General Meeting, October 17, 2014
Craig Shaw Gardner has written over thirty books and a whole bunch of short stories. His novelization of the Tim Burton BATMAN was a NY Times bestseller. He's been president of the Horror Writers Association and is about 49% responsible for the Kirk Polland Memorial Bad Prose Competition (late of Readercon).
Many of his books are showing up in e-book format, including two brand new novels, TEMPORARY MONSTERS and TEMPORARY HAUNTINGS. His other books include A MALADY OF MAGICKS, REVENGE OF THE FLUFFY BUNNIES, and DRAGON SLEEPING, while his media tie-ins include THE LOST BOYS, BACK TO THE FUTURE 2 and 3, and books set in the worlds of Buffy, Angel, Spider-Man and Battlestar Galactica. His short stories have been chosen for "best of" volumes edited by Lin Carter and Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. Many of his short stories have been collected in two volumes, A COLD WIND IN JULY and THE PURPLE BOOK OF PECULIAR STORIES.
Last time he came to speak at a meeting of the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, someone wore a gorilla suit. This is unlikely to happen again, but you never know.
More information about Craig Shaw Gardner can be found at http://www.craigshawgardner.com.
General Meetings are open to the public and are held at International House, 3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA, at 8:00 p.m.; or at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA at 8:00 p.m.
Social gathering begins at 7:30 p.m.
The Business Meeting begins at 8:00 p.m.
The Program begins at 9:00 p.m.
|Date||Speaker or Program||Location|
|August 8, 2014||Dominick Sapornaro||International House|
|September 12, 2014||Myke Cole||International House|
|October 17, 2014||Craig Shaw Gardner||International House|
|November 21, 2014||PSFS Awards||At Philcon|
|December 12, 2014||Delia Sherman||International House|
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