Archive for April 2012

Compton Crook Award Finalist

April 15, 2012

Yesterday afternoon, in the midst of RavenCon and my ongoing bewilderment, I received notification that my novel, The Shadow of the Sun, is a finalist for the 2012 Compton Crook Award. (!!) as you may recall from earlier squee,

The Compton Crook Award is presented to the best first novel of the year written by a single author: collaborations are not eligible: in the field of Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror by the members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc., at their annual Baltimore-area science fiction convention, Balticon, held on Memorial Day weekend in the Baltimore, MD area each year.

I wish I could find a list of this year’s finalists, because i’ve no doubt they should be on my radar, but the BSFS doesn’t seem to publish that list in advance of the award. So I’ll just have to check back later, and I’ll let you know what I find.

Meanwhile I can’t wait for Balticon. If you’re within range of Baltimore, I hope you’ll come out and see me there.

Come see me at the Library of Congress

April 5, 2012

Like a little story in your game? What about a little game in your story? Or does the whole thing sound crazy to you?

Storytelling Through Games

At Thursday, April 12, 2012 at noon, I’ll be at the Library of Congress, talking about putting games in our stories and stories in our games–and the magic that happens when we do. The name of the talk is “Storytelling Through Games”, and it’s hosted by the Library’s “What If…?” Speakers Series. The event is free and open to the public. If you’re within range of the Library of Congress, come and join the discussion!

…And check out the Library while you’re there, maybe. I hear they have a lot of books.