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Jeff VanderMeer

Note: This was shamelessly stolen from Jeff's official website Ecstatic Days:

Widely regarded as one of the world's best fantasists, Jeff VanderMeer grew up in the Fiji Islands and spent six months traveling through Asia, Africa, and Europe before returning to the United States. These travels have deeply influenced his fiction. He is the recipient of an NEA-funded Florida Individual Artist Fellowship for excellence in fiction and a Florida Artist Enhancement Grant. VanderMeer's book-length fiction has been translated into 15 languages, while his short fiction has appeared in several year's best anthologies and short-listed for Best American Short Stories.

VanderMeer has collaborated on short films with rock groups like The Church, is in the preliminary stages of collaboration with Ben Templesmith, co-creator of 30 Days of Night, has had his fiction adapted for promotional purposes by Playstation Europe (by filmmaker Joel Veitch), and writes for the Amazon book blog and The Washington Post. His online nonfiction has been name-checked frequently by the likes of the LA Times, Boing Boing, and many more. A two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award, VanderMeer has also been a finalist for the Hugo Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, the International Horror Guild Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. His most recent books have made the year's best lists of Publishers Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Weekly, Publishers' News, and

His wife Ann VanderMeer is the fiction editor for Weird Tales, an award-winning publisher, and co-editor with Jeff on Best American Fantasy, Fast Ships, Black Sails (pirates), Steampunk, New Weird, and many more. Together, they have taught writing workshops and given lectures all over the world. This literary "power couple" (Boing Boing) has been profiled on, NYT blog, and on national NPR.

Ann and Jeff live in Tallahassee, Florida, with three cats.

Other Websites of Interest:
VanderMeer YouTube Channel
Booklife Website

WSFA Press Special Offer Information:

This year we are pleased to announce that WSFA Press (the publishing arm of the Washington Science Fiction Association, which hosts Capclave) will be publishing a special 500-copy limited and signed hardcover edition of The Three Quests of the Wizard Sarnod, an alternate version (having been expanded with an additional character, an additional plot thread, and a slightly different ending) of Jeff's story which originally appeared in the Dozois-Martin edited Songs from the Dying Earth.

This volume of The Three Quests of the Wizard Sarnod was designed by John Coulthart, a well-known British graphic artist, illustrator, author and designer. It begins with a foreword by Jeff VanderMeer, is followed by an afterword by Ann VanderMeer, and is signed by both Jeff and Anne.

The Three Quests of the Wizard Sarnod will be released at this year's Capclave, and will initially only be available to members of the convention, and with only one copy per member. After the con, any remaining copies will then be made available to the general public through the WSFA Press Store. If you have not already registered for Capclave, now is a perfect time to do so, and to pre-order your copy of The Three Quests of the Wizard Sarnod. Head over to our Registration page and sign up for the con. And while you're at it, check out the other special WSFA Press offerings available this year.

If you are already a member of Capclave, just drop our webmasters a line using the link on the Committee page. Let them know you wish to pre-order one or more of the WSFA Press offerings listed on the Registration page. They will get back to you with a link to a special Already-A-Member Preorder page and provide you a special authorization code linked to your membership. If your registration was for more than one person, let the webmasters know so that they can give you authorizations for all concerned.

The special Capclave price for The Three Quests of the Wizard Sarnod is $20.00

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