Gaming for Good

Although the game design hackathon took place at the Center for Science and the Imagination at the Arizona State University, the Hieroglyph anthology is the brainchild of Seattle writer Neal Stephenson, who spoke on the topic of the intersection between creativity and innovation, and the power of science fiction to produce bold visions.

Big Hieroglyph Events coming to AZ and Seattle

The Hieroglyph anthology was born in Arizona and nurtured at ASU, at the Center for Science and the Imagination. The center is an academic effort to mash up SF writers and scientists and see what comes out. Hieroglyph is one child of the center. This anthology of ambitious near-future SF was goosed along by Neal Stephenson’s poke at society …

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Travel Recommendation: World Future 2014 “What if?”

I often do book recommendations.  Seemed like time for a bit of a travel recommendation. This one is especially for science fiction writers and fans.  The World Future Society’s annual meeting this year is themed “What if?” – a core question for science fiction fans, and certainly the starting question for many science fiction books …

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Orycon Schedule!

Where it appears that I will be very moderate, as I am moderating far more often than actually opining…..:) Orycon is in Portland, Oregon, November 8-10 Reading (Probably from The Diamond Deep!) Sat Nov 9 10:00am-10:30am Grant Political Systems in SF Sat Nov 9 11:00am-12:00pm Hawthorne Why don’t writers get it right?  What to think about …

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Worldcon Final Schedule

I’m pretty pleased with my Worldcon schedule this year.  I’ll be busy! Please note the reading on Saturday — I’ll read from The Diamond Deep, which will be launching a month after Worldcon, at Orycon 35! Stroll with the Stars Friday Friday 09:00 – 10:00 Conflicting Cultures When Preserving the Environment Friday 12:00 – 13:00 …

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Worldcon Schedule

Friday August 31st:  (Updated to add Pyr panel!) 1:30 – 3:00 PM Pyr Rising:  Columbus Hall, Rooms A&B.  A shared panel between Dragon Con and Worldcon.  This will be extra fun because I have been in a writing workshop all week with one of the other Pyr authors, E.C.  Myers.  He will be on the …

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Upcoming Travel

I leave Friday (the 24th) for a week of workshopping novels in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  I’ll be in the fabulous company of old friends and get to meet a few new writers, and to be just and only writerly for a week.  I get to wear the writer hat all by itself maybe four or …

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Thoughts on Rome

I’ve just been traveling, and so I have a few observations from the trip.  It was hard to post from there – I got pictures up by leaving the computer on for long periods of time and then ignoring it.  But anyway, here’s the short form: Italians are wonderful.  Noisy, brisk, friendly, a bit defiant. …

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Observations about Australia

I’m about half-way through a trip to Australia.  Yes, there are kangaroos all over.  I find them adorable, but they are also big.  I mean, really big.  I did not imagine how much power they have.  Other things remind me that “down under” is different from home.  The birds all sound different, and birds that …

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