Thanks everyone for coming out and being a part of our signing at Mac’s Fireweed! Two anthologies I’m a part of: Tesseracts 14 and Inhuman, and Dave Strachan, who has the lead story in Inhuman, was signing too! The Fantasy/Science Fiction community in Whitehorse is doing great! More and more of our group are stretching their talents and skills, and turning out great stories and sending them off to publishers! So happy that this is happening in Whitehorse! The Yukon is building a presence in Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy. Oh YEAH!
Tesseracts 14 and Inhuman are both published by Hades Publications and Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing (for Inhuman, through their imprint Absolute XPress).
Here’s photos of us at Mac’s Fireweed, Saturday March 12. See if you can recognize all the campadres who helped make it a great event…
Occasionally, people will ask me why I’m here. They don’t mean I should leave– only what it is that keeps me here. It’s good to think about why you live in the place you do. You can always say that work brought you here, or love, or you were raised here, or it’s all you know… but I can’t say any of these… so I start thinking about why Whitehorse is the perfect city.
Whitehorse has some very unique qualities. In a nutshell: It functions as both the capital and largest city of our territory, while maintaining many characteristics of a small town. It has the cultural capital of a city 10 to 20 times its size, compressed in a small area, as it is home to a surprisingly large number of artsy folk–musicians, artists, writers and our ilk. Whitehorse is drenched in pivotal and interesting history. Finally it is surrounded by extensive wilderness that affords outdoor enthusiasts a vast playground, and keeps folks green-minded. Continue reading