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:
I’ll be present & signing with some books at the mass autographing tomorrow Saturday, open to the public 1:30-3:30pm at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, CA. 100+ science fiction & fantasy writers will be present! I’m one of those.
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.
The Magical Typewriter station.
by Morgan Sobel
talk on fiction, Eva L. Elasigue
a typewriter story, that became art, by someone who calls himself neither artist nor writer
the merchandise island, with dancing
capturing a rogue vector
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!