SFWA Bulletin for Summer 2011

I received in the mail today the SFWA Bulletin for Summer 2011 and this one is packed with a number of important articles. Among the ones that I particularly enjoyed: Barry Malzberg and Mike Resnick’s Dialogue LIV, “What Have you Done for Me Lately?” which talks about traditional publishing versus e-book publishing through an outlet […]

SFWA elections

I voted in my first ever SFWA election today. The Presidential, Vice-Presidential and Secretary positions were running unopposed and regardless, I would have voted for John Scalzi, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Robert J. Howe anyway. I think all three have done an excellent job improving SFWA in several noticeable way since they have taken office. […]

The SFWA Author and Editors Reception

I wrapped up my Monday evening by attending my first Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America annual author and editor reception at Planet Hollywood in Times Square.  I’d invited my brother-in-law, Jason, to the event and in a rather ironic twist, he–the copy editor who makes commercials–walked away with an agent’s card.  But I […]

To NYC for Real Writer Stuff

This weekend, we’ll be taking the new car up to New York so that I can do Writerly Things there on Monday.  As an added bonus, we’ll get to visit with some family on the way, and while we’re there. On Monday, I have a full day of writerly events on my calendar. First, I’m […]

Creative Commons

I’ve been skeptical of Creative Commons for some time. I’d heard a lot about it. For those who don’t know, it’s a kind of alternate model for copyright, making use of existing copyright law, but providing a means for a creator to license certain rights explicitly, while not exempting them from licensing other rights separately. […]


I got my first issue of the SFWA Forum in the mail today. This is a kind of extended newsletter that discussing the ongoing business of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. I read through it and in many ways, it is utterly fascinating. Even though much of it is reports on various […]

It’s official! I’m a member of the SFWA!

I just got an email (on my iPhone) from the executive director of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America telling me that my application had been accepted and I had been approved for membership! How cool is that!