WELCOME TO CRAZY TOWN
So...here's my schedule for the next few months, below my signature line. Now, true, a lot of these are "remote" events--Shriek movie showings I'm not appearing at. But I'm still doing a lot of work for each event. This also doesn't include a lot of the media events in Europe that aren't actual "events" perse--interviews for radio, TV, and newspapers. Meeting with booksellers, et.c
Still, Europe is actually going to be the relaxing part of this whole thing. In Paris, for example, I'll get to see my mom and my sister for the first time in three or four years.
Then when you throw in the potential gigs, including some book festivals and whatnot--and the World Fantasy Award judging, and World Fantasy Con, which I didn't even bother to include yet, it gets even more insane. (Jay Lake, Daniel Abraham, and me are gonna do a con suite party as three Tor-eadors, or is that Three Muskators?, although the details aren't worked out yet. Two better muskators I couldn't hope to have.) Trust me--I'm not complaining. I've spent my whole life working up toward this sort of thing, but you kinda have to throw novel writing out the window during most of it.
Wish me luck, because this is, as they say, crazy town. In a good way. A lot of fine people have put in a lot of time and effort on these events, and all of this is really about personal relationships, a book and a movie, and only then the promotional aspect. (I just don't have a personal publicist for all projects, so you see more of the gears and parts up front.)
PS I should note that the San Fran event is not completely finalized yet. And thanks to all the editors/publishers who've been cool enough to sign on to the Shriek parties. All for one and one for all.
Note: Private Shriek movie parties have been planned by Jeff's readers in Philadelphia PA, New York City, Columbia SC, Des Moines IA, Osceola IN, and Orlando FL, mostly around the August 18th weekend, one week after the novel's release date. Additional public events in Tempe AZ, Tallahassee FL, Orlando FL, and Chicago IL will be finalized soon. Visit http://shriekthemovie.com and http://www.shriekthenovel.com for further details on all events.
For All U.S. Shriek Movie Showings Listed Below, Shriek: The Movie will be screened with freebies provided by primary sponsors Tor Books and Cooking Vinyl (The Church's label), as well as Bantam Books, Omnidawn Press, Earthling Publications, Night Shade Books, Wheatland Press, and Prime Books. Give-aways include books, CDs, Shriek beer, etc. All events are free unless otherwise indicated.
MON. July 24 - Lisbon, Portugal - 9:30pm, Fnac Colombo (bookstore A-103; Centro Comercial Colombo, Av. Lusiada, Lisbon) -. A signing/reading by Jeff VanderMeer, followed by a showing of the Shriek movie (directed by J.T. Lindroos) and discussion.
THURS. August 3 - Berlin, Germany - 7 to 10pm, Andymon SF Club (address information unavailable at this time; may not be open to the public) - A discussion with Jeff VanderMeer and showing of his Shriek movie (directed by J.T. Lindroos).
FRI. August 4 - Berlin, Germany - 8pm - Otherland Bookstore (formerly "UFO Bookstore"; Bergmannstraße 25 • 10961 Berlin-Kreuzberg, Tel. (030) 69 50 51 17; http://www.otherland-berlin.de). Jeff VanderMeer signing, and discussion of the Shriek movie (directed by J.T. Lindroos).
SUN. August 6 - Atlanta, GA - 6pm to 8pm - The Five Spot (1123 Euclid Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, 404-223-1100) - "Invited, Like the Fans": Hang out with other Church fans at the Five Spot before The Church concert (at the Variety Playhouse, a block away). Two showings of Jeff VanderMeer's Shriek movie (directed by J.T. Lindroos): 6:15pm and 7:15pm. (Members of The Church may attend, schedule permitting.)
WED. August 9 - Prague, Czech Republic - time tba; check local listings - Neoluxor Palace (Prague 1, Václavské nám. 41) - Jeff VanderMeer to sign books and discuss his work.
THURS. August 10 - Prague, Czech Republic - time tba; check local listings - Netopejr Specialty SF Bookstore(Dolni nam 26, 772 00 Olomouc) - Jeff VanderMeer to sign books and discuss his work.
THURS. August 10 - New York City - doors open 8pm - Irving Plaza (17 Irving Place, on the corner of 15th Street and Irving Place)- Jeff VanderMeer's Shriek movie (directed by J.T. Lindroos) is scheduled to air between the opening act and The Church’s performance.
SUN. August 13 - Brasov, Romania - 1pm - location tba - Romanian Veniss Underground launch, including reading and signing by Jeff VanderMeer.
TUES. August 15 - Bucharest, Romania - 5:30pm - a Bucharest bookstore tba - Second Romanian Veniss Underground launch, including reading and signing by Jeff VanderMeer.
FRI. August 18 - Pittsburgh, PA - time and location TBA - In addition to a showing of Jeff VanderMeer's Shriek movie (directed by J.T. Lindroos), this event will feature host Robert Devereux's CD Fungicide, based on one of VanderMeer's prior books.
FRI. August 18 - Cambridge, MA - 7pm - Pandemonium Books & Games, Inc. (4 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 617-547-3721, Email email@example.com). A showing of Jeff VanderMeer's Shriek movie (directed by J.T. Lindroos), hosted by Rob Davies.
SAT. August 19 - Raleigh - 11am - The Colony Theater (5438 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609, http://www.therialto.com/main.php?title=our_theaters_colony) - A showing of Jeff VanderMeer's Shriek movie (directed by J.T. Lindroos), hosted by Two Cranes Press’ Janet Chui and Jason Erik Lundberg, publishers of Off the Map by Daniel Wallace, author of Big Fish (made into a movie by Tim Burton).
SAT. August 19 - Helsinki, Finland - all day - Finncon (Helsinki Congress Paasitorni
Paasivuorenkatu 5 A FI - 00530 Helsinki Tel. +358 9 7089 611) - Jeff VanderMeer participates in the opening ceremonies, is interviewed, has a kaffeeklatsch, shows his Shriek movie, does a reading, participates on a panel about Deadly Sins, juggles grenades and infants, and then collapses. (See program schedule for all other Jeff VanderMeer events.)
SUN. August 20 - Helsinki, Finland - all day - Finncon (Helsinki Congress Paasitorni
Paasivuorenkatu 5 A FI - 00530 Helsinki Tel. +358 9 7089 611) - Jeff VanderMeer participates in two panels (Crossing Over: Mainstream SF, The Essential Fantasy), does his Rough Guide to Ambergris presentation, and participates in "On Writing". (See program schedule for all other Jeff VanderMeer events.)
SAT. August 19 - Portland, OR - 7pm and 9pm - Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St., Portland, OR 97202 http://www.clintonsttheater.com/ EventsPhone - 503.238.8899 or Message: 503.238.5588) A full-fledged event. A showing of Jeff VanderMeer's Shriek movie (directed by J.T. Lindroos), MC'd by local Portland author Jay Lake and the renowned performance poet Edward Morris, Jr., with support from 23rd Street Books. $6 adults, $3 children.
SUN. August 20 - San Francisco, CA - 3pm to 4:30pm - 12 Galaxies (2565 Mission Street @ 22nd, San Francisco, CA . 94110, 415-970-9777, firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.12galaxies.com/home.html) - The Church will attend this event to answer questions about their involvement in Jeff VanderMeer's Shriek movie (directed by J.T. Lindroos) and their new CD. Ken Keegan and Rusty Morrison from Omnidawn Press as well as Dave Barnard from The Church site Hotel Womb will host the festivities.
FRI. - SUN. - September 22 - 24 - Nottingham, England - time tba - British Fantasy Convention (Britannia Hotel, 1 St. James Street, Nottingham UK; http://www.fantasycon.org.uk/) - Showings of Jeff VanderMeer's Shriek movie (directed by J.T. Lindroos) as part of the film component of programming.
FRI. September 30 - Austin, TX - 8pm - BookPeople (603 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703 http://www.bookpeople.com) VanderMeer will read at this event and introduce the Shriek movie (directed by J.T. Lindroos).
SUN. October 8 - Gainesville, FL - 7pm - Thomas Center (302 Northeast Sixth Avenue, Gainesville, FL http://www.gvlculturalaffairs.org/website/facilities/facilities.html 352-334-5064) Jeff VanderMeer will read at this event and introduce the Shriek movie (directed by J.T. Lindroos). Tentatively supported by Goerings Bookstore.