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I have too much stuff going on to post about what's going on, so here, have my Baltimore Book Festival schedule:

Saturday 9/23

- 3PM: Signing with Sarah Pinsker

- 4PM: Turning Old Monsters Into New

Still scared of the Boogie Man? Our panel resurrects the monsters you grew up with,  talks about all the monsters you grew up with, from fairy tales to urban fantasy to myths and legends and the thing underneath your bed, discuss how modern fiction is reinterpreting them. 
Authors: Scott Edelman, Ruthanna Emrys, Craig Laurance Gidney, Vivian Shaw, Ruth Vincent. Moderator: Scott H. Andrews

- 5PM: Beyond Stew and Replicators: Food in Science Fiction & Fantasy

Sensory details are the hallmark of great science fiction and fantasy, and nothing brings that home quite like the food! Join our panelists as they discuss what goes right and wrong with  food in their favorite books. We guarantee you'll leave hungry—unless they start talking about soylent green.
Authors: Lara Elena Donnelly, Scott Edelman, Ruthanna Emrys, Lawrence M. Schoen, Fran Wilde. Moderator Denise Clemons.

Sunday 9/24

- 12PM: Politics, Resistance, & Speculative Fiction

Science fiction and fantasy have always been political, and have always used genre trappings to explore the here and now through the past and future. What does that look like in the current political climate? 
Authors: Lara Elena Donnelly, Ruthanna Emrys, Craig Laurance Gidney, Addison Gunn, Malka Older. Moderator: Scott H. Andrews
- 2PM: Fantasy: It's Epic, it's Historic, it's Dark or Weird or High or Low or Urban

How are all of the categories of fantasy even the same genre? From dungeons to dragons to vampires in our midst, our panel will discuss what they love, what they write, and what you should be reading.
Authors: DH AIie, Ruthanna Emrys, Craig Laurance Gidney, Jeremy M. Gottwig, Ilana C. Myer, Ruth Vincent. Moderator: Jon Skovron

All this takes place at the SFWA tent, and the full schedule is available here. The full line-up looks amazing.

Things going on, briefly: 

- Anne and I posted our Necronomicon con report on 
- Deep Roots has been sent off to production, which means I can finally switch from Editing mode to  New Words mode. Tentative title for Book 3: Seas Rise Wild.
- Dear gods, there are a lot of small mammals in the Mysterious Manor House.

Date: 2017-09-04 03:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] child_of_the_air
Thanks for posting the schedule; I've never made it to the Baltimore Book Festival, but I'll try to manage this year. And my girlfriend, Jan, will be in town that weekend, and I suspect she'll be interested...

Also, does this mean there's definitely going to be a book three? Yay!

Date: 2017-09-04 03:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] child_of_the_air
*nods* Good luck! I'll certainly be hoping for it!


Date: 2017-09-09 01:38 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
do you keep a running schedule of Cons and book signings? If you ever happen to be up here in the great white north that'd be cool too :P

Re: schedule

Date: 2017-09-12 01:41 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
> though it's honestly kind of behind right now because book edits

That is a very good reason. Please keep at it :D

Just dropping by to say...

Date: 2017-10-17 08:14 pm (UTC)
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...that I am rereading Winter Tide for the umpteenth time and loving it every bit as much as the first. It's one of those books that is just pure comfort food for the mind to me. I can't wait for the release of Deep Roots, and I'm delighted to hear that there's a Book Three in the works. Please keep being awesome!

Re: Just dropping by to say...

Date: 2017-10-18 02:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eagleoftheninth
Oof, I hope your day gets better!

I'm not sure exactly why Winter Tide is so soothing to me; can never quite pinpoint it. I can, however, give a necessarily incomplete rundown of things I love about it!

- To start with, the whole premise of spiteficcing Lovecraft. WHY DO SO FEW PEOPLE DO THIS???
- Aphra herself is just...grand. Brave, dignified and humble; though never so perfect as to seem unreal, either.
- Aeonist culture and religion! I always love fictional culture exploration done well, and you do it excellently.
- The moment in flashback when Aphra first meets Mama Rei. ("You've been hiding in here. What do you need?" Life goals.)
- Meeting someone by pure chance and then a few weeks later being like I WOULD DIE FOR THIS PERSON THEY ARE FAMILY NOW is something I know from my own life!
- "If I wanted [adventure], I'd go chasing after you every time you do crazy things." APHRA. APHRA DO YOU MAKE A HABIT OF THIS. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU PULLED OFF SOMETHING STUPIDLY BRAVE AND DANGEROUS.
- Caleb and Dawson's flirting is consistently adorable.
- The kids of Innsmouth made up a jump rope song about the Waite body theft incident, because of course they did.


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