SFWA Procrastinator’s NYE

On Saturday the 9th, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America held a remote New Year’s party for members and Nebula Conference attendees aboard the Airship Nebula, with its usual plethora of activities and rooms. I visited Charlie Jane Anders’ Underground Dance Party (where I danced with a muppet); Hoppin’ John’s Diner with chef advisor Addison Sim, where I prepped my marmalade preserves and Curtis Chen showed up as a kitten; and I sang Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer in Jesse Rauch’s Karaoke parlor. People found me in the Airlock and the Coat Closet, and I hid by myself in the Boudoir.

I shared the Reading Room with Patricia Jackson, David D. Levine, Keyan Bowes, M.A. Carrick and others, where I read my most recent serialized chapter section, 41 from Bones of Starlight: Greater Beyond.

Following, an agreed-upon screenshot at the 9:00 hourly ball drop replay, including SFWA President Mary Robinette Kowal, Steven Silver, Aydrea Walden, Liz Argall, Patricia Jackson and Keyan Bowes:

Want to sneak around? This was the configuration during the Nebulas, hyperspatial stability not guaranteed:

Liminal Alchemy, SFWA Reader Series, University Book Store

Liminal Alchemy on 1/28/17 @ Praxis Art Gallery

This Seattle Ents in Tents event included a host of creative talent both now and new that night, which was the idea behind the event.  Talks were held to inspire new efforts or find the hidden spark, with music in a comfortable space, while ongoing works were exhibited in the making – along with stations inviting creative play, including the Lego room, geometrics building zone, and my magical Hermes 3000.

I gave a short talk on the transformative lens of fiction, which included a visualization prompt.  Throughout the night, people contributed to the collective typewriter pages and made their own pieces to keep, which also went on to become new artwork!

SFWA Reader Series 1/31/17

Readings by Fonda Lee (timed with the release of her new novel, EXO), Randy Henderson, and Curtis Chen.  In attendance were many other writers including Laura Anne Gilman, Phil & Kaja Foglio, Raven Oak, and Manny Frishberg.  At the Wilde Rover Irish Pub in Kirkland, WA.

University Bookstore, Seattle WA

You can find Bones of Starlight, Fire On All Sides in stock at big old University Book Store in Seattle – in the Science Fiction & Fantasy section!