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Lincoln, NE
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San Jose, CA
August 16-20

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Archive for August 16th, 2012

Where to Find Matt at WorldCon, Final Version

My Chicon schedule has been updated.  Dig it:


Friday, August 31

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm  Reading (DuSable)

Still not sure what I’ll be reading yet, but remember my motto:  Come for a treat, stay for a tale!


Saturday, September 1

12:30 pm — 2:30 pm  Writers’ Workshop L

I understand that all workshop slots are now filled.


Sunday, September 2

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm   The Resurgence of Pseudo-Science in 21st Century America (Crystal C)

From Creationism/Intelligent Design to Astrology, non-scientific concepts seem to be capturing the population’s imagination once again. What is causing this rise of anti-science and what, if anything, can be done to stop it?


I’ll also be volunteering at the SFWA table, milling around the dealers’ room, hanging out in the bar, and hitting the parties.  As one does.

Will I see you in Chicago?

Current Music: "Dirty Laundry"--Don Henley

Progress Report, in which I devise a Machine

Fed up with the lack of progress I whined about last week, I consulted with a team of engineers to design a device that would force my ass into a chair with notebook and pen in hand.  The schematics are proprietary and patent pending, but suffice to say it combines the best features of the power loader from Aliens and an M1 Abrams tank.  I’m calling it The Machine.

See how far I’ll go to entertain you?

OK, so maybe not all of that was true.  But I did manage to get back into dream time on Escaping Canaan, with a focus on mapping the terrain of the opening chapters.  It’s nearly time to start drafting again, which process I greet with mingled trepidation and relief, as always.

But first, WorldCon prep beckons.  I have three manuscripts to critique, and various arrangements to make, and I’m leaving for Chicago in (gulp!) less than two weeks.  A bit stressful, natch, but well worth the effort.  Hey, it’s WorldCon.

Write Club updates:

Tier one bounce from Buzzy Mag.  Response time, 3 weeks.

Tier two bounce from Lore.  Response time, 2 1/2 months.

Time to bail.  The Machine is revving up again.

(Apologies for the lateness of this report.  Those of you who had been waiting with bated breath may now exhale.)

Current Music: "A New Day Yesterday"--Joe Bonamassa (from the Endless Soundtrack in My Head)