SHRIEK: AN AFTERWORD RELEASED TODAY IN US/CANADA
I just wanted to drop a quick note to say that today is the official release date of Shriek in the US and Canada! (Coinciding with that, Borders ran a promotion for Shriek in their national e-newsletter, including a link to a preview of the Shriek movie.)
Ann and I are celebrating here in Prague after having a blast with Hannes and Sara in Berlin. Hannes' bookstore is wonderful and everyone we met was so nice. We showed part of the Shriek film and it went over very well. Berlin is huge and has so many different things to do and see. Too much to blog about now, to be honest.
Now we're in Prague and marveling at this amazing city, walking around with our mouths open. Every street corner is making me scribble notes for stories.
Anyway, we'll open a bottle of champagne tonight, and then tomorrow see Shimon and possibly Jan Svankmajer. At the very least, we hope to track down the store he and his wife run.
We found copies of the Czech edition of Veniss in the stores today--really nice, part of their New Weird line that includes KJ Bishop and China Mieville. Oh well, I guess I'll live with the term while here in the Czech Republic.
We saw an amazing exhibit today of the work of illustrator and artist Adolph Bern (Bonn?). I'll have to get out the book we bought and get the name right. Along with a stunning exhibit of photography which I'll blog about later--along with more about Berlin.
Meanwhile--what the fuck? Cheryl Morgan's shutting down EC? Well, we'll have to get to the bottom of this in Finland.