Where does Captain Malcolm Reynolds pick up an espresso when he lands in Seattle? This May, Nathon Fillion showed up at the Wayward Coffehouse after opening the Seattle International Film Festival. Somebody told him about this local hangout for Browncoats, writing marathons, and geeky bingo for charity events.
On Saturday, I'll be part of another Wayward tradition: readings by Northwest science fiction and fantasy authors. Dragon Moon editor Gabrielle Harbowy and a gaggle of local writers will be reading from her Heroes and Villains anthologies, co-edited with Forgotten Realms creator Ed Greenwood.
Harbowy is in town for Paizocon, but she's taking a few hours off for this. It's a chance to catch this California editor and ask her about upcoming Dragon Moon projects.
Authors will be reading selections from Dragon Moon's award-nominated anthologies When The Hero Comes Home and When The Villain Comes Home. Besides myself, expect Erik Scott de Bie, Erin Evans, and probably a few surprise guests.
The readings start at 8 pm, but drop by a little early to explore the artwork, check out the calendar of other events, pick up one of the Wayward's new coffee mugs (dinosaurs not for sale), and find the comfiest chair to sip your espresso. The donuts in their bakery case are Mighty O and mighty tasty too!
I'm still trying to decide whether to be bad or good as I've written about both heroes and villains for Dragon Moon...which witch will make an appearance? Come Saturday night (July 6) to find out!
The Wayward is a late night geek-friendly coffee haven in Seattle's Roosevelt/U-District neighborhood, 6417 Roosevelt Way NE #104, Seattle WA 98115. Non-geeks are welcome too!