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5 Things Make a Post (with pictures)

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

1. Caitlin had a rough start to the week, being kind of barfy overnight on Sunday and most of Monday. We’re not sure of the reasons–often it’s just allergies or random throat tickles. She’s doing much better now. Kept her overnight feed down last night, and has been better today.  Michael posted a picture of […]

5 Things Make a Post (pre-vacation edition)

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

1. Today is a day of clearing the decks in my office in preparation for 2 whole weeks of actual vacation. This is the longest break from my day job that I’ve taken for vacation since I came to NIU. There was a similar-length break for Caitlin’s hip surgery, but I think you’ll agree that […]

Things around the web that may contain me.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Glitter & Mayhem is coming…and the first reviews are rather positive. Thinking About Books There’s a rumor that Locus likes it, too. Fran Wilde over on the Apex Publications blog asked me to list the 5 things I can’t live without at a convention. John Picacio asked me what excited me most about this year’s […]

5 Things make a post

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

So, 5 things. 1. I seem to be going through a post-tenure burnout/depression period.  Yes, it’s a thing. A thing that I am currently experiencing. My particular manifestation is keeping me from taking as much pleasure in successes as I would like, or not trusting them, and not really knowing what happens next.  The tenure […]

CONvergence approaches!

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Because life hasn’t been busy enough… My CONvergence Schedule Thursday, July 4  10:00pm  Queers Dig Time Lords Mad Norwegian Press will be launching a new essay collection on June 4th called Queers Dig Time Lords. Both of the co-editors are here at the convention, as well as some contributors. Panelists: Sigrid Ellis, Jason Tucker, Michael […]

Coming soon to the Twin Cities (Fourth Street Fantasy & RBMS)

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

The family is headed to the Twin Cities area so that we can attend Fourth Street Fantasy Conversation and, immediately following, so that I can attend the RBMS Preconference. After both, I plan to go thud. Here is my public schedule, just as much for my own memory as for your reading pleasure: Fourth Street: […]

5 Things Make a Post

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

1. There is a new episode of Verity! Available, in which we discuss “Journey to the Center of the TARDIS”  I may have neglected to mention that Verity! has also reviewed every other episode in season 7B, and you should go check out the other episodes to hear our respective reviews. 2. I spent about 2 […]

Capricon Follow-Up: International SF/F panel

Monday, February 18th, 2013

At Capricon, I did a panel on International SF/F with James Bacon. The audience asked us to post lists, notes, etc. Here is what we cobbled together from our discussion.  Thanks, James, for writing all of this up! James’ notes: We were asked to discuss International Science Fiction, feel free to recommend people if you […]

Apex Magazine issue 41 is live!

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

It’s hard to believe, but Issue 41 marks my one year anniversary of taking over as the Editor-in-Chief of Apex Magazine.       In this issue: Fiction “Always the Same. Till it is Not.” by Cecil Castellucci “Weaving Dreams” by Mary Robinette Kowal “Simon’s Replica” by Dean Francis Alfar Poetry “Casanova Clay” by Liz […]

So this is what I’ve been up to for the past two weeks [crosspost from work blog]

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

This is the initial draft of my tenure portfolio. Seven years of work, two boxes. A kind colleague will check it over before it’s formally submitted in mid-September. I won’t be notified officially until late next June of my fate. I’m proud of what I’ve been able to do in this position, and I’m grateful […]