Writers & Illustrators of the Future Blog

The purpose of this blog is to provide a forum for winners, judges, entrants and anyone interested in sharing information regarding the contests and the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future volumes. For more information you can also go to www.writersofthefuture.com

Monday, January 29, 2007

Writers of the Future panel at Ad Astra in Toronto, Can

Mike Rimar and Sarah Totton sent in the following photos from a recent booksigning.

Sarah Totton in WOTF 22 and Mike Rimar from WOTF 21 did a booksigning at a local Coles Bookstore somewhere in Ontario, Canada.

I just received the following additional good news from Canada from Stephen Kotowych (to be published in WOTF 23):

I'm pleased to report that there will be a Writers of the Future panel at Ad
Astra , Toronto's annual science fiction convention , which will take place
March 2 -4, 2007.

The panel will consist of contest judge Robert J. Sawyer , published finalist Mike Rimar , and two of th e 2006 winners, Tony Pi and Stephen Kotowych. This is quite a coup, especially for Tony and I who haven’t even been to the workshop yet.

Ad Astra is now in its twenty-sixth year, and attracts over 1000 people during the course of the weekend. You can find out more about the convention at their website: http://www.ad-astra.org/index.php

Best wishes,
Stephen Kotowych

I also received the following correction to a recent posting on a book signing at Tsunami Books:


My name is John Burridge, I'm the current chair of the Eugene Professional Writers' Workshop (Wordos).

I was taking a look at the WOTF / Wordos book signing page on the WOTF blog

I'm sorry to tell you that the link you have to Tsunami Books goes to a
company on the east coast with the same name as Eugene's beloved book
store. I'm unable to find a web page for them (and I believe they do
not have one), but Tsunami's contact information is

Tsunami Books
2585 Willamette St
Eugene, OR 97405
(541) 345-8986

Wordos swear by Tsunami books because they've been really really cool to us; they let us meet in their bookstore every week for very low rent, and they let us book occasional events. Prior to Tsunami opening their doors to us (this was before my time) the Wordos met in a loud restaurant. We're very happy to support them, as they are one of the few bookstores in Eugene's shrinking pool of independent bookstores to stay afloat.

I hope this information is helpful to you.

- John


I also received an email from someone who has become interested in the contests having read the blog but wanted to know how to enter. Following is the link with the rules on how to enter the Writers and Illustrator of the Future Contests: http://www.writersofthefuture.com/rules.htm


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