“Lisboa no Ano 2000” – Book launch
This past weekend, me and the rest of the Clockwork Portugal team went to Lisbon to take part in this year’s Fórum Fantástico, an annual Science Fiction and Fantasy convention. This was the first year I went there as a guest, and not as a visitor, and while it was a bit nerve-wrecking, I’m very happy for the opportunity to present our work to a broader audience.
We arrived late on Friday afternoon and left on Sunday, so most of the photos and videos I have are from Saturday (I don’t actually have photos from our session, but the video will be part of our webseries). It was a day full of interesting activities and presentations: a writing workshop in the morning, the launch of two Portuguese publishing projects (Lusitânia and Trema), our own presentation, a discussion of ghost and folk tales, short films, a discussion with the author Dan Wells (who is an amazing speaker, by the way), and the launch of “Lisboa no Ano 2000“, an anthology edited by João Barreiros (really looking forward to reading this one). And, of course, lots of autograph sessions, books, games and graphic novels for sale outside.
Discussion with author Dan Wells
We even had time for great meals with our many friends from Lisbon. All in all, it was a great weekend, and I hope that next year we will have more projects from Clockwork Portugal to talk about.