Join Gareth Ward to celebrate the launch of Tarquin the Honest: The Hand of Glodd, a comic fantasy adventure featuring the universe’s most honest wizard and his sandwich scoffing friend.
We thought we would lead with the punchline this time. There is the launch of a fantasy YA (we think) novel at the Hawke’s Bay Readers & Writers Festival. As usual we look through these events to find genre events – this is what we found. We also found a D&D event straight afterwards.
In case you are wondering about Gareth’s genre credentials, he did win the 2018 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Youth Novel.
This is all part of the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival. Check it out – the front page of their web site features big time SF fan Che Fu.
In the last post we asked for more events, and look what turned up from Cassie Hart (thanks Cassie!)
Something sinister lurks in the Benedict homestead. Jena’s life changed almost twenty years ago. The night her family burned. The night the birds came. Jena is about to learn there are some family secrets that come back to haunt you.
Join author Cassie Hart (Kāi Tahu) for the launch of Butcherbird, a supernatural thriller set on a farm in Taranaki.
Launch: 5:30 pm, Friday 13 August
Level 2, 18 Brougham Street, New Plymouth
The event is free (hosted by Cassie & Huia Publishers)- you can RSVP on Facebook.
There is an online book launch event at Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 9pm. The details are on facebook. It is hosted by Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival.
The event is a combined one to first celebrate the release of Joanna Beresford’s debut novel, Evey Year I am Here. This will then be followed by the launch of Lee Murray and Dan Rabarts’ Blood of the Sun – the third novel in their Path of Ra series.
The details are here – because it is a multinational event, it is best to double check when it is occurring in your timezone.
Also, just as an FYI to all you SF/F/H Kiwi authors out there. We don’t publicise the release of books (or other properties) per se, but we do like to hear about events. So if you are having a public launch event for your book (or reading or play or sculpture or whatever) then please drop us a line.
This is what the Quest event page says:
“If you love fantasy, come along to PhotonFlux to celebrate the launch of Quest with swordfighting, cosplay and more…
Quest has everything – heroes, monsters, chases, escapes and a complete lack of true love. It’s a celebration of fantasy adventure, and the author, A.J. Ponder (best known for Wizard’s Guide to Wellington) wanted this event to be a celebration, too.
* Swordfighting Demonstration with Tara Macintyre from the Company of the Dragons.
* Cosplay competition run by local cosplayer Eli Sirvid: with prizes for the best dressed heroes, heroines and monsters!
* Fantasy Quiz for all ages
* and more!”
When : Saturday, September 22 at 3-5pm
Where: PhotonFlux – 176 Victoria Street, Wellington