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I Am A Browncoat

The catch-phrase of this project has been Browncoat all the way. ‘We are mighty!’, said the crowd at the Dragon*Con Browncoats’ Shindig, and the cast and crew of Redemption are echoing those words.

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Twitter Updates for 2009-09-24

New story: "A Mori bird waited for him on the railing, its claws wrapped around the wood…It smelled of licorice." http://tiny.cc/CxSwe # Powered by Twitter Tools

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A Conversation with James Maxey, Author of the Dragon Age Series

James Maxey discusses his third book in the Dragon Age series, Dragonseed, and many of the inspirations and influences shaping his work.

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A Sucker for the Episodic: Berrien Henderson

I think that, if an episodic narrative could be deemed experimental, then I’m a sucker for the episodic, even in miniature with the short story form. Many of my short stories, too, aren’t roughed out from an outline other than the barest of notes, and I approach the storytelling intuitively. If that makes it seem experimental, hey, that’s great.

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2009 Fall TV Preview: Fantasy and Science Fiction Shows

Flash Forward is poised to be the fall season’s big debut show. Based on Robert J. Sawyer’s bestselling novel, the premise is that for two minutes and seventeen seconds every person on Earth will black out and have a vision of their future six months from now. What does such a vision mean?

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Humans Are Social Animals: Nancy Kress

I think that “seeking our final destination within,” obtaining an accurate image of our potential, is the human Odyssey, not solely a female one. However, Anna finds this only through interaction with others. I believe deeply that humans are social animals and that we can work out our best selves only through contact with others.

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Dragon*Con 2009: Retrospective

To give you a little reference on size, Dragon*Con packs four hotels in downtown Atlanta: Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Sheraton. These hotels are sold out the day they become available. There are between 30,000-40,000 people in those 4 hotels on Saturday (the busiest day of the Con).

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Twitter Updates for 2009-09-14

Nancy Kress's "Images of Anna" – http://bit.ly/cQPPa # #musicmonday Firewater, Mike Doughty, and Kate Bush, with just a dash of Gogol Bordello FTW. # Next Pirates of The Caribbean based on a Tim Powers book? Signs point to yes. http://bit.ly/hEXz2 # Powered by Twitter Tools

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Looking For Slush Readers

We are looking for readers interested in dedicating 5-10 hours a months to reading Fantasy Magazine slush. We will be glad to train you in considerations of online publishing and editing. Position is unpaid but we would be glad to write letters of recommendation or whatever’s needed for internship status and buy you drinks at conventions.

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Old School Console Love: The Nintendo Years

If you were raised on the original Nintendo Entertainment System, conjure up images of your childhood. What comes to mind? If you’re anything like me, it is probably images of Mario, Link, Little Mac, Samus Aran, Solid Snake, and the Howard and Nestor cartoons from the early issues of Nintendo Power Magazine. These are more than just iconic images from your childhood — they are old friends you may not have dusted off in years.