At Confusion this Weekend

January 17th, 2016

This weekend I am at Confusion in Detroit! A great regional con that always has a large cadre of young pro novelists. I’m on panels about fantasy and fiction and beer:

Fri 8PM: A Song of Ice and Inspire
Sat Noon: Awards, A Race to Excellence or the Bottom?
Sat 8PM Beer Lovers Meet Up (cheers!)
Sun 11AM The Vocabulary of Criticism

BCS authors scheduled to attend include Saladin Ahmed, Bradley P. Beaulieu, Michael J DeLuca, Marko Kloos, Ann Leckie, Brian McClellan, and more. If you’re there, please say hello!

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At Capclave This Weekend

October 9th, 2015

I will be at Capclave this weekend, the DC-area con, “where reading is not extinct.” I’m on panels Fri 9pm, Sat 11am, Sat 7pm, about magazines etc, and a group reading Sat 10pm of Bill Powell‘s BCS story that’s a libretto stage-play that we podcasted for episode BCS 150. If you see me in the halls or the bar, feel free to say hello!

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At Worldcon in Spokane This Weekend

August 22nd, 2015

This weekend I’m at Sasquan, Worldcon in Spokane, Washington.

I’m on panels about magazines and worldbuilding, and I’ll be attending the Hugos for BCS‘s nomination for Best Semiprozine.

If you see me in the halls or the parties, say hello!

LeGuin on Lee, the South, Loved Ones Whose Views You Despise

August 7th, 2015

A brilliant essay by Ursula K. LeGuin on the new Harper Lee novel, with profound character nuance regarding society and race, and the real-life complexity of living among people and family, in the South, whose views you despise (been there).

“it’s all so much more complicated than it looks like from outside, to people who don’t have to consider how love and loyalty constrain you”