Saturday, August 27, 2022

Wyrdsmiths WorldCON (Chicon 8)

 If you are looking for Wyrdsmiths at Chicon 8 (80th World Science Fiction Convention) in Chicago, Septemeber 1 - 5, 2022, here's where we will be:


THURSDAY (September 1)

2:30pm - Autographing, Naomi Kritzer

5:30 pm - Virtual Table Talk, Lyda Morehouse/Tate Hallaway

5:30 pm - Virtual and in-Person, Neurodivergence, Mental Health, and the Myth of Genius, Adam Stemple & others

5:30 pm - Dirty Drafts, Beta Readers, Critique Partners and Groups, Naomi Kritzer & others

7:30 pm - Virtual Reading, Lyda Morehouse


FRIDAY (September 2)

4:00 pm - The Low-Down on Low Fantasy, Adam Stemple & others

5:30 pm - Canon, Continuity, and Other Fictional Realities, Naomi Kritzer & others


SATURDAY (September 3)

10:00 am - Virtual, The Legacy and Influence of Satoshi Kon, Lyda Morehouse & others

11:30 am - Masks Required: Navigating Fictional and Real Places, Naomi Kritzer & others.

1:00 pm - Reading, Adam Stemple & others

2:30 pm - Teen Meet and Greet, Naomi Kritzer

4:00 pm - What Happened After My Story Got Optioned, Adam Stemple & others.

4:00 pm - Reading, Naomi Kritzer & others

7:00 pm - Virtual, Noir and Science Fiction, Lyda Morehouse & others


SUNDAY (September 4)

2:30 pm - How Do You Make an Impact, A Geek Guide to Activism, Naomi Kritzer & others

4:00 pm - Deconstructing Songs, Adam Stemple & others

5:30 pm  - Adam does music with others

Thursday, May 05, 2022

Short Story: Naomi Kritzer

 This is an oldie, but a goodie. It's a story of Naomi's from 2015, where she fairly accurately predicted what life would be like under a pandemic:

https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/kritzer_11_15/

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Happy Book Birthday, Kelly!

 Kelly Barnhill has ANOTHER book out this year and today, May 3rd is the very first day it is available for you to buy!


This is one of those books that we all read in critique and told Kelly that it was a winner. This is just gorgeous and heartbreaking and All The Things. Here's a list of some of the places where you can buy your very own copy of it: https://www.fantasticfiction.com/b/kelly-barnhill/when-women-were-dragons.htm


Thursday, April 28, 2022

Short Story - Naomi Kritzer

 "Little Free Library" by Naomi Kritzer was also up for Hugo last year. It was first published in Tor.com in April of 2020. 

https://www.tor.com/2020/04/08/little-free-library-naomi-kritzer/



Monday, April 25, 2022

Short Story - Naomi Kritzer

 If you neglected to read "Monster" by Naomi Kritzer when it first came out in Clarkesworld in January of 2020 or when it was nominated for a Hugo for in the best novelette category, here is another chance: 

https://clarkesworldmagazine.com/kritzer_01_20/

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

New Novel - Kelly Barnhill

 We are a little late in celebrating this, but Kelly has a new novel out called The Ogress and the Orphans!


Here a link to the many formats that you can buy this book in: https://www.fantasticfiction.com/b/kelly-barnhill/ogress-and-the-orphans.htm

Congrats to Kelly!


Monday, April 18, 2022

Way Back Machine: Eleanor Arnason 1974

In 2012, Lightspeed Magazine reprinted one of Eleanor Arnason's first publications, a short story called Ace 167 which originally appeared in Orbit in 1974.

Check out this old gem!

http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/ace-167/