Archive for the 'conventions' Category

5 Things Make an Update Post

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Back from #confusionsf, where an epic time was had. I got to meet new folks, all of my panels were excellent and interesting and well moderated, and I participated in a Hamilton sing-along. So, a win all round, really. I’m saddened to report that the chocolate chip cookies WITH raisins were the more popular choice. […]

Epic CONfusion schedule!

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

We will be attending our very first Epic CONfusion this year! BEHOLD, THE SCHEDULE OF THOMAS-BASED PANELING: Saturday 10:00 AM Anthologies as Advocacy (Isle Royale) All fiction is in some way political and science fiction and fantasy have a healthy tradition of anthologies that seek to open up space for new voices and new conversations. To […]

New Verity! Episode 97: Stairway to Heaven Sent

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

It’s another LIVE edition of Verity! Join Erika and Lynne, live from Chicago TARDIS, as we cover “Heaven Sent”, Doctor Who’s very first one-man-show! We watched it a the con, which made it even more special. What did you think of Capaldi’s very-nearly-solo effort? Let us know in the comments! ^E   Download or listen now (runtime 52:25) Audio Player

Chicago TARDIS schedule!

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

My schedule for Chicago TARDIS has come out, so here’s where to find me! FRIDAY Missy, Blowing Our Minds Friday November 27, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm Programming 3 (Grand Ballroom C) We take a look at the Master– or, rather, Missy, as she’s currently known. What appeals about the bad Time Lord we all love […]

ICYMI: The Thomases on the Out of Excuses Retreat and Workshop Cruise!

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Fans of the Writing Excuses podcast might know that they have been running workshop-retreats for the past few years, and the last one was on a cruise ship. Well, the next one is also on a cruise ship, and Michael and I will be among the guest instructors! We are SUPER excited for this opportunity, […]

WindyCon schedule!

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Due to day job commitments, we will only be at WindyCon on Saturday the 14th. Michael will be one of the professionals helping with the writers’ workshop. I’m the designated panelist. Want to say hi? Here’s where to find me: Saturday 11:00 Reading the Problematic: Lilac D: Whether it is disagreement with the author’s stated […]

New Verity! Ep 93: The Zygon Invasion of the Zygons

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

This week we discuss another Peter Harness nail biter or, depending on which Verity is on the mic, that meh episode with Osgood. (Maybe one of us has shapeshifted!) Join Deb, Kat, Lynne and Tansy as we parse refugee metaphor, fangirls leveling up and underpants. It’s that sort of episode. And we miss Erika, who […]

*dusts off blog* for 5 tiny things

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Yup. We’ve been so busy that I have not been able to blog for 4 months. O_O Uncanny Magazine Year Two launches with Issue 7 tomorrow. Verity! is in full swing discussing this season of Doctor Who Beth and I are working steadily on the next edited volume I’m part of NIU’s Program Prioritization committee […]

5 Things make a post–April catch up edition

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

So, I’ve had some website issues lately (sorry!), but my intrepid webmasters have got me up and running now. Thanks to them! Some stuff has happened. 1. Beth Whittaker and I have now returned our contract for The Book Formerly Known As The 21st Century Special Collections Reader. It will have a slightly different name, still […]

5 things make a post-Convergence update post

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

  1. New Verity Episode! Episode 46: Communication Breakdown is live. 2. Work is quiet, in the sense that I’m mostly working on things like annual reports and tenure portfolio reviews, that I can poke at slowly over time well before the deadlines. We are planning Digital POWRR workshops in the fall (I will be […]