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Like Tearing Off A Scab

Moving this from FB at a friend’s request so that there’s a link. I originally wrote this as a thought after reading the amazing thing that Laurie Penny wrote, which can be found here. About three years ago, a few of us took on a violently aggressive harasser at the World Fantasy Convention. Touching, screaming,…
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Timezone: Deadline

It’s been A Week. The news of Eugie Foster’s death on Saturday was a hard hit, especially as I was just starting to take a deep breath after the 2 weeks of hell that was the King Fire. The fire is now 98% contained, three weeks after ignition, with almost 100,000 acres of wilderness charred…
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I wish someone had told me…

I’ve been back from the 100 Year Starship Symposium for almost a week now, but I’m still processing everything. Part of that is because, for the first time in two weeks, my hometown is able to take a deep breath and start cleaning up from the hellish King Fire (how aptly named it was!), and…
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A Study in Community Disaster Response: King Fire vs. Sand Fire

So, for anyone who missed all of my talk about something called the Sand Fire, a little refresher. It’s no secret that the West Coast is kind of fucked with drought right now. California, in particular, is just plain in trouble. And where there’s drought and high heat, there’s fire. We juuuust finished dealing with…
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Dragon Con!

Hitting the road tomorrow night to head down for what I hope is my last Dragon Con in a while. Of course, as soon as I said that yesterday, I picked up a new client who wants a presence there next year, SO. Oh well. I will, mostly, be at the SFWA table in the…
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On Dignity

*sigh* Since it apparently bears repeating… As an author, convention-manager, artist, *creative of any sort*, or anyone who is in the public eyes, you have a responsibility to act a little better than everyone around you. It is your *job* to be graceful under pressure. I know it’s hard and hurtful and you may go…
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Productivity or Bust

I’ll let you in on a secret (well, not really a secret): Gen Con is amazing for my brain. The people in my professional and personal life? Even more amazing. The feeling of slipping just a little out of a long-term depression? Indescribable. I dropped my mom off at the airport this morning so that…
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Gen Con Workshop Materials Coming Soon!

Hey all! As promised, I did record the workshops. Unfortunately, the first two were subject to equipment fuckery, meaning that I have to go through and soundbite them. The Kickstarter one is preserved in full, but, to be honest, I’m going to be recording a couple more pieces because I feel like I let me…
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Gen Con

Well, the Hugo results are making me so happy. A wonderfully diverse, gorgeous slate of recipients (though we of the Nebulas can still claim to be trend-setters, yes?), and I’m not even sorry to say that seeing VD BELOW ‘no award’ doesn’t make me the least bit sad. (Fun fact: I brought up some of…
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Gen Con Schedule

SCHEDULE! Not a Minority Anymore Kameron Hurley, Ana Visneski, Maurice Broaddus, Jess Banks Noon, Thursday, Room 243 Gaming and fiction are becoming more and more diverse, bringing a new set of challenges, and adding extra weight to old challenges. How do you handle that around the gaming table, in your fiction, or in your business?…
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