On Saturday November 23rd at 7:00 PM, I’ll be joining a group of authors at Daedalus Books in Portland for readings and signings. Please stop by to visit myself, Daniel H. Wilson, Jason Gurley, Curtis C. Chen, Benjamin Parzybok, and Arthur Smid and hear us read some selections from our works.
OryCon is coming up this weekend in Portland, OR at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion Hotel. I will be there as a panelist as well as an Endeavour Award finalist for Moonshine.
If you want to catch the panel I’m on, it will be Exploring Publishing Options on November 10th at 11:15 AM. The Endeavour Award Ceremony will be on Friday, November 8th at 6:45 PM.
I’m very excited to have Moonshine selected as a finalist for the Endeavour Award. I’ve been attending OryCon for the past two years now, and as one of the smaller conventions I’ve been to, I really enjoy it’s laid-back atmosphere and homey feel. I’m generally a very low-energy person and highly prone to sensory overload, so even though I like conventions, most of them take a lot out of me, but OryCon has proven to be the sort of the convention that’s a comfortable speed for me. Having my work recognized there is a great feeling that really makes me feel a part of the Pacific Northwest SFF community.
Another video update for August. Not a lot of new news, but you can sneak a peek at the MOONSHINE bookmarks I’ll be bringing to Dublin WorldCon, and also enjoy my good new haircut.
Dublin WorldCon just sent along my finalized panel schedule, so if you have a chance to attend WorldCon this year, you can find me at the following panels:
Making the asexual textual
Format: Panel15 Aug 2019, Thursday 21:00 – 21:50, Wicklow Hall-1 (CCD)
In the past, many asexual and/or aromantic characters in science fiction and fantasy stories have not been overtly identified this way. Should writers be more explicit in stating asexual and aromantic characters’ identity? How do asexuality and aromanticness shape and change the way characters and their relationships with others are perceived or written?
Wendy Metcalfe, Darcie Little Badger (M), Dr Edmund Schluessel (International School of Helsinki), Jasmine Gower
Gender and the writer
Format: Panel17 Aug 2019, Saturday 17:00 – 17:50, Wicklow Room-1 (CCD)
Gender defines and redefines how we think about ourselves, each other, and our characters. Our panel delves into the topic of gender, looking past the basics of diversity to examine the issues important to trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming creators and readers.
Dr. J.S. Fields Ph.D., Vanessa Rose Phin (Strange Horizons), Dr Nick Hubble (Brunel University London) (M), Jasmine Gower, BE Allatt
You’ll also be able to find me at the Angry Robot table signing books at the following dates/times:
- Friday, August 16 at 1:00-1:30 PM
- Sunday, August 18 at 1:00-1:30 PM
I did get bookplates, so if you’ be at WorldCon and already have a copy of Moonshine that you want a signature for but don’t want to bring it to the convention, I’ve got you covered. I’ll also have some bookmarks up for grabs 🙂
I am overdue for an update but I’ve spent so much of my writing energy lately that I decided to record an update rather than type one out. (Joke’s on me, I still had to type out the captions on the video.) Anyway, check out the video below for news about my current writing projects, my WorldCon plans, and oh yeah, did I mention I have a master’s degree now?
I know my efforts to replenish the content on my site after I broke it a couple of months back hasn’t been progressing much, but rest assured it’s only because I’m overburdened with finishing up my graduate degree this term. I’m unspeakably excited to be finished in June, but until then, I’m currently deep in the weeds with my thesis.
However, I will get a short reprieve on May 18, 2019, when I’ll be attending the Stayton Public Library Local Author Fair again. I imagine very few of the people checking this site will be in the vicinity of the rural mid-Willamette Valley to join me, but Stayton is right next door to my hometown (and the Stayton Public Library was my closest public library as a small child), so if you do so happen to be in the agricultural heart of Oregon, stop on by! I’ll be reading from (UPDATE: at 2:30 pm!) and selling/signing copies of Moonshine.
Check the flyer for more details: