My con schedule for 2019

February—Superstars Writing Seminar Superstars focuses on the business end of writing, but they added a Craft day for you craft diehards. This one is like Old Home Week for me. I’ll go back every year until they take out the restraining order. April—Writers of the Future This is another one I’ll be doing every year […]

Rockets in my pocket

Goodness gracious! Has it really been that long since I’ve posted? Apparently it has, so onward and upward. Sasquan was my first WorldCon, but it won’t be my last. It was a great convention with a few not-so-great moments (such as food poisoning, followed by a raging case of bronchitis thanks to the smoke). I […]

Dear Puppies: Please talk about what you love

Hey, Puppies, Can we talk? I’ve been watching this Hugo thing unfold with an ever-growing sense of disquiet. A lot of people are angry right now, and the anger isn’t helping anyone. In fact, it’s hurting people all over fandom, no matter where they stand on the Hugos. Sometimes anger is productive, but I haven’t […]

On Anger, Power and Displacement in the Hugos

On anger, power and displacement Today I’d like to talk about anger, power and displacement. For anyone who isn’t familiar with the term displacement, it’s the idea that when a person of lower power or status feels threatened by a person of higher power or status, the threatened one will often displace their anger onto […]