July 9th, 2015

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World Fantasy Shortlist Announced

This year's shortlist for the World Fantasy Awards has been announced, and I am proud and pleased to learn that ROGUES is a finalist for the Howard as Best Anthology.

The winners will be announced at this year's World Fantasy Con in Saratoga Springs. Which I will not be able to attend, alas. I'd hoped to... the last WFC in Saratoga was great fun, and I loved the city, and the train ride up the Hudson from NYC... but the press of work, etc.

For the full ballot, go here: http://www.worldfantasy.org/awards/



(I would be surprised if ROGUES actually won. It's up against some strong competition, including an anthology by my dear friend Ellen Datlow, and "Never get between Ellen Datlow and a World Fantasy Award" is right up their with "Never get in a land war in Asia" and "Never play poker with a man named Doc" where life's truisms are concerned. It is, however, an honor just to be nominated).
Spain

The Calendar Is Coming

I won't be at this year's San Diego Comicon, alas. Had to miss the fun, but there's too much work to do, and I know that HBO and Random House and Tor have matters well in hand, with lots of great events and promotions.

Which is not to say I won't be represented: the 2016 edition of the Official SONG OF ICE AND FIRE Calendar will be making its debut at San Diego. I was lucky enough to snag an advance copy.



This year the artwork is by the amazing and talented French artist, MAGALI VILLENUEVE, whose past work includes some terrific contributions to Fantasy Flight's games and the WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE concordance. Check out more of her work at http://magali-villeneuve.blogspot.com/ and http://www.magali-villeneuve.com/

The calendars will be available at the Random House/ Bantam/ Del Rey booth at San Diego, so be sure and look them before the supply is gone. Magali has done some gorgeous work here; I expect you will love it as much as I do.