Balticon 2017

I was just invited to be the Guest of Honor at Balticon over the weekend of May 26-29, 2017.  That takes place in Baltimore, if you haven’t figured it out already. The reason for the invitation so far ahead of time is because Balticon also agreed to host the...

A RESPONSE TO BRAD TORGERSEN

One of the comments that was put up on my web site while I was out of town was a long one by Brad Torgersen. Because of Brad’s prominence in the debate over the Hugo Awards, I think it’s incumbent on me to respond to him. My response is going to be long because I’m...

IN DEFENSE OF THE SAD PUPPIES

I’ve been traveling a lot for the past few weeks, so my ability to respond to comments made here is intermittent. One of the comments that was put up on my web site while I was gone lately was a long one by Brad Torgersen. Because of Brad’s prominence in the debate...

AND AGAIN ON THE HUGO AWARDS

I swore to myself—again—that I was I was going to stay away from this ruckus after my first two essays (one long, one short) but some of the posts put up on my web site have worn down that resolve. A friend of mine once said “ignorance can be fixed; stupid is...

Libertycon filling up fast

Minicon Update: Latest report from Uncle Timmy: they already have over 550 people preregistered and the Banquet is almost sold out. Remember that Libertycon has a hard cap of 700 registrations.

DISCUSSION RULES

I can see it’s time I need to establish some rules for the ongoing discussion/debate on my essay (see below) on the current ruckus over the Hugo Awards. Rule One. Do not come into my web site and call me a liar or stupid or dishonest or any other derogatory term....

Change of Venue for 1632 con

After it became clear that we wouldn’t be holding the 1632 series minicon at Contemporal this year, we approached LibertyCon and they’ve agreed to host us.  LibertyCon is a longstanding and very popular SF convention in Chattanooga that I’ve...