a flash sale

Today I heard from Tyree Campbell, the editor of Aoife’s Kiss, that my flash short story, “Homunculus”, will appear in the September 2008 edition of the publication.


Eastercon, or Orbital 2008 (the annual UK SF convention), is two weeks away, and I’m really looking forward to it. It’s my first Eastercon, but it won’t be my last as I’m already booked in for the following year: Eastercon LX.

I’m impressed with the programme for Orbital, which has panels and events running into the late evening every day. I won’t be bored. I’m contributing on three panels during the convention:

At 10am on Saturday in the Commonwealth East and West room I’m moderating “The Use of Mythology in Fantasy”, and will be joined by GoH Neil Gaiman, Nic Clarke, Sarah Singleton, and Liz Williams. This is a topic close to my heart, so I’m delighted I’m on the panel.

On Sunday from 1-2pm I’ll be discussing “Gung Ho Comics” with James Bacon, John Medany, and Alex Ingram in the Victoria/Edward room.

Finally, much later that day from 9-10pm I’ll be moderating a panel on “Roughening up Fantasy Land”, with Joe Abercombie, Tanith Lee, Mike Cobley and Holly Black.

It will be a busy period, because only a few days after I return from Eastercon I’ll be attending P-Con in Dublin, which should be a lot of fun. Conventions are a great place to catch up with friends, and make new ones, which is why I enjoy them so much.


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