Category Archives: conventions

The Arisia Convention and Interstitial Genders

If you have attended a science fiction and fantasy convention lately, especially here on the East Coast, you may have notice a fair number of people wearing pronoun ribbons.  Badge ribbons in general have been quite the rage, usually advertising … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2015

Happy New Year!  For most of us, anyhow, if you celebrate the turn of the year according to a different calendar, then you can file this away to consult at the appropriate time. As for me, I wanted to both … Continue reading

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Technology in Medieval Fantasy, thanks to Steampunk

I have just returned from the World Fantasy Convention, held this year in Arlington, VA, where I got to hang out with many other authors and readers, sharing our knowledge and celebrating the realm of fantasy writing. One of my … Continue reading

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Find me at Worldcon

This week, I’m in London to enjoy the annual World Science Fiction Convention (and to pay a visit to a working model of Su Sung’s astronomical clock, which happens to belong to the Museum of Science, London, but I digress). … Continue reading

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What’s it Worth to You? How Comic-con Reaffirmed my Priorities

Comic-Con was a blast–full of all the wonder, insanity and delight of fandom everywhere–and it gave me an unexpected chance to consider my time. Before I went to San Diego last week for Comic-con (my first ever), I had been … Continue reading

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The Transit of Venus, the Passing of a Star

I had plans about various blog entries I would write this week, and I still hope to write them, but they must wait while we mourn the passing Ray Bradbury, one of the stars of science fiction, and one of … Continue reading

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Review: The Drowning City, a flawed fantasy

The Drowning City by Amanda Downum My rating: 3 of 5 stars A promising work, that fell sadly flat. I’m always excited to see fantasy works with unusual settings and characters, so this is the first from my World Fantasy … Continue reading

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