Archives for May 2012
The Great Gatsby?
The first trailer for The Great Gatsby is out! Full disclosure: I will forever not care about this book, for many reasons. Sure, if Kate Beaton can cut your book to the quick in five strips, that’s pretty telling, but also because sophomore year of high school, it was the book my English teacher that year chose to suck all possible beauty out of, right down to mandatory dioramas. My diorama was Gatsby’s closet, which was a tiny table (round white pizza-box-support) stacked with Ken shirts, and then a “close… Read more »
I’m back from the Nebulas weekend! My presence there was limited (due to family obligations that were not entirely about weeding gardens but certainly included same!), but for the time I was at the official goings-on, I had a blast. The company was lovely, including the keynote speaker, Col. Mike Fincke, whose enthusiasm for SF writers confused many SF writers who weren’t sure if he knew he was AN ASTRONAUT. The group signing was a blast, the Friday reception (to which I wore my “I Robbed Vegas for This” black… Read more »
I’ll be attending the Nebula Weekend in DC, starting in a number of hours that is much shorter than the number of hours actually required for me to prepare for it! Good times. I’ll be in and out (especially as I’m not staying on-site), but here’s where you can find me for sure: – Friday, 5:30-7:00pm: Book Signing. Does what it says on the tin, only more illegibly and with a pen that will probably run out of ink halfway through. – Friday, 9:00-11:00pm: Reception! Jackets will be worn, Shirley… Read more »
Ten Things You Should Know About "The Raven"
Well, The Raven happened! Three weeks ago, after which it promptly limped out of theatres while quietly muttering, “Sorry, everybody, my fault, sorry sorry.” But what really happened to what happened? Nutshell: Edgar Allan Poe is struggling to maintain his literary reputation, to make ends meet, and to somehow secure a wife who wasn’t from his family tree. But he does still have fans — and one of them is determined to get rid of his writer’s block by committing a string of murders inspired by his stories. With the… Read more »
Another drive-by writing update! As you can tell by item #1, I have not exactly been on top of everything in this arena as of late, but having been reminded, I will try to catch up sooner rather than later. 1. In a move I somehow managed to miss entirely, the TOC has been posted for Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells! My story, “From the Catalogue of the Pavilion of the Uncanny and Marvelous, Scheduled for Premiere at the Great Exhibition (Before the Fire),” does what it says on the… Read more »
Red Carpet Rundown: The Met Costume Institute Gala 2012
Fashion meta-prom happened, you guys! The Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala is the magical event when the inner workings of the fashion world and the film world squeeze together tightly enough to make one night of glorious, spangly sausage. This year a little scandalous to start with, given that the unspoken theme was apparently “Backhanded Compliment Retrospective”: The spring 2012 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. The exhibition, on view from May 10 through August 19, 2012 (preceded… Read more »

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