The Lynch of Locke Lamora

HA HA MOTHERFUCKERS YOU EXPECTED COMPETENCE AND YOU GOT THE OFFICIAL TUMBLR OF SCOTT LYNCH INSTEAD! A WORK MOST DECIDEDLY IN PROGRESS.

Aug 12

WORLDCON AND BEYOND

The following is the finalized schedule of my appearances at LONCON 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention.

All times and locations are taken from Loncon 3’s online programme guide. Please be advised that changes sometimes take place, and you should consult the printed programme guide as well as any electronic updates made by the con on the days of the con itself.

THURSDAY, 14 AUGUST
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6:00 PM - Literary Beer
The Bar (Level 0)

FRIDAY, 15 AUGUST
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12:00 PM - Signing
Boulevard Signing Space

7:00 PM - Panel
“The Problem With Making a Living Writing: Have We Become too Niche?”
Capital Suite 4 (Level 3)

SATURDAY, 16 AUGUST
*****

1:30 PM - Panel
“Where Have All the Clerics Gone?”
Capital Suite 8+11 (Level 3)

6:00 PM - Panel
“Travel in Fantasy”
Capital Suite 3 (Level 3)

7:00 PM - Panel
“Imagining the City”
Capital Suite 7+12 (Level 3)

SUNDAY, 17 AUGUST

12:00 PM - Reading
London Suite 1 (Level 0)

4:30 PM - Tiptree Auction
Exhibits Hall Flexible Space (Level 1)
(I will be helping Elizabeth Bear auction items to fund the Tiptree Award. We’re a double-act trying to fill the shoes of Ellen Klages.)

IMPORTANT NOTES

1. I will generally sign anything for anyone, provided I am in a convenient spot to do so, am not eating, am not rushing to another appointment, etc. If you have more than one item for me to sign, please make it easy on all of us and try to make my formal signing, or at least a scheduled event where I’ll be present.

2. I am happy to be hugged if that’s your thing. I also shake hands. I rarely utilize this to initiate an Attack of Opportunity with a +2 circumstance bonus to my attack roll. Rarely.

3. I don’t have anything about my new book to say at the moment besides “I’m working on it.” I said nearly everything I can say about my last book last year. So I would prefer not to be asked to do any interviews at the con itself. Let me rest a bit. I’ll be much more interesting in a few months.

4. George R.R. Martin is not your bitch.

5. Drink a glass of water for every alcoholic drink you enjoy. Your mornings will be much easier.

Then, after Worldcon has swept over us and past us, don’t forget:

MONDAY, 18 AUGUST: FORBIDDEN PLANET
*****

I will be at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore at 6:00 PM, signing and blathering. This will be my ABSOLUTE FINAL signing in the UK until my next book is handed in, so you won’t see me again until 2015.


Aug 10
unseenalumni:

“I only steal because my dear old family needs the money to live!”Locke Lamora made this proclamation with his wine glass held high; he and the other Gentleman Bastards were seated at the old witchwood table… . The others began to jeer."Liar!" they chorused"I only steal because this wicked world won’t let me work an honest trade!" Calo cried, hoisting his own glass."LIAR!""I only steal," said Jean, "because I’ve temporarily fallen in with bad company.""LIAR!"At last the ritual came to Bug; the boy raised his glass a bit shakily and yelled, “I only steal because it’s heaps of fucking fun!”"BASTARD!”  ― Scott Lynch,  The Lies of Locke Lamora

unseenalumni:

“I only steal because my dear old family needs the money to live!”
Locke Lamora made this proclamation with his wine glass held high; he and the other Gentleman Bastards were seated at the old witchwood table… . The others began to jeer.
"Liar!" they chorused
"I only steal because this wicked world won’t let me work an honest trade!" Calo cried, hoisting his own glass.
"LIAR!"
"I only steal," said Jean, "because I’ve temporarily fallen in with bad company."
"LIAR!"
At last the ritual came to Bug; the boy raised his glass a bit shakily and yelled, “I only steal because it’s heaps of fucking fun!”
"BASTARD!”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora


Aug 6
xhakhal:

Fanart of Raseed bas Raseed, my favurite character from the Crescent Moon Kingdom series of books by Saladin Ahmed. The prologue is available for free online if you want to check it out.
Live by the sword and you’ll have a hard time not dying by it too. I’m almost certain Raseed would rather say he lives by Virtue, but he’s only just now finding out that virtue lives in strange places.
Gouache and some editing in PS.



THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON fan art is always awesome. Also, if you haven’t read Saladin Ahmed’s charming, colorful, and fast-moving first novel, what’s the hold-up?

xhakhal:

Fanart of Raseed bas Raseed, my favurite character from the Crescent Moon Kingdom series of books by Saladin Ahmed. The prologue is available for free online if you want to check it out.

Live by the sword and you’ll have a hard time not dying by it too. I’m almost certain Raseed would rather say he lives by Virtue, but he’s only just now finding out that virtue lives in strange places.

Gouache and some editing in PS.

THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON fan art is always awesome. Also, if you haven’t read Saladin Ahmed’s charming, colorful, and fast-moving first novel, what’s the hold-up?

(via saladinahmed)


Aug 4

NINE. WORLDS. GEEKFEST.

So, the inimitable Ms. Elizabeth Bear and myself are both attending 9Worlds this weekend in sunny, tropical London. Here’s my panel schedule:

*****
CTHULHU!
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Friday
8.30pm - 10.45pm
Royal A. Sanity optional.
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn*
(*In a corner at Nine Worlds, four authors roll dice and battle evil.)
Jon Morgan, Jonathan L Howard, Rebecca Levene, Scott Lynch, Kim Curran

*****
Dragons vs Werewolves vs Vampires vs Warlocks: The Ultimate Deathmatch Smackdown
*****
11.45am - 1.00pm
County C&D
Four monsters enter, one monster leaves. Vampires, dragons, werewolves or warlocks? It all gets decided here.
Debate: Anne Perry (Moderator), Elizabeth Bear (Dragons), Gail Carriger (Werewolves), Joanne Harris (Vampires), Scott Lynch (Warlocks)

*****
Epic Fantasy: the panel of prophecy!
*****
3.15pm - 4.30pm
County C&D
And lo, it was prophecised that the heroes of the epic fantasy genre would ascend to the Nine Worlds, where they would battle the Evil One with the Sword of Banter and Wand of Quick Wit +2.
Panel: Den Patrick, Scott Lynch, Rebecca Levene, Elizabeth Bear, Gaie Sebold


Jul 27

Anonymous said: Will you be attending the Atlanta dragon con or Decatur book festival??

Nope, not this year.


Jul 26

Convention Appearances: Update

I think I should reiterate, at this point, that I will NOT be attending NYCC this year.

Conventions I will definitely be attending in the remainder of 2014:

9Worlds — London — August 8 to 10
London Worldcon — London — August 14 to 18
ICon 39 — Cedar Rapids, Iowa — October 31 to November 2
Windycon 41 — Lombard, Illinois — November 14 to 16


Jul 25

lynkhart:

OK, so I finished my modelmaking course at college a couple of months ago now and finally got round to posting about one model in particular. One of our last group projects was a client model of a narrow gauge heritage railway down in Corris, Wales. It will be put on display in the museum there where it will reside for the next 30+ years, so we had to do a good job on it. On one side of the model is a graveyard and I was allocated the task of drawing up the plans for the gravestones in AutoCAD. I suggested to the class that as they were going to be so small, (only 40mm high as I recall) we should engrave our names on them as a lasting and subtle note of who constructed it all. Everyone was up for it so we all get a front row gravestone but with less than twenty of us in the class and nearly fifty gravestones to make, we needed more names…sooo… :P
Many are tributes to actors, modelmakers and artists of note but most are of our favourite fictional characters and come on, I couldn’t let this opportunity go by without paying tribute to some of my favourite, and sadly dearly departed fictional friends.

Calo and Galdo Sanza share a grave as I thought they’d probably argue over who got the best stone, while Ezri gets her own (and she got the fanciest one IMO). Father Chains got a little extra text added to his stone because I thought he’d have appreciated it. Bug has his full name on his too, though someone else glued the stones on so he’s now sitting between The Doctor and Shepard Book from Firefly rather than being with his friends which is a little sad, but he’s not too far away so that’s something. I sadly ran out of time to do one for Nazca but she’s there in spirit I hope.

So yeah, a little far from Camorr, but if any GB fans are ever in Wales, go visit Corris and see a permanent tribute to some of the most sorely missed characters ever. (also, praise the model very loudly - it took most of our sanity to get the godsdamned thing finished!)

Oh my god. This is exceedingly awesome, but it was the headstone marked PRACTICAL EFFECTS that slew me.

Jul 21

Anonymous said: Would you ever consider coming to the Bay Area? Namely, the Berkeley/San Francisco area? We've got a lot of rabid, fiery, too-young, college-age writers here that practically worship your books. Come! We haven't got cookies, but we do have a bridge that is awfully similar to the ones Karthain has! And we also have a lot of fog and nice sunrises and liberals! Come visit!

Of course I would love to visit San Francisco. I’d love it like crazy. When I have a new book coming out, make sure that your friendly local bookstores know that you’d like to see me in the neighborhood, because that’s how book tours come together. I don’t pick the places all by myself.


aesart:

Poor Jean, can crack a  man’s skull in 5 minutes varying between a thousand ways to do it but can’t bring himself to hurt a little old lady. Jean is precious kay.


Grandma’s got your number, son.

aesart:

Poor Jean, can crack a  man’s skull in 5 minutes varying between a thousand ways to do it but can’t bring himself to hurt a little old lady. Jean is precious kay.

Grandma’s got your number, son.

Anonymous said: Hi! I adore your Gentleman Bastards books so much; they have literally everything I love packed in one series. I rec them to pretty much everyone I know. That being said, I saw that someone else asked a question about timelines, and I have one too (after rereading for the fifth time) - the Gray King escaped Camorr when he was thirteen and came back 22 years later. From the description of him and his sisters, I'd assumed they were much older (middle to late forties)

They lived particularly hard lives, even for a hard world. They dedicated themselves to training and to vengeance. Twenty years of that can prematurely age a person, the same as military service or any other physical hardship will.


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