Clarion, San Diego Appearance, Whatever

A head’s up for folks about the next week:

One, next week I’ll be teaching at Clarion and thus may not be as updaterific here as I usually am on account of being busy gleefully crushing the tender souls of neophyte writers BWA HA HA HAH HA humbly being the instrument of instruction for the next generation of science fiction and fantasy authors. I’m thinking of canning some posts and of course there will be some Big Idea pieces, etc, so there will be stuff here. But in case I slack off because I have, you know, real world responsibilities to people who paid money to learn from me, you now know why.

Two, a reminder to San Diegans and other Southern Californians that I will be making an appearance at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore on Wednesday, July 6 at 7pm for an evening of fun, science fiction and haruspicy! That’s right, bring your ritual animals for sacrifice and I’ll forecast your future from the entrails right there! People in the first three rows remember to bring a tarp, because you will get wet.

(Note: No actual haruspicy will take place. It’s messy. And kind of mean.)

In all seriousness, it will be fun and you should totally come. And bring a friend. Bring two. Heck, bring everyone. In your trunk if necessary.

Three, the ten day forecast for San Diego is sunny and in the mid-70s. Dear San Diego: I love you.

 

15 Comments on “Clarion, San Diego Appearance, Whatever”

  1. This is going to make it much more difficult to spread rumors of your bacon-related demise when you don’t post for a few days.

  2. Greg van Eekhout – http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/PFLAWJAVpqtH_HQ86WHiRw?feat=directlink Greg van Eekhout is the author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Norse-Code-Greg-Van-Eekhout/dp/0553592130/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1234296648&sr=8-1">Norse Code</a>, a novel about Norse gods and Valkyries and the end of the world starting in Los Angeles. He lives in San Diego.
    Greg van Eekhout

    This is going to be totally rad and I totally will be there. Totally.

  3. K.W. Ramsey:

    Not at all likely, I have to say. This time next year I’ll be next deep in Chicon 7 preparation, as I am the Toastmaster.

  4. Heteromeles – Heteromeles is the genus of toyon, a shrub in the rose family that occurs from San Francisco south to Baja California. It is the "holly" of Hollywood fame
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    San Diego is fun. Off-hours at the Torrey Pines (sunrise or sunset) is definitely worthwhile.

  5. Driving in the vicinity of the Mexican border with people in your trunk is contraindicated. Unless you like body cavity searches.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  6. Here’s a sugestion, why not have your victims er students write a post on whatever for the Whatever? Just a thought from a whatever junkie.

  7. The students will have even less free time than he will, Rembrant!

    Have a great week, John. I hope you are cherished and appreciated!

  8. Yep, they’re going to be busy. Busy writing. I’m not a writer. I have no idea what goes on at this sort of thing. I am guessing it’s write, critque, rewrite. Repeat. Maybe talk about buisness side of things. Maybe some non writing fun stuff too.
    At any rate I just thought a writer might like the idea of posting something here.

  9. I’m a Clarion student. I sleep five hours a night, wake up and sweat ink. And I’m absolutely loving it!

  10. The closest I’ve come to a Clarion workshop is the Storyteller book put out by Kate Wilhelm. A fantastic book, one that has done wonders, if I do say so myself, for the short stories and flash fiction that I create and store in a box in the top of my closet. So needless to say, colour me envious. Both of San Diego, and the folks who chose to go through that writer’s boot camp with you barking like a CDF Sergeant.

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