Angry Virgin Nerds

Note on recent media coverage of the issues in gaming… Blaming this on ‘male virgin nerds’ is not only discriminatory, but flat-out deadly. Most of the people we dealt with when this issue cropped up in publishing were adult men with lives, significant others, families, etc. The most public face of Gamer Gate is Adam […]

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Social Justice Meteor

Image by Ursula Vernon. I’ve written several thousand words over the past week and a half about the harassment and violence that is endemic against women in the industry. I’ve mentioned the VD (I refuse to even use his full name) issue we fought in SFWA, the mess at the San Diego WFC, Valentine’s issues […]

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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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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

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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Oof

Well, it’s been a couple of wild weeks, hasn’t it?   Just a quick note to say that the submissions for Genius Loci are still open! I’ve gotten almost 70 submissions, and looking forward to lots more. Submit! SUBMIT!   I’ll also be at BookExpo America in NYC this week, so say hello if you’re […]

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