Upcoming Events for Sumiko Saulson

Sunday. September 25, 2016

serena-dark-entry-sept-25-2Serena Toxicat’s Multi-Poetry Book Launch

The Dark Entry

2589 Telegraph Ave,

Berkeley, CA 94704, USA

Come celebrate a multi-poetry book launch at Berkeley’s Dark Entry—2589 Telegraph ave—with Serena Toxicat on Sunday Sept. 25 from 1pm-6pm. She will be reading in front of the store. The books are all short, which is why they’re being launched simultaneously.
There’s ‘Consciousness Is a Catfish—stealthily grim, subtly spiritual poems’ about things current and things eternal: love, the cosmos, poverty and eviction, the fight for a free Tibet, dreams, nightmares and the surreal… Can we catch the catfish? No one knows the nature of consciousness…yet.


‘You Send Forth Constellations: Thirteen Timed Writing Exercises’
“What kind of writing experiment addresses the earth, the cosmos and the human condition? What manner of poetry employs rigorous timing, bibliomancy and divination? What rouses ghosts in a warehouse full of goth authors? Read one writer’s collection of literary curiosities and find out.”

‘Paper Wings’ is included in the festivities because it features new artwork.

Sumiko Saulson and deTraci Regula are scheduled to read from their works, and Baron Rubenbauer will be on the scene doing sound and playing guitar.

Stay tuned! There may be wine and cupcakes.

If it’s hot you may want to bring a parasol.

Please park at least a block away from the venue so the people who want to shop can access the store more easily.

Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2, 2016


Con-Volution 2016: The Age of Monsters

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

1333 Old Bayshore Hwy

Burlingame, CA 94010, USA

My Schedule at Convolution:

Monsters In the Mirror
Friday 21:00 – 22:30, SandPebble C (Hyatt Regency SFO)
Reflecting societal fears in genre fiction and media, and why it’s important to us.
Emerian Rich, Robyn Bennis, Margaret McGaffey Fisk (M), Sumiko Saulson, Setsu

Love is Love: Embracing our Diversity and Equality
Saturday 17:00 – 18:30, SandPebble C (Hyatt Regency SFO)
Discussion in the round, with a moderator, on ways in which our geeky, fannish culture con continue to move towards being better about inclusion and respect.
Shodan, Lance Moore (M), Gregg Castro t’rowt’raahl Salinan/rumsien Ohlone, Sumiko Saulson, Nita

Fear of The Other
Saturday 20:00 – 21:30, SandPebble B (Hyatt Regency SFO)
Horror from previous generations draws much of its power from the fear of the Other. In some cases the other is an unknowable being, a cosmic terror, but just as often it’s not, referencing instead more mundane distinctions between us and them. How problematic is the use of the Other to engender fear? Has fear of the Other led to some of the challenges genre faces today relative to inclusiveness and equality?
Lillian Csernica, Juliette Wade (M), Garrett Calcaterra, Gregg Castro t’rowt’raahl Salinan/rumsien Ohlone, Sumiko Saulson

Meet HorrorAddicts.net!
Sunday 10:00 – 11:30, SandPebble C (Hyatt Regency SFO)
Meet and chat with the authors who comprise HorrorAddicts.net, and find out more about their monster favorites!
Emerian Rich (M), J. Malcolm Stewart, Loren Rhoads, Laurel Anne Hill, Sumiko Saulson

How Far is Too Far? Introducing Change to Established Characters
Sunday 12:00 – 13:30, Parlor 2021 (Hyatt Regency SFO)
Just three words: Captain. America. Hydra. When does an evolving, long-time character get driven too far off it’s original basis, and is that a good thing, or ultimately bad, no matter what?
Ric Bretschneider (M), Julie Soskins, Sumiko Saulson, Chad Peterman

Here is the link to the overall schedule:

Friday. October 7 – Sunday, October 9, 2016


Art of Zines Exhibit



366 S 1st St,

San Jose, CA 95113, USA

I will have several zines included in the “Art of Zines” exhibit at
Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design in San Jose during South FIRST FRIDAYS Artwalk (OCT 7th, 2016 from 7–11pm for more information visit http://www.SouthFirstFridays.com). In addition to being part of the monthly art walk, this exhibit is also timed for the Alternative Press Expo that will be taking place a block away at the convention center (Oct. 8th & 9th) with panel talks at the gallery, so it’ll be a great crowd!

The zines I have included are Dreamworlds (the 30 page limited edition prerelease version), Living A Lie (written by Carolyn Saulson / illustrated by me), Pens, Swords, Beaus & Arrows, Little Book of Big Dreams, and Dooky.

~ by Sumiko Saulson on September 15, 2016.

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