Having had a hectic month joining in several bookish events (March Magics celebrating Diana Wynne Jones and Terry Pratchett, Dewithon and Begorrathon celebrating Wales and Ireland respectively in books) you’d think I would be putting my feet up. Well, so did I.
But that was before I saw this.
Wyrd & Wonder was first promoted last May by a “band of like-minded bloggers and book lovers devoted … to all things fantasy.” These three were Lisa, Jorie and Imyril who collectively headed out “in search of dragons, magic and Faerie” in a month-long celebration of the fantastic.
It’s happening again this year.
We want to hear about your love of epic fantasy, low fantasy, grimdark, urban fantasy, portal fantasy, magical realism, fairytales, mythology – you name it, if it’s fantasy, we’ll be talking about it.
Anyone can take part, at any time, with no strings attached to signing up, reading other blog posts, chatting, tackling photo prompts on Twitter or Instagram for example, or just writing blog posts.
They invite intending participants to sign up (no deadline set) to let them know who to expect, and to follow @wyrdandwonder on Twitter. In May the intention is to share links to everyone’s blog posts, to host Twitter chats and readalongs.
A master schedule allows you to start adding details of what you’ll be up to and, once May starts, to add links to posts in the schedule. For further details you can contact @wyrdandwonder on Twitter or email wyrdandwonder(at)onemore.org
From all the above you’ll gather that I shall be joining in with this event reading and posting about suitable genre titles, though to what extent I don’t know — I rather overdid things in March with attempting three events! Does this appeal to you? There’s the rest of April to plan, but we’re already a week into the month…
Anyway, as an appetiser here is another view of a life size (?) dragon I spotted in a garden centre. And I’m off to research what, precisely, is grimdark.
I spotted this dragon at The Copper Kettle café and garden centre at the foot of the Skirrid (Ysgyryd Fawr) in Monmouthshire, Wales. When Rudolf Hess was a prisoner near here in the 1940s he was allowed to walk around the Skirrid for exercise.