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Angry Robot at WorldCon

It’s here! It’s huge! Angry Robot authors are all set to invade Kansas City for WorldCon 74 – August 17-21. Our plans are simple – invade signings, panels, discussions, drinking events and even going for a run – the opportunities to chat and catch up are legion. Do say hi – our authors are a lovely bunch.

Our Mike Underwood will also be constantly available at our Angry Robot booth in the dealer room – booth #21. Seek him out, touch the books, meet the authors!

The WorldCon schedule is vast, and although they do have

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Angry Robot, Conventions, Out and About

Angry Robot at GenCon

Dear Robot Legions, let me tell you a story about a young cyborg.

Years ago, before I was assimilated into the Angry Robot collective and fitted with the Sales-and-Marketing-o-Tron-9000 system, I was a mere gamer, spending evenings and weekends at my local game store, first as a regular, then as a cashwrap monkey.

Each summer, one thing loomed on the horizon and came to dominate every conversation:

GenCon

For those that don’t know, GenCon is the largest gaming convention in the USA, and is the height of the gaming world’s season. But even if you know about GenCon, you might

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Angry Robot, Conventions, Robots at large

Angry Robot Does CONvergence

A dispatch from our own Robot-at-Large, Mike Underwood:

 

“The first week of July, Phil Jourdan and I strapped into our Robot Rockets and hurtled through the sky toward the Twin Cities for CONvergence, an excellent fan-run convention totalling around 7000 fabulous fans. But we were far from alone. Seven of our intrepid authors joined us for a weekend of spreading the word about All Things Angry and Robotic.

Anne Lyle, Alyc Helms, Carrie Patel, Craig Cormick, Ishbelle Bee, Patrick S Tomlinson, and Wesley Chu (a CONvergence Guest of Honor!) formed our Angry Robot author detachment for the weekend, speaking

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Conventions

Angry Robot at FantasyCon

TheBulletCatchersDaughter-72dpiThis weekend’s FantasyCon takes place in the beautiful city (or so I’ve heard, never actually visited) of York. Events take place in the Royal York Hotel, and here’s a handy list of where you’ll find some Angry Robot folk, starting with the launch of Rod Duncan‘s The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter and definitely finished by the legendary disco on Saturday night:

THE BULLET-CATCHER’S DAUGHTER LAUNCH!

SATURDAY 6.00pm – Angry Robot The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter – Rod Duncan

FRIDAY

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Conventions, Out and About

Meet some Angry Robots at CONvergence in MN, next week!

Next week in Minneapolis, we’ll be at CONvergence – one of the finest genre conventions in the world!

This is where you can find us:

The bar.

If we’re not there, chances are, we’re on or at a panel. These are the fine folk who will be there, and the panels they’re on:

Kameron Hurley (The Mirror Empire, Empire Ascendent)

Thursday 3 July
3.30pm – Good, Fast or Cheap
When does it make sense to work for exposure and when does that become exploitative? At what point do you need to insist on charging?

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Angry Robot, Conventions, Out and About, Robots at large

A Newbie’s View of World Fantasy Con 2013

As most of you know, I don’t come from a scifi or fantasy publishing world; my previous role was in publicity for Irish non-fiction titles as well as crime fiction, and that oft-controversial term, literary fiction. I wasn’t utterly new to the terms SF / F / WTF (maybe I was to WTF!) as through my own personal reading, I’ve read – and loved –  Scott Lynch, Philip Pullman, and Eoin Colfer, and had the usual childhood favourites such as Narnia and Harry Potter. I love True Blood, Buffy, and Star Trek, amongst others but can’t quote you lines or tell

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Angry Robot, Author Appearances, Conventions, Out and About, Writers

Meet the Angry Robots and Strange Chemists at WorldCon

Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry will be out in force again at WorldCon (LoneStarCon3) next week (in San Antonio, Texas).

If you’re going and want to get your books signed, the following authors will be there (and some of them have signing slots, as detailed below):

  • Adam Christopher – Signing Friday, 11.00am
  • Chuck Wendig – Signing Monday, 2.00pm
  • Maurice Broaddus
  • Cassandra Rose Clarke
  • Jay Posey
  • Martha Wells – Signing Thursday 4.00pm
  • Wesley Chu – Signing Saturday 11.00am
  • Madeline Ashby – Signing Thursday,
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Angry Robot, Conventions, Out and About, robots

One Year as an Angry Robot

Today is my one-year anniversary of joining the Angry Robot team as the North American Sales & Marketing Manager. I came to Angry Robot from a job as a field sales representative, and while the surgical scars from the upgrades have faded, the amazing feeling of being directly in the action, championing authors, and supporting our incredible Random House sales team is fresh every day.

Some highlights from the year:

  • Attending my first WorldCon in Chicago all of three weeks into the job, learning the list on my feet, meeting fans and smart readers, editors Lee Harris and Amanda
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Angry Robot about to take WorldCon by Storm!

Worldcon logo large70th World Science Fiction Convention. This year (for the seventh time in its history) it’s in Chicago, and it’s called Chicon 7.

Angry Robot will be out in force!

As well as three of the Angry Robot team – Editors Lee Harris and Amanda Rutter, and North American Sales/Marketing Manager, Mike Underwood – we’ll be joined by EIGHTEEN of our authors from all three imprints – Angry Robot, Strange Chemistry and Exhibit

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Angry Robot, Awards, Conventions

Angry Robot and the World Fantasy Awards 2011

HUGE congratulations to the Angry Robot Overlord himself, Marc Gascoigne, who has just walked away with the World Fantasy Special Award (Professional) “for Angry Robot”. We’re absolutely thrilled for Marc, who has put in an enormous amount of work in setting up the company, and not only steering it along the right tracks, but also expanding it, at a time when many imprints are reducing their lists, or closing altogether.

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Awards, Conventions, Interviews, Podcast

Podcast Special! Conversation with Kaaron Warren from WorldCon!

Lee and Marco respond to Kaaron Warren's Ditmar award

The latest Angry Robot podcast will be posted soon. In the meantime, here’s an extra treat.

I got to hang out with Kaaron Warren in Melbourne last month. We crashed the SFWA suite and took some of their gin and vodka and talked about the Ditmar-award-winning Slights, dentists, drinking from the Ganges, parenting, and many other things.

Congrats again, Kaaron!

Angry Robot, Awards, Books, Conventions, Writers

Hugos there?

Over at Whatever, John Scalzi has invited people to recommend authors and works for the current round of Hugo nominations.

For those of you who are eligible to vote in this year’s Hugos, this is the list of Angry Robot people and titles that are eligible for consideration.

Best Novel
* Slights by Kaaron Warren
* Book of Secrets by Chris Roberson
* Nekropolis by Tim Waggoner
* Kell’s Legend by Andy Remic
* Angel of Death by J Robert King
* Triumff:

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Awards, Conventions, Robot Army

Angry Masquerade

One of the things we did at WorldCon a couple of weeks ago was to sponsor a prize in the masquerade. It was a fun event, and we offered a prize for the best Angry Robot.

Look left – I’m sure you’ll agree this one looks particularly angry. Well, I wouldn’t want to cross him!

The winner was Devin Harrigan and his magnificent creation, “Atomic Robot and the Thing From Beyond WorldCon”.

Devin wins a copy of every one of our books in our first

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Meet our latest signing

Ms AlietteThe recent news that Angry Robot has signed up Aliette de Bodard for her debut novel, and a couple more to follow, was acclaimed across the white-hot core of the SF industry. The movers and shakers at the very heart of things know her from a selection of perfectly poised, finely machined short stories. But for those of you who have yet to make her acquaintance, here’s a clutch of ideas to help:

1)

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