Toronto’s famed Bakka Phoenix Books drew an unexpected guest to its April 20 launch party for Masked Mosaic: Lord Stanley’s Cup, the championship trophy of the National Hockey League. Click here to see a photo.
I’ve heard it claimed that hockey is such an ingrained part of the Canadian identity that I doubt a visit from the Stanley Cup would be equalled in significance if the San Francisco 49ers were to loan the 2013 Vince Lombardi Trophy to the Bay Area’s Other Change of Hobbit bookstore.
In the event neither sports reference has the slightest meaning for you, don’t forget there’s still a perfectly good short story collection to consider.
The Bakka launch party was on behalf of Masked Mosaic, a collection of Canadian stories featuring masked vigilantes, superpowered antiheroes and super scientists, edited by Claude Lalumière and Camile Alexa. Writers Mike Rimar, Emma Vossen, Michael S. Chong and Michael Matheson were on hand to sign.
The collection’s full slate of contributors is — A.C. Wise, Alyxandra Harvey, Camille Alexa, Chantal Boudreau, Claude Lalumière, D.K. Latta, David Nickle, David Perlmutter, Derryl Murphy, E.L. Chen, Emma Faraday, Emma Vossen, Jason S. Ridler, Jason Sharp, Jonathan Olfert, Kevin Cockle, Kristi Charish, Lisa Poh, Marie Bilodeau, Michael Matheson, Michael S. Chong, Mike Rimar, Patrick T. Goddard, Rhea Rose, Rhonda & Jonathan Parrish, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
[Thanks to John Mansfield for the story.]