Author Ellen Klages will be the Toastmaster for the 49th Annual Nebula Awards ceremony, May 15-18th, 2014 San Jose, CA at the San Jose Marriott.
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The Nonprofit Museum of Science Fiction has issued the following press release:
The Museum of Science Fiction will be closing our Indiegogo campaign in a few days and I wanted to thank you again for your strong and generous support.
This year’s Philip K. Dick Award judges have been selected. They are: Jon Armstrong, Ritch Calvin, Ellen Klages, Laura J. Mixon (M. J. Locke) and Michaela Roessner-Herman.
Want to be a member of the Norton jury? Interested volunteers (see qualification requirements) should contact the office of the vice president by March 15th.
Issue 203 of the SFWA Bulletin went to the printer this week. It contains articles from members experienced and new, information on SFWA’s opportunities, projects, and activism, and messages from the Board. This issue, guest-edited by Tansy Rayner Roberts, with Jaym Gates as Production Editor, was specially created to be used as an outreach tool for conventions and other events.
Rachel Swirsky: Do you have any great stories about meeting someone at a SFWA event, or online? (And if you do, please tell them. )
Eileen Gunn: Most of my stories about SFWA events are far too scurrilous to put into print. SFWAns were not very well behaved in the Eighties and Nineties. Sit next to me at a Nebula banquet, and I might tell you some….
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has joined the International Authors Forum, an organization of authors’ groups created to “promote and defend authors’ interests and authors’ rights” by providing these groups with an “international platform to exchange information, develop positions and provide support in authors’ rights matters.”
by Cat Rambo
One of the tools I mention to students in my online class Building An Online Presence for Writers is a website called Namechk. You can input the user name you want to use and see whether or not it is taken on a number of social networks and well as domains.
by Theodora Goss
When I teach writing, I teach craft. Art goes beyond craft, and has to do with what a writer, as an individual, brings to writing. Art is in the way Virginia Woolf explores consciousness. In the way George Orwell writes about politics.
by Helena Bell
The application season for Clarion West and other Clarion (UCSD) has begun. I’ve already seen posts on twitter from past alums encouraging people to apply and telling the world what wonderful, glorious experiences they had.
I’m not going to do that. I’m going to tell you not to apply. To not go. And here are my reasons: