In late October, 2018, the Office Kat and I will once more venture forth to Europe for a duo of exciting visits. Accompanying us will be my eldest grand daughter, Alexsandrea.
First on our schedule is Portugal, for Festival BANG! Festival Bang! is an annual event held in Portugal dedicated to the celebration of Bang!, an imprint of Edições Saída de Emergência which publishes some of the most popular Fantasy, Science Fiction, Alternate History and Horror books in Portugal. It is on 27th October, in Lisbon, at Pavilhão Carlos Lopes.Regarding the program, there will be cosplay, an extraordinary art exhibition on the work of H. P. Lovecraft , music, comics, games, book panels and autograph sessions. This will be my very first visit to Portugal, so I am very enthused about meeting readers there. I’ll be available to sign books and chat.
And in early November, I will journey on to Italy, for Lucca Comics and Games! As the name suggests, you will find a celebration of comics and games there, but also Cosplay, Japanese manga and animation, art, books . . . . all the media that you love! Our final schedule there is still being arranged, but with Kat’s involvement, we will offer workshops on writers establishing their presence on the Internet, and another on why I think everyone who wants to write should Write Here, Right Now! I will, of course, also be doing signings at the Fanucci booth, and meeting readers in casual settings.