Archive for the ‘SF/F’ Category

At Capclave This Weekend

Friday, 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!

At Worldcon in Spokane This Weekend

Saturday, 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!

At ReaderCon This Weekend

Monday, July 6th, 2015

This weekend I’m at ReaderCon again! On two panels, discussing magazines and secondary-world settings:

  • Fri 2 PM, The Future of Speculative Magazines also including Leah Bobet of Ideomancer, Neil Clarke of Clarkesworld, and Ellen Datlow of countless countless anthologies.
  • Sat noon, Our Panel of Experts…, answering audience questions about secondary-world settings.

I’ll have BCS and anthology postcards. Feel free to drop by either panel or stop me in the halls (or the bar…)

For WFA, Jeanne Cavelos

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

World Fantasy Award nominating ballots are due by May 31.

For the WFA for Special Award Non-Professional, I’m nominating Jeanne Cavelos.

For 20 years, Jeanne has run and been the primary lecturer at the Odyssey writing workshop; six weeks every summer, plus a seventh week of alumni workshop, plus a podcast and a crit service, and in recent years also online classes in the fall, winter, and spring. That would be like one award-winning author/editor running Clarion, and teaching four of the six weeks there, and running Viable Paradise, plus the podcasts and online classes. For 20 years.

Odyssey doesn’t get as much notice as the other famous six-week workshops, but it’s as good if not better (more consistency in the lectures), its graduates have gone on to as great a heights, and it’s staggering to think the amount of work Jeanne has put in, for 20 years. A contribution to the field that’s well worthy of such an award.