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Friday, October 25, 2013

ConFusion 2014 + SH. Because... you know!

Because there's never enough ConFusion:  Mary's ConFusion Roundup.

I am really pleased that I pushed author Wes Chu to attend more cons at his first con, Chicon 7 [he's crazy that way now, bwahahah] and he persuaded Mary G. Thompson to attend Fusion as her second con.

And so the dominoes keep a'moving.  Paying forward.  Getting more fans involved in the fandom community.  Getting more authors -- who are fans too -- to join and share what it's like at cons, being with the Tribe all weekend long.

In case you haven't realized just how awesome it'd be to attend Fusion... it is on Scalzi's attendance list for 2014.  'Nuff said.

Also, I will say it here because it's the week to be saying this:  ohmiGAWD, Fusion 2014 will be happening 
the same weekend 

Breathing now.  

My good golly, that will be a weekend of fandom going wild.  

Oh wait, we're always like that.  But with added SH.  ;D

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

From Amazing and ConFusion to the Open Door 2013.

I was meandering around the Internet and found this about ConFusion.  Fandom memories and history fascinates me.  8)

The Clubhouse: ConFusion at 40 (more or less)Part 2; and Part 3.

I wasn't involved in this, and heard about it too late... but here's the skinny on the 2013 Dragon*con boycott, at the end of the Amazing post.  By the Foglios and others because of the founder's pedophile activities, how he's funded, and his ways of avoiding the law's reach.

Oh dubious-- I hope fandom gets D-con to pay attention on why this sort of crap is NOT good for anyone.  Not fans, not kids, not society.

It's that time -- Angry Robot is having an Open Door for submissions from now through year-end.  Go check out their site for more info!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Business Rusch: Revisions and editors.

I admit, I'm sporadic about reading blogs, even ones I like...

But if you are in this business, it's important to keep track of what's going on.  So I do my best.  I'm very fortunate that my fellow editors often provide useful links via Twitter.

I look for definitions of editing all the time.  Why?  Because people ask me to explain my job.

Kris Rusch, who is an amazing source of publishing knowledge, provides a little two-week course on editing.

Part 1:  Editorial Revisions
Part 2:  Hiring Editors

If you're a writer do go and learn from her, I pray you.  Whether you're publishing your book, or in traditional publishing, or just trying to find out what all this means, Kris will help you at the Business Rusch.