It’s underway! The Motiv8 tour began October 3 in Abbotsford BC, and the authors—Wayne Thomas Batson, Bryan Davis, Sharon Hinck, Christopher Hopper, L.B. Graham, Donita Paul, Eric Reinhold, and Jonathan Rogers—are making their way south. In just a few hours, they are scheduled to make a stop at Barnes & Noble, 1725 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815 (916-565-0644).
The really cool thing is, you can join in the tour virtually because wherever the authors have internet, they are broadcasting the event at the Motiv8 Web site. There’s also opportunity for you to text questions or enter into live chat.
For the entire schedule, go here, but remember, all times are Pacific.
This is a great opportunity to let people on the West Coast know that Christian fantasy exists. If you know anyone in the cities where the tour will be, contact them and let them know they have a great opportunity.
These writers all come from different publishing companies. Some write primarily for adults and some for middle graders or for young adults. But despite the differences, a couple things unite them.
First, they are Christians. They understand that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, the life and no one comes to God except through Him. Secondly, they see the value of fantasy. Some stories these authors wrote are mildly fantastic, with nothing a reader would consider as “magic,” while other stories have much of the miraculous and supernatural. Some are set in places unknown or far, far away or long, long ago. Some are set in the world of today—with a twist. But all see these stories as ways of entertaining readers while at the same time saying something significant based on their Christian worldview.
But don’t take my word for it. Chat with the authors yourselves. Ask them questions and see what they have to say about fantasy. I understand there has even been some sword play as well as some readings to go along with a few fantasy apolegetics talks. If you can’t attend one of the events in person, as I plan to do on Friday, then the video version is the next best thing.
If you’re tied up and can’t view the events live, you can still see the reruns. And I plan to post pictures on A Christian Worldview of Fiction, as I suspect the authors are at their sites, so even those of you who might be unable to access the video won’t be left out.
The point is, one way or the other, you can be a part of Motiv8!