Thursday, February 01, 2007

read or die: magic for beginners

The Read or Die Convention (RodCon 2007) is a two-day literary convention organized by Read or Die. The convention seeks to bring together readers, writers, publishers, government and school organizations and book dealers to highlight the importance of reading and literacy in building an open world for every Filipino through books. All proceeds of the event will be donated to AHON Foundation in conjunction with UNICEF.

RodCon 2007 takes place on February 3 and February 4, 2007 at the Hotel Intercontinental (Ayala Avenue, Makati City). The convention will be open from 9AM to 8PM daily. For more information about the convention, visit their website . Lots of books, lots of events, lots of authors walking around.

The LitCritters have a panel scheduled at 3:30PM on February 4th with "Speculative Fiction for Beginners: Reading Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror". We'll discuss which books and authors provide perfect introductions to the wild and wonderful world of Speculative Fiction, with selections from the genres of Fantasy, Scifi and Horror. In addition, the panel will talk about developing Filipino SF - where we are and where we hope to be in future. (I really wanted to make the title "Magic for Beginners", as a tip of the hat to Kelly Link, but felt that using the term 'magic' excluded scifi and horror).

Hope to see you there.

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