Trudi Canavan

bestselling author of The Black Magician Trilogy

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Supanova Melbourne

Supanova in Melbourne was fabulous. I met many adorable fans and had a wonderful time with my fellow authors, guests and the Supanova staff and volunteers, despite having almost no voice at times thanks to picking up a cold the weekend before. It was also very busy, so I didn’t manage to take as many […]

Gold Coast Supernova Costume Parade

On Sunday morning last weekend I noticed a costume parade on the list of events in the Supanova booklet. So I popped out for some Vegemite on toast for breakfast and to take some photos. A lot of work has gone into some of these costumes, and a lot of fun was being had by […]

More Inspiration for Doctor Who: Salt of the Earth – Blokarting!

Having been inspired to use salty landscape as a setting by a segment on a science documentary featuring land sailing, I decided to look into the sport. Lake Lefroy was a long way from home – off the beaten track, as they say – so I looked closer to home and found the Victorian Blokart […]

Time Tripping with Doctor Who

When I was a child there was one tv show I desperately wanted to watch, since everyone else was raving about it, but I wasn’t allowed to because my parents deemed it ‘too scary’ for a child of my age. Years later, in my early 20s, the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission) began to replay several […]

The Most Fun I’ve Had Researching a Story

Last weekend I did a little research… A huge thank you to David, the guy who let me have a sail of his blokart and to Tim, Russell, Brenton and Beau from the Victorian Blokart Association who let me interrogate them on the sport. I now really, really want a blokart, and I’m daydreaming of […]

Conflux Dance Card

Next weekend I’ll be attending Conflux 9, this years Australian national convention. Here’s where you’ll find me: Fri: 11:30am: Panel: Where have all the Australian female fantasy writers gone? 1:30pm: Mass book signing 3:30pm: Reading Sat: 10:00am: Panel: The Ethics of Immortality 3:30pm: Kaffeeklatsch Sun: 11:00am: In Fabula-divino Launch 12:30pm: Panel: The secret lives of […]

Musical Influences

Some years ago, when my website had a much simpler blog program, I wrote a blog post about songs and albums that have sparked story ideas or set the mood for writing particular scenes. Unfortunately those early posts are long gone, though I have a plan to add some of them to this site as […]

Sword & Laser Interview

It’s up! It’s live and wriggling! The Sword & Laser interview is here! Thanks to everyone who left questions. I had a ball answering them and chatting to the lovely Veronica and Tom. And I have to admit, seeing as I was at my own interview and knew what happened, what I was most anticipating […]

GenreCon

I’ve added another event to my list of events for 2013: A convention for “… types of fiction that get relegated to their own corner of the bookstore.” So science fiction and fantasy, horror, crime, romance and more. Even romance fantasy knit lit would fit in here. Last year’s GenreCon was raved about by many […]

December Calendar – Akkarin

Well, of course I saved him ’til last. 1920×1080 (or 1600×900) 1600×1200 (or 1024×768) 1600×1000 Click on the image to get to a full size version. As before, if you don’t know how to download and set images to be your computer screen wallpaper, seek the help of your usual source of computer advice.