Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Science Fiction and Fantasy Events in Toronto, June 2011

These events are from the science fiction & fantasy calendar I've started.  If you have an event that's not listed, email me (jessica.strider@gmail.com) and I'll put it on the calendar.  While I try to get the details correct, always check the links to confirm event information. And I'll be updating this post as I learn of more events.

Sunday June 5

World's Biggest Bookstore Presents: Horror
Meet horror authors David Nickle (Eutopia), Gemma Files (A Book of Tongues) and Brent Haywood (The Fecund's Melancholy Daughter).
Where: World's Biggest Bookstore (20 Edward Street)
When: 2 pm
Call the store at 416-977-7009 for more information 

Tuesday June 7

Chiaroscuro Reading Series: Book Launch for Susie Moloney's THIRTEEN
Where: Trane Studio (964 Bathurst St.)
When: 8 - 11 pm      "Haven Woods is suburban heaven, a great place to raise a family. It's close to the city, quiet, with great schools and its own hospital right up the road. Property values are climbing. The streets are clean, people keep their yards really nicely. It's fairly pet friendly, though barking dogs are not welcomed. The crime rate is practically non-existent, unless you count the odd human sacrifice, dismemberment, animal attack, demon rape and blood atonement. When Paula Wittmore goes home to Haven Woods to care for a suddenly ailing mother, she brings her daughter and a pile of emotional baggage. She also brings the last chance for twelve of her mother's closest frenemies, who like to keep their numbers at thirteen. And her daughter, young, innocent, is a worthy gift to the darkness.
     A circle of friends will support you through bad times. A circle of witches can drag you through hell."

Saturday June 18

How to Write a Bestseller Workshop (MISSISSAUGA)
With book editor Brian Henry & New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong
Where: Chartwell Baptist Church
1880 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga
When: 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Fee: $38.94 + 13% hst = $44 paid in advance
or $42.48 + 13% hst = $48 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve a spot now, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

Saturday June 19

Space-Time Continuum Reading and Discussion Group
Topic: Galvaston by Sean Stewart
Where: Bakka Phoenix Books (84 Harbord Street)
When: 1 pm

Tuesday June 21

Book Launch: Once Every Never by Lesley Livingston
Where: Dominion on Queen (500 Queen St. East)
When: 7 - 10:30 pm

Saturday June 25

Toronto Cosplay Picnic
Where: Center Island (via ferry)
When: 11-6
Cost: round trip ferry ticket ($4 students, $6.50 adults)
*Note, rain date is Sunday 26th, check website the day before to confirm
We will be meeting in the area in front of the docks at 10:30am. This area is accessible without buying a ticket for the ferry and features a few grassy knolls and trees. Your event organizers, Elemental and Pan, will be there early, and will poke you if you are in costume. The giant group of people in costume should not be too hard to spot.

We will depart from the docks at 11am. If you're late, hop on the ferry and head towards Centreville. We usually set up camp in a shaded area near Centreville, so it'll be hard to miss us. If you know you will be late and are worried about getting lost, feel free to contact Elemental. Her e-mail address is: tocosplaypicnic[at]gmail[dot]com. 

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