WorldCon 2018 Report: Day Three — Lady Dings the Prudes

Celibacy and Asexuality in Spider Robinson’s Callahan and Stardancer Books Sexual diversity is one of the strengths of Spider Robinson’s works. His characters engage in a variety of types of romantic relationships and sexual encounters, particularly at Lady Sally’s Place. At one point, Lady Sally indicates that celibacy is...

WorldCon 2018 Report: Day Two — Imposter Syndrome: You DO Deserve To Be Here

Imposter syndrome can often feel like being a side character in a horror movie: you know the monster is gonna get you, but you don’t know when. Many authors–from just starting out to long-time pros–experience imposter syndrome, especially people who are marginalized. We wonder if we “really” belong; we...

WorldCon 2018 Report: Day Two — Autographs: Spider Robinson

I first discovered Spider Robinson in the October 1977 issue of Analog with his story, “Dog Day Evening”. When I read “God is an Iron” in the May 1979 issue of Omni, I was both more than a little surprised, and also hooked. It was quite different from his...

WorldCon 2018 Report: Day Two — Interview: GoH Spider Robinson

If you’ve been to a recent WorldCon, you’ve probably been to Callahan’s. Spider Robinson wrote the fictional saloon that inspired the real-world tribute you’ll see on the convention floor. That’s only the most famous of his creations: his first Hugo Award was in 1977, and he’s earned two more....

WorldCon 2018 Report: Day One — Creating a Book Cover: Part 1

Hugo finalist Heather McDougal (Art Director for Strange Horizons) and Chesley-winning artist Lee Moyer get the lowdown on Elliott Kay’s strange new series and it’s intended audience, genre, and competition, in order to create its line design and its marketing. Moyer will be sketching, working to bring the concept to...

WorldCon 2018 Reports: Coming Soon!

As during past WorldCons, I had planned to post my notes from sessions as I went along. Unfortunately, between trying to get to the session that I want to attend, and also working the Paper Angel Press table, I haven’t been able to keep up. Watch this space for...

WorldCon, Here I Come!

Mere days from now, I’ll be at WorldCon! The World Science Fiction Convention runs from August 16th, 2018 through August 20th, 2018. You can find me wandering around or at the Paper Angel Press table. As with past WorldCons, I will be posting on Twitter throughout the day’s events,...

My New Home Away From Home

Welcome to my new virtual home. I’ve been meaning to make this move for quite a while, but, with one thing or another constantly coming up, I took me a bit longer than I had originally expected it to. Nevertheless, here I finally am. Welcome....