Thursday, August 31, 2006

On Writing and Dragon*Con

What a long, strange week it's been.

I got a juicy copywriting project, plus another possible one.

I got my payment for my interview with fantasist Charles de Lint for the upcoming edition of the Internet Review of Science Fiction.

Learned that my long-awaited (mostly by me) interview with horror author and screenwriter Philip Nutman should finally see print at the end of September in Surreal.

Will be appearing this weekend at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, where I will be on numerous panels, giving a reading, and handing out promotional post cards for the new magazine Blood Blade and Thruster: The Magazine of Speculative Fiction and Satire, which I have three feature articles in.

Whew! I'm tired just writing it down. Now I've got to go live it!


Monday, August 28, 2006

Dragon*Con Schedule Addendum

Well the hits just keep on coming. After downloading the official Dragon*Con schedule I discovered that I'm doing a reading on Sunday at noon. I'm also slated to be on my dream panel, Non-Fiction Writing in Today's Market. The only problem: it's on Monday afternoon and thanks to my day job's Byzantine work schedule, I'll be slaving away on the phone for idiots who call in to say "I didn't know ya'll were open." Ah well. There's always next year.

Monday, August 21, 2006

My Dragon*Con Schedule

Here is the schedule of panels I will be on during this year's Dragon*Con convention Labor Day weekend in Atlanta:

Saturday Sepember 2

10am Classics on DVD

11:30 Technobabble

1:00pm Censorship

4:00 Star Trek vs. Star Trek

7:00 Star Trek XI: A New Hope(?)

10:00 Dead Authors

Sunday, September 3

1pm Forgotten Classics

2:30 Simian Sci-Fi

5:30 Star Trek vs. Lost in Space

I'm also going to be passing out minizines for Paul T. Riddell's forthcoming books and promoting Blood Blade and Thruster: The Magazine of Speculative Fiction and Satire. So if you're going to be there next weekend, come up and say hi!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Clarion Schmarion

If you've ever applied to a workshop such as Clarion and didn't get in, or if you got in and had your magnum opus torn to shreds by the workshop's team of crack critiquers, then the gang over at RevolutionSF has a contest for you. Behold, Clarion Schmarion.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Virtual Yard Sale

To get a little mad money together for Dragon*Con, as well as clear out some of my genre-based swag, I'm putting together a virtual yard sale. See something you like? Just make me an offer. Just keep in mind that the buyer pays shipping. You can pay via Paypal. Email me if you see something you want. First come, first served.

Here are the items:

Fictitious Force Speculative Fiction magazine #1-Fiction by Jay Lake, Greg Beatty, Sean Melican, and many more.

On Spec the Canadian magazine of the fantastic, Winter 2005 #63

On Spec #64

Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine Issue 5

Fantasy & Science Fiction February 2001. Featuring James Gurney cover art for Harlan Ellison's "From A to Z, in the Sarsaparilla Alphabet"

Transformers #1 DW Press, first issue of mini series. Some slight cover wear, but otherwise in good shape, and a great comic book.

Asimov's April 2000, featuring the story "Green Fire" in which Isaac Asimov, L. Sprague DeCamp, and others team up to save the universe.

Imagination Fully Dilated: Science Fiction The Literated Artwork of Alan M. Clark. Featuring stories inspired by Alan M. Clark's artwork, including work by Ray Vukcevich, James Van Pelt, Melissa Scott, Jerry Oltion, Leslie What, Tom Piccirilli, and many more.

P.S. Buyers will also get a few extra little surprise goodies thrown in as well.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

More News

This news is a bit old, but the latest issue of Continuum Science Fiction, containing my latest "Barium Cinema" column, is now out in print. Check it out.

Monday, August 07, 2006

I'm Counting Down

Here's the cover of the first issue of Blood Blade & Thruster, which will feature my regular columns Flashback, Needles and Confessions of An Unrepentant Fanboy. Isn't it shiny? The artwork is by the talented Henning Ludvigsen. The first issue is due out in September, and I'm very excited about it. It's also T-minus 24 days and counting until this year's Dragon*Con, where I will be attending as a writer guest. I'll post my schedule as soon as it's finalized. Now back to the linen mines. I've got a few more writing projects to work on this morning.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Pardon Our Pixels

I'm still getting settled in. My name is James Palmer, and this is a new venture for me. I've been on Livejournal for quite a while, but I thought it was time for a bit of a change. So here I am in Blogger to tell you a little of the trials and tribulations of being a beginning freelance writer. Today I have a bit of news. I'll be doing not one, not two, but three monthly features for the brand-spankin' new science fiction magazine Blood Blade and Thruster: The Magazine of Speculative Fiction and Satire. The cool cover alone should be worth the price of admission.

I'm also gearing up for this year's Dragon*Con convention, which will take place in approximately 27 days. There's more to come, so stay tuned!


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