Archives for April 2012
More London, in Brief!
So, in an attempt to actually talk about London before the month in which I traveled to it is entirely over, here’s a late-night photo recap of some miscellany from the trip! From the Victoria Revealed exhibit at Kensington Palace); this was a display about the Great Exhibition, which has been the subject of a short story that I can hopefully announce in the near future. (The Great Exhibition was amazing, for certain values of “amazing” that are kind of creepy, and the story was a blast to write and… Read more »
London: The Costumes of Angels
While planning my trip to London, I was trying to tackle several facets of research for upcoming projects, and saw that the astounding Angels costume house was now open to the public for (very!) small-scale tours of their warehouse and workshops. The time it took me to apply was so small it cannot be measured by modern science. Also, the number of pictures I took while I was there can’t be numbered by modern science. (Modern science is taking a rest day.) But let’s talk about a few of them,… Read more »
I still have some things from London I want to talk about (including some musical theatre that I saw,, live on purpose, who am I any more, I don’t know), but in the meantime, some things have happened writing-wise and I wanted to round them up in one place! First of all, I’m thrilled to announce that “Things to Know about Being Dead”, published last year in the Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling anthology Teeth, is a Shirley Jackson Award nominee, in excellent company, including Nathan Ballingrud’s story in Teeth!… Read more »
Today’s news is something I’ve been waiting to share for a while: Mechanique is now available as an audiobook, and today is its birthday! The fine folks at have put the book together and sent it out into the world, and I’m really excited about it; I even had a chance to chat with Scott Aiello prior to his recording, and got to take a new look at the book as a template for a performance. I can’t wait to see how it turned out! (The day job does… Read more »
Kensington Palace and the Artsy Shenanigans
It’s been a rush of things since I got back from London, but there are still some touristy things to talk about! My trip largely involved research, which means that I came back with photos that mean nothing to people who aren’t me. However, I did make the time to take some photos of stuff that I thought was too good to pass up! First on that list: Kensington Palace. Kensington Palace, childhood home of Queen Victoria, recently opened again after a major revamp and redesign of its exhibits. Nerds… Read more »
I’m back from over a week in London! I have a lot to talk about, a lot of which is fun and fluffy, but I’m going to talk about Eastercon first, because I have Some Feelings About It. This was my first Eastercon (the UK’s biggest SF con), and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew going in that they were generous with scheduling, that some people I knew would be there who I wanted very much to meet, and that on a schedule full of meaty panel topics,… Read more »

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