Monthly Archives: February 2009
When I Have Nothing to Say, My Lips Are Sealed
Posted on February 15, 2009 17 Comments
Alive, well, just busy with other writing stuff and occasionally real life too (yes, it exists. Yes, I have one). Go have a good Sunday, people. See you tomorrow.
Giving the People What They Want
Posted on February 14, 2009 26 Comments
Chang not Chang, in his capacity as the spokesman for The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club, has this to say about the Hat-tastic picture: O Wrong Scalzi, what is wrong with this picture? Give up? The Executive Committee of The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club is pleased to tell you: Her Most Glorious Perfect Shimmering Radiant Perfection […]
Why, Yes, Actually
Posted on February 14, 2009 27 Comments
I am completely and totally aware of how gobsmackingly lucky I was to meet and marry this person. Thanks for asking. Mind you, I don’t wait until Valentine’s Day to let her know that I know how fortunate I am. Every day is a good day to let those you love know you love them. […]
Posted on February 14, 2009 5 Comments
The lovely folks at JayMcCarroll.com sent along those buttons named after Zoe Boutin-Perry, and they also dropped into the box the above hat, which Athena claimed for her own and which does in fact look absolutely adorable on her. I also tried it on and regret to say it looks significantly less adorable on me. […]
The Big Bad Wolf Diversifies His Portfolio
Posted on February 14, 2009 16 Comments
Blowing down the houses of pigs I understand: How better to get at the chewy, bacony goodness inside? But taking it out on innocent children’s swingsets? That’s just mean. However, in point of fact, it was not the big bad wolf who did this dastardly deed, but the big bad windstorm, the very same one […]
In the Spirit of Valentine’s Day
Posted on February 14, 2009 28 Comments
A list of “the top 17 homo love songs.” Oh, go on, you nervous straight person, you. You know you want to see what that link is like, just this once.
I’ll Be Waiting When You Call
Posted on February 13, 2009 10 Comments
Here you go: One of my preferred covers of one of my all-time favorite songs. Enjoy. [imeem music=”4oeT00ce2p”]
Posted on February 13, 2009 17 Comments
And totally knackered. See you all later.
Escape From New York (Maybe)
Posted on February 13, 2009 31 Comments
Yesterday my flight out of NYC was cancelled due to high winds, which I believe is the cover story for UFO attacks or something. Nevertheless, I am about to try again to make my way out of the Big Apple. Wish me luck, and avoidance of inappropriate alien probings.
Posted on February 12, 2009 27 Comments
As I was at the Tools of Change conference yesterday, doing a panel in front of a bunch of movers and shakers in the digital publishing field, I decided that it was an excellent time to announce a project I, Bill Schafer and Yanni Kuznia have been working on for a couple of months now: […]
More on 3D
Posted on February 12, 2009
For the AMC column this week, I’m sharing some further thoughts on the 3D process that’s becoming the rage in films (its use in Coraline being the most recent example), and what needs to be done to make it an experience that’s more than just a gimmick. As usual, your thought and comments on the […]
Posted on February 11, 2009 45 Comments
Busy day wondering around NYC, talking at the TOC conference, meeting editors and fighting crime. So you’ll not see too much of me today. But before I go: * I was asked over on Twitter what I thought about the Authors’ Guild contention that the upcoming Kindle 2’s “text to speech” software violates copyright, apparently […]
You Need to Congratulate Someone
Posted on February 10, 2009 29 Comments
Who? And for what? Click here for the answer. Seriously, this involves one of my favorite people, so follow that link. I suspect most of you will be happy you did. No, I’m not RickRolling you. Click the damn link, already.
Your Next Internet Meme
Posted on February 10, 2009 69 Comments
While I’m winging my way to New York City, a poll for you all: And when one of these really happens, we’ll blame you. Oh yes we will.
Today’s Final Award-Related Post: Vote for the 2009 Locus Awards
Posted on February 9, 2009 5 Comments
Yes, it’s been an awards-riffic day here, but hey, you know you love those award thingies. So shiny. And even if you don’t vote for the Hugos or Nebulas or Audies or any other award mentioned here today, here’s some awards you can vote for: The 2009 Locus Awards! And why can you vote on […]
Metatropolis: Now Award-Nominated
Posted on February 9, 2009 5 Comments
Hey, this is very cool news: Metatropolis has been nominated for an Audie, which are the awards for audio books, handed out by the Audio Publishers Association (here’s a pdf link to the entire Audie nomination slate). We were nominated in the “Original Work” category, which of course makes perfect sense. Here’s the entire list […]
Coraline’s Box Office
Posted on February 9, 2009 48 Comments
A question in e-mail: Love to get your feedback on the blog if you thought the Coraline box office was any good. Does it bode well for my Gaiman movies in the future? Or stop motion for that matter? For those of you not aware, Coraline brought in an estimated $16.3 million over the weekend, […]
Your Hugo/Campbell Nomination Recommendations
Posted on February 9, 2009 30 Comments
As of today there are about three weeks left to nominate people and works for this year’s Hugo Awards, which as you know are science fiction’s premier literary awards. Nominations are open to members of last year’s Denvention 3 Worldcon, and to members of Anticipation, this year’s Worldcon, which takes place in Montreal, August 6 […]
Posted on February 8, 2009 7 Comments
The Interstitial Arts Foundation needs a cover for its upcoming anthology. Could you provide it? Could be! Here are all the details on submitting.
Posted on February 8, 2009 8 Comments
Happy Birthday to Mary Robinette Kowal. Who is awesome. Here, listen to her short story “Evil Robot Monkey,” which she performed at our recent dual reading, and which is eligible for a Hugo nomination, hint, hint.
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