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Tag Archives: norwescon
January: The Year Begins in the San Juans 2014 was a great year and I want to thank the wonderful friends and family that helped make it so. I started the year out in the San Juan Islands with Wayne, … Continue reading
Here’s where I’ll be. If you’re a SFWA member, you’ll also see me at the Saturday morning meeting. Geek, Geek, Don’t Tell Me! Fri 4:00pm-5:00pm Evergreen 3&4 If you enjoy NPR’s weekly quiz show “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” you’ll … Continue reading
My schedule for Norwescon 35’s last day, and details on upcoming classes.
No panels! I’ve enjoyed the ones I’ve done so far, and they’ve all been jam-packed, so muchos kudos to programming this year, because they are clearly doing it right. However, I’ll be participating in the Broad Universe Rapidfire Reading in … Continue reading
Writing What You Donâ€™t Know Friday 11:00am-Noon Cascade 7 Many writers have heard the advice to â€œwrite what you knowâ€. But, have you really met any dragons, or robots, or zombies, or vampires? How do you write about something that … Continue reading
If you’re at Norwescon, say hi! Here’s my schedule for today:
What am I doing right now? Mainly I’m elbows-deep in the rewrite of the fantasy novel, currently titled THE MOONS OF TABAT, which may change. But on other fronts:
Surviving the Slush Pile Thursday 4:00pm-5:00pm Cascade 2 If the editor doesn’t read past the first page, it doesn’t matter how good the rest is. How to quickly capture and hold a slush reader’s attention. Cat Rambo, Gardner Dozois, Jenna … Continue reading
The first time I dyed it, I was about to head off to my first Wiscon â€“ a large feminist science fiction convention held yearly in Madison, Wisconsin. As I’ve found the case at sf conventions since then, I wasn’t the only person there with an odd hair color; I glimpsed rainbows of pink, blue, and green. And I realized it was becoming. Complete strangers would lean over and whisper, “I like your hair,” including two flight attendants on the way home.
After the con the color faded, softer and softer, until finally, when I went to get a haircut, the hairdresser was cutting away dusty rose tips. I looked in the mirror and saw a middle-aged woman with a short, practical cut.
I bought a new kit on the way home and re-pinked my hair that afternoon.
Conventions — are they worth it? A little legwork can help make your experience more productive, and sometimes more fun. Continue reading