Woooh, a whole bunch of events! Well, usually these things tend to run in the second half of the year onwards. Click the more cut to read more. We have:
Talk: ‘In the Footsteps of Raffles’
Workshop: What’s Your Singapore Memory?
Talk/ Book Launch: ‘A life of its Own’
Competition: e-Mote Digital Storytelling
Workshop: e-MOTE storytelling
Competition: 2010 Adelaide Review Short Fiction
Competition: Man Asia Literary Prize 2010
Competition: The Iowa Short Fiction Award
Competition: The 30th Arvon International Poetry Competition 2010
Competition: Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award 2011
Uuuungh. I did wonder to split this post into two or something but whatever. I’ll put them under headlines so you can scroll and pick at it at your own pace or something. Or usually, I’d just copy just the title of the event and press ctrl+f it or apple+f depending on which computer I’m on.
SPORE! If you read the previous post, you’d know I was on the panel about SFF (science fiction and fantasy) writers existing in Singapore. This post however is on the convention itself! It was at Pasir Ris Community Club. SPORE-CON is a gaming convention. You can call it “analog” gaming though and not the digital ones you’d find on the computer. These are the ones where you use cards, miniature figurines, board games etc!
This weekend, there is Spore-Con at Pasir Ris Community Centre. Besides gaming of the board game variety, card games and miniature table top ones, there will be some science fiction and fantasy panel there!
Let me copy and paste:
SPORE-CON SFF PANEL & BOOK SIGNING â€œYes, We do exist – SFF writing in Singaporeâ€
We have readings and a book signing!
Yes. DO come because I’ll be there along with Rozen of Two Trees where you can ask about writing genre fiction in Singapore and such.
For more info, you can check out their page here. Have any friends who like to write and what not? Ask them to come along. After all, besides fiction, it is a gaming convention where you have to think and make up stories for your campaigns. At the time of this post, the room number is still to be advised. Fret not! You’ll probably know which room when you go there and ask if you haven’t checked the website before then.
How to get there?
Pasir Ris East Community Club
No 1 Pasir Ris Drive 4 #01-08 Singapore 519457
SBS Bus Services along Pasir Ris Drive 1:
12, 17, 21, 39, 53, 81, 358, 359 and 518
I won tickets to 30 Lessons Of A Producer: The Gospel According To Nik Powell. Considering I got the email on Sunday, other people who were interested in this were busy on Monday and couldn’t come. It really was a good talk though!
Location: The Multipurpose Room of the National Library.
Equipment: A digital camera, 2 books from the library itself, 1 book by Alexander McCall Smith and a ukulele.
No, I wasn’t planning on performing a song for him nor that I was going to borrow books but hey, I was early for the session and found myself borrowing some fantasy books there. After all, it is the library. And oh, the ukulele was cause I had gone to the music store at Bras Basah, next door to it.
So as it so happens, I ended up with the ukulele and the 2 extra books besides my original intent in bringing only the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agencybook by him. The session was organized by the Penguin Books people and thus, they were quickly setting up things when it was just around 6pm when the actually session started at about 7pm.
Meet the best-selling author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and catch an exclusive private screening of the adapted HBO TV series (premiering in August on StarHub Channel 60).
7pm: Book talk and Q&A
7.30pm: Autograph session
8pm: Private screening of the first episode of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency HBO TV series
(Note: Attendees to sign in and be seated by 6.50pm.)
Date: Monday, February 8 Time: 7pm – 9pm Venue: Multipurpose Room, National Library Building, Victoria Street Admission: Free (To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “AMS RSVP”. Your reservation is confirmed unless otherwise notified.)
IS THAT COOL OR WHAT? (The answer is “cool” not “what”.) RSVP them by giving your name and contact number!
The last day of the Singapore Writers Festival and I certainly had tickets to the talk for Sunday. And as usual, have a video summary of this whole post first if you’re in a rush and can’t read it yet: