Competition 8: The (untrue) origins of Halloween

Best New Zombie Tales vol 2Halloween draws nigh. So do copies of Best New Zombie Tales Vol 2 containing my story The Truth About Brains.

In honour of these two events I have a copy of Best New Zombie Tales Vol 2 to give away as first prize! Other prizes may follow, depending on the number of entries. One entry per person!

The comp? Invent a history of Halloween for me! Long or short, it doesn’t matter. Post your answers here, at my Facebook page (under Discussions) or send them by email to narrelle (at) Entries close November 3rd 2010!

Upcoming events – October and November

If you’re looking for something to do at Halloween, the Continuum Convention folks are holding a fundraising quiz night. I’ll be MCing the event! It’s on Saturday 30 October from 8-10pm at the Brian Boru Function Room at the Celtic Club at 316/320 Queen St, Melbourne. Full details are on their Facebook Event Page.

I will also be in Perth from 6-16th November as the result of a spontaneous decision to visit a friend. I know it’s short notice, but I am available for speaking engagements (for a reasonable fee). If you know of a library, club or school who would be interested, you can find out more about the three talks I give and my rates at my website.

Keep an eye out here at at my Facebook page for the confirmed Perth engagements in case you’d like to come along to a talk!

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