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Forthcoming Westerfeld and Labalestier Interview

Last week, Laurie Glover and I interviewed authors Scott Westerfeld and Justine Labalestier for UC Davis’s interdisciplinary writing journal, Writing on the Edge.  I’ve been transcribing and editing for the past few days with a February 28th deadline. We discussed … Continue reading

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Hugos Online and Worldcon On My Mind

The Hugo Awards are online and I re-watched a bit. A few favorite parts (with time for easy location): SF Squeecast wins for Best Fancast at 1:04:01 George R.R. Martin accepts for “Blackwater” HBO episode at 1:44:40 Pat Cadigan wins … Continue reading

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Worldcon Update – San Antonio Appearances

I’ve updated my schedule under Appearances for Worldcon.  I have two confirmed appearances, but may have more “fill-in” gigs at the last minute. I’m particularly looking forward to attending panels on rock journalism and science fiction, Doc Savage, Mark Twain, … Continue reading

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Going to Worldcon in San Antonio (+Retrofuturist Listmania)

Big announcement: I’m going to be able to attend the World SF in San Antonio.  I’ll be helping the current AboutSF coordinators, Meagan Kane and Mackenzie VanBeest, put on the AboutSF Teaching Workshop on Labor Day (Monday, last day of … Continue reading

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ConQuesT Aftermath: My Notes from Kansas City’s Science Fiction Convention

High points: The Charity Auction had the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while: a fanzine/comic book made by Buddy Saunders featuring the second story George R.R. Martin ever published!  I couldn’t swing the  $200+ price, but it’s nice to … Continue reading

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Appearances at ConQuesT

I have some final scheduling for ConQuest, the Kansas City Science Fiction Convention.  I’ll be on panels for Hadley Rille Books and AboutSF.  My fiction reading is at 4:00-4:30 p.m. EST on Sunday the 26th.  (That’s right after the Charity … Continue reading

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You Sell Wonderment?

I write (mostly) speculative fiction, and I’ve taught science fiction classes at University of California, Davis, including a “Nostalgia and Desiderium” novels class covering pop music and science fiction tropes.  I will intermittently post material that encompasses those endeavors. Posts usually cover one or more … Continue reading

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