I turned 37 today. Alert the media. Or don’t. But, editors, please hold those rejection slips until tomorrow, k?
Over the last couple of weeks, I got to attend PhilCon, which was an awesome convention. Although it was a bit smaller than I expected (probably around 1000 people) I had a great time, catching up with old friends and meeting lots and lots of new ones. I got to participate in discussion panels with the likes of Gardner Dozois, Neil Clarke, and Gordon Linzner and (mostly) held my own! I’m already contemplating more conventions to attend in 2013!
This photo was blatantly stolen from Michael Haynes’ blog, where he talked about his own PhilCon experience and posted several more photos. And since we roomed together and hung out together for most of the con, I’m in several of those.
Another bit of good news I received literally the day before PhilCon was that Buzzy Magazine accepted “The Tinker Bell Problem.” It’s a story of a demon who summons a human via a pentagram, expecting the human to use its awesome powers in order to solve all of the demon’s problems! It’s also my second sale to Buzzy and I’m excited that this story will be appearing there sometime in 2013.
I also have an interview up today at the Fantasy Scroll blog by Iulian Ionescu where I talk some about the challenges of being a writer for whom English isn’t a native language, publishing an anthology, and South Park.
Finally, I’m pleased to announce that Stupefying Stories issue 2.1, guest edited by David M. Blake, is hitting the virtual newsstands this week. David put a tremendous amount of work into collecting this issue and interweaving some ideas and concepts throughout multiple stories. It is also about twice as “thick” as a typical issue, and features some truly excellent authors, so you’d do well to check it out when it goes on sale!
Finally, I’m pleased to announce that Unidentified Funny Objects ARC (Advance Review Copy) is here and has been sent out to various reviewers as of yesterday. If you review books and would like a copy and the press release, please contact me. And if you don’t review books but would like a copy, you can help support UFO by pre-ordering one directly at ufopub.com