Posts tagged: illogicon

Coming to Town: Christopher J Garcia for illogiCon, interviewed by M. David Blake

Posted on 2015-01-08 at 14:50 by montsamu

Introduction and interview by M. David Blake:

Christopher J Garcia, who bears the dubious distinction of having delivered the only Hugo Award acceptance to ever subsequently receive its own nomination for a Hugo Award in a different category, is the fan guest of honor at this weekend’s illogiCon at the Embassy Suites RDU. His schedule includes speculation upon the future, spacefaring worth of contemporary, earthbound culture; steampunk, and the "Weird West"; Thunderbirds, Bone-Sharps, and their kin (think

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged christopher j garcia, illogicon, m. david blake

Coming to Town: Jacqueline Carey for illogiCon, interviewed by Sharon Stogner

Posted on 2015-01-05 at 18:18 by montsamu

NY Times bestselling author Jacqueline Carey is the author of 16 novels, from her 2001 epic fantasy debut Kushiel's Dart (in the Top 10 of's Best of the Decade poll) to her current urban fantasy series, Agent of Hel, most recently Poison Fruit. She's the author guest of honor at this weekend's illogiCon at the Embassy Suites RDU, and along with panels on "Contemporary Culture Influences on Dystopian Futures", "Diversity and Representation in Genre Fiction", "Religion and Mythology in Science Fiction

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged illogicon, jacqueline carey, sharon stogner

Friday Quick Updates: illogiCon is here!

Posted on 2014-01-10 at 15:51 by montsamu

Friday, January 10, 2014: I'm likely the last to post my own illogiCon panel schedule, so let me get that out of the way first:

  • FRIDAY 3 PM -- The Things About Thieves -- SMITH
  • FRIDAY 4 PM -- The Fortunes of Small Press -- REYNOLDS [moderator]
  • SATURDAY 11 AM -- A Million Nations -- REYNOLDS
  • SATURDAY 12 PM -- Social Scientists' Science Fiction -- SMITH
  • SATURDAY 4 PM -- Best F&SF Novels of 2013 -- SMITH
Second, hey, illogiCon starts today! In a few hours! I'm very pleased to have been able to have a Read more...
Posted in Friday Quick Updates | Tagged illogicon

Coming to Town: Misty Massey for illogiCon, interviewed by Edmund R. Schubert

Posted on 2014-01-09 at 22:0 by montsamu

Misty Massey is the author of Mad Kestrel (Tor Books), a rollicking adventure of magic on the high seas which was nominated for the 2010 SCASL Book Award. Misty is one of the featured writers on the blog, along with David B. Coe and Faith Hunter. When she’s not writing, she studies Middle Eastern dance. Misty’s short fiction has recently appeared in the Rum and Runestones anthology (Dragon Moon Press) and the Dragon’s Lure anthology (Dark Quest Books). A sequel to Mad Kestrel, Kestrel’s

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged edmund r schubert, illogicon, magical words, misty massey

Coming to Town: Lawrence M. Schoen for illogiCon, interviewed by Ada Milenkovic Brown

Posted on 2014-01-09 at 21:32 by montsamu

Author, Klingon expert, and certified hypnotist Lawrence M. Schoen is one of the guests of honor at illogiCon this weekend (Jan 10-12) in Raleigh. He holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics. He spent ten years as a college professor, and has done extensive research in the areas of human memory and language. This background provides a principal metaphor for his fiction, for which he was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2007. He received a Hugo Award

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged ada milenkovic brown, illogicon, lawrence m schoen

Coming to Town: Laura Anne Gilman for illogiCon, interviewed by Jaym Gates

Posted on 2014-01-07 at 3:55 by montsamu

Author Laura Anne Gilman joined the illogiCon guest roster a few months back, and now I'm very happy to have her on's "Coming to Town" series, the first of hopefully a few features on the incoming illogiCon guests and other panelists. Gilman is the author of multiple fantasy series including Retrievers, Paranormal Scene Investigators, Grail Quest, and The Vineart War, along with media tie-in and other novels, non-fiction books, not to mention a long list of short stories, on and on. She'll be

Posted in Coming to Town | Tagged illogicon, jaym gates, laura anne gilman

Day one of illogiCon is here! Also: Gail Z. Martin starts a new fantasy series with Ice Forged

Posted on 2013-01-11 at 15:24 by montsamu

With registration opening at noon, and opening ceremonies and programming (and the dealer's room) getting started at 3, illogiCon ii: Schrodington's Revenge is finally here:

There are readings, panels (I'm moderating one on "The Local Scene" at 5 pm) and then later this evening, a dance, more panels (Liars' Panel, SF as Covert Commentary on the Real World, etc.) and filk gets going as well. There are day passes available, as well as (of course!) weekend-long registrations, so come on by the Embassy

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged gail z. martin, illogicon