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Archive for August, 2013

Progress Report, in which Texas calls to me

Three stories read.  Two critiques written.  One critique to go.

San Antonio beckons.  Soon, I will be among my people again.  Whether they like it or not.

As a reminder to them as are interested, here’s my WorldCon schedule.

Write Club update:  Personalized bounce from Tor.com.  Response time, 105 days.


Current Music: "Prime Mover"--Rush

Where I’ll Be At LoneStarCon3

LoneStarCon3, the 2013 WorldCon and the next stop on the 2013 Rotundo World Tour, is just around the corner.  If you’d like to know where to find me—or how to avoid me—read on.

Thursday, August 29

12:00 pm — 2:00 pm  Volunteering at the SFWA Table (Dealers’ Room)

Stop by and say hi.

Friday, August 30

10:00 pm — 12:00 pm  Writing Workshop D

All sessions are filled.

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm  Writers/Illustrators of the Future (006A)

The Writers and Illustrators of the Future contest is a great opportunity for early career authors and artists to make their start in science fiction and fantasy writing and illustrating. Come hear from past winners and contest judges about how the contest works, what goes into winning it, and what happens afterwards!

Saturday, August 31

10:00 pm — 12:00 pm  SFWA Business Meeting

5:00 pm — 6:00 pm  The Relationship Between Reader and Writer (007B)

When you write, do you start with an audience in mind? Do you interact with your readers as you write or after you write or never? Has social media changed what you do? What do you expect from your readers, and what is the nature of your understanding?

Sunday, September 1

1:00 pm — 2:00 pm  Gender Roles in Game of Thrones (102B)

Our panelists look at the how gender has played out in this popular show. What differences are there in how female characters are portrayed in the books vs the TV series? Did the differences improve or detract from the TV series?

Monday, September 2

12:00 pm — 12:30 pm  Author Reading (002B)

Not sure what I’ll be reading yet, but you know my motto:  come for a treat, stay for a tale.

2:00 pm — 3:00 pm  Three Movies? Reflections on and Prospects for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit (006D)

Does Peter Jackson’s approach work? What’s been successful (and what failed) in the first film, and what are you looking forward to (and what do you fear) in the next two film?

Plus I’ll be at the parties, and at the bar, and generally gadding about.  It’s what I do at WorldCon.

Hope to see you in San Antonio!

Current Music: "Last Kiss"--Joe Bonamassa

Progress Report, in which I stick to the facts

Squeezed for time here, so I’ll just stick to the facts:

Working on stories for my section of the writing workshop at WorldCon.

Story critique #1:  Done.

Story critique #2:  In progress.

Story critique #3:  Patiently waiting its turn.

As I leave for San Antonio in—yikes!—nine days, I suppose I’d better get a move on.  And that’s a fact, too.

Write Club updates:  Tier one bounce from Apex.  Response time, 6 days.

And a notice of hiatus from TM Publishing that I had been expecting.  Took about 4 months.


Current Music: "End of Days"--Bullet for My Valentine