Borderlands Cafe

If anything could make Borderlands Books which I’ve mentioned before better, it would be coffee. I got this announcement in my email, and I wish I was close enough to experience all of this, but at least I can share:

Wednesday, October 28th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Borderlands will be hosting our most ambitious signing to date — a huge group signing with 24 authors, and it will take place in the soon-to-be Borderlands Cafe at 870 Valencia (right next door). Yes, this is your chance to get a sneak preview of the space on which we’ve been working so hard before it’s open to the public, and meet some of your favorite authors! The lineup includes:
Gail Carriger – new author of the hugely popular novel SOULLESS, Borderlands’ bestselling paperback in October;
David Drake – renowned master of military science fiction;
Steven Erikson and Ian Cameron Esslemont – co-creators of the fabulously successful Malazan Empire books in a rare appearance (in fact, we believe this is Mr. Esslemont’s first signing in the US);
Graham Joyce – distinguished winner of the World Fantasy and British Fantasy Awards;
Patricia McKillip – beloved fantasy author and winner of the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement;
L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – Incredibly prolific and respected fantasy and science fiction writer;
Garth Nix – Popular young adult fantasy author of THE ABHORESEN TRILOGY and many others;
S.M. Stirling – one of the world’s premier authors of alternate histories, notably the Emberverse series (DIES THE FIRE and its sequels);
Michael Swanwick – Multiple-award winning author of THE IRON DRAGON’S DAUGHTER;
Bill Willingham – creator of the graphic novel FABLES;

and many more writers, artists and editors including James Anderson, Carol Berg, David B. Coe, Kate Elliott, David Lunde, John Picacio, Barbara and Christopher Roden, Mark Sebanc, Mark Van Name and Zoran Zivkovic!

Monday, November 2nd from 6:30 – 8:00 pm we continue the trend with 21 more authors including Paolo Bacigalupi, Laird Barron, Marie Brennan, Lynn Ceasar, Ellen Datlow, Nancy Etchemendy, Cody Goodfellow, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Cecelia Holland, Elaine Isaak, Mary Robinette Kowal, Ellen Kushner, Nick Mamatas, Diana Paxson, Tony Richards, Michael Shea, Delia Sherman, John Skipp, Anna Tambour, and Brent Weeks!

Tuesday, November 3rd at 7:00 pm will be a bit quieter, featuring an INTERFICTIONS 2 reading with Amelia Beamer, Delia Sherman, Anna Tambour and Ray Vukcevich.

Saturday, November 7th at 3:00 pm, meet Katharine Kerr as she presents the THE SILVER MAGE, the final novel in The Silver Wyrm series!

We’re all very excited about these events, especially our Wednesday and Monday signings. Wednesday will be especially interesting since TRAUMA, the emergency services TV show set in San Francisco, will be filming right next door in the Mission Playground that afternoon. As a result, parking will be even more entertaining than usual (they’ve made the entire West side of our block no-parking for the day) and foot traffic will be heavy. If you’re coming, you might want to plan on arriving early since it’s going to be a busy evening, inside and out.

Best,
Alan and the Borderlands Staff

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~ by mentatjack on October 28, 2009.

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