My 2019 Philcon Schedule

I’ll be attending Philcon this weekend, November 8-10, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Here’s my program schedule. Saturday, November 9, 11:00 AM, Plaza 4 “AUs You Didn’t Know You Needed” Chris Bell, Aaron Feldman, Victoria Janssen, Robert C. Roman [moderator] Obi-Wan as a serial killer? A roundtable discussion of fandom’s best—or at least, most entertaining–fusions, […]

My September Reading Log

I read a lengthy anonymous review book this month, so my other reading was a bit sparse! Fiction: A Dream Defiant by Susanna Fraser is a short historical romance that I’ve been meaning to read for literally years. Set during the Napoleonic Wars, it features a black British soldier, Elijah, and a white cook, Rose, […]

My August Reading Log

Nonfiction: The Rape of Belgium: The Untold Story of World War I by Larry Zuckerman was a slog, but not because it’s a bad book. It was a slog because it’s difficult to read about so much pure, unadulterated fuckery being done to people. Worse is the postwar mess of trying to get reparations or […]

My July Reading Log

Fiction: For a Readercon panel, I re-read The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein and its three sequels. It did not matter to her that she walked in danger; it only mattered that she could speak and act freely again, and that the power given to her by her training and nature need not be hidden like […]

My June Reading Log

Fiction: I re-read the entire The Comfortable Courtesan: Being Memoirs by Clorinda Cathcart (that has been a Lady of the Town these several years) series by L.A. Hall, which is very soothing to my nerves. I highly recommend this series if you would like to see the Ultimate Hufflepuff (with some Slytherin methods) going about […]

Steerswoman Series Book Club, Readercon 2019

This is a spoiler post! All spoilers, all the time, for all four books of Rosemary Kirstein’s Steerswoman Series. Rather than put this off until I feel I can make a beautiful coherent post, I’m just going to post the notes I scribbled during the panel while trying to keep track of the discussion and […]

My Readercon 2019 Schedule

Here’s where you can find me this weekend at Readercon, July 11-14, 2019, Quincy, Massachusetts. Friday, 3:00 pm: Kaffeeklatsch Theodora Goss and Victoria Janssen Saturday, 12:00 pm, Salon A “Classic Fiction Book Club: The Steerswomen Series” Kate Nepveu [moderator], Elaine Isaak, Victoria Janssen, Yves Meynard, Cecilia Tan Since the publication of Rosemary Kirstein’s first novel, […]