Appearances and Cons
BCS at Capclave this WeekendOctober 07, 2015 - 11:09 amPosted in: Appearances and Cons by Scott H. Andrews
BCS will be at Capclave this weekend, the annual D.C.-area F/SF con, where reading is not extinct! (unlike their star-cross’d avian con mascot at right).
I’m on three panels, all dealing with online magazines or their podcasts:
- Friday 9:00 pm: The Right Length For Your Story (Will your idea will require a story, novella, novel, or trilogy?)
- Saturday 11:00 am: The Elements of Editing (The art and science of editing.)
- Saturday 7:00 pm: Distinctions Between Online & Print Magazines (Are online publications doing things differently from print ones?)
I am also on a reading, of the BCS story “The Punctuality Machine, Or, A Steampunk Libretto” by Bill Powell, which was the large-cast BCS audio podcast for episode BCS 150. Come hear it read in person!
- Saturday 10:00 pm: “The Punctuality Machine” Group Reading
I will also have BCS flyers, like the ones featuring the cover art from our Sixth Anniversary Double-Issue, “Golden Age” by Juan Carlos Barquet, and anthology-cover postcards, including the cover of our Weird Western anthology Ceaseless West and the new Best of BCS Year Six anthology. Feel free to say hello!
BCS at Worldcon this WeekendAugust 18, 2015 - 05:46 amPosted in: Appearances and Cons by Scott H. Andrews
This weekend BCS will be at Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), in Spokane, WA!
I am on three panels during the con, discussing magazines and podcasts:
The Changing Role of the Editor, Fri 3pm, Bays 111B (CC). With the various ways that fiction is published (print/ online/ audio/ self-published), how is the role of editor changing?
The Future of Short Fiction: Online Magazines Today, Sat 2pm, Bays 111B (CC). Ten years ago reading original fiction online was limited to the occasional author’s web site. Now, online magazines are a major force–maybe the major force–in publshing short fiction.
Podcast Production, Sat 3pm, 300A (CC). Where do you start when you want to create your own podcast?
I’ll also be at the Hugo reception and ceremony, and probably the Hugo Losers’ Party. :) (It’s an honor just to be nominated!)
I’ll have flyers featuring cover art by Juan Carlos Barquet and Jonas de Ro, and postcards for the BCS Weird Western anthology Ceaseless West and our not-even-announced-yet Best of BCS Year Six. Feel free to drop by any of the panels or catch me at the bar!
BCS at Readercon 2015July 06, 2015 - 08:03 amPosted in: Appearances and Cons by Scott H. Andrews
BCS returns to ReaderCon, in north Boston, again in 2015!
I am on two panels during the con, discussing magazines and secondary-world settings:
Friday, 2:00 PM: The Future of Speculative Magazines, Part 3, also including Leah Bobet of Ideomancer, Neil Clarke of Clarkesworld, and Ellen Datlow of countless countless anthologies. “At Readercon 20, there were two panels that looked at the future of magazines: Part 1: Print Magazines, and Part 2: Online Magazines. Six years later, we return to this issue to discover what worked, what didn’t, and what the near future might hold.”
Saturday, 12:00 PM: Our Panel of Experts..., also including BCS author Gwendolyn Clare (“Butterfly House” in BCS #157 and podcast BCS 137) and Bud Sparhawk. “Having trouble creating your world? Are there social complexities or changes in scientific laws that are confounding you? Bring your very specific questions about worldbuilding in your current project, and polymath scientists will do their best to answer.”
Lots of BCS authors are also scheduled to be present, including James Morrow, Gemma Files, John E.O. Stevens, Michael J. DeLuca, and Alex Dally MacFarlane.
I’ll have flyers featuring cover art by Juan Carlos Barquet and Jonas de Ro and Raphael Lacoste and postcards for Best of BCS Year Five and our new Weird Western anthology Ceaseless West. Feel free to drop by either panel or stop me in the halls!
BCS will be at ConFusion 2015 in Detroit, a great regional writer and fan con, this weekend Jan 16-18!
I will be on several panels about magazine topics and short fiction, and another about my equally favorite pastime, beer.
- Sat 10am: Staying Sane while Sluicing Through Slush
- Sat 1pm: Current State of Short Fiction
- Sat 8pm: Beer, Brewing, and Books
BCS authors in attendance will include Saladin Ahmed, Michael J. DeLuca, Ferrett Steinmetz, Justin Howe, Jason S. Ridler, Bradley P. Beaulieu, and Brian McClellan, along with many other F/SF authors and fans.
I will have the usual stack of shiny BCS flyers and anthology-cover postcards. If you see me in the bar, or in the con suite at the keg of porter at 2:30 AM Sunday like two years ago, feel free to say hello!
BCS at World Fantasy This WeekendNovember 04, 2014 - 08:49 amPosted in: Appearances and Cons by Scott H. Andrews
BCS will be at World Fantasy Convention in Washington DC this weekend!
I’m on a panel Friday at noon–Guns, Gears and Wheels: Medieval Technology in Fantasy. I’ll also be at the opening ceremonies honoring the World Fantasy Award nominees and the award ceremony on Sunday.
I will have a stack of shiny new BCS flyers and special World Fantasy anthology-cover postcards. Feel free to say hello, if you see me in the halls or in the bar. I’m always delighted to meet BCS authors, podcast listeners, and readers.
BCS at Capclave this WeekendOctober 07, 2014 - 08:24 amPosted in: Appearances and Cons by Scott H. Andrews
BCS will be at Capclave, the annual D.C.-area F/SF con (where reading is not extinct, unlike their star-crossed con mascot avian at right), this weekend.
I’m on three panels, all dealing with online magazines or their podcasts:
- Friday 5:00 pm: Small Press Publishing (Running a publishing company, publishing a magazine or semi-pro zine)
- Friday 6:00 pm: From Pod to Page ( For stories existing in both print and podcast form, how do they change?)
- Saturday 5:00 pm: Best Short Fiction of 2014 (Which novellas, novelettes, and short stories published this year were your favorites?)
I will also have plenty of the brand new BCS flyer, featuring the cover art from our Sixth Anniversary Double-Issue, “Golden Age” by Juan Carlos Barquet, and anthology-cover postcards, including the cover of the new Best of BCS Year Five anthology. Feel free to say hello!
This weekend BCS will be at Detcon, this year’s NASFIC con (held in years that WorldCon is held outside of North America). Scott is on several panels, all on Saturday, about subjects dear to his heart, including magazines, heavy metal, and beer:
12pm, Saturday July 19
- The State of the Science Fiction Magazine Market, including Leah Bobet of Ideomancer, Neil Clarke of Clarkesworld, and BCS author Michael Haynes
3pm, Saturday July 19
4pm, Saturday July 19
- Good, Bad, Ugly: SF/F Cover Art & Design, including BCS author Saladin Ahmed
5pm, Saturday July 19
- Science Fiction and Heavy Metal
Elsewise he will be in the halls or bar, with the requisite stack of shiny BCS flyers and anthology-cover postcards. Feel free to say hello!
BCS at Balticon on SundayMay 21, 2014 - 09:58 amPosted in: Appearances and Cons by Scott H. Andrews
BCS will be at Balticon 48 this Sunday for the day, including appearing on several panels:
Sun 12:00 – 12:50: Salon B: How To Read Writers We Don’t Understand
Sun 13:00 – 13:50: Promoting Your Podcast (other panelists include Norm Sherman, editor of The Drabblecast podcast ‘zine)
I will also have the requisite stack of shiny BCS flyers and postcards and be roaming the halls and the bar. Feel free to say hello!
The Baltimore Science Fiction Society is hosting a short fiction roundtable panel this weekend: “The State of Short Fiction.”
The panelists are editors and/or publishers of major short fiction venues, either in print or audio podcast or both, including Neil Clarke (Clarkesworld), our own Scott H. Andrews (me; Beneath Ceaseless Skies), Jonathan Landen (Daily Science Fiction), Norm Sherman (Drabblecast), and Bill Campbell (Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond).
The panel will delve into the current state of the short fiction market, including topics such as how do you fund a magazine or anthology, what makes a story work for podcast, and more.
The BSFS-hosted panel last year on a different short fiction topic, “From Slush to Sale,” was well-attended and well-represented, including our own Scott H. Andrews and staff from Strange Horizons, Electric Velocipede, and more.
This panel on the State of Short Fiction is Sat. Mar. 22nd at 8PM at the Baltimore Science Fiction Society meeting house at 3310 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21224. You can find BSFS on Facebook, including a Facebook event page for this panel; check out the event page, click if you are attending, and read more details about it.
With all the panelists’ experience in the short fiction field, there is sure to be great experience and discussion about the many facets of the current short fiction field. If you’re anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic area, you should consider attending.