Baseball, Capclave, Chopin, and Library Visits — Oh My!

Yeah, I haven’t been around here very much.  But I have a bunch of good reasons why.  Or why not.  Well, you know what I mean. Last Friday, I celebrated my birthday with some wonderful meals, some great time with Mark, and the Nationals winning the ALDS, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals to go on to the ALCS and the World Series.  Except, you know.  I write fantasy.  The Nats lost.  They lost ugly.  And they lost after midnight, so,...

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Capclave Schedule

I’ll be attending Capclave (alas, only on Saturday, October 13), and I hope to see many of you there!  Here’s my schedule: 9:00 a.m., Salon A&B, “Online Presence”:  Suggestions on how to manage your online life. Politics, religion, and sex are these things to avoid? One wrong word and it may be over. And it isn’t just the author, what about the comments?  Panelists:  Morgan Keyes, Nick Mamatas, Jamie Todd Rubin, John Scalzi....

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Capclave Schedule and North Carolina Event

I now have my tentative schedule for Capclave — things might change, but for now it looks like you can find me in my guise as Morgan Keyes at the Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877 on Saturday, October 13.  My events include: 9:00 a.m., Salon A&B, “Online Presence”:  Suggestions on how to manage your online life. Politics, religion, and sex are these things to avoid?...

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Obligatory Chicon Wrapup Post

OK, I could bore you all by listing all the people I saw, all the readings I heard, all the great doings at Worldcon… But at this point, with everyone else posting their own brilliant wrapups, there isn’t much for me to say.  Therefore, I’ll limit my thoughts to a few bullet items: Not enough people.  I somehow managed not to see the vast majority of people I was looking forward to seeing.  The hotel wasn’t *that* large,...

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Worldcon, Here I Come!

Tomorrow morning, I head out bright and early, leaving behind Mark and the cats so that I can attend Worldcon in Chicago.  Chicon has a special place in my heart — the very first science fiction convention I ever attended was Chicon 2000, where I was celebrating my release of The Glasswrights’ Apprentice. When I walked into that convention hotel, the only writer I knew was Nancy Kress — and that was because she had taught the...

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