The ballot for the 2012 Ditmar Awards has just been announced and what an impressive list it is! I'm particularly excited because this year I've actually read/heard/seen more than half of the nominees across the ballot, so I feel particularly informed. Not that I believe in the whole, "You have to have read/heard/seen everything in … Continue reading Ditmar Award Ballot Announced: Voting Now Open!
I had a fantastic and satisfyingly exhausting time at Continuum 7 over the long weekend. The panels I saw were entertaining and engaging and Catherynne M. Valente was one of the most gracious and erudite and downright fun-to-be-around Guests of Honour a convention could hope to have. She was also a special guest on The … Continue reading Continuum, Quilts and Chronos Awards
I'm spending the long weekend at Continuum 7, Melbourne's own Speculative Fiction and Pop Culture Convention. If you haven't yet purchased your membership, you're most welcome to come along on the Friday night -- it's free! You'll have a great time and you might even want to purchase a full or day membership for the … Continue reading In Melbourne this Weekend: Continuum 7
Conquilt is a record of nearly one hundred of the attending authors, editors, publishers and illustrators to Aussiecon 4, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention held in Melbourne Australia in September 2010. Signatures (and the odd sketch) were collected throughout the convention and assembled into this colourful quilt by Rachel Holkner and award-winning quilter Jeanette … Continue reading Conquilt Fundraising Auction for Continuum!
While I was over in Perth at SwanCon, Alisa Krasnostein interviewed me for Galactic Chat, the sister podcast of Galactic Suburbia. The Chat podcast is an ongoing series of lengthy interviews with Australian authors and it's well worth catching up on if you're not already a regular listener. My interview is now available for downloading … Continue reading Galactic Chats, Zombie Signings and Emerging Writers