Appearances and Cons
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

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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

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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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BCS at Readercon 2015

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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!


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BCS at ConFusion in Detroit this Weekend

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ConFusionBCS 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!


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BCS at World Fantasy This Weekend

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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.


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