General Admission: $10
Admission with Paperback Purchase: $5
Admission with Hardback Purchase: Free
Authors Joe Abercrombie and Cherie Priest will appear at the Jean Cocteau to read from their latest respective titles, Half A King and Maplecroft. In addition they will read passages from their original short stories which appear in George R.R. Martin's recently published anthology, Rogues. They are, Tough Times All Over and Heavy Metal. Book Signing and an interview/Q&A facilitated by George R.R. Martin will follow. In honor of Cherie Priest, this event will include a “Steampunk” costume contest.
Joe Abercrombie is a Sunday and New York Times bestselling author, perhaps best known for The First Law Trilogy. Other stand alone novels set in the same universe are Best Served Cold, The Heroes, and Red Country.
Half A King is Book One of the the new Shattered Sea trilogy. It follows Prince Yarvi who vows to regain the usurped throne of his father. With only one hand he must outwit his foes with a sharpened intellect in a world where steel and braun rule. “It grabbed me from page one and refused to let me go” - George R.R. Martin.
Cherie Priest is the author of twelve novels, including the steampunk pulp adventures Dreadnought and Boneshaker. Boneshaker was nominated for both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award; it was a PNBA Award winner, and winner of the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.
Maplecroft is a fictional 'alternate history' piece based on real life historical figure Lizzie Borden. Borden was tried and acquitted for the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother. At the time the case was the source of widespread controversy and heated public debate throughout the United States. Maplecroft is the first installment in The Borden Dispatches series.