Saturday, June 16, 2012

Canada Calling: When Words Collide

Calgary, Alberta is celebrating a lot of 100 year milestones this year: the Calgary Public Library, Calgary Parks, and the Calgary Stampede.

There’s also a brand new event, the second When Words Collide Convention. Last year’s inaugural WWC brought together Mystery, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Romance, Literary, Historical, Western, Film scripts, Poetry. It was so great that the convention was nominated for an Aurora Award, given by The Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Association for the Best Fan Organisational category.

Once again readers and writers, in Calgary and beyond will come together for a weekend of fun.

August 10 - 12, 2012, Best Western Village Park Inn in Motel Village, 16th Ave N.E., Calgary, Alberta.

Guests of Honour
Anthony Bidulka (Mystery), Kelley Armstrong (Romance), Kevin J Anderson (Science Fiction), Rebecca Moesta (YA), Adrienne Kerr (Penguin Books), Vanessa Cardui (Poetry/Songwriting Guest).

Four concurrent streams of programming, including panels of speakers on writing, publishing, and art.

Merchants' Corner for local booksellers, publishers and writers' groups to advertise / sell books / display art (fee applies). Includes a freebie table for affiliate groups to share information and a table for local authors to sell their books and do signings.

Seven parties will be held over the weekend as informal opportunities for readers, writers, Guests of Honour, editors and publisher to meet and mingle.

Aurora Awards
Prix Aurora Awards and banquet, Canada's top Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards.

Current registration cost is $55 CAD per attendee (student/senior and child rates available). Registration cost at the door is higher.

So come celebrate something new with us in Calgary in August.

For more information

Or snail mail:
When Words Collide, c/o The Sentry Box,
1835 - 10th Avenue SW,
Calgary, Alberta,
T3C 0K2, Canada

See you there.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What are the Aurora Awards? I have a writer friend named Aurora and want to tell her. Thelma Straw in NYC