Two weeks, three events

I have a long writer’s journey ahead…in three acts.  Starting on August 12th, I will participate in three major literary events during a two-week period.  The events include Fantasticon (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Worldcon (Reno, Nevada), and the Jornada Nacional de Literatura (Passo Fundo, Brazil).

During those two weeks, I’ll travel over 15,000 miles by plane, and another 400 by car.  I’ll appear on seven panels, give eleven lectures, participate in four autograph sessions, give one reading, and have at least one interview.  At the Jornada alone, I’ll speak to over 12.000 people.  At the other events, hundreds more.

And I’m looking forward to every minute of it.  Worldcon and Fantasticon are two events I’ve done before, and I enjoy them both immensely.  They are a chance to catch up with dozens of friends from the industry.  The Jornada invite is a once-in-a-lifetime honor.  It is South America’s largest “Literary Journey”, one of the largest events of its type in the world.  It occurs only once every two years, and there are so few authors invited that they don’t tend to repeat very often.

These are two weeks that could change my life, and give me a chance to change in some small way the lives of many others.  For that I’m enormously greatful.  I hope I can live up to the faith the organizers of these events have put in me.

I’ll be posting the agendas shortly.  Fantasticon and the Jornada I’ll put on the Portuguese site, and Worldcon on the English website.

And I hope to see some of you there!

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