May 23rd, 2012

Transcendence reading, smiling Chris 2010

Cool science fiction events in the area this week

"High Adventure with Hadley Rille Books" event at Prospero's Books. Several area authors will read from and sign books, including Z.S. Adani, Sue Blalock, M.C. Chambers, Terri-Lynne DeFino, Karin Rita Gastreich, Chris Gerrib, yours truly, Melissa Mickelsen, Mark Nelson, Shauna Roberts, and Hadley Rille Books editor Eric T. Reynolds.

When:
6:00pm Thursday, May 24 (tomorrow!)
Where:
Prospero's Books, 1800 W. 39th Street, Kansas City, MO

The Kansas City ConQuest SF Convention takes place on Memorial Day Weekend. This year's guests of honor include Gardner Dozois, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Ursula Vernon, and many more. As has been the case for several years now, AboutSF is again the recipient for Sunday's Charity Auction. Thank you, KaCSFFS! I'll be reading brand-spanking-new material from my in-progress novel, The Adventures of Jack and Stella.

When:
May 25-27 (this weekend)
Where:
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, Kansas City, MO

Hope to see you at one of 'em!
Chris
write hard die free

Updates: Campbell Conference, Award Finalists, "Jack and Stella"

Check out the wonderful new poster that Marie DeMars made for this year's Campbell Conference (click the pic to see it bigger on the Conference page). Thanks, M! It looks FANTASTIC!

Also check out the growing guest list and new programming information. Hope to see you there!

In case you missed the news this week and last, the finalists for both the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best SF novel of the year and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best short-SF are now posted. Check out the great reading!

Finally, word-count tracking for The Adventures of Jack and Stella:

That's just for the manuscript; I have about about 30,000 in notes, scene snippets, and so forth. Loving it so far!

Speaking of which, my day-job day is now officially over, and back I go to plunge Jack and Stella into ever-greater peril.

Chris
write hard die free

"Jack and Stella" progress

Calling it quits for the day. Making good progress - I like these kids! It's fun tagging along as they begin to discover their hidden abilities and have to hit the road before they're captured. Word count:


Tomorrow I finish the big scene where Mom drives them out of the house and tells them they need to run as far and as fast as they can, trust no one!

Chris