cory Doctorow and Gail Carriger where we’ll be chatting about fashion that can collect and broadcast video, bio-genetic art, LED tattoos, camera-scrambling t-shirts and more in RL and fiction.

Fri 10:00 – 12:00, Writers Workshop
(Already fully booked, sorry!)

Fri 14:00 – 14:30, Reading: Lauren Beukes A15

Fri 17:00 – 18:00, The Future of Cities A01+6
Panel with Ian McDonald, Gary Ehrlich, Cory Doctorow, Kim Stanely Robinson discussing the challenges facing urban populations around the world and how they translate into interesting story settings.

Sat 12:00 – 13:00, Meet the Campbell Award Nominees A03
All of this year’s Campbell Award nominees are at Worldcon, including my hot competition, Seanan McGuire, Saladin Ahmed, Dan Wells, Larry Correira and that OTHER sloth-lover, Lev Grossman.

Sun 12:00 – 13:00, Autographing: Sun 12:00 Hall 2
I’ll be signing stuff; books, boobs, bathroom accessories, whatever you like, together with Christina York, Daniel M. Kimmel, Richard Hescox, Robert Buettner, John G. Hemry and Gardner Dozois

Sunday Aug 21 Borderlands, San Francisco
I’ll be dashing out of WorldCon to fly to San Francisco for a reading at only the coolest bookstore in the city, Borderlands Books at 7pm.

Some possible events happening in Berkley still to be confirmed, then I’m flying back to South Africa on the 24th.

And hey, I’m available for press stuff, interviews, zombie-taming lessons and other readings or events in those three cities. If you want to book me, send an email to hotshot publicist Sara Batkie and she’ll try to make it happen. (Please supply your own zombies).


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