World Fantasy Convention in San Diego
October 27-30, 2011

Neil Gaiman

The World Fantasy Convention was a different experience for Bill and me. Most of the conventions we attend are what we consider the more “traditional” sci-fi cons, lots of costumes, gaming, masquerades… general fun and silliness for all. However, World Fantasy conventions emphasize art and literature, catering to professionals, collectors and others interested in fantasy. But they do feature an art show, dealer’s room and a huge book autograph event on Friday night. And that’s what William Wu Books was there for Baby!!

The 2011 theme for San Diego was “Sailing the Seas of Imagination” and the guests were: Neil Gaiman, Jo Fletcher, Parke Godwin, Shawna McCarthy, Ruth Sanderson and Connie Willis.

HUGE line for Neil Gaiman on Saturday night, and another signing they added on for Sunday. Oy! Serendipity… while the long line was kind of a drag, we met some delightful new friends… Mason & Billie Bundschuh and Mercedes Murdock Yardley. But we did finally get signatures from Peter S Beagle, Charlaine Harris, James Blaylock, KW Jeter and John Berlyne. Oh yeah!

The steampunk panel rocked – Tim Powers was hilarious! And we learned the inside scoop about who actually coined the phrase steampunk

Steampunk Panel: KW Jeter, James Blaylock, John Berlyne, Tim Powers
Steampunk panel: KW Jeter, James Blaylock, John Berlyne, Tim Powers

Tim Powers, James Blaylock and KW Jeter
Tim Powers, James Blaylock and KW Jeter

And we got to spend a little time with our friends, documentarians Jason V and Sunni Brock! Jason took this photo of us with his adorable wife Sunni.
Sunni Brock, Peggy Wu & Bill Wu

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Until our next fantasy adventure…

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