I mentioned earlier that I am one of the (many) guests at this year’s Confluence — which is going online, and is called C’monfluence. It’s free — although they’re accepting donations if people both want and can afford them. Most of the sessions will be held on Zoom; some of it will be held on discord — the links of which are also on the web-site. HOWEVER: all of the zoom events require registration or pre-registration, and there might be a channel limit to the number of people they can reasonably support. The complete list is available now on the web-site with registration links, and I’ve just cut and paste the parts of the schedule that actually involve me >.>. I don’t quite know how the discord will work – it … Continue reading
Category Archives: Appearances
This, for those of you who will be at MidAmericon II, is where you can find me during the convention. I’m really looking forward to crawling out from under a rock and seeing people :) Gateway Reading: Getting New People into Science Fiction and Fantasy Wednesday 14:00 — 15:00, 2209 (Kansas City Convention Center) So… you want to engage a reader who is new to our genre. What factors should you consider? Which books or short stories, classic or recent, make the best entry points, and which should be avoided? Michelle (Sagara) West, Don Sakers, Mrs. Jen Midkiff, Arthur Chu (M) Writing Major Minor Characters Wednesday 16:00 — 17:00, 2210 (Kansas City Convention Center) Do you ever read a book and come across a character that is so wonderful you want to … Continue reading
It’s just occurred to me that I won’t actually be home for the release day of Cast in Sorrow. I’ll be in San Antonio, for the Worldcon. And this is what I’ll be doing there, officially: Kaffeeklatsch Thursday 14:00 — 15:00 —- Best Practices from Booksellers Thursday 21:00 — 22:00 Our experts discuss hand selling, community-building, and other tips and tricks for new authors. Gini Koch (M), Michelle Sagara, Michael J. Walsh, Peggy Hailey, Lawrence Person —- Stroll with the Stars Friday Friday 09:00 — 10:00 Neil Clarke, Brenda Cooper, Ellen Datlow, Michelle Sagara, Bobbie DuFault, Gay Haldeman, Joe Haldeman, John Berlyne, Paul Cornell, Scott Edelman —- Reading Saturday 13:00 — 14:00 (I have 50 minutes! I am already trying to decide what to read) —- The Shift from Print Publishing … Continue reading
I am home. I have more or less recovered from the flight between Melbourne and Toronto (Michelle is not the world’s best traveler, for all kinds of reasons, not the least of which is: when I get off the plane, the first thing I want to do is crawl into my own bed and sleep for a day.) I loved Melbourne, though. I got a lot of work done, there. I have been working on Cast in Flame. My simple “Kaylin needs to find a new apartment plot” has kind of been hit hard by two unforeseen complications. Unforeseen because I had originally thought of doing this story before Kaylin went to the West March. After the West March has complications that arise naturally from Cast in Sorrow. (I am … Continue reading
July 27 – 29: I will be attending Confluence, the small SF convention in Pittsburgh that I try to attend every year. Seanan McGuire is both the author Guest of Honor and the Filk Guest of Honor. I have a very tentative schedule, but it’s likely to change a bit, so I’ll hold off on posting it. August 30-September 3: Worldcon!. November 1 – 4: World Fantasy Convention. I theoretically have more free time (any non-guest of honor attendee can sign up for one panel, because there’s a much higher number of authors to readers ratio), but the convention is also in the suburbs of Toronto, which means the bookstore (where I still work part-time) will have tables there.