Category Archives: Fandom

Why Fandom is My Family, and Family Don’t End With Blood

I don’t usually write blog posts that are about someone else’s book. BUT–Lynn Zubernis asked for my ‘thinky thoughts’ about her new book, Family Don’t End With Blood, so here I go. The story so far….Lynn runs the Fangasm Supernatural … Continue reading

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Why fandom matters now more than ever

by Gail Z. Martin Now, when the world feels more hostile and frightening than it has in a long time, I believe fandom (the creators and organizers who enable it, as well as the fans who participate) is more important … Continue reading

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Jumper–A #HoldOnToTheLight post by Chris Kennedy

I watched in horror as the girl slid between the rails of the 10th floor balcony, looking at the ground far, far below. It was my third year of college at the University of North Carolina, and I had come … Continue reading

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DragonCon is this coming weekend!

DragonCon is this coming weekend—and I’ll be there! Here’s where to find me: Friday 11:30 a.m. Effective Promotion for Writers Embassy CD Hyatt 2 pm Signing at The Missing Volume in the Vendor Hall 2-3 pm Larry N. Martin will … Continue reading

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Come see me at DragonCon!

Labor Day weekend, I’ll be at DragonCon in Atlanta—and if you’re there, stop by and say hello! Here’s my panel and signing schedule: A Magical Place: The Role of Setting in Urban Fantasy–Time: Fri 10:00 am Location: Chastain BC – … Continue reading

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Kicking the Athena’s Daughters Kickstarter Up a Notch!

Athena’s Daughters is the second Kickstarter anthology I’ve been part of. (The first is the upcoming Clockwork Universe: Steampunk Vs. Aliens by Zombies Need Brains Press.) Once again, I am amazed by our fantabulous backers! We have passed Stretch Goal … Continue reading

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The Broad Universe Year in Review Blog Ring of Power starts 12/1 – 12/31

Seventeen women speculative fiction writers (including me!) talk about 2013 milestones and what’s coming up in 2014 on the Broad Universe Blog Ring of Power! Authors include Hichelle Hauck, Heidi Vlach, Anne E. Johnson, Bonnie Milani, A.W. Exley, Gail Z. … Continue reading

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What are some things you learned from writing fantasy?

by Gail Z. Martin Q:  What are some things you learned from writing fantasy? A:  One thing I’ve learned is a definite respect for the hardships which our ancestors endured—plague, famine, lack of clean water, lack of indoor plumbing and … Continue reading

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Last Friday Night at Dragon*Con (with apologies to Katy Perry)

by Gail Z. Martin There’s a Klingon in my bed There’s a Vorlon in my head Guinan’s serving in the bar Reavers  passed out in the yard. Con suite’s closing for the night Is that a tattoo or a bite? … Continue reading

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Paranormally Speaking

By Tina R. McSwain Dragon*Con The granddaddy of the Southern Cons has hit Atlanta for the next three days.  Always scheduled for the Labor Day Holiday Weekend, this is one Con you need to attend. There is a dedicated Paranormal … Continue reading

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