Antithesis Live!!!

So, the illustrious Chris Lester of The Metamor City Podcast has graciously invited me to piggyback on his novel’s launch party to do a full-cast reading of a brand new Antithesis short story, Colombian Dark. Join us from 8pm to 10pm in Parlor 1026 for the fun. Chris will do… Continue reading

Balticon Schedule

Well, it’s official: I will be at Balticon, and I’ll be profaning the place with my presence on panels. When to Stop Revising and Move on to the next project (Panel) (Participant), Fri 22:00 – 22:50, Salon B (Hunt Valley Inn) Grief, Loss, and Death in SF/F (Panel) (Participant), Sat… Continue reading

Furlough Bundle, Shutdown Fever

As those of you who read/listen to my stories might have guessed, I’m a very political animal, but I do not hew comfortably near the current position of either major party and I’m not close to any of the minor parties either. On one level, the current situation is a… Continue reading

Not In The Cards This Year

Hey Everyone — Due to extenuating circumstances, I won’t be able to make Balticon this year. I’ve sent refunds to everyone who ordered photo sessions. Hopefully we can do it next year! -Dan Continue reading

When Plans Change…

I hate bad news–I actually hate giving it more than I hate receiving it. Unfortunately, in this case, I’ve received some bad news that means I have to give some bad news. Continue reading

Live, from Portland

Portland in the fog has all the charm and beauty of Los Angeles of 2029 in Blade Runner, but without quaint charm of suffocating corporatism. Instead, it defaults to a decidedly more Stalinist aesthetic: gray and oppressive during the day, moody and hazy at night. It’s skyline is punctuated by… Continue reading

The Balticon Adventure pt 5: Pontification, Panels, and Parties

Well, I suppose I’ve put it off long enough. The summer since Balticon has been packed to the gills with activity. Lots of writing, lots of strategizing. I don’t think I’ve read as much in one summer in at least a decade, and I’ve written 150k words and still going—might… Continue reading

The Balticon Adventure pt 4

The Saga Of The Hat At this point in the narrative, I’m forced to chose between one of two roads. I could go along the chronology, skipping the boring and blackmail-worthy parts along the way, or I could chose a theme and tell its story…or I could jump back and… Continue reading

The Balticon Adventure pt 3

Scuba Gear I normally travel with carry-on baggage only, but it’s not because by the end of a plane ride there’s nothing that gives me greater relief from coach seat-cramp syndrome and DVT than sitting down in another small seat in a moving vehicle. Nor is it that the prospect… Continue reading

The Balticon Adventure pt 2

Air Trek I’ve often suspected that “JetBlue” is so named because of the color your legs turn in coach. Turns out that, like so many other things in the universe, I was completely wrong. They had more leg room than I’ve experienced on any flight in years – so much… Continue reading