An Evening with Neil Gaiman!

Neil Gaiman

Thank you to the Lied Center of Kansas City for inviting the public to spend an evening with literary legend Neil Gaiman—for free! I went today and stood in line to get my tickets.

I’ve been a Neil Gaiman groupie ever since I crushed on Dream/Morpheus back in the early 90s. I wanted to be Death, my first and foremost literary heroine… but at the time I was far too much like Delirium.

After years of following this man’s work, I will finally get to hear him speak. This is my Dream come true… just in time for my 50th birthday!

To top it off, his newest book, Art Matters, is set to release that night at midnight. Of course, I already have a copy pre-ordered. I’m hoping he will have copies for sale that night we can have signed.

It was a busy, crazy day but every second of rush and turmoil was worth it. This has been one of the most exciting days I’ve had in a while, and it is just the appetizer for something amazing. Most of all, thank you to Neil Gaiman himself for sharing this time with his fans across the US.

About Neil Gaiman: Award-winning author of American Gods, The Graveyard Book, Coraline, The Sandman series, and numerous other works of short fiction, novels, audio theater, and films. Gaiman’s work has been honored with many awards internationally, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. His books and stories have also been honored with 4 Hugos, 2 Nebulas, 1 World Fantasy Award, 4 Bram Stoker Awards, 6 Locus Awards, 2 British SF Awards, 1 British Fantasy Award, 3 Geffens, 1 International Horror Guild Award, and 2 Mythopoeic Awards.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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