And Now, Here I Am in a Regency Dress

So, Mary Robinette Kowal is over for a visit, and she brought her Regency dresses, because why wouldn’t she. Someone on Twitter mentioned that they wanted to see me in one, so I said, fine, if people on… Read More

Your Semi-Obligatory Reminder Regarding Hugo Voting

Let me provide it: 1. If you are already a member of LoneStarCon 3, and you plan to vote for the Hugos, remember that you have until 11:59pm CDT, July 31st, 2013 to do it. You can vote… Read More

Meanwhile, Down at the Farm

Here, have some pictures of rural splendor. Because why not. See more pictures on the same theme here. Enjoy.

Real Cost of Living

Atlantic magazine’s Web site has a story which tipped me off to this calculator, which purports to note, in 600 metro areas around the US, “the income a family needs in order to attain a secure yet modest living… Read More

Go On a Quest With Me, Patrick Rothfuss, Jim C. Hines and Mary Robinette Kowal

Yes! A quest! You’ve always wanted to go on a quest, right?  Short form: It’s a charity auction to come wander through a True Dungeon campaign with the four of us (and a few others) at Gen Con,… Read More

Me and Neil “Cyberman” Gaiman

In which Neil reveals his true face.  Oh, come now, Doctor Who fans. Don’t act like you didn’t know. Photo by Cat Mihos.

Back From Lexington

Yesterday the missus and I headed to Lexington, Kentucky to hang out with friends, enjoy Lexington’s fine southern charm and excellent food scene, and also for me to introduce Neil Gaiman at his event, and to be the… Read More

The Hungarian Cover for “The Last Colony”

In a word: Cool. And, if you read Hungarian, here’s an excerpt from The Last Colony, in that fine language. The folks at Agave have apparently been doing a fine job with these books, so I’m happy to… Read More

One Thousand Co-signers

In just over a week, over a thousand people have co-signed onto my convention harassment policy, which says that I won’t attend conventions that don’t have harassment policies, that don’t publicize them or choose not to enforce them…. Read More

A Sneak Peek at Morning Star Alpha

I’m pretty sure most of you are aware that I’m working on a video game with Industrial Toys, called Morning Star, and I’m pretty sure most of you also know — since I wrote about it here, after… Read More

And Now, the First Line of the Current Work in Progress

Here it is: Nicholas Bell woke up spattered in blood; the second indication his life had taken a wholly unexpected turn. All right, kids! That’s all you get for another year! Hope you liked it!

Today’s Music Most of You Have Probably Not Ever Heard

“Motel Lullaby” by Gramophone. Enjoy. Album is here. The whole thing is fantastic.

Thoughts on the Chromebook

Not too long ago, I was sent a Chromebook as a gift (specifically, this model) and in the weeks since I’ve been using it around the house as something of a casual internet appliance; for example, when I’m… Read More

What Passes For Wisdom at the Scalzi Compound

ME (to daughter): Just remember, pot is a gateway drug. ATHENA: A gateway to what? ME: NACHOS. — John Scalzi (@scalzi) July 7, 2013

Convention Harassment Policy Follow-Up

Interesting responses and questions out there to me announcing my new personal policy of requiring the cons who want me as a guest to have (and actually be willing to enforce) harassment policies. No harassment policy, no John… Read More

Hey, Kids! SciFi Comedy Improv!

So, about two and a half years ago, Mary Robinette Kowal and I did a show at Borderlands Books in San Francisco called “John and Mary Show You Their Shorts,” in which she and I presented a bunch… Read More

Happy 4th of July

I hope you’re enjoying yours.

My Convention Harassment Policy Co-Sign Thread

I’ve been asked if I would add a thread for writers/editors/artists/fans/human beings to co-sign my recently-announced convention harassment policy. Well, sure. Here it is. If you’re a writer/editor/artist/fan/human being who wants to adopt my convention harassment policy for… Read More

My New Convention Harassment Policy

So, I’ve decided something. I am often asked to be a Guest of Honor or a participant at conventions, which is nice. I also have a number of friends and fans who go to conventions, which is nice too…. Read More

New Books and ARCs, 7/2/13

So, what looks good to you? Let me know in the comment thread.