Just wanted to offer a short update that yes, I will be attending WorldCon 2012 this year in Chicago. No, I don’t have a plan or itinerary yet and probably won’t for a month or two.
There’s still quite a few details that need to be worked out and I’m also waiting on other news. I will be there for the full duration of the show. Initially, the idea was to simply go and hang out, but the stars may have rearranged themselves on that front…
Found out fantastic news today. Editor Lynne M. Thomas, editor and author Catherynne Valente, and publisher/editor/author Jason Sizemore are all 2012 Hugo Award nominees. A mighty, mighty congrats!
Apex Publications, the parent company for Apex Magazine, has a special place in my heart and my career’s past, present, and future. What’s also pretty cool about this nomination, is that I published a non-fiction piece for Apex Magazine during the period of eligibility.
To get back to task, this congratulatory post isn’t about my work or the quality of the magazine and other editors. This post is about Jason, who owns Apex.
There are people in this industry who have supported me through bad-and-good times both visibly and invisibly, and Jason has been a good friend, regardless of where I am in my career or who I’ve worked for. He’s not the type of person who will aggressively promote himself, which is probably why we get along so well. But, he is someone who will stand by the people he works with and defend them to the ends of the earth.
Anyway, I have a pretty good guess of how much this nomination means to him, because he’s always said nothing but good things to me about the quality of the other authors, editors, and publishers within the science fiction community. To finally be recognized like this, is pretty darn awesome, regardless of who wins.
Mood: Cheering from the bleachers
Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: *twitches*
Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: Housework and a walk
Yesterday’s Projects: Editing self
In My Ears: Tron Soundtrack because it RAWKS
Game Last Played: Battle Nations! I made glue.
Movie Last Viewed: Ella Enchanted
Book Last Read: Leonardo Da Vinci’s Notebooks
Latest Artistic Project: Cross-stitch
Latest Release: Redwing’s Gambit for Bulldogs! the RPG