Category: conventions
Catching Up and Sleepy Hollow: "Heartless"
This weekend was World Fantasy. I was thinking it was a bit late to talk about it before I realized I never even did a con report for Capclave, back in October. (Short version: It was lovely! Thanks to everyone who made me feel so welcome, and it was awesome talking with everyone.) World Fantasy was also nice, though disproportionately spent escorting people on milkshake runs. Both of them were reminders that I’m remiss in announcing stuff, so expect more of that tomorrow. For now, Sleepy Hollow, which continues the… Read more »
Capclave and Dream Houses
A couple of announcements! First, if I have not announced it already: I’ll be a Guest of Honor at Capclave this October, alongside Holly Black and Paolo Bacigalupi! The convention is the weekend of October 10. When not heckling Holly from the audience of whatever panels she’s doing, I hope to be talking about movies, TV, writing as a day job, and whatever else they decide to ask me and/or I can’t stop talking about. I’ll also have a special project on sale there: my first-ever novella, DREAM HOUSES. It… Read more »
Readercon and a Fiction Update
It’s Friday and I foolishly agreed to let a friend come stay with me, which means I’m screencapping Merlin: Book of Beasts in giant bursts in between desperately trying to cram all my horrible mess into a cartoon closet. Someday soon I will try cataloging some of the Musketeers’ most priceless facial expressions, but today’s not that day. Fiction update instead! First up, amid everyone’s Readercon schedules, this seems as good a time as any to mention I’ll unfortunately be missing Readercon this year due to a family obligation. The… Read more »
A Handful of Newsblips
I’m headed to England this week! I hope to be able to keep up with some of my shows while I’m gone (two weeks without Reign? Say it isn’t so!), but in preparation for my departure, because I will have forgotten all of this by the time I come back, have a little news! I will be heading to Brighton for World Fantasy this weekend. (Brighton will look different than illustrated.) At this point, I’m not sure it’s possible to be more wary of the con itself, which has done… Read more »
Story news first: My technically-a-novelette “Terrain” will be published by in the spring! I will have more to say about this story as the date approaches; for now, I’m nervous but pretty stoked. * In audio news, my Tresaultiverse story “Study, for Solo Piano” is up now and available for listening on Podcastle! This is actually the second time this story has had a life in audio; the first time around was an interpretation by Stefan Rudnicki at Fantasy Magazine, where the story was first published. Listening to someone… Read more »
I was going to save that title for when I headed to World Fantasy next week. (If, in some impossible stroke of luck, I make it out there in time, I even have a reading at 2pm on Friday! We…will see about that!) However, given that we will be smack in the middle of Hurricane Sandy at the time I was supposed to be headed up to Toronto, and that things are already looking ominous outside, might as well use it now, since the Channel Flips will be slow in… Read more »

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    Perhaps the most evocative fatal fashion trend of the 19th century is the color green. Before inventor Carl Wilhelm Scheele came along near the end of the 18th century, there was no color fast green, only the option to do a blue overlay with yellow or vice versa. By mixing arsenic and copper, Scheele developed a pigment that would hold, whether in wallpaper, paintings, or clothing. It also happened to look fantastic under natural and new gas light, an important duality for the time. By the mid-19th century, when, as Matthews David notes “nature was disappearing from the environment,” this “Emerald Green” was incredibly popular in artificial flowers. - from Fatal Victorian Fashion and the Allure of the Poison Garment


2014 Appearances

Often updated. Please check back!

March 19-23: ICFA (Orlando, FL)

May 23-26: WisCon (Madison, WI)

July 11-14: Readercon (Boston, MA)

August 4: Books Beneath the Bridge, Brooklyn

October 10-12: CapClave (Washington, DC) [GOH]