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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 …

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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 …

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 …

Another Submission Ready!

At last I have another story ready for submitting!  Catkin is still making the rounds, but now The Amulet of Aranos is ready for its final formatting and then submission.  It is a bit longer – almost 10,000 words – which limits me somewhat to where I can submit it. …

Submissions!

I have finally crossed a line and begun to submit things!  I have submitted two short stories – on to the online magazine Abyss and Apex, and the other to the publisher World Wisdom.  Whatever the response may be, I will be excited to get a response as it means …

Fjallind Launch Party

The second county in Idhua has been launched!  On Friday night the country of Fjallind was introduced with a small dinner party and reading of “The Sorrow of the Lady of Sorjaey.”  Fjallind is in the far north-west of Idhua and has a Nordic flavor.  To that end we had …