Month: November 2015

Convention pledges in theory and practice

At this year’s World Fantasy Convention (which I attended) there were a number of accessibility problems. This is not the first time a convention has failed in this way. Several fans, including Mari Ness, have said publicly that they will not attend conventions without…

Unlikely Influences: What Sylvia Spruck Wrigley learned about stories from a spontaneous trip to Scotland

Unlikely Influences is a series of occasional blog posts about how writers can learn the tricks of their trade in odd places. Most are from guest authors, but I’ll pop in from time to time too. This installment is by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley. ◊ What I learned…

Doing the work

I just got back from the World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga Springs. The weekend before that was Can-Con, here in Ottawa. I love conventions. They’re a chance to deepen friendships, to learn, to have semi-random hallway conversations about profound or trivial things with newbies…