Monthly Archives: July 2013
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 Twitter could send $500 in donations to the Clarion Foundation in half an hour, I’d take a […]
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 here. 2. If you are not yet a member of LoneStarCon 3, but would like to vote […]
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 standard” based on local prices for food, housing and etc. For a family like mine (two parents, […]
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, this August 17. Included in the auction: A three-day pass to Gen Con. Here are the details. […]
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 “question master” for him, handling the Q&A portion of the evening. And then we fought crime as […]
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 see them continue with the series.
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. Among those thousand people are writers, editors, publishers, artists, musicians, athletes, convention organizers and staffers, not to […]
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 all — that I also wrote a graphic novel in the same universe, called Morning Star Alpha. […]
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!
“Motel Lullaby” by Gramophone. Enjoy. Album is here. The whole thing is fantastic.
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 sitting in the front room of the house and checking e-mail and other similar online activities. Those […]
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 Scalzi as a guest (nor am I likely to attend as a fan). One very positive response, […]
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 of short humorous pieces that we wrote — some with her by herself, some with me by […]
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 your own, put a comment in the thread here. Just a simple “co-sign” will suffice, if that’s […]
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. When my friends and fans go to conventions, I would like them not to have to worry, if […]