Also since my last post, I've gotten another rejection (that story, at least, is already back in the mail), and the August Locus, containing reviews of the September Asimov's. Alas, Nick Gevers found my story "unconvincing" and Rich Horton didn't see fit to mention it at all (though he did say he'd been unimpressed with the issue as a whole). Le sigh.
I also got my preliminary Worldcon schedule, and I'm mighty happy with it. I got two readings, and I'm on panels with some very keen people. But I'm going to be a very busy boy:
- Wed 2:30pm: What I Do When I Should Be Writing with Fiona Avery, Phyllis Eisenstein, and truepenny.
- Wed 4:00pm: Mix & Match Writing Challenge with John Barnes, Peter S. Beagle, K. A. Bedford, and Valerie Estelle Frankel. "Authors are presented with a character description for a well-known character, the setting of a (different) famous work, and a brief plot description of still another work. Without knowing their sources, they create and tell a story on the fly." I'm moderator for this one, so I might be handing out the assignments rather than playing.
- Thu 5:30pm: Themed Reading: Weird Sex with Cecilia Tan and Sean Williams. Shall I read the ovipositor sex scene from Remembrance Day or the all-dialogue biotech sex toy implant short-short?
- Fri 4:00pm: Zen Scavenger Hunt with fastfwd, John Pomeranz, gerisullivan, and Mary A. Turzillo. "Panelists each bring ten items. Audience members ask for a type of item, a la a standard scavenger hunt. The panelists will then have to show one of the items they've brought and try to convince the audience that their item is the best match for what was requested." Should be fun.
- Fri 5:30pm: Intermediate Writing with jaylake, Mike Shepherd Moscoe, and Deborah J Ross.
- Sat 10:00am, Jay Lake Roast with Christopher J. Garcia, klingonguy, and (duh) jaylake. I'm moderator of this one, God help me. If anyone reading this has any Jay Lake anecdotes or wants to participate in the roast, drop me an email.
- Sat 2:30pm, Is SF Like a Shark? with Charles N. Brown, John-Henri Holmberg, Don Sakers, and Vernor Vinge.
- Sun 11:00am, Reading. Please do come. I'm told my readings are quite entertaining.