The move back to Southern California has, not surprisingly, been very hard on our finances. As a result, I’m not going to be attending FOGcon this year, though it’s one of my favorite conventions. I’ve told the good people at BayCon not to count on me, though I’m still hoping that I may be able to at least attend that one, even if it’s a last-minute call. That’s as far ahead as I’m looking at this point.
Have fun without me, y’all!
SFWA’s Nebula Awards ballot had something interesting happen this year. After the final ballot was announced, one of the novelettes was determined to be only 7,070 words long, and was removed from the ballot because novelettes are works that are at least 7,500 words but less than 17,500 words. I need to emphasize that I am not part of the Nebulas committee and I am not in any way privy to how this error happened, but this is a great opportunity to talk about word count and how it has changed since I’ve been writing.
Yes, something as simple as how many words there are in a story has changed, and radically, over the years. Continue reading
BayCon 2016 is happening, and I will again be there! With the usual “schedules change” caveat, I’m doing three panels this year: Continue reading
Yes, I’ve been quiet. I’ve managed to hobble together full-time employment across two different colleges, and as a result my semesters are crazy, and I’m not being paid nearly enough for the number of hours I’m putting in. That said, adjunct work does pay better than short-story writing, and therefore it’s been getting priority. Continue reading
I will be attending FOGcon 6 in Walnut Creek, CA the weekend of March 11-13. For those who aren’t familiar with it, FOGcon is a fun, literature-oriented SF/F convention. It’s a lovely place to hang out with writers and discover amazing books.
I’ll be doing three panels: Continue reading
Wow, is it February already? Where does the time go?
But since it’s February already, that means it’s Hugo nomination season. Don’t like what the final ballots have looked like in the past? Head over to the MidAmeriCon website, and participate! Higher turnout means better choices this summer. Continue reading