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4th Street Fantasy is over for another year, and a good time was had by everybody who talked to me about it, at least. Dates for next year have been announced: June 26th-28th, with the usual pre-con party Thursday night and post-con sushi expedition Monday afternoon. This is a week later than usual, because of when we could get the hotel facilities we needed, so we will be a week before CONvergence rather than two weeks before.

I've also gotten the CEM of Karen Memory turned around and back to Tor, so all the hard parts of that are done. My only remaining duty is the proofs, and the advance reader copies should be out before long.

And as for me, I am stressed out and overwhelmed and completely freaking out about the amount of travel and conventions and writing left in 2014. So, because I have something going on every single weekend between now and the end of August, and because I need to the reassurance of a nice list I can cross stuff off of, I am reposting my honeydew list.

travel and appearances 2014:

July 3-7, 2014: ConVergence: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Scandinavian Micro-Tour!
July 11-13, 2014: Finncon: Jyväskylä, Finland (Guest of Honor with special guest Scott Lynch)
Then between July 16th and 22nd, Scott and I will be visiting

  • SF Bokhandeln Stockholm (July 16th)

  • SF Bokhandeln Gothenberg (July 18th)

  • SF Bokhandeln Malmo (July 19th)

  • Fantask Copenhagen (July 22nd)

August 8-10, 2014: Nine Worlds, London, England
August 14-17, 2014: Worldcon: London, England

October 31-November 2, 2014: ICON: Iowa City, Iowa (Guest of Honor with Scott)
November 14-16, 2014: Windycon: Lombard, Illinois (Guest of Honor with Squeecast)


Tiptree reading and judging

"You've Never Seen Everything": 30 June 2014
"Terroir": 1 August 2014
Storium World: 25 August 2014

An Apprentice to Elves: Autumn 2014
"Gallowglas":  31 December 2014


Eternal Sky #4
Ancestral Night
Eternal Sky #5
Untitled Space Opera
Eternal Sky #6

No fixed deadline:

Bard troll story

(unless its name is actually Salt Water)
Unsuitable Metal
Patience and Fortitude

Untitled Gangland Urban Fantasy That Keeps Bugging Me
"A Time to Reap"
"Posthumous Jonson"
"On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"

And the first lines meme, because it makes me feel a little more in control of what's in my in box:

"You've Never Seen Everything"
No one is making me say this.

"A Time to Reap"
 Krissy paused in the wings stage left, in air thick with the smell of dust, imagining the

An Apprentice to Elves
Tin laced her fingers together across her gravid belly and frowned along her nose at the feeble human child.

Patience and Fortitude
Nothing made Matthew hate himself more than waiting for the elevator.

Pewter scraped across the black wave-caps of the Atlantic on the morning Carl Hughes learned how his lover had died.

"On Safari in R'lyeh and Carcosa with Gun and Camera"
"We wouldn’t be having this conversation if you'd flunked Algebra."

Johnny Backus was a daywalker. Johnny Backus was a vampire. Johnny Backus was a friend of mine.

When Cecily was three years old, she announced that she was "stared of the scares," meaning the basement stairs. It stuck. Especially since Cecily wasn't scared--or stared--of almost anything else.

"Posthumous Jonson"
I loved you not.

There are no unremarkable worlds.

As the innate perversity of the universe would have it, Officer Jericho was up to her elbows in the guts of a roasted pumpkin as big as her chest when her pager shrilled.

The universe will always need plumbers.

Good gravy, I am out of spoons.


I see why you are out of spoons. I sympathize with your spoonlessness.

If this was a page in a notebook instead of an lj entry, however, I would draw little hearts around the further Eternal Sky numbers.

I mean, not just them. But.


The writer's seminar thing kicked the shit out of me, I don't mind saying. I still haven't recovered.

Re: <3

I went into the writer's seminar thing with all shit pre-kicked out, so yeah. There is a limp dishrag in the place where a Mris used to be, for who knows how long.
Whoa, 4th Street is not going to be over my birthday next year. I don't know what I'm going to do with myself.
Good gravy, I am out of spoons.

I take it going to the outlet mall and buying a box of spoons is out of the question?
Spoons? What are they? *wry*

Patience and Fortitude
Nothing made Matthew hate himself more than waiting for the elevator.

This got an actual out-loud squee, that it will eventually exist. (I'm not up-to-date on a lot of things, so didn't realize it's, someday, going to be in my hands.)

Well, its getting written is dependent on me finding the time and energy to write it.

*wry grin*

There may be a Kickstarter.
There may be a Kickstarter.

There may be a glinda, taking her fancy bottle containing pennies to the local Coinstar, so she can contribute to said Kickstarter. *grin*

(seriously; love those books. Re-read all four a couple-three months ago...)
And to think I literally waited years to read them until the "last" Eternal Sky book was finished so I could read all three one right after the other. Sigh.

Oh, well. By then I'll have forgotten what the first three were about so I can read all six one right after the other. Goals. I haz em.

The first three bear almost no relation to the next three.
And September is for sleeping.

[I can well believe you're overwhelmed. Thinking good thoughts for you!]
Boy do I hear you on the "no spoons" thing. I didn't make it to Fourth Street because of surprise!business trip and vacation the week before. Sad I won't see you at Readercon, but nobody can do everything, and Scandinavia is by all accounts really cool.

Good luck, safe travels, and take care of yourself!


HAHAHAHA! worked for a plumber for several years and came to that conclusion myself!

And in Finland, if you can, travel northward thru the trees and rocks and report back about the landscape, please. Never made it out of Helsinki once upon a time.

Edited at 2014-06-25 02:37 pm (UTC)

A suggestion for Finncon

At Finncon, you really should try Finnish strawberries. It's strawberry season and Finnish strawberries are rather more flavourful than American strawberries.