WorldCon Planning

My dear Gentle Reader, I am beginning to plan my trip to San Antonio, for Lonestarcon3, AKA WorldCon 2013! I have my plane tickets in hand and my hotel booked. I’m hoping that some of you will be there. I’m really looking forward to it, planning to take it easy and enjoy myself as much as possible. Plus, I do adore Texas Fandom, one of the nicest in the biz, in my humble opinion.

Fencon 2011 (my first GOH!)

As many of you know WorldCon is one of my favorite conventions, and I make the effort to try to get to it if at all possible. Since I didn’t make it last year, I cleared my to do list this year, and away we go!

Tea Talk at WorldCon 2011 (Reno)

I don’t have my schedule yet, but as soon as I get things worked out I will post it here so you can find me. And yes, there may be an off the radar tweet-up…

Speaking of conventions, I just listened to the a great panel from Chicon 7 “Moral Ambiguity in Science Fiction” with Charles Stross, Jay Lake, Nancy Kress, Lissa Price and Bryan Thomas Schmidt presented on Adventures in SciFi Publishing. It’s really good, not just because of the topic and the brilliance of the panelists, but because it’s beautifully moderated and fairly run: a model panel, if you would.


Your Moment of Parasol . . .

1896  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

romantic infinity pool

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
“Game was defined legally as hare, partridge, pheasant, black game (black grouse), red grouse, and bustard.”
~ Daniel Pool

Your Writerly Tinctures . . . 
Debut Author Lesson: Audio books

Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third: Fifth draft out to Beta number 4. Things are looking up.  
Curtsies & Conspiracies
~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Release date Nov. 5, 2013. 
Etiquette & Espionage
~ trade paperback will be available in the US October 13, 2013

~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition Nov. 19 2013. 
~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.


The Books!


The Parasol Protectorate Series: 1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series!
Please DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!

The Parasol Protectorate omnibus hardback editions
Volume 1 (Books 1-3), Volume 2 (Books 4-5)
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels
The Finishing School Series: Etiquette & Espionage, Curtsies & Conspiracies (Nov. 5, 2013)
 $0.99 ebook only short stories: Marine Biology and My Sister’s Song

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  1. Crystal Yoner said:

    I'm going! I'm so excited!! I have a new dress in the works and everything! (Less excited about the potential weather. My poor Canadian constitution simply can't handle humidity.)

  2. Tim Ward said:

    I'm glad you enjoyed the "Moral Ambiguity in SF" panel, Gail. Bryan will be flattered. I think he said at the beginning that it was his first panel moderation.

    I am deciding to save money I would have spent going to worldcon this year so I can pay for a novel edit. Brent Bowen will be our AISFP representative if you're looking to do an interview between the crazy schedule. Hope you have a great time!

  3. Bryan Thomas said:

    Gail, thanks for the compliments. You've been moderated by me before. I look forward to meeting you in person at World Con, however. 🙂

  4. Gail Carriger said:

    Thanks Tim! I may look Brent up. I've done an interview with you guys before, I believe, a few years ago and I don't want to be greedy. Sorry you won't be there but I understand.

  5. Bryan Thomas said:

    It was my first World Con moderation but between SFFWRTCHT and other cons, I came with experience to spare. I personally think good moderation is about helping the panelists communicate. I facilitate, they do the bulk of the work. But also having a good sense of humor and ability to balance audience questions, various panelists, etc. Which can be hard if you aren't prepared. So always prepare.

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