Appearances and Cons
BCS at World Fantasy This Weekend

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BCS will be at World Fantasy Convention 2016 in Columbus OH this weekend.

I’m on a panel Saturday at noon:

Sword and Sorcery Today: Still Slashing Away. James Moore (m), David Drake, Mercedes Lackey, S.M. Stirling, Scott Andrews

I’ll be bringing to the discussion ideas about broader S&S, not only in terms of diversity of characters, authors, and settings but also in terms of literary elements and wildly unexpected takes. I’ll also be at the opening ceremonies honoring the World Fantasy Award nominees and the award ceremony on Sunday, as a finalist for the World Fantasy Award this year.

I will have a stack of shiny BCS flyers and new postcards of the cover of Best of BCS Year Seven. Feel free to say hello, if you see me in the halls or in the bar. I’m always delighted to meet authors, podcast listeners, and readers.


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BCS at Capclave this Weekend

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CapclaveBCS will be at Capclave this weekend, the annual Washington 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: Podcasts and Short Fiction (A look at podcasting and how it is expanding the market for short fiction.)
  • Saturday 12:00 pm: Writing and Selling Your Story (What are the elements that capture a reader’s, editor’s or publisher’s attention?)
  • Saturday 3:00 pm: Biggest Mistakes Made by Beginning Writers (How writers have screwed themselves over by doing easily preventable things.)

I will also have BCS flyers, like the ones featuring the cover art from our 200th issue Double-Issue, “High Above the Savannah” by Martin Ende, and anthology-cover postcards, including the cover of the new Best of BCS Year Seven anthology. Feel free to say hello!


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BCS at Worldcon 2016

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This weekend BCS will be at MidAmericon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), in Kansas City!

I am on two panels, including one about magazines:

Navigating Online Calls for Writing, Fri 11:00, 3501D (KCCC). How to navigate the minefield of calls for writing online.

Writing The Near Future, Fri 16:00, 2206 (KCCC). What are some of the specific challenges associated with writing about the day after tomorrow?

I’ll also be at the Hugo reception and ceremony, and I’m planning on the Hugo Losers’ Party. :) (It’s an honor just to be nominated!)

I’ll have flyers featuring cover art by Juan Carlos Barquet and Martin Ende, from BCS #200, and postcards for the not-even-announced-yet anthology Best of BCS Year Seven. Feel free to drop by any of the panels or catch me at the bar!


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BCS at Readercon 2016

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BCS returns to ReaderCon in 2016, this year in a new location in south Boston!

I am on two panels during the con, discussing a classic Weird Westerns element and secondary-world settings:

Friday, 11:00 AM: Cowboys of Space. Ways in which SF and Fantasy perpetuate a cowboy mythology—a mythology of violent heroes, with a legacy of exploitation, vigilantism and brutality... The true histories of cowboys in the American West are far more complex and colorful than many movies and paperback westerns would have us believe. How can we draw on real history to subvert and dismantle cowboy spaceman clichés?

Saturday, 12:00 PM: Engineering in Fantasy, which also includes BCS author Fran Wilde (“Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud” in BCS #181 and podcast BCS 157: Bent the Wing, Dark the Cloud). From wings and kites to bridges and plumbing, engineering is a necessary underpinning of fantasy and science fiction both. Panelists will discuss why engineering makes for great crossover science in fiction.

Lots of BCS authors are also scheduled to be present, including James Morrow, Gemma Files, Matthew Kressel, Justin Howe, Michael J. DeLuca, Kenneth Schneyer, Mike Allen, 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 Six and our Weird Western anthology Ceaseless West. Feel free to drop by either panel or stop me in the halls!


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BCS at Balticon 50 this Weekend!

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Balticon

BCS will be at Balticon 50 this weekend! It’s a special huge Balticon in honor of their 50th, with returning Guests of Honor from past years. And BCS #200 will have just released on the website the day before.

I will be on several panels:

Starting Your Own Small Press–Friday 17:00 Parlor 8059: Learn some of the things you should be aware of before you take that plunge into the publishing mogul pool.

Podcasting on the Cheap–Sunday 14:00, Parlor 9029: Come and learn the best tricks to podcast on the cheap with the ability to expand as your podcast grows.

Music in Fiction–Mon 12:00, Parlor 9059: From George RR Martin’s Armageddon Rag to Elizabeth Hand’s Wylding Hall, SF writers love to write about music. Is writing about music like dancing about architecture?

I will also have a stack of shiny BCS flyers from BCS #200! And BCS anthology postcards. If you see me in the halls or the bar, feel free to say hello!


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BCS at ConFusion in Detroit this Weekend

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BCS will be at ConFusion 2016 in Detroit, a great regional writer and fan con, this weekend Jan 22-24!

I will be on several panels about fantasy topics and fiction, and another about my equally favorite pastime, beer.

  • Fri 8PM: A Song of Ice and Inspire (The impact of A Song of Ice and Fire)
  • Sat Noon: Awards, A Race to Excellence or the Bottom?
  • Sat 8PM Beer Lovers Meet Up (Cheers!)
  • Sun 11AM The Vocabulary of Criticism

BCS authors in attendance will include Saladin Ahmed, Bradley P. Beaulieu, Ann Leckie, Marko Kloos, Michael J. DeLuca, 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 three years ago, feel free to say hello!


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BCS at World Fantasy This Weekend

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BCS will be at World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga Springs NY this weekend!

I’m on a panel Saturday at 10am–Epic Fantasies: Trilogies, Series… Stand-alones?–about epic fantasy done at shorter lengths (like say... short fiction lengths!). 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 BCS flyers and new postcards of the cover of Best of BCS Year Six. 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.


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BCS at Capclave this Weekend

Posted in: Appearances and Cons by Scott H. Andrews

CapclaveBCS 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!


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BCS at Worldcon this Weekend

Posted 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!


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