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Is Over 100 Years Old

(Source: cosplay.kotaku.com)

Photograph of August Olson from Monroe, Washington, dressed as Mr. Skygack in May 1912.

Last week, a Racked article called “Meet the Woman Who Invented Cosplay… 1,013 more words


Nebulas and other news

I’ll be spending most of today and tomorrow at the Nebula Conference here in Chicago, which I’m delighted to be attending for the first time. After postponing it for years for no particular reason, I recently became a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and I’m looking forward to taking a more active role in the community, starting right now. 289 more words


The next chapter: April 2016 update

April was a steady month of revision. I made it to the two thirds mark in Marushka by the time I left for Ad Astra. 393 more words

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The Hugo Dispute: Round II

The shortlists for the 2016 Hugo awards were announced yesterday. The results are a clear demonstration that the Hugo nomination process has a serious vulnerability in it, and that once again, Theodore Beale is willing to exploit that vulnerability to seize control of the nominations process. 1,369 more words


Regarding My 2016 Hugo Award Nomination

Today, MidAmeriCon II announced the nominees for the 2016 Hugo Awards, chosen by the attendees and supporters of the 74th WorldCon for the best works in science fiction, fantasy, and fandom produced in 2015.  909 more words

Back In The Sad-dle Again

So the Sad Puppies list is up. Has been up, in fact, which shows you just how closely I follow Hugo drama in the pregame season. 1,076 more words