once more into the breach, dear friends

And, lo, we are back. Session Two of #scratchstory is about to begin.

Me, to Michael Swanwick: If you guys could speak more slowly today, that would be awesome.

Swanwick, to me: Not possible.

We’re all in this together, kids.

At 3 p.m., Moyers will be trying to make a cover in Maine (the room, not the state). Go see him. (Sadly, your humble narrator won’t be there because of ...Read More

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And so it begins.

And, so, the panel has assembled.

Cassidy asks if there is a photographer in the room. Gets no takers.

“I have no idea what’s going to happen,” Cassidy says. Bear and Cassidy tell the story of Veronique is Visiting from Paris. It’s a story of time travel, dimensional drift and tea.

Cassidy pulls out props. A cigar cutter and a Archie comic came from Peter Straub. We have been warned ...Read More

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Watch this space.

Hello from Readercon! Wish you were here.

But since you aren’t — or are and want to add another layer to your con experience by reading a blog (I won’t judge) — I’m going to do my best to bring a Readercon panel series right to your screen by liveblogging an experiment in storytelling that is due to begin at 6 p.m. EDT.

Elizabeth Bear, Kyle Cassidy, Lee Moyer and ...Read More

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polling the hive mind

It appears that I’ll be going to Readercon, barring rising Creeks, etc. As I’ve not been before (and am generally rubbish at Cons in general but really want to go to this one because it is about books rather than media (not that there’s anything wrong with media)), anyone have any advice about this Con in particular?

I do, for the record, have a handle on public behavior in general; ...Read More

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