Appearances and Cons
BCS At Balticon This SundayMay 22, 2013 - 09:49 amPosted in: Appearances and Cons by Scott H. Andrews
BCS will be at Balticon this Sunday for the day, including appearing on several panels:
From Slush to Sale (Sun, 1:00 PM)
This panel will be a reprise of the ‘From Slush to Sale’ roundtable that I was on in February hosted by the Baltimore SF Society.
We’ll be discussing various aspects of the submission, acceptance, and editing process, including the ever-popular ‘what do editors want’ and its converse, ‘what do editors see all to often’.
Jake Bible We Hardly Knew Ye: The Current State of Podcast Fiction (Sun, 2:00 PM)
This panel features a number of prominent podcasters. I will be representing the trends in ‘hybrid’ online magazines–those that publish in text / ebooks and in audio podcasts.
Editors’ Q&A Session (Sun, 4:00 PM)
This panel includes several editors of theme anthologies and will answer audience questions about submissions, acceptances, and the publishing process, for anthologies and magazines.
I will also have the requisite stack of shiny BCS flyers and postcards. Feel free to say hello!
The Baltimore Science Fiction Society is hosting a roundtable panel later this month called “From Slush to Sale: Behind the Scenes at Science Fiction Magazines.”
The panelists are all both short fiction editors and writers. They include Rahul Kanakia (fiction in Clarkesworld; former First Reader for Strange Horizons), Leslie Connor (Asst. Editor for Apex Magazine), Damien Walters Grintalis (fiction in BCS; Assoc. Editor for Electric Velocipede), and our own Scott H. Andrews (fiction in Weird Tales and On Spec; Editor-in-Chief and publisher of BCS).
The panel is February 23rd at 8PM at the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, 3310 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21224.
With all the panelists’ short fiction writing and reading experience, especially slush reading, there are sure to be some great nuggets of experience and wisdom. If you’re anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic area, you should consider attending.
BCS at Immortal ConFusionJanuary 21, 2013 - 11:36 amPosted in: Appearances and Cons by Scott H. Andrews
We had a great time at Immortal ConFusion in Detroit last weekend. Scott saw BCS authors Saladin Ahmed, Michael J. DeLuca, Justin Howe, and Brad Beaulieu; met BCS author Kat Howard and Michael and Janet from Apex; and saw many other authors and editors, including John Klima of Electric Velocipede and Howard Andrew Jones, formerly of Black Gate.
The ConFusion organizers did a great job again this year. Scott’s panels, on Ebooks and Societies in Epic Fantasy, went great, and the con suite had a keg of Bell’s Best Brown Ale. We’ll definitely be back next year!
The SF Signal roundtable podcast discussion on swords & sorcery that Scott was featured in last year was one of SF Signal’s top 5 podcasts for all of 2012!
The topic for this particular episode of their multi-episode series on S&S was current writers who’re putting new twists on this old classic and new directions that it’s being taken in. The “literary adventure fantasy” direction of which, of course, is exactly what BCS specializes in. In addition to Scott, the roundtable featured authors Violette Malan, James L. Sutter, and author/editor Lou Anders of Pyr Books.
We had a great discussion. You can check that episode out at SF Signal as Podcast #108, and look there for the others in the series. Or you can stream it here:
BCS at Immortal ConFusion this WeekendJanuary 15, 2013 - 09:13 amPosted in: Appearances and Cons by Scott H. Andrews
BCS will be at Immortal ConFusion in Detroit this weekend!
Scott will be on panels about Ebooks (Saturday 2PM) and Societies in Epic Fantasy (Saturday 7PM) and will be reading from his own short fiction (Saturday 11AM).
BCS authors in attendance will include Michael J. DeLuca, Bradley P. Beaulieu, and Saladin Ahmed, along with many other F/SF authors and fans.
Scott will have the usual stack of shiny BCS flyers and anthology-cover postcards. If you see him in the bar, or in the con suite at the keg of porter at 2:30 AM Sunday like last year, feel free to say hello!
World Fantasy 2012November 05, 2012 - 01:57 pmPosted in: Appearances and Cons by Scott H. Andrews
I had a great time at World Fantasy in Toronto last weekend!
I visited with a bunch of BCS authors, including Cat Rambo, Steve Rasnic Tem, Matthew Kressel, Rajan Khanna, Mark Teppo, Kenneth Schneyer, Michael J. DeLuca, Renee Stern, and Aliette de Bodard.
I also met several BCS authors for the first time, including M. Bennardo, James L. Sutter, Tina Connolly, and Christie Yant.
I also met and saw again many fans of the magazine, readers and writers and podcast listeners. Thank you very much for your compliments on the magazine and your interest in our fiction!
BCS at World Fantasy This WeekendOctober 29, 2012 - 03:55 pmPosted in: Appearances and Cons by Scott H. Andrews
BCS will be at World Fantasy in Toronto this weekend.
I will have a stack of shiny new BCS flyers and anthology-cover postcards. There’s no BCS reading or panels this year, but I will be doing a reading of my own fiction Saturday at 12:30.
Feel free to say hello, if you see me in the halls (or in the bar). I’m always delighted to meet BCS authors and readers.
BCS at Capclave this WeekendOctober 09, 2012 - 09:47 amPosted in: Appearances and Cons by Scott H. Andrews
Capclave: Where Reading is not Extinct
I will be at Capclave, the D.C. area regional con this weekend, where reading, unlike their beanie-capped con mascot at right, is not extinct. I’ll have with me a stack of shiny new BCS flyers and anthology postcards.
I’m on three panels, all dealing with short fiction or small-press publishing:
Friday 7:00 pm: Small Press, an Ebook Perspective
Small press editors discuss ebooks. How are ebooks affecting the small press industry? How do you compete with the big boys?
Saturday 11:00 am: Rejection
Thank you for submitting your story, unfortunately.... Nobody sells everything. How do authors cope with rejection? What do editors do to help?
Sunday 2:00 pm: Online publishing, from blogs to e-magazines
What are the advantages and disadvantages of publishing online? Who are some of the best online publishers and what do they do? What can be learned from some pioneers? And how can new would-be publishers get started?
Feel free to drop by any of these if you’d like to hear my insight on the above.
Also, if you see me after panels or in the halls or the bar, feel free to say hello. I’m always interested in meeting BCS authors and readers.
ReaderCon ChronicleJuly 16, 2012 - 11:25 amPosted in: 100th Issue, Appearances and Cons by Scott H. Andrews
I had a great time at ReaderCon this past weekend.
I saw many BCS authors, including Matthew Kressel, Mike Allen, Marko Kloos, Rajan Khanna, Margaret Ronald, and Michael J. DeLuca. I also met several BCS authors for the first time, including Ann Chatham and Seth Dickinson.
I chatted with a bunch of other editors, including Matt Kressel, Mike Allen, and Sean Wallace, which I always enjoy. One of my favorite editors to chat with, Neil Clarke, had a heart attack at the con, which was a big shock, but he was recovering well at a hospital right down the street; excellent news.
The Saturday panel I moderated on Genre Magazines in the 21st Century featured some great discussion about interesting aspects of current magazines, and my solo reading on Sunday included excerpts from four upcoming BCS stories, such as “Ratcatcher” by Garth Upshaw that will be in Issue #100 next week, and the new Lord Yamada story by Richard Parks that will be in our Fourth Anniversary Double-Issue in October. I passed out a bunch of flyers with the Issue #100 artwork by Raphael Lacoste and postcards for the new Ceaseless Steam anthology.
And I met many readers and writers, who had great praise for the new website and the recent milestones of our 200th story and 100th issue. Thanks very much to all of you.