May 21st, 2016

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my Balticon 50 schedule

I will be at Balticon 50 in Baltimore over Memorial Day weekend (which is next weekend!). Here's my tentative schedule (EDITED TO ADD two panels on Friday!):

4-5pm: "Fight Scene Planning" (MD Salon B)
6.30-7.30pm: "Editing a Shared-World Universe," w/Sarah Avery, Walt Boyes, Elektra Hammond, and John G. Walker (Mt. Washington)

1-2pm: "Writing: It's My Job AND It's What I Do For Fun," w/Carl Cipra, Jody Lynn Nye, and Jean Marie Ward (Guilford)
6-7pm: reading, w/Christine Norris, Jean Marie Ward, and D.C. Wilson (St. George)

9am-12pm: The Business of Writing seminar -- sign up for it, and/or one of the other seminars, here (Parlor 11029)
5.30-6.30pm: Boogie Knights concert (MD Salons CD)
7-9pm: launch party for Gaslight and Grimm and other nifty books, sponsored by eSpec Books (MD Salon B)
7-7.30pm: autographing, w/fellow Boogie Knights (Autograph Table 1)

10-11.30am: Monday Gimungous Autograph Session, w/EVERYONE!!!!! (Kent)

Nothing currently for Friday, though that may change before long.....
  • Current Music
    "Nil S'en La" by Clannad

talkin' Kali's Wrath on The Gatecast

  • Current Music
    "Slippery People" by Talking Heads

buy Out of Tune Book 2!

Back in 2014, JournalStone published an anthology edited by the mighty Jonathan Maberry called Out of Tune, featuring stories inspired by old ballads. I wrote a story for it, a Cassie Zukav tale called "Fish Out of Water," inspired by the Child Ballad "The Mermaid."

When the publisher commissioned a second anthology, it was on the proviso that Jonathan approach a completely different set of writers. Three of them are dear friends of mine (two of them are going to be in our wedding party this fall) and are simply perfect for this anthology: David Mack, Laura Anne Gilman, and Deborah Grabien.

Out of Tune Book 2 is now available with stories by each of those three brilliant authors, as well as Allison Pang, Cherie M. Priest, Dan Abnett, Delilah S. Dawson, Eric J. Guignard, JC Koch, Josh Malerman, Nik Vincent-Abnett, Rachel Aukes, Rachael Caine, James A. Moore, and David J. Schow, plus commentary on the original songs that inspired the stories by Nancy Keim Comley.

So check it out!

  • Current Music
    "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult