The Great Gatsby?
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.…
The Nebulas Weekend: A Recap
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.…
Nebula Weekend!
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.…
Ten Things You Should Know About “The Raven”
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.…
Four Things!
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!…
Red Carpet Rundown: The Met Costume Institute Gala 2012
Red Carpet Rundown: The Met Costume Institute Gala 2012Fashion 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.…