My best time at FOGcon came on the first night. First I listened to a riveting interview Brad Lyau conducted with Science Guest of Honor Donna Haraway. Then I participated in a panel on the economic singularity, which went well. … Continue reading
While culling old files, every once in a while I discover caches of writing stuff. Most of it I toss after a laugh or two (especially my own attempts at “wisdom”) but sometimes I find things I think might … Continue reading
The emotional high point of the Tiptree Symposium held at the University of Oregon last weekend was listening to Ursula K. Le Guin read the letter she wrote to James Tiptree after learning that Tip was also Alice B. Sheldon. … Continue reading
It turned out that all of us loved anchovies on our pizza.
I’m scanning the sky for large heavenly bodies on collision course.
What’s the best coincidence that ever happened for you?
NOTE: I’ll continue my British Columbia journey next time, October 17 I just attended the Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Ceremony 2015, right here in beautiful Bellingham, WA. It’s a book-business-oriented conference, focused on educating authors about tools and techniques … Continue reading
It takes a good sense of humor to attend a worldcon. Last year, at Loncon, we procrastinated too long in getting a place to stay, and we wound up camping on a sailboat moored somewhere off the Thames. This year, … Continue reading
During the lead-up to the worldcon and the Hugo Awards, there was a good deal of commotion about the attempt by the Sad Puppies coalition (consisting largely, but not entirely, of conservative white male writers), joined by the more toxic … Continue reading
We’ve returned home at last from Sasquan, the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention. It was a wonderful worldcon, though for much of the time the air in Spokane was borderline unbreathable due to wildfire smoke. Here are a few photos … Continue reading
Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, was definitely a Book View Café Event. Nineteen of us – more than a third of the co-op – showed up. BVC’s own Vonda N. McIntyre was a guest of honor, which gave … Continue reading
by Brenda W. Clough At this moment as I type this Vonda McIntyre is reading aloud! And then directly afterwards we’re having our Book View Cafe panel. The convention is enormous, possibly the largest in recent memory, but the convention … Continue reading