Home from Atlantic Centre for the Arts, Residency 163

Home from Atlantic Centre for the Arts, Residency 163

Flying home from ACA, inking Things comics I sketched while there. So much deep work. I found new capacity as a storyteller. I was inspired by great people who I got to talk to and listen to and exist in space with. I realized, again, ways I rob myself of my own power an watched myself repeat those behaviors. Compulsions that will take time to balance. I found/remembered new ways of fun for my practice. New capacity to push into,…

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Coming to an Orycon in Portland

Coming to an Orycon in Portland

Hello! I will be at Orycon in Portland, Nov 18-20. If you see me at the con or in the bar you’re super welcome to come up and say hi. I have a hectic schedule, so the best way to make sure you see me is to come to a panel. I take programming prep pretty seriously, so I’ll often be hiding away between panels as I get ready for the next one. Friday, November 18 Simplifying RPG Systems, Belmont (2), 2:00pm-3:00pm…

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Communities of dreaming – love letters to Star Trek

Communities of dreaming – love letters to Star Trek

If you would like more Things in your diet please head over to Uncanny Magazine and check out Things React to Star Trek where we look at love as a tool we use to shape ourselves, and shape our communities.  Thanks to Mary Anne Mohanraj and Una McCormack for being the muses on this one (go read their essays), and thanks as always to Uncanny Magazine and all the Uncanny backers for creating this space for the Things to come,…

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Remembering Kate Yule

Remembering Kate Yule

A brain tumor took Kate Yule from us yesterday. She was/is (for the quality of character can extend beyond time) an exemplar of so much of what I love about the community of science fiction and fantasy, and why I choose SFF author over author as a label. The first time I met Kate I felt accepted, included and wrapped up in a community where squee was a normal state of being. Kate was kind, generous, lively, and infinitely curious….

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End of August, Lightspeed, Uncanny, ACA, Things, oh my!

End of August, Lightspeed, Uncanny, ACA, Things, oh my!

So many fantastic things! Here’s a quick roundup in the life of Liz. Lightspeed Kevin J. Anderson & Sherrilyn Kenyon rocked the Author Spotlight for “Trip Trap” in Lightspeed Magazine. I learn so much interviewing people. Uncanny Magazine Uncanny Magazine knocked it out of the park twice! They hit all their stretch goals for the Kickstarter AND won a Hugo award for Best Semi-Prozine! I’m so happy to be associated with them. Thanks to generous supporters on Kickstarters the Things…

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Writing the Other: Shiny Master Classes!

Writing the Other: Shiny Master Classes!

The fabulous Writing the Other folks have master class series starting soon, each independent class dives deeply into a specific topics! There’s the Sentient Squid Scholarship (<3 anonymous benefactors and the I Should Be Writing and Ditch Diggers podcasts) you can apply for if you need a hand. They’re pretty fab, check em out! Upcoming Writing the Other Master Classes: Writing Native American Characters: How Not To Do A Rowling with Debbie Reese – August 27 Writing Deaf and Blind Characters with Elsa Sjunneson-Henry –…

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Interview with Merc Rustad on Lightspeed

Interview with Merc Rustad on Lightspeed

I recently interviewed the fabulous Merc Rustad for Lightspeed, then saw them looking totally swank at the Nebulas, but alas had no time to chat in person! Next time gadget! In the meantime, here is their interview, full of a vision and a mission for more joy and happy endings for queer characters. Finding Home is a great part of that mission, you can read it for free online and purchase it if you want to support folks to keep bringing…

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Uncanny Magazine, year three… and check out one of the stretch goals!

Uncanny Magazine, year three… and check out one of the stretch goals!

Uncanny Magazine is raising funds for Year Three! They’ve done so much in two short years and I gotta say I really love working with them. Their whole editorial team is pretty fab to say the least. Watching the video gave me little happy shivers to see so many creators I like waving and supporting the UNICORN DANCE PARTY! Supporting Uncanny this year also creates the opportunity for the Things to continue hanging out with Uncanny and stretch themselves into…

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2016 Locus Awards

2016 Locus Awards

I did some sketches during the Locus Awards, fun to practice working off prompts. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners ^_^       The Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the winners of the2016 Locus Awards. on Saturday, June 25, 2016 during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA. PUBLISHER Tor MAGAZINE Asimov’s EDITOR David G. Hartwell ARTIST Michael Whelan ART BOOK Julie Dillon, Julie Dillon’s Imagined Realms, Book 2: Earth and Sky (self-published) NON-FICTION Letters to Tiptree, Alisa…

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