Convention appearance: Ad Astra 2015 (Toronto)

I'll be attending Ad Astra in Toronto again this year from April 10-12 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel at 600 HWY-7 E in Richmond Hill (Hwy 7 and Hwy 404). Ad Astra is a long running and excellent con that traditionally has had a strong literary focus. 

Here is my schedule of panel appearances and readings, all conveniently scheduled back-to-back-to-back (sigh) on Saturday night:

When the Gods Run Amok: Ancient, New and Urban Mythology
Date: Saturday, April 11
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Room: Markham B
Panellists: Chadwick Ginther, Kelley Armstrong, Marie Bilodeau

Urban fantasy gives us the chance to play around with our archetypal fairy tales and mythology. We can bring the gods down to our level and we get to bring magic into the everyday.

Why is this so compelling?
Believable Characters and Dialogue
Date: Saturday, April 11
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Room: Markham B
Panellists: Kelley Armstrong, Nina Munteanu, Suzanne Church
 
Orphan Black: Send in the (Canadian) Clones
Date: Saturday, April 11
Time: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Room: Oakridge
Panellists: JD DeLuzio, Kate Heartfield, Matthew Johnson

Filmed right here in Toronto, Orphan Black has become a huge hit. This show about cloning and conspiracies even mentions Scarberia, and correctly. We'll talk about all the stuff we love about it. Did Season 2 fulfill the promise seen in Season 1, and where do we see the various plot-lines headed?

Readings: Douglas Smith & Matthew Johnson
Date: Saturday, April 11
Time: 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Room: Whitchurch

I'm not sure what I'll be reading from yet, but I will have gifts and giveaways. 

Hope to see you there!

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