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'Fables' convention celebrates mythic fiction, says Bill Willingham

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Bill Willingham has discussed his forthcoming Fables convention.

The writer has given details of Fabletown and Beyond, which was quietly unveiled over the last month.

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"It's a convention devoted to Fables and books like it," Willingham told Newsarama.

"Not just Fables itself, but anything within the newly minted genre of mythic fiction. Thank Kurt Busiek for that collective title.

"Included are Fables, The Unwritten, Fairest, Mouse Guard, Mice Templar, talking animals, fairy tale books, mythology books, and folklore books. Sandman of course is one of the progenitors of the movement and I think it's a pretty vigorous and exciting movement in comics right now. And we're going to have a convention just devoted to those sorts of comics.

"[Fables artist] Mark Buckingham will be the guest of honour, and there will be various other guests associated with those books. And if your readers will be interested in possibly attending, they can go to the website fablescon.com and get all sorts of information and buy a ticket, rent a hotel room, et cetera, et cetera."

The event was first teased in May when the @fablescon Twitter account was created.

Fabletown and Beyond will be held on March 22 to 24, 2013, in Rochester, Minnesota.

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