Nebula Weekend Day 4 (Sunday): Or, my most embarrassing moment

I didn’t sleep much on Saturday night. I wasn’t home from the Nebula Award banquet until about 10:30pm, and then I spent another hour or so writing up my Nebula Weekend Day 3 post before the cream of the memories had been skimmed away by sleep. That was followed up by another hour of finishing […]

More Nebula Weekend goodness

When I went to get my copy of Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded by John Scalzi on Friday evening, the entire exchange went like this: Scalzi: Dude! Me: Dude! My book:

Nebula Award Weekend Day 3: Or, where I gave a Nebula to Geoff Ryman, accepted one for Ken Liu, and got to meet Neil Gaiman

Yes, it says Day 3. I have temporarily skipped Day 2 in order to get today’s incredible events down on record before sleep wipes the cream away. Day 2 will come later. It is all very “Repent Harlequin!”-esque. The day began with me heading off to the Hyatt in Crystal City at about 9am and, […]

Metro D.C. folks: mass book signing in Crystal City today

Just a reminder to any science fiction and fantasy fans in the metro-DC area that there will be a mass booksigning at the Hyatt in Crystal City today at 5:30pm. Among those signing books: Adam-Troy Castro Myke Cole Gardner Dozois Scott Edelman Nancy Fulda Joe Haldeman James Patrick Kelly John Kessel Alethea Kontis Mary Robinette […]

Nebula Weekend 2012, Day 1 (Thursday): Or, the guy who spilled the sugar

A short, but very fun evening tonight at the Nebula Weekend 2012. I took the afternoon off work, got myself cleaned up and then headed over to the Nebula Awards hotel, the Hyatt in Crystal City, a short walk from my office, which was particularly convenient. I found my way down to registration and immediately […]

Nebula Weekend 2011, Day 3

Well, the Nebula Weekend is over for me now, but I still had a blast at the various events this morning. I arrived at the hotel at about 9:30 and ran into Allen Steele and (the Nebula Award-winning) Eric James Stone and chatted with them for a little while. Then I grabbed a quick breakfast […]

Nebula Weekend, Day 2, Part 2: The Awards

By now, the whole world knows who won the Nebula Awards. But just in case you’ve been under a rock somewhere, the winners were: Short story: “Ponies” by Kij Johnson and “How Interesting, A Tiny Man” by Harlan Ellison (TIE) Novelette: “That Leviathan Whom Thou Hast Made” by Eric James Stone Novella: “The Lady Who […]

Nebula Weekend 2011, Day 2, Part 1

Today started earlier than yesterday. I had the crazy notion to attend the 10am SFWA Business Meeting, simply because I’d never attended one before and I wanted to see what they are like. I’m glad I did. In addition to getting to hear all kinds of promising updates about the organization, I got to meet […]

Nebula Weekend 2011, Day 1, Part 1

I left the house at 10am and made my long trek to the Nebula Weekend hotel. Okay, it wasn’t such a long trek. I drove to my office in Pentagon City and caught the Metro the rest of the way. Made it to the hotel just before 11am. Right away, I saw Steven Silver at […]

What I’ll be doing at the Nebula Weekend

Today is the first full day of the Nebula Weekend. For my non-science fiction friends, the Nebula Awards are science fiction & fantasy’s equivalent of the Academy Awards. They are the awards that are voted on by your peers, the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. This was the first year […]

Some upcoming appearances

I can’t seem to find a good “Events” plug-in (at least one that I like) for WordPress, so in the meantime, here are some upcoming appearances I’ll be making over the next several months. Nebula Award Weekend (May 19-22) Even if I didn’t live just outside of D.C. I would go anyway. I’ve never been […]