Reading in Seattle!

Hanging out at Norwescon this weekend outside lovely Seattle, Washington? Would love any and all to join me for my reading Saturday at 1:30 in the Cascade 1 room at the Doubletree hotel.

If you can’t make that but will be around Sunday 10 AM-11 AM , drop by the “Stranger than Fiction”panel to hear me gab with Cat Rambo, Jason Vanhee, Ann Shilling, & Grant T. Riddell in Evergreen rooms 3&4, or catch me discussing Standards of Beauty in Secondary Worlds Sunday 11 AM- noon in Cascade 13 with Rhiannon Held, Nathan Crowder, David J. Peterson, & Sar Surmick.

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Orycon Bound

contains the Alex C. Renwick story "A Week in the Superlife"
contains the Alex C. Renwick story “A Week in the Superlife”

If you’re in dozy Portland this weekend and want to swing by the annual SF brouhaha, it’s Orycon all the way, baby! Like a little crime and noir in your SF&F? Join us Friday 4pm.  Ever wondered why younger readers like dark themes in fiction? [SPOILER: for the same reasons older ones do.]  Friday  5pm.

Saturday 10-11am, hear why everybody loathes a Mary Sue, and at 1pm come ponder whether intense descriptions of blood and torture are necessary in scare lit.  Saturday 5pm I’ll be talking Dark Fairy Tales with some pretty lovely co-panelists, so that should be fun.

Sunday 11am we get totes SF-y with a Spaceships, Colonists, & Castaways panel you can go to STRAIGHT AFTER MY READING AT 10:30. I’ve promised to read a tale of superpowers, overdue bills, and drunk karaoke, AKA my story “A Week in the Superlife” from the forthcoming Tesseracts 19: Superhero Universe.

Lastly but not leastly, come support local authors and your fave local bookstore this weekend during AUTHORFEST AT POWELL’S BOOKS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22.

 

on early literary imprinting

nbc bionic woman promoCanadian writer of noir and fantastica A.M. Dellamonica recently asked me some questions about childhood influences in a series of what she’s calling The Heroine Question.  Fun stuff, good times, like in this NBC promo still for The Bionic Woman, where Jaime poses as a Las Vegas showgirl to gather information on the Fembot army of an evil scientist…