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Grá-finder: Worldcon! – August 30th through September 3rd

Hey!

I’ll be wandering around Worldcon this weekend and if you’d like to see me doing my thing, here’s some panels, etc containing me.

Thu Aug 30 3:00:pm – Daily Science Fiction Year One

Wrigley: A discussion of the first year of Daily Science Fiction, an innovative email magazine, with authors who appeared, as well as signing of the paper anthology.
David D. Levine, Grá Linnaea, Jonathan Laden

Thu Aug 30 6:00:pm – Can New Writers Still Break In With Short Stories?

Crystal: A panel featuring short fiction authors both old and new, discussing the value and relevance of short fiction for new and aspiring writers who want to break into professional publication. The discussion will include potential markets, fantasy versus science fiction, and awards.
Alan Smale, Catherine Shaffer, Ferrett Steinmetz, Grá Linnaea

Fri Aug 31 12:30:pm – Writer Under Glass #18

Fan Lounge: This isn’t actually a panel, but a stunt. Writers volunteer to sit in a certain place for 30-40 minutes each and write serially on a collaborative story. Each takes up where the previous left off throughout the run of the convention. The resulting manuscript will be printed out only once, signed by all the writers, and entered into the charity auction as a contribution from all the writers. Con attendees can watch the writers at work–this has to be done in public like Harlan Ellison’s writing in shop windows–but may not harass them. The attendees can watch what’s being written in real time on a remote monitor. The story is complete at the end of the con and no other copies will be made without consent of all the writers who participated.
Grá Linnaea

Fri Aug 31 4:30:pm – Autograph Session 6

Riverside center Exhibition Hall
Charles Stross, Doug Hulick, Grá Linnaea, Hanna Martine, James Patrick Kelly, Jay Lake, Paul Genesse Sharon

Sun Sep 2 3:00:pm – Kaffeeklatsche with: Gra Linnaea

Kaffeeklatsche 3
Come check this out. Anything you want to know about editing, how to navigate slush, small press, early career choices. Whatever you want!

Mon Sep 3 12:30:pm – Reading: Grá Linnaea

Dusable
I’ll read from some of my recently published work. Guaranteed to be disturbing, depressing, funny, or all three!

Nother update.

Man, I love Portland.
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Portland!

I’ve been excited about moving here for a long time, but I had no idea about the diversity and little bits of hidden awesomeness. I’ve been picking directions at random and biking around.
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Everywhere I’ve gone I’ve found cool neighborhoods and neat architecture and weird old parks and people doing interesting things. I swear every tenth person I meet is an artist or a clothing designer or is riding a two story bike. *squee* I’m obviously still in the honeymoon phase.

And, sure, I thought the Portlandia stuff was hilarious cause I knew Portland well enough, but there’s so much more than that.

yes, there are hipsters

The court’s still out about hipsters. I’m all for people being silly and dressing ridiculous. I guess I’ll have to decide individually if I think each person is cool or not.
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working from home:

It was hard to focus my first week in Portland and I’m still getting the hang of it. Though this last week was much easier. I’ve been setting work hours and finding cool places that I can focus, both for money-work and for writing. I’m still not at 100%, but it’s starting to come together.

writing

Writing is, as always, slow, frustrating, but trudging along. The current novel is never as far along as I want it to be. In eight days I’ll be at the workshop and … yeah, I’m still intimidated and amazed by the skill of the other people I’ll be working with.

goals

As always, I have big plans on the horizon. More writing goals, goals around music and this site. It’s all very exciting in my head. I’m pushing myself again, but I’m still taking care of myself and am generally pretty happy. 🙂

conventions

I’ve been looking at my finances and schedule and obligations for the coming year and I’m starting to plan out which conferences I want to attend, maybe offer myself as a panelist. I really regret not going to Wiscon this year and I’m planning to go next year.

I’m definitely going to World Fantasy later this year (I’m particularly excited to see Neil, Steffi, Damian, Megan and Kat.) I’m looking at Worldcon, Orycon and Norwescon. It’s still a new thing to have time and money to put solid intention into my writing career.
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Oh! and…

I sold one of the stories I wrote at Clarion, “Green Paper Heart” to Daily Science Fiction. I’ll post a notice when it goes live.
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So, yeah

Life’s still going well. I’m writing, submitting, working, scheming. More soon …
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Anyway, I’m off to the coast tomorrow. See you when I get back!

Grá

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