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A Bright and Painful Future

Dear SF: The hate in the #HugoAwards hashtag is the bitter flailing of a species fighting extinction. Let them rage. We’ve got this future. That future is gorgeous, painful, diverse, socially-conscious, challenging, revolutionary. Don’t let the hate win. You got this. #HugoAwards Last night, the SF Twitter rather exploded. It wasn’t unexpected: the Hugo ceremony…
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Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout

I’ve just finished reading “Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout”, by Philip Connors, and highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in the American West and/or wilderness. At times it’s a little maudlin, but overall, a great look at the pivotal role fire has played in the history of the West, as…
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Gen Con 2015 Schedule

So, my Gen Con schedule, packed full of panels and meetings. And a 9am panel. 9am. For the anti-morning person. Argle. Anyways, if you’re trying to find me, your best option is after one of the panels below, all of which take place in the Writers Symposium. Saturday and Sunday are, so far, my lightest…
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State of the Jaym

About a year ago, Charles Tan and Christie Yant pulled me aside (okay, so it was a Twitter conversation, but Very Stern) and pointed out that I needed an agent. The anthologies are taking off, and my career is wonderfully, hellishly diverse. I kind of had a moment where frustration got the better of me…
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Changing of the Guard

Effective July 1, 2015, I will no longer be SFWA’s Communications Director. It’s been a long, interesting, and educational time with the organization, and one that has been immensely beneficial to both sides. I have been considering my options for a while now. While I have had the fortune to work on many wonderful projects…
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New Books!

Picked up a few books I’m really excited about from the Nebula book bag, and a bunch of other things: “Persona”, by Genevieve Valentine “Sorcerer to the Crown”, by Zen Cho (I bought one of Zen’s early stories for Crossed Genres, and the writing is wonderful.) “Little Dystopias”, a collection from Kyle Aisteach. “The House…
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Origins and Nebula Schedule

Origins (Note: I leave very early Saturday morning, so if you want to see me, find me before then!) Thursday Networking: 11am, C223, with Bryan Young, Gregory A. Wilson, Lucy Snyder, and Aaron Rosenberg Friday Is This a Kissing Book?: 11am, C223, with Sheryl Nantus, Tracy Chowdhury, Janine Spendlove Writing from a Feminist Perspective: 1pm, C223, with Sarah Hans,…
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Protected: Convention Schedule: Gen Con

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Since the topic just came up with someone…here’s how to be a good ally and support to someone who is being harassed or abused within the industry, and a little backstory on something that I’ve been dealing with. This is intensely personal, and something that will likely lead to backlash, and yes, I am nervous…
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Conventions and Travel: Version 2015

Whoops, so, it’s been a busy couple of months and I haven’t updated much. So a couple of quick notes.   Genius Loci is doing well. We’re sorting out payments, getting rewards and art sorted and underway, and I’ve done all but the copy-edit. I’ll be sending off the manuscript to my local print shop in…
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