Scott is at Vericon, the Harvard geek fest, for the weekend (March 21-23, 2014). He moderated a panel on magic featuring authors Luke Scull, Greer Gilman and M.L. Brennan yesterday evening. Today, he is scheduled to participate in a book signing session with Jo Walton at 1:45pm and in the “Worldbuilding” panel with Patrick Rothfuss, Saladin Ahmed, Max Gladstone and Carl Engle-Laird at 3:30pm.
Here is a schedule of Scott’s upcoming appearance at various conventions.
As announced previously, Rogues, the anthology featuring Scott Lynch’s new short story “A Year and a Day in Old Theradane,” will be released on June 17, 2014. Suvudu posted a video of a reading from this story by Scott when he visited Seattle. Enjoy!
Amarelle Parathis, the Duchess Unseen, globe-trotting criminal mastermind, has been living an uneasy retirement in the city of Theradane for several years. Pursued by authorities in every corner of the world, she and her crew have traded most of their purloined treasures for the life of honest citizens in a sovereign sanctuary that thumbs its nose at extradition treaties.
“Better to say nothing and be thought a fool,” says a sober Amarelle, “than to interfere in the business of wizards and remove all doubt.” Unfortunately, she’s not always sober, and the business of wizards is about to reach out and seriously provoke her…
Amarelle’s crew includes the sorceress-mixologist Sophara Miris, artificer extreme (and Sophara’s wife) Brandwin Miris, the sentient automaton Shraplin Self-Made, and the master forger Jadetongue Squirn, a goblin grappling with a certain crisis of confidence. Five crooked souls, two warring wizards, one completely insane scheme, and a year and a day to bring it all together or die trying…
From May 29 to June 26, 2014, Scott will be offering a 4-week online course entitled “the Practical Craft of Fantasy.” The lectures will be covering topics such as worldbuilding, characters, story structure and realism.
This class is about tools and techniques—spotting them, analyzing them, and understanding what they will or will not bring to a story. Inspiration comes from the heart and can’t be weighed, but on a sentence-by-sentence, page-by-page level, there are distinct elements of craft that can be used to build and strengthen your stories.
In this class, you’ll get in-depth written lectures—augmented with audio lectures from Scott—as well as homework assignments to practice your new skills.
The fee is $350.
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