hong kong literary festival

Hong Kong

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A trip to Hong Kong for the HK Literary Festival 2014.

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Got a chance to visit  the Occupy Hong Kong site – which I’m told is a pale shadow of what it was at the height of the protests. But for someone from Singapore, where just about all civic protest obeys carefully circumscribed boundaries at Hong Lim Park, it was still an eye opener – a sight to behold even in these fading days.

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The school visits – to the Chinese International School, Hong Kong University Graduates Association College and Singapore International School, were interesting too – with apologies to all the students who had to sit through the talks; hope it was just a little bit informative and not too painful :p

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Here’s my dad and me with the Floating Restaurant in the background – which was the inspiration for the Underground Casino in the Shadow Hero 🙂

For more photos of the trip, from Ghost Guru Boardgames to Cat Spotting:

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Will be attending a bunch of Book events starting this weekends, do drop by for some senseless blabbering :p

1. Singapore Writers Festival

Joining a New League

(With Paolo Fabregas)

1 Nov, Sat 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
National Museum of Singapore, The Salon

Superheroes Aren’t Everything

(With Paolo Fabregas and David Hine)

2 Nov, Sun 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
SMU, Campus Green, Makeover Tent

2. Hong Kong Literary Festival

Date: 11-05-2014
Time: 6:15PM
Price: HK$135
From Timeout HK: “One new aspect of the festival is its graphic novel and illustrated text component, of which Marjorie Liu and Sonny Liew heads. Liu speaks on her experiences writing for the Amazing X-Men series and Liew talks about The Dark Shadow (sic!) the origin story for 1940s Asian-American superhero – the first ever – Green Turtle.”

3. The George Town Literary Festival 2014

Egads! This Book Has Pictures!
Saturday 29 November, 4.00pm, Lightbox
Panelists: Sonny Liew, Zan Azlee, Arif Rahman Othman; Moderator: Umapagan Ampikaipakan
Logging Off: Writing In the Age of the Internet
Saturday 29 November, 1.30pm, Gallery 2
 Panelists: Bernadette Foley, Sonny Liew, Ahmad Fuad Rahmat; Moderator: Ling Low