Monday, June 26, 2006

Pictures From NOI 2 Launch

Here are some pictures of the launch for North of Infinity II which took place at BakkaPhoenix on June 24, 2006.

(These are the ones that turned out, anyways - most of the others were too blurry either because my hand was shaking or I had the camera settings on "glacier movement" -- haven't figured that out) -- So if anyone was there and has non-blurry pictures of the event to share, by all means, please email them over to me and I'd be happy to post them.

Karen Danylak, Stephanie Bedwell-Grime, Robert J. Sawyer, A.M. Matte, Douglas Smith, Kimberly Foottit, Stephen Graham King

Karen Danylak, Stephanie Bedwell-Grime, A.M. Matte, Robert J. Sawyer, Mark Leslie, Douglas Smith, Kimberly Foottit, Stephen Graham King

Kimberly Foottit signing a copy of North of Infinity II

BakkaPhoenix Manager Chris Szego, friend of A.M. Matte, A.M. Matte & Stephen Graham King signing copies, Karen Danylak capping her pen and in the background, Robert J. Sawyer signing a copy for Derwin Mak.

Stephen Graham King and BakkaPhoenix Manager Chris Szego

A special thank-you to everyone at BakkaPhoenix, Canada's premiere bookstore specializing in science fiction and fantasy books and magazines for hosting this wonderful event and of course to the contributors of North of Infinity II for their spectacular imaginative tales.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

NOI 2 Launch Party - You're Invited

North of Infinity II is currently at the printers, and so it will be HOT off the press when Bakka-Phoenix Science Fiction Bookstore (697 Queen Street West, Toronto) hosts the launch party for North of Infinity II on Saturday June 24th at 3:00 PM.

This is a great opportunity to get a signed copy of this wonderful anthology. Onhand will be Stephanie Bedwell-Grime, Karen Danylak, Kimberly Foottit, Stephen Graham King, A.M. Matte, Douglas Smith and Robert J. Sawyer.

If you can't make it to the event, don't despair -- simply call 416-963-9993 and reserve a signed copy for yourself today.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Contributor Aurora Nominations

It's always exciting for an editor whenever contributors are recognized and nominated for awards. Such is the case for two contributors to North of Infinity II, Robert J. Sawyer and Douglas Smith who are nominees for a 2006 Prix Aurora Award.

Robert J. Sawyer is nominated for: Mindscan for Best Long-Form English. Identity Theft for Best Short-Form English. And the radio drama "Birth," scripted by Sawyer and Michael Lennick and produced by Joe Mahoney for CBC Radio One, for Best English Other

Douglas Smith is nominated for: Going Harvey in the Big House for Best Short-Form English.

You can read the full nominated short stories following the links above, and can find the full 2006 Aurora ballot as well as the full list of nominees in all categories by clicking here.