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Where I’ll Be: OryCon 40

Here’s my schedule! If you want to meet up, please talk to me about it BEFORE the con; by the time the convention rolls around, I am always booked pretty solidly. Sat Nov 10 10:00:am Kaffeeklatche Nightclub Have a morning … Continue reading

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Where I’ll Be: DragonCon 2018

Friday 10-1 I will be at the Bards Tower in the Dealers Room. Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) meeting 01:00 pm Location: Marietta – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour) SFWA members, come hear about all the cool stuff we’ve been … Continue reading

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Where I’ll Be: WorldCon 2018

Thursday I will be at the SFWA board meeting. Huzzah! That evening I’m planning on swinging by the Chinese Science Fiction Party. Friday, August 17 8-10 am SFWA Business Meeting SJCC 210DH Light breakfast will be provided. Come hear about … Continue reading

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Where I’ll Be: GenCon 2018

Here’s my schedule for GenCon this year. Come say hi if you’re there too! Thursday 12:00 PM Ballrooms 3-4 Creatures Great and Small: A Speculative Bestiary 3:00 PM Atlanta Space Opera: SF, Fantasy, Romance? 4:00 PM Atlanta Using the Scientific … Continue reading

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The Merqueen’s Report: Nebula Awards Weekend, 2018

I will add more pictures in later, editing them in as they get processed. For now, I want to record some of my thoughts and memories from the past weekend and the Nebula Awards conference weekend, before a brand-new weekend … Continue reading

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Where I’ll be at Norwescon, 2018

I have a table in the Writers Alley this year and will be there starting Friday morning. Stop by! I will have books for sale as well as the “Writers Just Fucking Write” keychains. Friday Literary Techniques for Genre Fiction: … Continue reading

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Nattering Social Justice Cook: Time to Fix the Missing Stair

The following is my personal opinion and unconnected to any SFWA activity. I am speaking as a member of the speculative fiction community, one that has been involved in it for a decade and a half now, and one that has watched its internal workings with interest.

I met Monica Valentinelli in 2016 at GenCon. I don’t know her well, but I’m proud to count her as a friend and she is one of the people I have consulted with about issues gamewriters face and what SFWA can do to assist them. She has been a valued bridge-builder, and I trust her judgment. For those who don’t know about the recent events prompting this essay, here is her account of the event as well as some reactions.

Monica is currently being punished for speaking out, with vitriol, suggested boycotts, and more, all for going public about her decision. Forces with an interest in women not speaking out have decided to make her a cautionary tale, particularly since she’s dared to lead to other people, including men, to follow her example.
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Where I’ll Be: Norwescon 2017

Thursday What is a Story? 3:00pm – 4:00pm @ Cascade 9 Marta Murvosh (M), Cat Rambo, Curtis C. Chen, Nancy Kress, James C. Glass SFWA: What is it, Where is it Going, and Why Should You Care? 6:00pm – 7:00pm … Continue reading

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Say Hi at MidAmeriCon and Get a Special Thank You

I’m prepping frantically for WorldCon, and packing for five days of survival at a convention, including plenty of protein bars and laptop cables. Another part of that is assembling some giveaways. I’ve been clearing out my shelves and I will … Continue reading

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Where I’ll Be: Cat’s MidameriCon Schedule (Worldcon 2016)

Here’s my schedule. I’ll update this as I fill up time. If you want to talk with me, you’ll find earlier in the day better than later; I tend to hit the hotel room for a hot bath with a … Continue reading

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