Author: Jaym Gates

Gen Con Schedule!

It’s that time! Gen Con starts in just a couple of days, and the chaos swallows us all whole. If you want to say hello, talk about work, or sit in on a panel, please do! I promise I don’t bite. I might be rushed and look super stressed out, but I like seeing people…
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Comfort Food – Enchiladas

I’m trying to get myself back on a blogging schedule, and since I’m working through a bunch of writing projects on deadline, I’ve been cooking to relax. So, two birds, one stone? For as white and xenophobic as my family was, growing up, I had a surprising amount of cultural influence through food. In California,…
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Convention Schedule – 2019

My schedule as I know it. Things might change. OrcaCon, Bellevue, January 11-13, (guest) OrcaCon Schedule ALA Midwinter, Seattle, January 25-29 (with Green Ronin) Emerald City Comic Con, Seattle, February 28-March 3 (attending professional) Norwescon, Seattle, April 18-21 (guest) Jordancon, Atlanta, April 26-28 (guest) ALA Annual, DC, June 20-25 (with Green Ronin) Cascade Writers Workshop, Seattle Area, July 19-21 (workshopper) Gen Con, Indianapolis,…
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OrcaCon

It’s hard to believe that convention season has already started, but here we are. I’ll be at OrcaCon this weekend for a bit, moderating two panels and haunting the food trucks. Friday, January 11, 6pm: Imposter! We’ll be talking about how to deal with imposter syndrome from the standpoint of people who have extra hurdles to clear – queer…
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Norwescon bound

I’ll be at Norwescon in SeaTac, WA, this coming weekend, March 29 – April 1, 2018. I’ll be very, very there. Ten panels. Craft! Comics! Anthologies! Horror! And I get to talk about horses. War horses. It’s going to be a great con. Come check these out, and please say hi if you see me.…
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Gen Con Schedule

I’ll be an Industry Insider at Gen Con, so I’ve got a few panels! Please do come say hello if you see me. Don’t mind if I look busy or grumpy, it’s just how my face works. Wednesday I’ll be helping set up the Green Ronin booth, and then at professional events the rest of…
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Upcoming Events and Releases

I have been utterly remiss in updating my schedule recently, I realize. I started working a corporate contract, so between that and clients, I’ve been thoroughly distracted. I’ve also had an exciting run of bad luck – black eye from Systema, the ranch flooded, I got an infected tooth from a routine dental visit, I…
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Turn Back the Tide

So, two things occur to me: we’ve already managed to make Pence’s life entertaining with the #periodsforpence thing, and Trump went on this big thing about reporting terrorism and hate, right?   So hey, report it. Report the fuck out of it. As soon as they take office, report the hate, the violence, the details of…
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No, *You* Move

  “Compromise where you can. And where you can’t, don’t. Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right, even if the whole world is telling you to move. It is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye and say, no. You move.” This quote from…
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A Pre-Review of Invisible Planets

This is the reality of the psychological landscape constructed by the tales: tradition and modernity, stagnation and progress, political powerlessness and thrilling technological potential—all aspects of the same reality, a chiaroscuro of extreme contrasts in hope and terror. –Liu, Invisible Frameworks I was lucky enough to get a review copy of the Ken Liu anthology…
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