The New Phone Books Are Here!

Well, it’s about as THICK as a phone book — the Dragon*Con Pocket Program and Schedule Grids are now online. These are your most valuable treasure maps for the convention. Once upon a time I used to grab two of the pocket program — one to read in the hotel room and one to tear into shreds so I…

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Notes from the Weeds

I had an amazing time at my first Necon. And as "amazing" is not nearly enough to describe it, look for a retrospective post coming soon. If you’re impatient, all my Necon pics are live. If you start with the first one and page through, it makes for a pretty nifty travelogue. The Breakfast Club: Bob, Kelli, Mary, Joe,…

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Viva La Digital!

My plane leaves for PA and Necon in 6 hours, and I’m STILL uploading pictures from Chicago. I took over 500 pictures — if I ever need a reference for a building when I’m drawing, I’m totally covered! There are some really magical ones sprinkled throughout, though…like this one: Check out the rest of my unabashed love for Chicago…

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Genre Chick Interview: Diana Rowland

Happy Release Day  Diana Rowland! Detective Kara Gillian is both a cop and a conjurer of demons, accidentally conjuring sexy  angelic Rhyzkhal during a routine spell. Now she needs his help to catch a deadly serial killer–The Symbol Man–who’s back in Beaulac, Louisiana on a killing spree after a three-year hiatus. There’s also that handsome-yet-disapproving FBI agent hanging around,…

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Bosom Companions

"Oh, I’m so glad she’s pretty. Next to being beautiful oneself–and that’s impossible in my case–it would be best to have a beautiful bosom friend." ~Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery Blush and Bashful, a.k.a "Pink & Pink" Sunday, May 31, 2009 My feet were killing me. I lost a ridiculous amount of sleep because my left ankle…

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The Friendly Skies

(Due to the sheer awesomeness that was "Alethea’s Adventures at BEA 2009, andWhat She Found There", I will begin at the end and go on until I come to the beginning. Because I am the princess and I said so.) ********************************************** The Friendly SkiesMonday June 1, 2009 It’s been said — and I’ve mentioned it before myself — that…

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Hypericon Panel Schedule

I know you’re all coming to Hypericon, which is so chock full of authors it’s hard to breathe. Just make sure to leave some room on your schedule to see The Princess! Saturday, June 6 — 2:15 ME? A VILLAIN?Discussion on creating realistic bad guys and the nature of evil. Is there such a thing as True Evil?JOHN EVERSON,…

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With friends like these, who needs Con reports?

The first two years I attended Mo*Con, the Machines of the Universe gave me something I didn’t know I needed. This time, it was Kelli Dunlap’s turn. And I helped. You can read her beautiful summary here. We had fun (as usual), we ate like kings (as usual), I took lots of pictures (as usual)…and then there was the…

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The Still, the Storm, and the Geek

Due to some technical difficulties, the Fantasy magazine con reports didn’t go up as immediately as we sent them. Day Two is live now. I’ll let you know when Day Three hits newsstands. If you’re jonesing for more, "The Still & the Storm" — my new Beauty & Dynamite essay —  is now up, along with the latest issue…

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