I will be attending this year’s Swecon. I’m in two panels, one as a moderator and one as panelist. I’m really looking forward to both, so please come and listen:
Efter bokbloggarna (moderator)
Friday 17:00 – 17:45, Akademien (Hotell Clarion Gillet)
Bokbloggandet har avtagit inom sf-fandomsfären. Vad har ersatt det? Hur används sociala medier för att diskutera läsande och fandom? Hur fungerar interaktionen mellan fans och bokdiskussioner över medier som Facebook, Instagram och Twitter? I hur stor utsträckning är bokbloggandet fortfarande aktivt?
Så gör vi för att få något skrivet!
Saturday 15:00 – 15:45, Gustavianum (Hotell Clarion Gillet)
Att skriva är inte alltid lätt och roligt. Hur gör vi för att få berättelserna att trots allt bli färdiga, utan att tappa motivation och eget intresse på vägen? Författare berättar sina knep för att komma sig för med att skriva, fortsätta skriva, och bli klara.
Apart from those two, I’ll hang around, attending some of the numerous, seriously interesting other programme items or chatting to people in the bar.
I just signed a contract for a new book. It’s a children’s book that will be published this autumn. A story I originally wrote by request from my kids.
I am of course extremely happy about this, as it is something I didn’t really intend when the project started.
It’s a humoristic book, aimed at children aged 7-11. Initially, at least, it will only be available in Swedish.
This Saturday, December the 3rd, is the day of TellUs – the 2016 edition of the yearly book fair in Linköping.
I’ll be there as well as a whole bunch of other writers. Please drop by for a chat, and/or getting a book signed.
The library, where the fair is, will be open 10.00-16.00.
You’ll find me at table 41 – very close to the library’s info desk.
See you there!
If you want to chat with me and/or get a book signed I’ll be at Akademibokhandeln, City – Linköping today (Nov 12th) between 11.00 and 14.00.
See you there!
I am so excited!
Incidenten i Böhmen (The Bohemian Incident) is going home. The book will be translated into Czech by Vertigo Books and published as a printed hardback and an e-book by them. The whole thing started with the review in Czech that I mentioned earlier, which made the publisher interested, and now we have agreed on the terms. I don’t know any publications dates yet, but I will of course update as soon as I know more.
Now back to editing the sequel …
This was my second Fantasycon, first being last year in Nottingham when Steven Savile put it into my head that I should go. I had a blast then, but as it was my first it was a bit hard to take it all in.
So this year was bound to be a bit different. I made a few friends last year and hoped to meet some of them again this year. And I wasn’t disappointed. Not all were there of course, but those that were remembered me and we had some really good chats this year too.
And I met even more people this year.
Additionally I went to some really interesting panels and agent/editor sessions. (Which is officially what these things are about of course). They confirmed some thoughts I have, and gave me some new insights at the same time, so time well spent indeed.
Already looking forward to next year, but first there’s SweCon in Uppsala and WorldCon in Helsinki, and a few other events, to do before that.
Now sitting at Manchester airport waiting for my flight to Copenhagen, and then on to home from there. It will be midnight before I’m home but it was so worth it.
To everyone I met, a very warm thank you and hope to meet you soon again!
Tomorrow I’m off to Scarborough. Totally excited. I had a blast year and everyone were so friendly. Unfortunately I don’t have anything published in English.
But who knows what the future might bring …not looking forward to the flight so much. The plane leaves at 6 Swedish time, which means 5 UK time, which in turn means I am in for a very long day. So if am struggling to keep awake towards the evening it doesn’t have to mean I’m drunk.
Just so you know.
Just printed the follow up to The Bohemian Incident. It’s far from a finished product, but at least there’s something for the test readers to work with. This stage is such a mix of feeling thrilled about actually getting there, feeling terrified it won’t be good enough, thinking about the amount of work that remains, and just being exhausted.
Here it is:
Wrote earlier that I am going to be in a panel at Fantasycon by the Sea in September.
The panel is called “Say My Name“and will be on Sunday morning. Makes for a slightly earlier Saturday night for me perhaps… The subtitle to the panel is “Is genre relevant at all”. It is always a fun subject to discuss and I remember the good discussions we had at Archipelacon along those lines. So I am really looking forward to it!
Here’s a link to the programme item, and one to the Fantasycon site.
Can’t wait to go there and meet all the lovely people!
See you in Scarborough
I will most likely miss this years Gothenburg Book Fair. Would have loved to go, but it is hard to be in two places at once. Instead I am going to Scarborough. To Fantasycon by the Sea.
It’ll be my second UK con ever, and I am supposed to take part in one panel as well, although at the time of writing I am not sure when it it is. Had loads of fun last year in Nottingham, and have been looking forward to this ever since.
It was great meeting a community of writers and readers that I hadn’t met before. And everyone were so welcoming. So I just had to go this year as well.
Hope to see you there!