New SF Squeecast Episode! Episode 36: Kiddie Pools of Blood…in Phoenix

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

  Episode 36 of the SF Squeecast is out! Kiddie Pools of Blood…in Phoenix  was recorded LIVE at Phoenix Comic Con. With Elizabeth Bear, Catherynne Valente, Seanan McGuire, me… and CHARLAINE HARRIS. In this episode, we generally squeed about teams, writing series, and how to kill people. We mentioned so many things that we are skipping the links this […]

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 […]

Verity! Extra! Doctor in a Strange Land

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

This week’s Extra! features crossover madness! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy, as we muse over what it would be like to plop the Doctor into other fictional worlds. What makes a good crossover? Which Verity isn’t really comfortable with crossovers? Who coins the term “Capaldi-flicted”? And who observes that Capaldi “gives good cape”? Listen and see! […]

An Alphabet of Embers: Signal Boost

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

[signal boost from RoseLemberg.net] AN ALPHABET OF EMBERS DAY 1, NOW WITH LETTERS In case you missed it, the Kickstarter for An Alphabet of Embers has launched last night.  We are kickstarting for an anthology of unclassifiables – lyrical, surreal, magical, experimental pieces that straddle the border between poetry and prose. The book will have beautiful cover art […]

CONvergence Schedules!

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

CONvergence is next weekend. WOW, how did that happen? NB: we are extroverts, and should be easy to spot, as we will typically have Caitlin in tow. Please feel free to come and say hi to us if you wish to! Here’s where you can find me: Friday, July 4 11:00am Ask a Librarian  Are […]

Some new stuff! in 5 things format.

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

1. There’s a new Verity! Episode out! Episode 44, The Next Big Thing is now available for your listening pleasure. 2. I have a brief academic article about the Sylvester McCoy era of Doctor Who out. The Summer 2014 issue of Science Fiction Film & Television includes me! Unfortunately, it’s behind a paywall right now. Will need […]

Verity! Extra! — Ask the Verities!

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

It’s another listener participation Extra! You asked us questions. We answered! Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we briefly chat about the 16-second series 8 teaser and then dive into your clever questions. We had a lot of fun recording this one, so thanks to all the listeners who participated! If we didn’t get to your question here, perhaps we […]

Phoenix Comic-Con Schedule!

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Hey, folks based in the Southwest! We’re coming your way! This is a hectic week, as we try to Organize All The Things before we head to Phoenix Comic Con  with the SF Squeecast. Our guest for this Very Special Live Squeecast recording will be CHARLAINE HARRIS! WOO! We are SUPER EXCITED to be guests […]

Book review: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

[Copied from my goodreads account]: I rated this five stars. Full disclosure: Sarah is one of my best friends, and I archive her work at NIU. I absolutely loved this book. While the name Katherine Addison may be new to some readers, it is an open pseudonym for Sarah Monette, whose Doctrine of Labyrinths series […]

Verity! Extra! –In Defense of … 3 Rounds Rapid

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

It’s been a while, but once again, we’re making good on our promise to defend Doctor Who. Those bits you think are dodgy? We’ll find something good in ‘em–even if it kills us. Join Deb, Erika, Lynne, and Tansy for our most ridiculous Extra! yet. Deb springs a last-minute rules change on us, and it results in consternation […]