REGULAR BLOG POSTS: Currently I am having some significant family issues and am focused on completing Challenges of the Deeps, the third Arenaverse novel. There will thus be a few weeks without blog posts from me; I'll see if I can locate some guest posters.
If you don't really know who I am and got here by chance, I'm Ryk E. Spoor; click the "About Ryk E. Spoor" tab if you want way too much info on me. I'm a science-fiction and fantasy writer with, at present, twelve published novels and four more under contract. Take a look around!
Following WFC 2015, it was announced that henceforth the World Fantasy Awards would not be represented by a bust of horror legend Howard Phillips Lovecraft, commonly abbreviated to Lovecraft or HPL.
Personally, I felt this was the right decision. Even if you don't agree with those who began the movement based on feeling that it was inappropriate to use a known (and admitted) racist as the symbol of one of the most prestigious awards in the SF/F community, the simple fact is that HPL sucked as [ Continue reading... ]
World Fantasy Convention was held at least once previously in Saratoga Springs, in (if I recall correctly) 2007. I was there for a short period of time (mainly the mass signing) but was new to this sort of convention and limited in time, so I really didn't have much chance to really be part of the experience. This time, I purchased my membership early, and Kathleen enabled me to attend all four days of the convention (though for various reasons not nearly all of the hours therein).
I'm going [ Continue reading... ]