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Month: August 2013

My 2013 Worldcon Schedule

LoneStarCon has sent out the final schedules, so here is where you’ll be able to find me at Worldcon this year:

Stroll with the Stars Friday

Friday 09:00 – 10:00

The Future of the Small Press

Friday 13:00 – 14:00
Gary K. Wolfe (M), Kaja Foglio, Michael Underwood, Darlene Marshall, Neil Clarke

Autographing: Neil Clarke, Karen Haber, Elizabeth Moon, Robert Silverberg

Friday 15:00 – 16:00

How Magazines are Changing in the Digital Age

Friday 17:00 – 18:00
Sheila Williams (M), John Joseph Adams, Kirsten Gong-Wong, Neil Clarke , Irene Gallo

Chesley Awards Ceremony

Friday 21:00

Art Portfolio Review (Neil Clarke)

Saturday 13:00 – 14:00

Art Portfolio Review with Neil Clarke, small press publisher, publisher of Clarkesworld Magazine and ebook designer for Prime Books, Wyrm Publishing, Cheeky Frawg, Electric Velocipede, Lightspeed Magazine, Nightmare Magazine and Clarkesworld Magazine.

Kaffeeklatsch: Neil Clarke, Helen Gbala, Jacob Weisman

Saturday 15:00 – 16:00

From Fanzine to Magazine Editor

Saturday 17:00 – 18:00
Gordon Van Gelder (M), Bill Cavalier, Neil Clarke, Andrew I. Porter

What does it take to make the leap from writing and producing fanzines to publishing professional or academic periodicals?

The Anthology Renaissance: The Return of the Short Story Market

Sunday 12:00 – 13:00
Rick Klaw (M), Kasey Lansdale, Neil Clarke, Ellen Datlow, Gordon Van Gelder

For years the anthology was considered “dead” along with short fiction, but now there is a noticeable resurgence in the format. How is this happening? What does it mean for the short story market? Our editors will speculate and commiserate.

E-Books Nuts and Bolts

Sunday 16:00 – 17:00
John Klima (M), Betsy Mitchell, Neil Clarke, Steven Gould, Mike Ward

What does it take for a publisher to create an e-book?

Hugo Award Ceremony

Sunday 20:00 –


And if that isn’t enough, I still have more stuff in the works. A bit disappointed that there isn’t a Clarkesworld reading on the schedule, but several of our authors will be there and reading on their own.

Hope to see some of you there!

UPGRADED is now open to submissions

I’ve just opened submissions to UPGRADED (my cyborg anthology). The guidelines are here:

August 2013 Issue of Clarkesworld

The August 2013 issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available. You can get the issue:

or help us pay the bills by purchasing Clarkesworld:

AUGUST 2013 – ISSUE #83
“Cry of the Kharchal” by Vandana Singh
“Sheperds” by Greg Kurzawa
“Found” by Alex Dally MacFarlane
“The Lovers” by Eleanor Arnason
“Cilia-of-Gold” by Stephen Baxter

The Candlelit World: The Dark Roots of Myth and Fantasy by Christopher Mahon
Decadence & Buckets of Blood: A Conversation with Holly Black by Jeremy L. C. Jones
Another Word: Circles Rise Again by Daniel Abraham
Editor’s Desk: Returning to the Scene of the Crime by Neil Clarke

This month’s stories will be released in audio form over the course of the month. Read by Kate Baker.

Launch Point by Julie Dillon

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