The workload on the elected Board and on our part-time office manager, Kathryn Baker, has grown to such an extent that we cannot efficiently and productively deal with the numerous issues involving our members or the industry we support. It was clear that a more dedicated effort was needed.
The SFWA Board is currently reviewing items of importance to members for discussion at our Worldcon Business Meeting at Lonestarcon in August. If you have an item that requires discussion or response from the Board, that is better addressed at this general business meeting than on our Discussion Forums, please forward it to email@example.com.
The SFWA Reading Series that takes place several times per year in Seattle and Portland has been an excellent opportunity for SFWA members to reach out to the public. As a result, the SFWA Board has put money in the budget to expand the series to other cities. Watch for future announcements in the fall. […]
The SFWA Board would like to thank members for their strong support and patience as we continue the investigation of recent complaints against one of our members.
Too often the burden of “genius” is placed on the fragile shoulders of individuals trying desperately to create, to live up to expectations, to outdo their own previous creations, and to essentially justify daring to call themselves artists (or writers, or musicians, etc.) to begin with.
Catherynne M. Valente has announced her resignation as the Eastern Regional Director for SFWA. She said, “It was a rewarding and challenging experience to work with a group of dedicated, tireless advocates, but personal circumstances have brought me to the realization that I cannot serve out the remainder of my term effectively. I thank the Board for their service and support, and will continue to be an active member of the organization.”
SFWA President Steven Gould announces that the organization has paid all contributors for material previously contracted for the Bulletin, which is currently on publication hiatus.
I’ve got a book deadline coming up: July 31. This is a happy thing, in that my book has a home and my editor is waiting for it and in a month I’ll be done!
The Bulletin survey will be sent out to members soon, after extensive internal and task-force analysis. This will be an opportunity for members to express what they want out of the Bulletin.
It’s 2130 on a Saturday night, and I’m alone in my apartment, in front of my laptop.
I can’t shake the feeling that there’s some amazing party, filled with fascinating people, somewhere nearby. Artists and intellectuals and adventurers, all mixing and charging the air with stories. I wasn’t invited.