Mike Walsh explains how he got Marooned in Chicago More pictures by Rich Lynch after the jump.
Panel: Makers of Fandom Kees van Toorn, Mary Burns, Alison Scott, and Steve Davies A transatlantic cable, hurrah! Mary and Bill Burns at Bill’s Transatlantic Communications Cables slide show and talk. And here, at the entrance to the Dealers Room…. … … Continue reading
Emma Bull told Livejournal readers today she emerged from her August 8 thyroidectomy in fine shape – Out of the hospital and home on the couch, complete with cats. The surgery went well and my recovery likewise, except – A … Continue reading
(1) HUGO FOR A WAR YEAR. Cora Buhlert provides a very fine walkthrough of today’s Retro nominees in “Some Thoughts on the Hugo Award Finalists, Part I: The 1944 Retro Hugo Awards”. The most remarkable thing about the 1944 Retro … Continue reading
Daniel Dern shares his pictures of guests, panelists and vendors who participated in Readercon 29 over the July 12-15 weekend. GoH Nisi Shawl More photos follow the jump.
(1) ILLUMINATION. The Geek Calligraphy team has produced an art print from a Penric story — We're thrilled to announce a new art print: "Penric's Demon" Illuminated First PageThe opening of Lois McMaster Bujold's novella is calligraphed, illustrated, and illuminated … Continue reading
Will Shetterly reports he has been banned from Minneapolis’ annual 4th Street Fantasy Convention. In 2017, a 4th Street board member recruited Shetterly to help with a writing workshop, however, after seeing the info appear on the con’s website, 4th … Continue reading
(1) PLAYING IT STRAIGHT? Rowling’s retrospective characterization of Dumbledore will not be in evidence in the next Fantastic Beasts movie — “‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel Will Avoid Dumbledore’s Gay Sexuality, Director David Yates Confirms”. Any “Fantastic Beasts” fans hoping the “Harry … Continue reading
(1) GOOD NEWS FOR A CLARION WEST STUDENT. George R.R. Martin is funding another scholarship at a writing workshop, as he explains in “Worldbuilding in Seattle”. Every great story requires interesting characters, an engrossing plot, evocative prose, an important theme… … Continue reading
By JJ: (1) THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED, I’LL GIVE YOU WHAT YOU NEED. (click on the date/time stamp to see the whole thread) Today is a lovely day to give some love to hardworking writers… A thread. — Marina … Continue reading