SFWA Pacific Northwest Reading Series
The Pacific Northwest is home to a Tardis-Full of Science Fiction and Fantasy writers, a fact celebrated every quarter with the Pacific Northwest Reading Series. These free quarterly events provide the Northwest Science Fiction and Fantasy community a chance to gather, network and enjoy readings from local and visiting authors in Portland and Seattle.
Each event features three authors who read from their latest work, interpreting and explaining their concepts and vision. In addition, space is provided for networking and conversation. Booksellers will be on hand with fresh copies of the authors’ books for you to buy and get autographed.
The next event in the Seattle area (Kirkland, WA) will be held on Tuesday, February 17 and will feature Mark Teppo, Randy Henderson and Scott James Magner.
In February 2015, there will be no Portland event. The Seattle event will proceed as always, and Portland will be back in May. Stay tuned for a new location.
Mark Teppo is the author of Rudolph!, The Potemkin Mosaic, Earth Thirst, Lightbreaker, and Heartland (the latter two being the initial pair of the urban fantasy series, The Codex of Souls). He was also a contributor to the Foreworld Saga, notably the three volumes of The Mongoliad, Katabasis, and several of the SideQuests.
During the day, he is the founder and publisher of RESURRECTION HOUSE, a fiercely independent genre publisher devoted to adoring the printed book from author to audience. At night, he is a synthesist, a trouble-shooter (and -maker), a cat herder, and an idea man. His favorite Tarot card is the Moon.
Randy Henderson is a Writers of the Future grand prize winner, a relapsed sarcasm addict, a Clarion West graduate, and milkshake connoisseur whose short fiction has been spotted frolicking in places like Realms of Fantasy, Penumbra, and Escape Pod.
Scott James Magner is a writer, editor, designer, developer, and worldbuilder. In addition to his novels, his work appears in tabletop and online roleplaying games (most notably Dungeons and Dragons, AION, Lineage II, and TERA), card games, miniatures games and board games. He has a passion for movies and classic science fiction, and spends his days tweaking and twisting new worlds.