Happy Hugo Nomination Day! (In which I go “Yay!” and sideeye simultaneously.) 6

I know, I drop off the internets for two weeks (I have a massive slate of excuses that I’m planning to elaborate on…soon-ish) and then two posts in one day! Zomg! But the Hugo nominations just got released, so I’m going to react in between moving my plate so my cat can’t get to my ...

[Worldcon] Long in the Tooth? 2

Re: What Chuck Wendig said I actually had that conversation on several occasions throughout Worldcon, in person and on Twitter. The population of Worldcon does seem generally a bit long in the tooth. And this is coming from me, Miss 32-year-old McAuthorpants, who has not been close to the cutting edge of Kids These Days ...

[Worldcon] Photos and wrap-up 5

[Worldcon] Photos and wrap-up
This Worldcon was really different for me than last one. Last one, remember how I attended approximately a brazillion panels and took notes in all of them and posted them later? Yeah, this year not so much. I made it to a couple of panels–and nearly all of the WSFS business meeting–and took a few ...

[Worldcon] YA Hugo and Worldcon Membership committees 4

Hey guys, I made the last half an hour of the WSFS Sunday business meeting. There was some site selection stuff for bids 2016+, if you’re interested in that check my Twitter right now before I get all tweet happy and run the tweets I did about that off the page. I wasn’t intending to ...

[Worldcon] A couple quick WSFS notes

Guys at Worldcon, there is one more WSFS business meeting left for the weekend. Which is (oh god technically today, being Sunday) at 10:00 AM. This one is largely to do with site selection, but I’m guessing there’s a bit more business going on as well, perhaps? Anyway, the reason I bring this up is ...

[Worldcon] Main WSFS Business Meeting Liveblog 7

PLEASE NOTE: My profound apologies in advance to anyone whose name I missed or misspelled. If you stumble across this blog and would like me to correct it, please just comment! People are still filing in and dealing with the sign up sheet, so it’ll be a few more minutes before we get started. I’ll ...

[Worldcon] WSFS Preliminary Meeting: Motions, motions everywhere. 4

1011: Meeting called to order, committee is introduced, ground rules noted. 1014: Going over the agenda for the preliminary business meeting. There are no constitutional amendments up for ratification this year. 1016: No objections to following agenda as stated. 1017: The YA Hugo has been withdrawn. Unanimous consent asked to withdraw that motion. Objection–the YA ...

[Worldcon] The WSFS Business Meeting: How the F*** Does It Work? 1

Normally I don’t bother putting my notes online until after the convention because I’d rather be going to more panels and taking more notes, but I wanted to put this up immediately because I consider it important and there weren’t a whole lot of people at the panel. And while I’m sure a lot of vets ...

[Worldcon] How to Get Your Work Rejected

Sunday (September 2) at 1630: How to Get Your Work RejectedPanelists listed in program: John Berlyne, Lee Harris, John Helfers, Susan MacDonald Disclaimer: These are my notes from the panel and my own, later thoughts. I often was unable to attend the entire panel, and also chronically missed panelist introductions. When possible I try to note who said ...

[Worldcon] Page and Stage (Writing SF/F Scripts)

Sunday (September 2) at 1500: Page and Stage: Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy Scripts and Why You ShouldPanelists listed in program: Laura E. Goodin, David Brin, Grant Carrington, James Patrick Kelly, Edward Willett Disclaimer: These are my notes from the panel and my own, later thoughts. I often was unable to attend the entire panel, and ...