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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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

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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