I'm delighted to report that from August 2-4, 2013 I'll be appearing as a guest at the awesome Harbour Con-Fusion in beautiful Saint John, New Brunswick!
This time, I'll be running two worldbuilding panels, one on physical worldbuilding and one on cultural worldbuilding, both with the speculative fiction writer in mind. I'll also have my forthcoming Pagan fiction and poetry collection on hand, The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales.
I'm really looking forward to this event. Saint John is a beautiful place, and the convention organizers have been incredibly kind. More later on this, when there's more to tell!
On Saturday afternoon of the convention, four holes-in-the-shoes, dust-in-the-petticoats wandering minstrels offered up an hour of entertainments designed to lift the spirit and put the mind at ease. Never you mind that our minstrels were forced to move at the last minute from their assigned space to a suite on the tenth floor because NO YOU CAN'T BRING YOUR HOME-MADE COOKIES INTO THE KING ROOM (Did you know that forbidden cookies taste like unicorn giggles?) and NO YOU CAN'T HAVE SINGING EITHER (what kind of Lurch/Miss Umbrage wannabe was running that room, anyway?). Never you mind that halfway through the hour, the hand-painted backdrop slipped from its duct tape mooring and had to be violently ripped from the wall by one C.S.E. (Claire) Cooney mid-sentence. These women were professionals, and no cookie, singing or backdrop calamity was going to stand between them and the show.
Caitlyn Paxson kicked it off with a banjo, which she played with a most amazing alacrity while...more