April 16th, 2015

torcon

Joining Sasquan

The Hugo Awards, the center of the controversy that has plunged all fandom into war, will be awarded this summer at Sasquan, the 2015 World Science Fiction in Spokane, Washington.

I have been going to Worldcons for a long time. My icon is a picture of me at Torcon II, the 1973 Worldcon in Toronto, where I lost the very first John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Wasn't I cute? It was my second Worldcon, following on Noreascon I in Boston in 1971. (I missed LA in 1972).

You can be a part of Worldcon too. Just go here:

https://sasquan.swoc.us/sasquan/reg.php

You can buy a Supporting Membership for $40, which will give you the right to vote on this year's Hugo Awards. Whether you vote for the Sad Puppies, or for the Rabid Puppies, or against the Puppies, or vote NO AWARD on everything, or read the work and vote on what you like, or abstain, or elect some combination of all of those... that's up to you. The important thing is that you vote, however you think best.

Even better, you can buy an ATTENDING membership, and actually come to the convention. Usually they are a lot of fun. That's why I keep coming back. Don't believe what you may have heard, we will not be parading about with the heads of puppies impaled on spears.

Come to the party. Everyone is welcome. Don't believe anyone who tells you otherwise.
cocteau

Hot Pursuit

We had another cool author event at the Jean Cocteau Cinema last night.

Bestselling novelist STUART WOODS came in to join us, to talk about his new thriller HOT PURSUIT.



Trent Zelazny conducted the interview, and we had a lively Q & A with our guest afterwards.

And of course we made Stuart sign a big stock of books before we let him leave, so autographed hardcover copies of HOT PURSUIT are available through the Jean Cocteau website... along with signed books by Junot Diaz, Lisa See, Joe Lansdale, James S.A. Corey, Dennis Lehane, Sam Sykes, Diana Gabaldon, aand yours truly.