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|7-9pm, Friday, November 6th, 1998:
Nancy Kilpatrick and Thomas S. Roche (John Skipp
and Mark Levinthal couldn't make it) read and signed stories from their
anthology, In the Shadow of the Gargoyle (in trade paperback from Ace Books), and
Mad Prof Mike Marano returned to read/sign his novel Dawn Song
(hardcover from Tor Books)
|6-7:30pm, Monday, November
Ellen Datlow and Pat Murphy read and signed from Datlow & Windling's new original anthology Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers (in trade paperback from HarperCollins)
|7-8pm, Wednesday, October
Laurell K. Hamilton read and sign from her latest Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novel, Blue Moon (in paperback from Ace Books), along with surprise guests Katharine Eliska Kimbriel and Ru Emerson.
|7-8pm, Wednesday, October
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro signed her new Saint-Germain novel, Blood Roses (in hardcover from Tor Books), and the two Mycroft Holmes books, Against the Brotherhood and Embassy Row (in paperback and hardcover from Tor Books).
|7-9pm, Friday, October 9th,
Douglas Clegg read and signed his novel, The Halloween Man
|7:30-9pm, Friday, September
The Elves', Gnomes' & Little Men's Science Fiction, Chowder & Marching Society hosted Howard Hendrix reading from his latest novel, Standing Wave (in paperback from Ace Books).
Howard rises to the occasion
|1-3pm, Saturday, August
Killer Dogs and Zombie Frogs! Martha Soukup read from her collection, The Arbitrary Placement of Walls (hardcover from Dreamhaven Books); Sean Stewart read the first chapter from his latest novel, Mockingbird (hardcover from Ace Books) and signed The Night Watch (paperback from Ace Books).
|6-8pm, Saturday, July 25th:
an Avram Davidson appreciation party: guests included Grania Davis, Peter S. Beagle and a lot of relatives, extended and otherwise.
|7:30-9pm, Friday, July 24th:
The Elves', Gnomes' & Little Men's Science Fiction, Chowder & Marching Society hosted Cecelia Holland, who read a fascinating forthcoming alternate history short story.
|6-8pm, Wednesday, July 22nd:
Kim Stanley Robinson read from and signed his great new novel, Antarctica (in hardcover from Bantam/Spectra Books).
|1-3pm, Saturday, July 11th:
John Shirley stopped and signed his new collection Black Butterflies: A Flock on the Dark Side (in hardcover from Mark V. Ziesing Books). No reading as no one showed up for it. :-(
|6-8pm, Thursday, May 28th:
Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman, editors of The Horns of Elfland, hosted our 21st Anniversary Party Concert: guest performers included guitar wizard Henry Kaiser III and members of The Berkeley Opera in excerpts from David Scott Marley's The Riot Grrrl on Mars. Photos to come.
|1-3pm, Sunday, May 24th:
Brenda Clough chatted about and signed her recent novel, How Like a God (in paperback from Tor Books).
Brenda and Shagrat come to an understanding about who owns whose lap.
|7:30-9pm, Friday, May 15th:
The Elves', Gnomes' and Little Men's Science Fiction, Chowder and Marching Society presented Pat Murphy and Ellen Klages talking about behind the scenes fun and publishing at The Exploratorium. Unfortunately no one showed up. :-(
|3-5pm, Saturday, April 18th:
The great Elizabeth A. Lynn read from and signed her long-awaited new fantasy novel, Dragon's Winter (in hardcover from Ace Books).
|6-8pm, Saturday, February
A celebration of the late Theodore Sturgeon who would have had his 80th birthday the previous Thursday. Paul Williams, literary executor and editor of the labor-of-love The Complete Stories (signed copies of all four volumes to date are in stock) spoke about the project. Readings and reminiscences by special guests included daughter Noel Sturgeon, her son, son Robin Sturgeon (who read from '[The (Widget], the [Wadget], and Boff') and their mother Marion Sturgeon (three generations!), Richard A. Lupoff (who lead a roundrobin reading of 'Artifact', the very obscure and legendary paperplate story by Niven, Foster, Sturgeon, Lupoff and Tuning), Michael Kurland and Elizabeth A. Lynn.
Noel Sturgeon and Richard A. Lupoff
Richard A. Lupoff, Paul Williams and Robin Sturgeon
|7:30pm, Friday, January
The Elves', Gnomes' and Little Men's Science Fiction, Chowder and Marching Society hosted long-time member Diana Thatcher, who presented slides from her paleotological digs last summer. We still have a haplosaurus hip joint in residence.
|6-8:00pm, Saturday, January
Peter S. Beagle returned to read his last unicorn story from his retrospective collection, The Rhinoceros Who Quoted Nietzsche and Other Odd Acquaintances.
Peter reads 'Julie's Unicorn'
|7:30pm, Friday, December
The Elves', Gnomes' and Little Men's Science Fiction, Chowder and Marching Society hosted Vonda N. McIntyre, who read from her novel of alternate history and science, The Moon and the Sun.
|1-3:00pm, Sunday, November
Peter S. Beagle postponed for health reasons.
|6-8pm, Saturday, November
Sean Stewart read from his latest novel. The Night Watch.
Sean makes a point.
|7:30pm, Friday, November
The Elves', Gnomes' and Little Men's Science Fiction, Chowder and Marching Society (est. 1949) hosted long-time members Karen and Poul Anderson, who regaled us with a brief and entertaining history of the club's early years.
|1-3:00pm, Sunday, November
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro signed the latest Saint-Germain novels, Writ in Blood (hardcover) and Mansions of Darkness (trade paperback), and the first of the Mycroft Holmes novels by 'Quinn Fawcett', Against the Brotherhood
September 27th, 1997:
the irrepressible S. P. Somtow read from his forthcoming novel.
Somtow and his McNuggets
|8-9:00pm, Friday, September
The Elves', Gnomes' and Little Men's Science Fiction, Chowder and Marching Society
presented Howard V. Hendrix, author of the recent novel, Lightpaths, sported a t-shirt with his book's cover.
|2-4:00pm, Sunday, August
Peter S. Beagle amused us by reading the title story from Giant Bones, a collection of all-new stories set in the world of The Innkeeper's Song.
|1-3:00pm, Saturday, August
the ever-dapper Paul Preuss gave us background on his hard science novel, Secret Passages.
|1-3:00pm, Saturday, July
P. N. Elrod, alas, cancelled.
|6-8:00pm, Tuesday, July 1st,
R. A. Salvatore, touting his latest novel, The Demon Awakens, entertained us with fascinating tales of his beginnings writing in TSR's worlds and of his struggle to break out on his own.
|2-4:00pm, Sunday, June 15th,
our neighbor Steven Saylor outlined future plans for Gordianus the Finder and tantalized us with bits from his next novel, mixing up O'Henry, a serial killer and Texas. QuickCam shots to come.
|2-4:00pm, Saturday, May
our honored guests, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Frank M. Robinson, brought the month of Anniversary celebrations to a close.
|Tuesday, May 27th, 1997:
The Other Change of Hobbit turned 20! Photos forthcoming.
|6-8:00pm, Wednesday, May
Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta helped celebrate our 20th Anniversary, squeezing time in before abandoning California for the higher altitude and thinner air of Colorado.
Kevin shows off one of his collectible first editions
Rebecca and Kevin (expounding on something we don't remember)
|2-4:00pm, Saturday, May
a celebration of Darkover with Marion Zimmer Bradley, Elizabeth Waters, and many of the Friends of Darkover.
The Mistress of Avalon and Darkover
Marion signs as Elisabeth Waters looks on
Marion Zimmer Bradley, Diana Paxson and Elisabeth Waters
|6-8:00pm, Tuesday, October
Lois McMaster Bujold entertained us with tales of writing and travelling and writing, with previews of the future of the Vorkosigan series.
|2-4:00pm, Sunday, October
S. P. Somtow read and signed his books and talked about his film projects.
September 11th, 1996:
Melanie Rawn, Jennifer Roberson and Kate Elliott read and signed their collabortive novel The Golden Key.
September 4th, 1996:
Wil McCarthy signed and read from his latest science fiction mystery novel, Murder in the Solid State.
|2-4:00pm, Saturday, August
a party for Circlet Press with editrix Cecelia Tan and others.
|Saturday, May 25th, 1996:
The honored and honorable Harlan Ellison cancelled due to health, and has yet to make good on his rescheduled appearance after nearly two years.
|Sunday, April 14th, 1996:
Janet Berliner read and signed from her dark fantasy/Holocaust novel Child of The Light (co-written with George Guthridge), the first volume of the "Madagascar Manifesto" trilogy published by White Wolf.
|6:00-8:00pm, Friday, April
Fantasy author and dispenser of Rat Oil J. V. Jones read and signed her new novel, A Man Betrayed. In honor of her first novel, the best-selling The Baker's Boy, there was a special OCH Bake-Off judged by Ms. Jones herself!
|2:00pm, Saturday, January
Suzy McKee Charnas read her story "Beauty and the Opera, or the Phantom Beast".
|3:30-5:30pm, Friday, January
Octavia E. Butler spoke on being a recipient of a 1995 MacArthur "genius" grant, and how she grew as a writer.
October 14th, 1995:
a party for The Immortal Unicorn authors featured readings, signings and a special musical performance by co-editor Peter S. Beagle. Guests included:
August 9th, 1995:
playwright, author and director Clive Barker read and promoted his new film, Lord of Illusions
|5:00pm until ?. Sunday,
March 12th, 1995:
the Dead Dog Party for the 1995 Fantasy Worlds Festival: C.J. Cherryh, Deborah Wheeler, Jane Fancher, Marion Zimmer Bradley and many other special guests hob-nobbed after the convention.
The Other Change of Hobbit
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