BayCon 2018 Con Report

Oh, where to begin… This year was a wonderful one on so many levels. Thanks to a new assistive device called Grover–officially a LifeGlider–(I really need to introduce you all to him soon), I could participate more fully in BayCon … Continue reading

My “Annotated” BayCon 2018 Panel Schedule

BayCon season is upon us and my panel assignments look like they’ll be fascinating discussions. I am the moderator for most them, so I plan to do my best to make that happen. Good questions from the attending members are … Continue reading

Your Opinions Please: Hollywood Immortals

As I mentioned last week, I will be working a table at Sands/Reno Comic Con this Saturday and Sunday. I also suggested I might be doing a panel, which is where the opinions come in. I will be on a … Continue reading

Come Join Me at the 4th Annual Sands/Reno Comic Con

The 4th Annual Sands/Reno Comic Con runs September 23rd and 24th from 10 in the morning to 5 or 6 at night (depending on the day), so mark your calendar. This is an inexpensive, two-day event with all things science … Continue reading

Notes from World Building Techniques and Approaches at BayCon 2017

Panelists: Kevin Andrew Murphy, Ms. Jennifer L. Carson, Jon Chaisson, and Katharine Kerr Moderated by me (Margaret McGaffey Fisk) Note: I’ve tried to get the correct attributions, but sometimes multiple people spoke on the same concept so no guarantees I … Continue reading

BayCon 2017 Con Report

The experience of a science fiction convention is a mix of your state, coincidence, programming, and organization, at least in my opinion. For this year’s BayCon, all those pieces fell into place. The programming was varied, interesting, and provoked many … Continue reading

My BayCon 2017 Panel Schedule Is in and I Can’t Wait

For those of you who are local to Reno, Nevada, don’t forget to drop by the Earth Day celebration at Idlewild Park this Sunday (http://www.renoearthday.org/). I’ll be there at booth #1020 in the California Building with the science fair so … Continue reading

Celebrate World Book Day Abroad and in Reno, NV, on Sunday, April 23rd

I just recently learned that this Sunday, April 23rd, is World Book Day. If you follow my site–and if you’re new, just poke around for a second to see–you’ll know as a reader and writer, books are very important to … Continue reading

A Fun Interview and Book Giveaway

You might have guessed by now how I love to hear from my readers. It makes the publication process worth it (the writing would happen anyway). I was recently contacted by a reader who asked if I would do an … Continue reading

Con-Volution 2016: The Age of Monsters Report

When I first saw the theme of this year’s Con-Volution, I thought it wouldn’t have many connections to me. After all, I’m not much of a horror reader/watcher, mainly because I internalize what I experience. However, the more I learned, … Continue reading