Here’s Where I Am At Norwescon Today – Thursday

Photo of someone in a Gir costumeIf you’re at Norwescon, say hi! I will have a copy of the hardcover version of Near+Far with me to show off, as well as paperback copies for sale.

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 M. Pitman, Keffy R.M. Kehrli

Steampunk: What Is It and Why Is It So Popular?
Thursday 5:00pm-6:00pm Cascade 3&4
Steampunk has been referred to as “the Future Trend of Science Fiction” but is the subgenre merely a return to the classics as spun by Verne and Wells? Join our panelists as they look at recent works of Steampunk, share their opinions of what makes Steampunk different from the work of the founding fathers of Science Fiction, and why the genre is so appealing.
Cat Rambo, Chelsea M. Campbell, Corry L. Lee, Karen Kincy

I’ve got dinner plans, but I’ll be sticking around for these readings:

Lauren Dixon reads Throwaways Thursday 6:30pm-7:00pm Cascade 1
An abused runaway meets the Immortal, who travels through doors no one else can see. Is he hiding something more sinister? When Susie winds up with some of his powers, she finds out. Rated PG

Tod McCoy reads an excerpt from a new novel Thursday 9:30pm-10:00pm
Cascade 1
Rated PG

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About Cat

Cat Rambo lives, writes, and teaches by the shores of an eagle-haunted lake in the Pacific Northwest. Her 200+ fiction publications include stories in Asimov's, Clarkesworld Magazine, and the magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Her story, "Five Ways to Fall in Love on Planet Porcelain," from her collection Near + Far (Hydra House Books), was a 2012 Nebula nominee. Her editorship of Fantasy Magazine earned her a World Fantasy Award nomination in 2012. She is the current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). She is currently working on Exiles of Tabat, the third book of the Tabat Quartet. A new story collection, Neither Here Nor There, appears from Hydra House this fall.
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