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Unicorn Fezzes and Other Assorted Weirdness

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So first off, I’m really bad at con recaps. Usually because by the time I get around to thinking about writing them, I’ve forgotten everything but the highlights. Which I think tends to happen at most cons in general – you meet so many people and have so many conversations and things happen and then it’s all a big blur anyway. That being said as a first time attendee to Necon, I really enjoyed it. I’m mostly an introvert and I did do a bit of wallflowering for the first couple of days. Con sizes tend to have interesting dynamics – the really big ones are overwhelming because there are SO many people, but on the other hand, it’s really easy to sort of blend in and do your own thing. You lose that ability to hide with the smaller cons, plus in this case, it’s the first time I’ve… Read more

How to Hijack a Genre

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One of the panels I went to at WFC this past week was about Urban Fantasy – and specifically what sort of writing really makes up a UF story. (Charles de Lint, Tanya Huff, David G. Hartwell and Tim Powers were the panelists) There were some rather fascinating arguments being made as far as what was historical fantasy vs contemporary fantasy vs urban fantasy – and really, I think what it all comes down to is how the publishers choose to market the books more than anything else. But even so, you could see there was a definite line drawn in the sand between the “old school” UF authors and the fact that they really didn’t want to be associated with what’s being marketed as UF today. Even the description of the panel – The North American lineage of Urban Fantasy has been traced from Unknown Worlds, and the term was clearly… Read more

Word Whore Thursday: Office Space

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I’m over at Word-Whores today talking a little bit about where I do my writing. (Including a wretchedly awful shot of a very messy desk.) *ahem* Otherwise, I’m rushing around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get all the last minute stuff packed for the con tomorrow in Philly (or I will be once I bug out of work in a little bit.) I’ll admit I’m a little freaked out since tomorrow will be my first actual set of panels. (Popping the panel cherry, yo!)  I assume all will be well, but hopefully I won’t say anything too silly.  (Though I suppose that’s always a delightful risk, eh?) Should be fun, either way. Also, for those of you attending the book signing and may be interested, I’ll be taking names of people who might want to purchase custom BoD Sketchcards! 🙂 I’m still feeling out how… Read more

Authors After Dark Schedule

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Okay, here’s a little run down on what’s happening as far as the AAD con goes. I won’t actually be there for the Thursday fun, but starting on Friday, this is where I’ll be: 11 AM – Character Fail Panel 3 PM – Odd Paranormals Panel Between 11PM – 1AM – I’ll be running the Hospitality Suite during some part of this time block. It’s also during the Mythos Ball. I haven’t decided if I’m dressing up for this or not. (even tho, yes I have elf ears and light up wings and all the rest. We’ll see.) Saturday: 11 AM – Demons Panel 2 PM – 4:30 PM – Book signing 7 PM – until 1 AM – the Steampunk dinner/ball. Yes I’m totally cosplaying for this one. 😀 Otherwise, I’ll be kicking around and taking it all in. Open to pretty much anything.  Ping me on twitter @allison_pang… Read more