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Norwescon 37

I had a great time at Norwescon this weekend. It was a particularly good year for excellent costumes. Sadly, I had issues with the camera I brought and so have no pictures. On Thursday night I attended a great two hour workshop on critiquing given by the Fairwood Writers. I …

Heroines in Fantasy and Science Fiction

Sadly, I am far away from New Jersey or I would be excited to attend the conference Buffy to Batgirl: Women and Gender in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Comics that is being held at Rutgers University the first weekend in May. It is exciting to see the subject of women in speculative …

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Norwescon 36

Last weekend I attended Norwescon 36 “Save the World.” It fell a little flat for me this year – a combination of personal fatigue and, perhaps, a somewhat less vibrant convention than in previous years. I still had a good time, however. The highlight for me was the critique session …

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An Evening with Charles de Lint

This last weekend brought FaerieCon to town along with author Charles de Lint. I saw Charles speak at the PNWA’s Writers Cottage. It was the first time I had made it out there, and I am very glad to have finally gotten a chance to investigate that resource. The event …

Westercon 65

While I really enjoyed Westercon, I was surprised at how small it was compared to Norwescon. I wondered if this was a result of being a moving convention in a bad economy when people are re thinking their leisure travel expenses. I chatted with someone who was involved in organizing …

Notes from Norwescon

Friday, 3pm: I have attended three panels so far. Last night I went to one comparing Big Press, Small/Independent Press and Self Publishing.  I think that the most interesting element of that panel was getting a feeling for just how fast the publishing world is changing.    The first panel this morning …

Norwescon 34 – April 21-24

So, I didn’t write last week because I was busy going to Norwescon. S and I went down Friday morning and got back Sunday morning completely exhausted.   M joined us for Saturday and we all had fun hanging out and indulging our love of Fantasy and Sci-Fi.  I went to …

Beading Mania!

I am usually fairly organized about giving myself enough time to do something, but I have sort of failed this time.  Back in November I decided that I did in fact want to make a costume to wear at Norwescon, at least to the evening events and parties.  It took …