KGB Raffle, Part Deux

Two years ago we held a raffle to support the Fantastic Fiction reading series at KGB, and the money from that’s almost gone, so we’re doing it again.  We’re raffling off dozens of prizes from such people as Neil Gaiman, William Gibson, Nancy Kress, Catherynne M. Valente, George R.R. Martin & more.  Signed books, early manuscript drafts, Tuckerizations, custom-made jewelry, carnivorous plants, wormholes & a whole lot more.

Details available here.

And a list of prizes (incomplete) is available here.

Raffle begins October 11th and runs through the 25th.

M.K. Hobson & Catherynne M. Valente this Wednesday at KGB

FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:

Palimpsest Catherynne M. Valente, author of over a dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan’s Tales series, and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making. She is the winner of the Tiptree Award, the Mythopoeic Award, the Andre Norton Award, the Rhysling Award, and the Million Writers Award. She is a finalist for the Hugo Award this year. Over the next year she has three novels and a short story collection coming out, as well as short stories in Welcome to Bordertown, Haunted Legends, and the YA vampire anthology Teeth. She’ll be reading from her upcoming novel Deathless.
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The Native Star M.K. Hobson, the author of over thirty short stories, which have been published or are forthcoming in magazines and anthologies such as SCI FICTION, Realms of Fantasy, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Postscripts, Interzone, Digital Domains, Haunted Legends, and Polyphony. Her debut novel, The Native Star will be out from Bantam Spectra in September, to be followed by a sequel in the summer 2011. She is one of the co-hosts of Podcastle and is a regular reader for Fantasy Magazine‘s podcast series.

Wednesday July 21st, 7pm at

KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)
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Readings are always free.

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Jack Ketchum & Scott Edelman, Tonight at KGB

FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:

Joyride Jack Ketchum, the author of four story collections (one with Edward Lee), many novellas and thirteen novels, four of which have been filmed to date — The Lost, Red, The Girl Next Door and Offspring. He is the four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award for his fiction and Stephen King has called him “the scariest guy in America.” His latest mass-market release is the novel Joyride, backed with the novella Weed Species.

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What Will Come After Scott Edelman, whose short stories have been published in a wide range of anthologies and magazines including The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic, Forbidden Planets, and Postscripts. Some of them have been collected in These Words Are Haunted and in What Will Come After, the latter a complete collection of his zombie fiction, just published by PS Publishing. He’s been a Stoker Award finalist five times.

Additionally, Edelman currently works for the Syfy Channel as the Editor of SCI FI Wire and was founding editor of Science Fiction Age, which he edited during its entire eight-year run. He has been nominated for the Best Editor Hugo four times.

Wednesday June 16th, 7pm at

KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)
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Readings are always free.

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Terence Taylor & Leanna Renee Hieber, Wednesday at KGB

FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:

Blood Pressur Terence Taylor, an award-winning children’s television writer whose work has appeared on PBS, Nickelodeon, and Disney. After a career of comforting kids, he’s now equally devoted to scaring their parents. His short horror stories have been published in all three “Dark Dreams” horror/suspense anthologies. Bite Marks was his first novel and Blood Pressure, just out from St. Martin’s, is the second in the opening trilogy of the Vampire Testaments.

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The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker Leanna Renee Hieber is a actress and playwright who has adapted several works of 19th Century literature for the stage, and her one-act plays have been produced around the country. Her novella Dark Nest won the 2009 Prism Award for excellence in the genres of Futuristic, Fantasy and/or Paranormal Romance. Her debut novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker (which made the Barnes & Noble Bestseller List)is the first of a quartet of gothic Victorian fantasy novels published by Dorchester. The second book in the series, The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker was recently released.

Wednesday May 19th, 7pm at

KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)
http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/

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Readings are always free.

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Tomorrow Night at KGB: Richard Bowes & Jeffrey Ford

FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:

The Shadow Year Jeffrey Ford is the author of the novels The Girl in the Glass, and The Shadow Year. Two of his story collections are The Empire of Ice Cream and The Drowned Life. He has stories out now or forthcoming in 2010 in the anthologies: The Beastly Bride, Steampunk Reloaded, The Book of Dreams, Stories, and The Secret History of Fantasy.
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The Beastly Bride Richard Bowes lives and writes in Manhattan. He has written five novels and two short story collections and hiswork has won World Fantasy, Lambda, International Horror Guild, and Million Writers Awards. Recent and forthcoming stories are in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and The Beastly Bride, Haunted Legends, Digital Domains, Best Gay Stories 2010, and Naked City anthologies. His story, “I Needs Must Part, the Policeman Said,” is currently on the ballot for the Nebula award.

Wednesday April 21st, 7pm at

KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)
http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/

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Readings are always free.

Please forward to friends at your own discretion.