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It's official. I will be traveling to South Africa next September! I'll be participating in the Open Book Festival from the 17th to the 21st, then will be in Johannesburg from the 22nd to the 24th. Obviously, specifics as to venues and times will be coming later next year, so don't ask. I don't know where they're sending me. Circle those dates, because with this much advance notice you don't have any excuses! See you next year!
This is my current itinerary for my visit to South Africa. Perhaps one more event added, but likely this is it.We start with the Open Book Festival, Cape Town. Contact organizers for information on attending.The Book Lounge,712 Roeland Street,Cape Town.Visit: http://openbookfestival.co.zaWed September 17th 18:00FUGARD THEATRER40 | 15 Million Copies Sold.Raymond E Feist speaks to Sarah Lotz about Magician’s End and all that went before.Thur September 18th 20:00FUGARD THEATRER40 | Fox & Raven Presents: Sci Fi/Fantasy Rocks!Mike Carey, Dave De Burgh and Raymond E Feist tell Marius du Plessis how much they love their jobs.Sat September 20th 18:00FUGARD THEATRER40 | Fantasy and Crime Fiction: 2 Sides of the Same Coin?Raymond E Feist, Deon Meyer and Andrew Salomon discuss why crime is at the heart of fantasy and why crime fiction often ends with fantasy. Chaired by Greg Fried.DurbanMon September 22th 18:00 Bargain BooksBallito Lifestyle Centre,Balito Drive.032 5863635JohannesburgTue September 23rd 18:30Event with Writer's WriteInterview, Q&A, signing, and dinner.Winehouse RestaurantTen Bompas Boutique Hotel10 Bompas RoadDunkeld To book: firstname.lastname@example.orgWed September 24th 9:30Indulgence Cafe1 Mount Dev,225 Beyers Naude Drive,NorthcliffExt. 5.(011) 7825063
Wed 24th 19:00Intimate Dinner with the Science Fiction and Fantasy Club South Africa. Venu: Cesco's 18 Southway, KelvinContact; Ian Jamieson for info: 083 5213 0081
Re: the last event posted, the RSVP is:Scifi and Fantasy ClubVenue: Cesco's, 18 Southway, KelvinTime: 19:00RSVP: email@example.com
OK, we've added another appearance in Johannesburg. Date: 24 September 2014Time: 16h30 - 17h30Venue: Exclusive Books Rosebank Mall (Shop C332 and C333, Rosebank Mall, Bath Avenue, 2096Gauteng. Entry is free!Contact: Talita Van Graan, 076 191 6551Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/events/757948457580438/
Ray postedI have been told this is it, final itinerary for South Africa.TUESDAY 16 SEP18:00 Open Book Welcome Bash – optionalVenue: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Cape TownWEDNESSAY 17 SEP10:30 – 12:30 Press Conference (Open Book Event)Venue: The Townhouse Hotel Lobby18:00 – 19:00 15 Million Copies Sold (Open Book Event)Raymond E Feist speaks to Sarah Lotz about Magician’s End and all that went before.THURSDAY 18 SEP20:00 – 21:00 Sci Fi/Fantasty rocks! (Open Book Event)Raymond E Feist, Mike Carey and Dave de Burgh tell Marius du Plessis how much they love their jobsFRIDAY 19 SEPNon-public media.SATURDAY 20 SEP18:00 – 19:00 Fantasy and Crime Fiction: 2 Sides of the Same Coin? (Open Book Event)Raymond E Feist, Deon Meyer and Andrew Salomon discuss why crime is at the heart of fantasy and why crime fiction often ends with fantasy. Chaired by Greg Fried.Venue: Fugard Theatre SUNDAY 21 SEPTravel dayMONDAY 22 SEP17:30 for 18:00 Book Launch – Bargain BooksRaymond to speak for about 20 minutes, take questions and do a book signingVenue: Bargain Books, Lifestyle Centre, Ballito Lifestyle Centre, Ballito Contact: Kishana, 032 586 3635TUESDAY 23 SEP18:00 for 18:30 Event with Writer’s Write18:00 – 18:20 – pre-interview with Amanda Patterson for her website, 18:30 to 19:00 interview with Amanda Patterson for her guests, book signing and dinner (ending 21:30)Venue: Winehouse Restaurant, Ten Bompas Boutique Hotel, 10 Bompas Road, DunkeldContact: Amanda Patterson: 074 629 2362WEDNESDAY 24 SEP9:30 for 10:00 Book Launch - Indulgence CaféA 45 minute ‘in conversation’ with Dave De Burgh followed by book signingVenue: Indulgence Coffee Café, 1 Mount Dev, 225 Beyers Naude Drive, Northcliff Ext. 519:00 – 21:00 Science Fiction and Fantasy Club South Africa – intimate dinnerDinner followed by General questions facilitated by Ian JamiesonVenue: Cesco’s, 18 Southway, KelvinContact: Ian Jamieson, 083 523 0081That's it. Sorry for any format weirdness as I was dong cut & paste across platforms and applications.See you, South Africa!
Ray just posted. Please verify with the venue.I was told these two appearance didn't make the posted list:Exclusive Books PavillionWesterville Durban 10-11 MondayExclusive Books Rosebank,Johannesburg 16:30-17:30