Exceedingly Late Post: The 2017 Singapore Writer’s Festival Wrap-up

It’s almost time for the 2018 Writer’s Festival and I realize that I had never posted my pictures from last year’s run.

Top to bottom, left to right: (1) SWF Opening, (2) Outside the festival grounds, (3) Watching a panels while seated on LKY’s chair,  (4) With Junot Diaz, (5) “Writing between Genre Lines” panel with Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé (moderator), Aliette de Bodard, Jason Erik Lundberg and O Thiam Chin, (6) With Dean Alfar, (7) With Lavie Tidhar, (8) Crab dinner with Aliette, Jason, Nikki, Pat and Dean, (9) Peranakan lunch with Ken Liu, and (10) birthday dinner with Aliette.

Here are some pictures from my panels:

  • The Real Science in Science Fiction – with Shelly Bryant, Kevin Martens Wong, and Dave Chua moderating
    5 Nov, Sun 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Arts House, Living Room
  • A Brave New World: Speculative Fiction in Singapore – with Jon Gresham, Christina Sng , and Gene Tan moderating
    6 Nov, Mon 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Arts House, Chamber

Lastly, check out the special packaging for my book The Infinite Library and Other Stories  which was only available at the festival venue.

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My Late Post regarding the 2017 Hugo Awards

Here are the pictures from this year’s Hugo Awards ceremony during The 75th World Science Fiction Convention (commonly in Helsinki, Finland last 11 August. Despite the efforts of the self-described “Sad Puppies,” and their alt-right equivalents, the “Rabid Puppies, women almost completely swept the Hugo Awards, taking home the top prizes for literature in the science fiction community (Woohoo!). The full list of winners can be found here.

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Welcome to the Hugo Awards!

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The very, very, very, very long queue to get in.

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Look at that audience!

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Which includes me and my lovely wife, Patricia.

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The esteemed host Dr. Karen Lord and the inimitable George R. R. Martin.

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The Song of Ice and Fire Chronicler and German actress Sibel Kekilli (Shae on GoT).

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The dapper winner of one of the 2017 Seiun Awards Winners, Ken Liu

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More Ken Liu

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Best Fan Artist: Go Likhain!

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Best Fan Writer: Go Natalie Luhrs!

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Best Novelette: Go Fran Wilde!

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With a real-life ISS astronaut – Dr. Kjell Lindgren, a member of Expedition 44/45 to the International Space Station (ISS), and a NASA Distinguished Service Medal recipient (2016).

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Patricia with Game of Throne’s Shae, the 2-time Lola winner Sibel Kekilli.

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Fan boy with the great Nalo Hopkinson!

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The Hugo Award winners and presenters.

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Amazing writers and artists Aliette de Bodard, Fran Wilde and Likhain!

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That’s all folks!