CONFLIKT II

Seanan was the Guest of Honor at Conflikt II, the Pacific Northwest's very own Filk Convention. This was Seanan's first solo guest slot, and she was joined for an all-star concert by Vixy and Tony, Amy McNally, Paul Kwinn, Alisa Garcia, Luis Garcia, and Brooke Lunderville. Her set included old favorites, like "Evil Laugh" and "Pretty Little Dead Girl," and debuted several new songs, including "Crazy Little Girl" and "Wine and Whiskey."

Conflikt II was held at the Renton Holiday Inn from January 30th through February 1st, 2009. This was also the official release weekend for Seanan's third CD, Red Roses and Dead Things.



WONDERCON 2009

Wondercon 2009—San Francisco's very own comic convention—was an absolute blast. Seanan was on-site all three days, basking in the glory of the company of her peers, distributing unique art cards, and generally having a rockin' good time. Since there won't be another comic convention to rock until July, this was an awesome way to spend a weekend. Hope to see you there next year!



BAYCON 2009

Having been their Toastmistress (in 2007) and their Chairman (in 2003), Seanan was thrilled to attend BayCon 2009 in San Jose, California as a published author. Her scheduled panels included a rousing discussion of the current zombie craze, some awesome dissection of the ways to survive an apocalypse (hint: wear sensible shoes), and a surprisingly lively talk about how to keep a long-running series interesting. (This last was attended by fellow DAW author Irene Radford. DAW girls represent!)

Seanan's reading on Sunday was a lot of fun. It turns out that an hour-long slot allows for a lot of reading! Seanan read "Lost" (Ravens in the Library), "Dying With Her Cheer Pants On" (unpublished), and closed with "Office Memos" and a rousing chant of "ANTS ANTS ANTS!" Disturbingly enjoyable, all things considered.

While it wasn't a weekend packed with music, it did allow for Seanan and her long-time editor/author friend, Jennifer Brozek, the time to sit down and plot evil. In more current evil news, Seanan's "tell me the title of the play Rosemary and Rue is from and win an ARC" plot panned out nicely, with Nikki walking off with the prize.

And a good time was had by all.



DUCKON 18

Seanan was truly delighted to be the Music Guest of Honor at DucKon 18, which was held over the weekend of June 12th through 14th, 2009. Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files, was the Author Guest of Honor, and Seanan's own agent, Diana Fox, was DucKon's first-ever Agent Guest of Honor, making for a very packed and exciting slate. It was Seanan's first trip to Naperville, and she managed to avoid any collisions with the native wildlife, although she had to be dissuaded from chasing the geese.

Seanan's good friends Vixy and Tony were in attendance as the Filk Fund Guests, because every concert is extra-awesome with Vixy and Tony. Seanan was also joined on stage by Amy "The Fiddler" McNally, Brooke "Squid Queen" Lunderville, and SJ "Become A Firebird, Ask Me How" Tucker. Big fun all around.

Seanan's schedule for the weekend was as follows:

FRIDAY.

7:00 PM: Opening Ceremonies. Seanan joined Tom Smith, Amy McNally, and Toyboat on stage to perform "The Time Warp," playing the role of Columbia. Such a stretch. (She later joined Toyboat for a rousing performance of "Gimme Shelter," because cover songs are fun.)
8:00 PM: Whose Line Is It Anyway? The classic improv game goes convention crazy! With Tom Smith, Graham Leathers, Gretchen Roper, and Trevor. Music was provided by Toyboat.
10:00 PM: Sing A Song of Dead Things. Themed filk with corpses in. Seanan was the lovely, loony moderator, and did not go to sleep in the circle.

SATURDAY.

10:00 AM: Plagues Past, Present, and Future. LET'S GET READY TO RABIES!
12:00 PM: The Business of Writing. With Diana Fox and Shannon Butcher.
3:00 PM: Vixy & Tony Concert.
5:00 PM: Seanan McGuire, Undead in Concert! Featuring Vixy and Tony, Amy McNally, Brooke Lunderville, and SJ Tucker. The first live performance of "Sycamore Tree" since 2006.
8:00 PM: Urban Fantasy. With Jim Butcher and Jody Lyn Nye. Because Seanan is always at her most-coherent post-concert!

SUNDAY.

11:00 AM: Reading. Seanan read the prologue and chapter one of Rosemary and Rue. We're sorry if you missed it!
1:00 PM: X-Men Comics. For those of you who aren't aware, Jean Grey is still dead, and Seanan approves.
3:00 PM: Closing Ceremonies.

CDs and DVDs of Seanan's concert, as well as CDs and DVDs of Vixy and Tony's concert (which featured SJ Tucker on vocals and big-ass drum, and Seanan on backing vocals) are available through the DucKon website, and benefit the DucKon filk fund.



COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL

Seanan has successfully survived the 2009 Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. This was her very first SDCC as an attending professional, and it was basically an enormous whirligig of awesome. Awesome and pie.

Seanan started the weekend right, with the ESCAPIST FANTASY panel at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 23rd. It was followed by a signing session hosted by Mysterious Galaxies, during which ARCs of Rosemary and Rue were distributed to those lucky souls brave enough to show up. A fabulous time was had by all.

Seanan also appeared on a special panel hosted by the Downtown San Diego Borders at 8:00 PM on Saturday, July 25th, along with Patrick Rothfuss, Amber Benson, Kat Richardson, Rob Thurman, and others. As an incredible extra bonus, Borders and DAW had managed to conspire to make the first seventy-five mass-market paperback copies of Rosemary and Rue available for purchase at the panel. So the book is now out in the wild.

All told, it was a wonderful experience, and we can't wait for 2010. If you've never been to the San Diego Comic-Con, and are considering attending in the future, please read Seanan's Guide to Surviving San Diego. It may save, if not your life, then at least your sanity.



ANTICIPATION (WORLDCON 2009)

The 2009 World Science Fiction Convention was held in Montreal, Canada, which turns out to be very far away from California. Nonetheless, it was Seanan's first professional WorldCon, and she had a fantastic time. Her panel schedule was as follows:

THURSDAY.

2:00 PM: Improv Workshop. Step one, land in Canada. Step two, get off the plane. Step three, conduct an improv workshop. Games included Freeze, Animals, Blind Date, and One-Sentence Story.
4:00 PM: Did You Know...? Filk trivia with Seanan and Mark Bernstein. And Seanan's jetlag. Seanan's jetlag was definitely an active participant. Everybody learned things—even the panelists!

SATURDAY.

3:30 PM: The Future of Horror Movies. Now with bonus Cat Valente.

SUNDAY.

10:00 AM: Author Signing. People brought Seanan things; Seanan signed them. Michelle West was there to keep her awake. It was awesome.
12:30 PM: Author Reading. Ninety-minute group reading with Laura Anne Gilman, Margaret Ronald, and Stephanie Bedwell-Grime.
2:30 PM: Concert: Stone Dragons and Seanan McGuire. Each group had a forty-five minute set. The Stone Dragons were seriously awesome, and Seanan went on at 3:15 PM. Dave Weingart was her stunt guitarist. Half of DAW was in attendance. No pressure! But it went great.
10:00 PM: The Living Dead. Seanan + zombies = a no-brainer. Even that far past her normal bedtime.

MONDAY.

12:00 PM: Songwriting Workshop. A great way to close a weekend.

Thanks, Canada! We really enjoyed the invasion! And the Tim Horton's. Mmmmm, donuts.



GRANTS PASS LAUCH PARTY!

The official launch party for Grants Pass—a post-apocalyptic anthology from Morrigan Books, edited by the fabulous Jennifer Brozek—was held on August 22nd, 2009, at Soulfood Books and Cafe in Redmond, Washington.

Authors in attendance included Jay Lake, Shannon Page, James Sullivan, and Jennifer Brozek. And Seanan, of course, since otherwise, this wouldn't be listed as a one of her past appearances. Seanan opened the party with a reading of her contribution to the anthology, and Shannon closed it the same way, thus proving that the day was brought to you by the letter "S."

All attending authors were interviewed by the charming folks from Seattle Geekly, a local podcast of cool, geeky things, and the cake was not a lie. Hope to see you at the next release party!



RELEASE PARTY AT ILLUSIVE COMICS!

The first Rosemary and Rue release party was held at Illusive Comics in Santa Clara, California on Friday, September 4th. It was a true release party extravaganza, starting at 7:00 PM Pacific Time and running until 9:00 PM that night. Illusive Comics is an awesome mix of comic books, games, and genre fiction, run by the intrepid and delightful Anna Warren, who was enormously pregnant on the night of the event (and had the baby the very next day).

The Illusive Comics event included cake, snacks, and a rare California appearance by Kitten Sundae, one of the most kickin'-cool bands to hail from the Pacific Northwest. Anna started the night with copies of Rosemary and Rue in stock, and finished the night...without...as we managed to sell out the entire store's supply. It was a fabulous evening, filled with wonder and with laughter, and the Traveling Circus and Snake-Handling Show can't wait to come back again.



RELEASE PARTY AT BORDERLANDS!

Seanan's second Rosemary and Rue release party was held at Borderlands Books in San Francisco, California on Saturday, September 5th. The party ran from 5:00 PM Pacific Time until the bookstore politely asked us to leave so they could close at 9:00 PM—and that place was packed for the whole four hours. It was a shindig to beat all shindigs, and we're so glad so many of you could make it!

There evening featured an in-store raffle of fabulous prizes, including super-special pendants from Chimera Fancies, Polidori Truffles inspired by Rosemary and Rue, original art cards by Seanan, ARCs of Rosemary and Rue, sets of Seanan's CDs, CDs from Vixy & Tony and SJ Tucker, a plush own, and hand-knitting by the Fabulous Kate. People were able to enter the raffle up to three times: once by showing up (one ticket), once by making a purchase at the store (one ticket), and once by bringing baked goods to the event (one ticket).

Kitten Sundae (Michelle Dockrey, Tony Fabris, Betsy Tinney, SJ Tucker) were in attendance, as were Amy McNally and Brooke Lunderville, and provided live music at points during the evening, along with sudden surprise appearances by Maya Bohnhoff and Paul Kwinn. The baked goods were delicious, the company was fantastic, and we managed to sell all but two of the bookstore's copies of Rosemary and Rue.

Hope to see you at the next release party!



NCIBA SIGNING!

Seanan was delighted to sign books at the NCIBA (Northern California Independent Booksellers Association) fall trade show on Saturday, October 10th, 2009, from 10:30 to 11:00 AM. Autographed books were available to all attendees in exchange for a one-dollar donation to the Bookseller's Charitable Fund.



LITCRAWL!

Seanan was one of three featured authors lucky enough to give a reading at Borderlands Books during phase two of the October 17th portion of LitCrawl 2009, part of the annual San Francisco LitQuake event.

From the LitQuake website, this event is "a week-long literary spectacle for book lovers." From the perspective of people who made it to the bookstore, it was a wacky whirlwind of corpses, cheerleaders, and creepy. John Levitt read true tales of his days with the Salt Lake City PD. Seanan McGuire read about cheerleaders vs. aliens. And Loren Rhoads read about morbid curiosities. The place was packed, and a good time was had by all.

See you next year!



OCTOBER VALLEY FILK FEST BOOK RELEASE PARTY

Seanan's first (and only) midwest Rosemary and Rue book release party was held at the Ohio Valley Filk Festival, on Friday, October 23rd, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. There was cake and chatter (and the requisite discussion of the Black Death), and many things were joyfully signed. Thanks to everyone who attended.



WORLD FANTASY CON

Seanan was proud to be a program participant at the 2009 World Fantasy Convention, held over Halloween weekend in San Jose, California. She did not wind up buried in a shallow grave outside of Mt. View. That's pretty much a win.



WRITERS WITH DRINKS

Seanan is thrilled to have appeared as a part of the Writers With Drinks series of events benefiting the Center for Sex and Culture. An evening of fun, booze, thrills, booze, readings, booze, laughs, booze, adventure, and booze was had by all, as Seanan performed live, along with Dan Fante, Joshua Mohr, Mark Coggins, Mollena Williams, and Meliza Banales.

Writers With Drinks is a monthly event, and all funds go to the Center for Sex and Culture. If you ever get the chance to check it out, you totally should.



WAYWARD COFFEEHOUSE HOOTENANNY!

Seanan appeared at the Wayward Coffeehouse in Seattle, Washington on the evening of December 26th, with her good friends Kitten Sundae (Vixy Dockrey, Tony Fabris, and Betsy Tinney). The show started at eight and ended at ten, and was a five-alarm blast from start to finish.

Events of the night included music, book signing, a reading around nine o'clock, and yes, a giveaway drawing for an ARC of A Local Habitation. People came for the music, company, food, good times, and fun news about the Toby Daye series and what Seanan plans on jabbing with a stick next, and the house was packed.



CLAYTON BOOKS BOOK CLUB

Seanan was the featured author at Clayton Books in Clayton, California, on Wednesday, January 20th. The book club began at 7:30PM, and despite the torrential downpour which kept attendance light, the conversation was fun and interesting. Also, Seanan brought cupcakes. Sugar cures all ills.

Thanks to everyone who attended, and we very much hope to do something like this again in the future.



CONFLIKT III

Seanan attended Conflikt III, the Pacific Northwest's very own filk convention, where she appeared in a joyous round of Whose Line Is It Anyway? (always a crowd-pleaser) and donating ARCs of upcoming books to the Interfilk auction.

Tom Smith, who appears on the album Red Roses and Dead Things, was the Guest of Honor for 2010. Next year's convention promises to be just as awesome. Hope to see you there!



A LOCAL HABITATION BOOK RELEASE PARTY

In the immortal words of the Blues Brothers, "We're getting the band back together!" The Traveling Circus and Snake-Oil Show was reunited for a glorious blow-out at Borderlands Books in San Francisco, California, where they spent the evening of March 9th celebrating the release of A Local Habitation, book two in the October Daye series.

With live music from SJ Tucker, Betsy Tinney, Amy McNally, Seanan McGuire, and more, refreshments, and a raffle, this was basically the kitchen party to end all kitchen parties. The festivities began at five and ended at nine. The evening's schedule:

5:00 PM: Welcome to our party.
5:40 PM: Perhaps you would like some music.
6:00 PM: Perhaps you would like to win things.
7:00 PM: More music?
7:30 PM: More prizes?
7:45 PM: Assuming people are not too busy buying books and drinking coffee, Seanan will read something.
8:30 PM: Last music of the night.
8:50 PM: Last chance to give the bookstore and cafe money before we say goodnight.
9:00 PM: Last raffle drawing of the night and we close the evening.

We ate all the bread the cafe had! It was awesome, and we hope to see you at the next one.



BARNES AND NOBEL APPEARANCE

Seanan appeared at the San Bruno Barnes and Noble on Friday, March 12th, from 7 to 9 PM. She had an absolute blast, and hopes you'll attend when she has the opportunity to appear there again.



BELMONT LIBRARY AUTHOR APPEARANCE

Seanan appeared at the Belmont Library in Belmont, California (near San Francisco) on Sunday, March 14th, at 2:00 PM. There was a reading and a Q&A session. This was her first library appearance, and she had an absolutely wonderful time. Hope to see you at the next one!



WONDERCON!

Another Wondercon has come and gone. This is San Francisco's own comic book extravaganza, and Seanan attends every year to rove the floor and enjoy the atmosphere. Hope to see you at Wondercon 2011, where there will doubtless be more madness to report.



FEED RELEASE AT BORDERLANDS!

The release party for Mira Grant's first book, FEED, was held at Borderlands Books in San Francisco, California, on Saturday, May 8th. This was a more traditional event than Seanan's parties tend to be, because Mira's a traditional kind of girl...especially if by "traditional" you mean "fond of machetes, the undead, and things that go bump in the night."

Festivities were located in the bookstore, where the party began at five and continued until nine. Refreshments were provided by Cups and Cakes Bakery, as well as by the Borderlands Cafe. Readings, zombie Q&A, and discussion of the horror genre were all part of the fun, and the next release party promises to be even better. Be there!



MARCON 45: NECROPOLIS!

Seanan was deeply honored to appear as the Music Guest of Honor at Marcon 45 in Columbus, Ohio. The convention was held May 28th through May 30th, 2010, and Seanan—our very own pretty little dead girl—was a perfect fit for Marcon 45's Necropolis: A Year of Horror theme.

Seanan's panels ranged from the classic "How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse" to that old crowd-pleaser, "How Fairy Tales Really Ended" (hint: death and bears were involved). Her concert featured Dr. Mary Crowell, Amy McNally, and Tom Smith, as well as a surprise vocal guest spot by Judi Miller, who also signed the whole thing. It was a wonderful weekend; thanks to everyone who was there.



BORDERS PLEASANT HILL

Seanan was at the Borders in Pleasant Hill, California, on Saturday, June 5th, from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Thanks to everyone who showed up, and double thanks to Dan, for bringing the cherries.



SF IN SF

Seanan appeared as part of SF in SF on June 12th, 2010, along with Deborah Grabien, author of several music-inspired mystery novels. Seanan read a short story from an upcoming anthology, prior to a Q&A session/interview moderated by Terry Bisson. Having spent the prior week in bed with a nasty cold, Seanan was very grateful to see several familiar faces in the audience, as they brought her water.

SF in SF is a monthly charity series. All events take place at The Variety Preview Room, at 582 Market Street, in the first floor of The Hobart Bldg. Proceeds from the events go to the Variety Children’s Charity.



CONCHORD/WESTERCON!

Seanan was the Guest of Honor at ConChord 23, which was combined, Voltron-like, with Westercon 63 for a double-barreled convention extravaganza of sheer awesomeness. Seanan was fortunate enough to appear with her beloved Paul Kwinn (the primary guitarist of her 2005 OVFF show) for the convention. He was the ConChord Toastmaster, and he rocked the house!

Thanks to everyone at ConChord and Westercon for a fantastic time, and for the opportunity to party in Southern California. See you next time!



THE MURDER AND MAYHEM TOUR!

Seanan appeared alongside Jennifer Brozek as the Murder and Mayhem Tour (Jennifer was Murder; Seanan was Mayhem) at the Wayward Coffeehouse in Seattle, Washington. The festivities were held as part of the Sereniversity shindig, and began at 6:30 PM. Jennifer read from In a Gilded Light, while Seanan, out of respect for the insane heat inside the coffeehouse, told the infamous Microwave Story.

After the reading, Seanan joined Vixy, Tony, Sooj, Betsy, and Sunnie on stage to bring musical sparkle to the night. It was a great crowd, and a great time.



THE MURDER AND MAYHEM TOUR!

Seanan appeared with Jennifer Brozek at Borderlands Books in San Francisco, California, on Saturday, July 17th, for the second stop of the Murder and Mayhem Tour (Jennifer was Murder, Seanan was, predictably, Mayhem). The fun began at 3:30 PM, and included readings by both authors, with Jennifer bringing the chills of In a Gilded Light and Seanan telling the audience all about Rose Marshall from Sparrow Hill Road.

Seanan and Jennifer had never appeared together in California before this tour. The state survived. You're welcome.



COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL

Seanan had a great time at the 2010 Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. This was her second year at SDCC as an attending professional, and the first year where she was attending as not one, but two, because Mira Grant was also on the program.

Seanan/Mira's schedule was as follows:

Thursday, July 22nd: THE POWER OF MYTH, 10:30-11:30 AM, Room 24ABC.
Thursday, July 22nd: Signing as Seanan, 11:30-12:30, Autograph Area.
Friday, July 23rd: Signing as Mira, 11:00-12:00, Orbit booth in the dealer's hall.
Saturday, July 24th: THE RISE OF ZOMBIE FICTION, 11:00-12:00, Room 7AB. (This is a Mira panel, and was chosen by io9.com as one of this year's "can't miss it" events.)
Saturday, July 24th: Signing as Mira, 12:00-1:00 PM, Autograph Area.

It was a lot of fun, and both Mira and Seanan are looking forward to doing it again in 2011.



SPOCON 2010

Seanan was the Music Guest of Honor at SpoCon 2010, where she had the honor of appearing alongside fellow DAW author and SpoCon Writer Guest of Honor, Tanya Huff. Thrills, chills, weird programming moments, and musical mayhem abounded, as Seanan assembled a whole new iteration of her infamous Build-A-Band and rocked the house.

Tanya did not let Seanan play in the old abandoned concrete factory. You're welcome.



AUSSIECON 4 (WORLDCON 2010)

Seanan attended the 2010 WorldCon, Aussiecon 4, from September 2nd through 6th in Melbourne, Australia. She was a program participant, and also a nominee for the 2010 Campbell Award for Best New Writer...which she actually won. So yeah, there's that. She was awarded a tiara in the LAND OF POISON AND FLAME. This proves that sometimes the world is awesome.

Seanan's schedule for the weekend was as follows:

Thursday, September 2nd, 3:00 PM: Breaking the Fourth Wall: Supernatural and Its Audience. Given Seanan's thoughts on how things went down with Jo and Ellen, this was a super-fun panel, in the "bring plastic sheeting and pray" sense.

Thursday, 5:00 PM: Kaffeeklatsche. For those of you who have never encountered this strange creature before, basically, Seanan sat in a room for an hour, and talked to anyone who showed up. Also, there was coffee.

Friday, September 3rd, 4:00 PM: Seanan McGuire and Catherynne M Valente In Conversation. Who is driving? Bear is driving! HOW CAN THIS BE?! Cat and Seanan spent the better part of an hour talking writing, editing, and whatever else came into their heads. This was the first iteration of what Seanan calls the Snow White/Lily Fair Variety Show, and it was amazing.

Saturday, 1:00 PM: Fringe: Paranormal Investigations in SF Television. Seanan and Paul Cornell tore. It. Up. It was to a super-awesome panel full of super-awesomeness, and you should totally have been there, and Seanan totally failed to avoid discussions of Peter Bishop's fabulous ass.

Saturday, 3:00 PM: What is Filk? This was a fairly standard panel, but a very good one to attend if you want to learn more about filk, what it is, and why people are doing it in your hotel lobby. Not that filkers do that anymore. Much.

Saturday, 4:00 PM: Signing. Seanan signed stuff. Super-exciting.

Sunday, September 5th, 3:00 PM: YA Urban Fantasy. Why YA urban fantasy? What's the attraction? What makes it awesome? Discussion to follow.

Monday, September 6th, 2:00 PM: Reading.

Seanan also performed in the main filk concert, where she was accompanied by Kathleen Sloan, and attended the Hugo Awards (naturally).



RELEASE PARTY AT BORDERLANDS!

Seanan and the Traveling Circus appeared at San Francisco's own Borderlands Books, home of awesome people, hairless cats, and a lot of real good times. The event itself was split between the bookstore and Borderlands Cafe, next door, allowing for the obligate rocking of the house without starving everyone in the process.

Music! Madness! Fun! Raffle prizes! Festivities began at five and ended at nine (although "ended" really meant "moved to the Belgian crepe place down the street"). If you were there, thank you, and if you weren't, we hope to see you at the next one.



SIGNING AT OTHER CHANGE OF HOBBIT

Seanan signed and read from her latest book at the Other Change of Hobbit (3264 Adeline St, Berkeley CA) on Saturday, September 25th, from five to seven PM.



NEW YORK REVIEW OF SCIENCE FICTION READING

Seanan appeared at the New York Review of Science Fiction on Tuesday, October 5th, along with Catherynne M. Valente. Why? Because we wanted to see how much awesome we could pack into a room, that's why. And man, was there a lot of awesome.

You can access details on the ongoing New York Review of Science Fiction reading schedule by following this link. Doors generally open at 6:30 PM, and a five dollar donation is suggested.



NEW YORK COMIC CON

Seanan attended the New York Comic Con in October 2010. She had a wonderful time, and hopes to go back in the future.



BORDERS BOOKS APPEARANCE

Seanan signed at the Borders Books and Music in Fremont, California from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM on October 15th, 2010. Thanks to all who attended and made the event awesome.



NCIBA SIGNING!

Seanan attended the NCIBA (Northern California Independent Booksellers Association) fall trade show on Saturday, October 16th, 2010, marking her second year signing at this conference. Thanks to everyone who stopped by.



ORYCON 32

Seanan was the Friends of Filk Guest at OryCon 32, from November 12-14, 2010, held at the Portland Doubletree Hotel.

OryCon marked Seanan's first official Oregon appearance, and she had an absolutely wonderful time. She was accompanied in concert by Vixy and Tony, and the weekend was filled with thrills, chills, and the lingering flail of Seanan's inevitable post-Halloween sugar rush.



BARNES AND NOBLE BOOK FAIR!

Seanan appeared at the San Bruno Barnes and Noble on Sunday, November 21st, as a part of the Glenview Fire Recovery Fund Book Fair. With face-painting, games and local community entertainment all day, this was a fantastic event, dedicated to a very worthy cause. Thanks to everyone involved.



GAFILK

Seanan is proud and excited to have been the Guest of Honor at GaFilk 13 (which, one must admit, was the perfect GaFilk for her to be the Guest of Honor at). She appeared live in concert with a brand new iteration of her live-action Rock Band, performing live in Georgia while accompanied by Bill and Brenda Sutton, Dr. Mary Crowell, Amy McNally, Jodi Krangle, and more.

GaFilk also marked the retail release of Seanan's fourth CD, Wicked Girls, and the final selling out of her first studio CD, Stars Fall Home It was an eventful weekend.



ARISIA 2011

Seanan was honored and pleased to be a Special Guest at Arisia 2011. Arisia is New England's biggest speculative fiction convention, and it's always a blast. Thanks again to everyone who came out to say hello.



RELEASE PARTY AT BORDERLANDS!

Seanan and the Traveling Circus appeared in March 2011 at San Francisco's own Borderlands Books, home of awesome people, hairless cats, and a lot of real good times. The event itself was split between the bookstore and Borderlands Cafe, next door, allowing for the obligate rocking of the house without starving everyone in the process.

Music! Madness! Fun! Raffle prizes! Festivities began at five and ended at nine (although "ended" actually meant "moved to the Belgian mussel place down the street"). We hope to see you at future Borderlands events.



LATE ECLIPSES AT OTHER CHANGE OF HOBBIT!

Seanan read and signed at Berkeley's own Other Change of Hobbit from 7 to 9 pm on Friday, March 25th. Thanks to Other Change for helping to celebrate the release of Late Eclipses with Seanan and the gang!



WONDERCON

Seanan was pleased to attend Wondercon 2011 in San Francisco, California. She had a fabulous time, as always, and is looking forward to 2012.



SIGNING AT ROSEVILLE, CA BORDERS.

Seanan was delighted to sign at the Roseville, California Borders store in April of 2011, and is sorry that, due to the closure of the chain, this was her last Borders appearance.



LEPRECON 37

Seanan was the Music Guest of Honor at LepreCon 37, held in scenic Tempe, Arizona, where she spent a great deal of time clambering on bluffs and looking for venomous creatures. Her schedule was as follows:

Meet the Pros! Friday, 7:00PM-9:00PM.
Filk Track: Zombie Apocalypse, the Musical. Friday, 10:00PM-11:00PM.
Seanan Signs Stuff. Saturday, 10:00AM-11:00AM.
Meet Seanan McGuire. Saturday, 11:00AM-12:30PM.
Dark Urban Fantasy. Saturday, 2:00PM-3:00PM.
Concert. Saturday, 4:00PM-5:00PM.
Author Reception. Saturday, 8:00PM-9:00PM.
Reading. Sunday, 10:30AM-11:00AM.
Kill Off My Character. Sunday, 11:00AM-12:00PM.
Fan Fiction and Pro Writers. Sunday, 1:00PM-2:00PM.

It was a jam-packed weekend full of awesome. Thanks to LepreCon for a fantastic time.



BOOK EXPO AMERICA

Seanan attended her first BEA in 2011, where she appeared as both herself and Mira Grant, and had a truly amazing time. It's like a circus! For books!



WISCON

Seanan had a wonderful time at her very first Wiscon in May, 2011, where she ate magical cheese, enjoyed fabulous panels, and poured over four hundred alcoholic beverages over the course of two nights spent bartending with her lovely assistant, Amy McNally. Seanan makes a mean mojito.



DEADLINE AT BORDERLANDS BOOKS!

The Deadline book launch at San Francisco's own Borderlands Books was held on Saturday, June 11th. Cupcakes and craziness ensued, and a good time was had by all.



URBAN FANTASY DOUBLE-HEADER!

Seanan appeared at her beloved Borderlands Books at 3:00PM on Saturday, June 18th. Why? Because Ben Macallan (aka Chaz Brenchley) was celebrating his urban fantasy debut, and Seanan was his special guest!

There were thrills, chills, readings (from Ben's new book and Seanan's new Tybalt novella), and, of course, cupcakes. Thanks to everyone who came out for a great event.



CONVERGENCE!

Seanan was delighted to be one of the Guests of Honor at CONvergence 2011. The theme was "Tomorrow Through the Past," and the guest lineup was absolutely fantastic. Seanan and Cat Valente reprised their increasingly-popular "In Conversation..." event, Seanan talked about venomous snakes and Doctor Who and a good time was had by all.



RENOVATION (WORLDCON 2011)

Seanan had a lovely time at the 2011 Reno WorldCon. Her schedule was as follows.

Thursday.
11:00AM to 12:00PM, Music for Creative People.
3:00PM to 4:00PM, What's Up with Zombies?
5:00PM to 6:00PM, Literary Beer with Seanan McGuire and Paul Cornell.

Friday.
12:00PM to 1:00PM, Concert (with special guests).
1:00PM to 2:00PM, Tricky Pixie Interview.
11:00PM to 1:00AM, Whose Line is it Anyway? (live improv)

Saturday.
11:00AM to 12:00PM, The Role of the Companion: The Impact of the Companions on the Doctor.
12:00PM to 1:00PM, Meet the Campbell Award Nominees (moderating).
3:00PM to 4:00PM, Bill Willingham Guest Dialog.

Sunday.
12:00PM to 12:30PM, Reading.
1:00PM to 2:00PM, Autographing.

Thanks to everyone who attended. See you next time!


CONTEXT

Seanan was thrilled to attend Context 2012 as their Horror Guest of Honor! Well, technically, Mira was their Horror Guest of Honor, but it can be pretty hard to tell the two of them apart, especially when pandemic diseases get involved...

Context was held in Columbus, Ohio, over the weekend of August 26th-28th, at the Doubletree Hotel. There were some fun walks, some fun talks, some fun panels, and a great deal of discussion of things that want to kill you. It was a wonderful convention; thanks again to Context for having us.



ONE SALT SEA AT BORDERLANDS!

What's a new Toby book without a roof-raising Borderlands Books release party? It's...well, it's a new Toby book, but that's beside the point. The Traveling Circus and Snake-Handling Show was delighted to reconvene for October Daye's second birthday, and a wonderful time was had by all.

There ain't no party like a Borderlands party.



CONCLAVE

Seanan was the Literary Guest of Honor at Conclave in Romulus, Michigan, held October 7th to October 9th, 2011. Her schedule was as follows:

Friday.
8:00 PM, Opening Ceremonies. Ballroom 7 and 8.
9:00 PM, Concert (with Wild Mercy and Dr. Mary Crowell). Ballroom 7 and 8.

Saturday.
10:00 AM, Return of Fan Fiction Panel. Ballroom 5.
11:30 AM, Keeping In Character. Ballroom 5.
3:30 PM, Coffee Klatch. ConSuite.

Sunday.
10:00 AM, When Should a Series End. Ballroom 5.
11:30 AM, Emma Peel Would Be Proud. Ballroom 5.
2:00 PM, Reading and Signing. Ballroom 8.

Thanks to everyone who attended for helping us have a wonderful time!



LITCRAWL!

Seanan (as Mira Grant) was one of three featured authors reading at the Borderlands Cafe (right next to Borderlands Books) during phase three of the October 15th portion of LitCrawl 2011, part of the annual LitQuake event.

From the LitQuake website, this event is "a week-long literary spectacle for book lovers." It's always a fantastic time.



OVFF 27

Seanan was delighted to attend the 2011 Ohio Valley Filk Festival. She appeared in the Pegasus Concert on Friday night, and was available the rest of the weekend for signings and chatter.

Seanan was also delighted to win two Pegasus awards, for "Evil Laugh" and "Wicked Girls," and to accept Amy McNally's Best Performer Pegasus Award on her behalf. What a wonderful convention!



SEATTLE GEEKFEST

Seanan will be one of the featured musicians at the GeekFest Concert and Vendor Fair, hosted by the Seattle Browncoats Charity. She'll be performing with her beloved Vixy & Tony, as well as possible thrills, chills, and delightful surprises!

Come out, enjoy the music, do some holiday shopping, and help to support an excellent cause. You'll be glad that you did!



STEPHEN BLACKMOOR AND MIRA GRANT READING!

Seanan will be appearing at Borderlands in her guise as Mira Grant to celebrate the release of Stephen Blackmoore's new book, City of the Lost! Both Stephen and Mira will be reading and answering questions, and would love to see you.

The festivities begin at 3:00 PM. This is the only Mira Grant event planned for the Bay Area this spring, so we hope to see you there!



CONSONANCE

Seanan is proud to announce that she will be the Toastmistress at Consonance 2012, the San Francisco Bay Area's own filk convention! Along with Guests of Honor Three Weird Sisters (all four of whom are appearing together for the first time in North America and International Guest of Honor Brooke Lunderville, Seanan is intending to rock your socks off.

Seanan will be appearing in concert Friday, March 2nd at 9:00 PM, accompanied by a cast of thousands, including Tony "Tin Man" Fabris, Jeff "Scarecrow" Bohnhoff, Vixy "Only Kinda Wicked" Dockrey, Dr. Mary "Polychrome" Crowell, Brenda "Wicked Whenever She Damn Well Wants" Sutton, and Amy "Flying Monkey Queen" McNally.

Seanan's books, CDs, posters, and maybe even a few shirts will be available for sale in the Dealer's Room. Memberships are $50 at the door. It's going to be awesome, and we hope to see you there.



DISCOUNT ARMAGEDDON AT BORDERLANDS BOOKS!

Seanan's first confirmed launch party for her new series, InCryptid! Details to come, and we hope to see you there. The festivities will begin at 6:00 PM.



AGGIECON 43

Seanan is delighted to be a Guest of Honor at AggieCon 43, alongside such luminaries as Todd "One of You is the Werewolf" McCaffrey and Jody Lynn "Cats Are Neat" Nye (who wrote some of Seanan's favorite books). She'll be tearing it up in Texas all weekend long, and hopes to see you there!

No, really. Left to her own devices, she'll wander off and start hunting for rattlesnakes. Please come and help prevent her from becoming an interesting footnote in science fiction history. Please.



EMERALD CITY COMICON

Seanan will be attending Emerald City Comicon in lovely Seattle, Washington, from March 30th through April 1st, 2012. While she's not an official guest, she's happy to sign things if sighted roaming the convention groups. It's like Where's Waldo?, but less stripey!



BLACKOUT AT BORDERLANDS!

Come celebrate the final volume in Mira Grant's Newsflesh trilogy, as we mark the release of Blackout with readings, Q&A, and the possibility of delicious cake! Mira/Seanan will be appearing at San Francisco's own Borderlands Books from 6pm until 8pm on Saturday, June 2nd.

Remember that even if you can't attend, you can order a signed and personalized copy of Blackout for your collection by contacting the bookstore directly.



COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL

Seanan is delighted to once again be attending Comic-Con International in San Diego, California.

Details to come!



CONFLUENCE 24

Seanan is pleased to announce that she will be appearing at Confluence 24 as their double-barreled Writer Guest of Honor and Featured Filk Guest. Double your pleasure, double your fun, double your odds of seeing Seanan get into an argument with herself.

Pre-registration is open now at the Confluence website, and can save you a pretty penny over the door rate. Register now, register often, and we hope to see you there!



SPOCON 2012

Seanan will be appearing, in her super-secret guise as Mira Grant, as a Guest Marmot at SpoCon 2012 in Spokane, Washington. SpoCon is always a great time, and this year looks like it's going to be no different. Hope to see you there!



CHICON 7

Seanan was pleased to attend Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, in Chicago, Illinois, and was even more pleased to win a Hugo Award while she was there.

Really, Seanan's just pleased.



ASHES OF HONOR AT BORDERLANDS!

What's a new Toby book without a roof-raising Borderlands Books release party? It's...well, it's a new Toby book, but that's beside the point. The Traveling Circus and Snake-Handling Show will be reconvening for October Daye's third birthday, and a wonderful time is sure to be had by all.

There ain't no party like a Borderlands party. Ours will run from 5-8PM on Saturday, September 8th. If you can't attend, remember that Borderlands is always happy to take orders for signed and inscribed books, and Seanan is always happy to sign them.



SFWA READING SERIES

Seanan is pleased to be hosting the October 15th Pacific Northwest SFWA Reading, at the Kennedy School in Portland, Oregon. The event is free, and will feature authors Jay Lake and M.K. Hobson.

Click here for more details!



SFWA READING SERIES

Seanan is pleased to be hosting the October 15th Pacific Northwest SFWA Reading, at the Wild Rover Irish Restaurant in Kirkland, Washington. The event is free, and will feature authors Jennifer Brozek and Phil and Kaja Foglio.

Click here for more details!



BOOKSWAP AT THE BOOKSMITH!

Seanan will be appearing in her guise as Mira Grant at San Francisco's own The Booksmith on Friday, November 2nd. Details and tickets can be found at this link. It sounds like an awesome event, and the only thing that could make it even better would be a wicked little dose of you!



WINDYCON 39

Seanan will be the Author Guest of Honor at Windycon 39, appearing alongside the Music Guest of Honor, the lovely and talented Amy McNally! Details to come, and we hope to see you there.



EMERALD CITY COMIC CON

Seanan will be attending Emerald City Comicon in lovely Seattle, Washington, from March 1st through March 3rd, 2013. While she's not an official guest, she will be appearing on panels, and is happy to sign things if sighted roaming the convention grounds. It's like Where's Waldo?, but less stripey!



MIDNIGHT BLUE-LIGHT SPECIAL AT THE VARIETY ROOM!

The Traveling Circus and Snake-Handling Show rides again! Save the date: more information will be coming VERY soon.

Doors and cash bar open at 6:00PM. Event begins at 7:00PM. Seating is limited—first come, first served. We will be at...

The Variety Preview Room Theater! Located in the Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor, entrance next to Citibank on Market St. Address:

582 Market Street @ 2nd and Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94104



VERICON

Seanan is delighted to be a speaker at Vericon XIII, where she will be appearing with a vast array of awesome authors, all ready to talk about even more awesome things. If you're on the East Coast, or looking to burn some frequent flier miles, she hopes to see you there!



JORDANCON

Seanan will be at JordanCon in 2013. Why? All will be revealed soon...



OASIS

Seanan is ecstatic to be the Writer Guest of Honor at OASIS 26, happening in beautiful Orlando, Florida! Join Seanan for sun, surf, panels, problems, and an endless review of all the Disney pins she intends to acquire during her week-long trip to Disney World before the convention.

Memberships are available now, and we hope to see you there!



COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL

Seanan is delighted to once again be attending Comic-Con International in San Diego, California.

Details to come!



MUSECON III

Seanan is delighted to be the 2013 MuseCon Guest of Honor. A celebration of creativity in all its forms, MuseCon is a small, intimate convention, providing lots of opportunities to interact with your favorite creators and fellow fans. Look forward to a rockin' concert with Wild Mercy, a Q&A, and best of all, the release of Velveteen vs. The Multiverse. We hope to see you there!

For details on the convention, check out the MuseCon website, at http://www.musecon.org/



LONESTARCON 3

Seanan will be at LoneStarCon 3, the 2013 World Science Fiction Convention, in San Antonio, Texas! Details to come, memberships on sale now.



CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT AT BORDERLANDS!

What's a new Toby book without a roof-raising Borderlands Books release party? It's...well, it's a new Toby book, but that's beside the point. The Traveling Circus and Snake-Handling Show will be reconvening for October Daye's fourth birthday, and a wonderful time is sure to be had by all.

There ain't no party like a Borderlands party. Ours will run from 5-8PM on Saturday, September 14th. If you can't attend, remember that Borderlands is always happy to take orders for signed and inscribed books, and Seanan is always happy to sign them.



MILE HI CON 45

Seanan is thrilled to be the Guest of Honor for Mile Hi Con 45 (http://www.milehicon.org/Default.aspx). Details to come!



PARASITE AT BORDERLANDS

Be the first to get your hands on a signed copy of Mira Grant's latest thriller at this release day party. The fun begins at 7:00pm. Mira (and Seanan) hopes to see you there.



PARASITE AT BOOKS, INC.

Get your hands on a signed copy of Mira Grant's latest thriller at this release day party. The fun begins at 7:00pm. Mira (and Seanan) hopes to see you there.

The address is...

Books, Inc.
301 Castro Street
650-428-1234



PARASITE AT MYSTERIOUS GALAXY

Celebrate Halloween with Mira Grant! Better yet, get your hands on a signed copy of Mira Grant's latest thriller at this release day party. The fun begins at 7:00pm. Mira (and Seanan) hopes to see you there.

The address is...

Mysterious Galaxy
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite #302
858-268-4747



PARASITE TAKES SEATTLE

Get your hands on a signed copy of Mira Grant's latest thriller at this release party. The fun begins at 7:00pm. Mira (and Seanan) hopes to see you there.

The address is...

Barnes & Noble
Northgate Mall, 401 NE Northgate Way #1100
206-417-2967



PARASITE TAKES PORTLAND

Get your hands on a signed copy of Mira Grant's latest thriller at this release party. The fun begins at 2:00pm. Mira (and Seanan) hopes to see you there.

The address is...

Barnes & Noble
Clackamas Town Ctr Mall, 12000 SE 82nd Avenue
503-786-3464



PARASITE TAKES WALNUT CREEK

Get your hands on a signed copy of Mira Grant's latest thriller at this awesome author event. The fun begins at 7:00pm. Mira (and Seanan) hopes to see you there.

The address is...

Barnes & Noble
Walnut Creek 1149 S. Main St., Walnut Creek, CA 94596
925-947-0373



SFCONTARIO 4

Seanan is pleased to announce that she will be appearing at Toronto's own SFContario 4 as their Author Guest of Honor! This is Seanan's first Canadian guest of honor slot, so it's gonna be good. Or, you know, it's gonna get her extradited from Canada. I guess we'll find out when we get there.

Check out the convention website at http://sfcontario.ca/, and we hope to see you in Toronto!



BOSKONE 51

Seanan is delighted to be the Author Guest of Honor for Boskone 51! Details to come.



FOGCON 4

Seanan is thrilled to be appearing as an Honored Guest at FOGcon 4 in her own backyard: Walnut Creek! Expect fun, excitement, deep intellectual conversations, and maybe a trip to Seanan's favorite comic book store. More details to come.



HALF-OFF RAGNAROK AT BORDERLANDS!

Seanan's first confirmed launch party for the third volume in the InCryptid series, Half-Off Ragnarok! Details to come, and we hope to see you there. The festivities will begin at 6:00 PM.



EMERALD CITY COMIC-CON

Seanan is delighted to once again be attending Emerald City Comic-Con, in lovely Seattle, Washington! Come see her on her Friday morning panel, purchase InCryptid prints from Kory Bing, and enjoy the wonders of the Pacific Northwest!


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