This year I’m attending two full days of the New Zealand Science Fiction Convention, LexiCon, in Taupo. I’m honored to have been asked to sit on two panels.
The State of Genre Publishing. Discussing the various publishing options for authors: traditional publishers, small presses, self publishing and more. With Marie Hodgkinson, Darian Smith, Sean Monaghan, and Leigh K Hunt.
Sat 9am in Hine-i-tīweka (Jupiter)
Hard SF – Where Engineers Go To Die… and how to open it up for the rest of us. With Art Protin, Sean Monaghan and Mark English.
Sun 5pm in Matawhero (Mars)
I’m looking forward to the convention and getting time to hang out with old friends.
Nice views first thing of the crescent moon, with Venus nearby. I pushed my camera’s zoom to the max for that second photo. Pleased with the shot – looks like a planet, rather than just a circle (I’m sure that’s more to do with my camera’s quirkiness than Venus’s surface).
Professional photographer Kyle Cassidy has a wonderful project of photographing science fiction authors in their writing space. Where I Write is a quick and cool insight into the variations in how people write – Michael Swandick’s bustling busy office, Will De Smedt’s orderly space, Ellen Datlow’s living room approach. I think my favourite is Joe Haldeman handwriting in notebooks by candle- and lamplight.
Very excited! The package from the States arrived last night – the book and CD look great together. I’d forgotten (no pun intended) that I’d ordered silver CDs … wow they’re so shiny! Now I’ll get to planning the book release party with Bruce at the bookshop.