BCS had a delightful and engaging time at ReaderCon last weekend.
The BCS reading was solidly attended. BCS authors Gemma Files (“Two Captains” in BCS #125) read from a forthcoming Weird West piece “A Feast for Dust,” and Alex Dally MacFarlane (“Fox Bones. Many Uses.” in BCS #99) read from “Singing Like a Hundred Dug-up Bones” in BCS #121.
I read from forthcoming stories by E. Catherine Tobler (“Lady Marmalade” in BCS #98), which will be out in BCS #126 next week, and by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (“The Crows Her Dragon’s Gate” in BCS #118).
I saw many BCS authors, including Margaret Ronald (“A Family for Drakes” in BCS #116, seven others, and a forthcoming new piece), Matthew Kressel (“The Suffering Gallery” in BCS #57 and a forthcoming new story), Anne Cross (“The Popinjay’s Daughter” in BCS #55), Rajan Khanna (“The Last Gorgon” in BCS #87), and Mike Allen (“The Ivy-Smothered Palisade” in BCS #93).
Also Nicole M. Taylor (“Hold a Candle to The Devil” in BCS #106, and one other), Marko Kloos (“Ink and Blood” in BCS #74), Michael J. DeLuca (“The Nine-Tailed Cat” in BCS #70, and several others), and Genevieve Valentine (“The Finest Spectacle Anywhere” in BCS #68, and one other).
I mentioned BCS and our literary approach to secondary-world fantasy on the panel I was on, The Relationship of Reality and Fantasy, about fantasy portraying diverse social facets from real historical societies and readers’ reactions to them. I passed out flyers featuring cover art by Jonas de Ro and Raphael Lacoste and postcards for Best of BCS Year Three.
I received many compliments of BCS from authors, editors, and readers. Thank you all very much! We had a great time at the con and will plan to return next year.