In 2014 we’re giving a series of talks at the Ayala Museum. The talks will be held on three Saturday afternoons at 3pm and are open to the public. Admission is Php350 (to be confirmed); the price includes an exclusive e-book (with a print on demand option). Each talk will be followed by an open forum, merienda, and book-signing. Obviously we can’t sign e-books so we’ll put the download code on a specially-designed card or notebook.
7 June 2014: Don’t Be A Writer. The hazards of the writing life, the perils of the profession, things we wish we’d known before we decided that our primary occupation would be ‘writer’. The writing process, our favorite assignments and interviews, strange side projects, how to beat a deadline.
5 July 2014: Game of Thrones, History and Fantasy. By July season 4 of the TV series will have aired, and we’ll need to huddle around the books and process what we just saw. We’ll cover the books and the TV series, historical inspirations for Westeros, fantasy epics—The Lord of the Rings and The Once and Future King, medieval epics—Le Morte d’Arthur, the Nibelungenlied, mythological epics—the Iliad, the Odyssey, and just geek out, generally.
2 August 2014: We don’t have a topic yet. Any suggestions? Movies, tennis, cats? What specifically about movies, tennis, cats? What would you like us to talk about? Post suggestions in Comments; if we pick yours, you can come to the talk as our guest.
Update: The Ayala Museum took a poll, and the winning topic iiiiissssss…World Domination. The talk will cover world domination theory, ongoing campaigns, and organizing the conquest.
Tickets will be available at the Ayala Museum next year. We’ll alert you as soon as they go on sale.