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I've recently added World Fantasy 2007 to my schedule. It looks like a great con, but I have to tell you it looks a little daunting. Check out how many people have already registered and the con isn't until Nov 1-4. The size of the con is huge. HUGE!

The theme for the con is "GHOSTS AND REVENANTS: Memory, History, and Folklore". Here is the official blurb from the site:

    GHOSTS AND REVENANTS, MEMORY, HISTORY, AND FOLKLORE -- An exploration of the tradition of the ghost in literature as a harbinger, as a manifestation of guilt, conscience, memory, or the past; and as manifested in the folklore and history of the northeastern United States and Canada. This covers everything from Native American folklore and storytelling through "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" to Straub's Ghost Story and Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House. We will explore the tradition and the uses of the ghost story, and how it continues in contemporary fantastic fiction and mutates in a 21st century environment. While we expect to have panels on such topics as "M.R. James and His Successors" and "The Legacy of Shirley Jackson" we might also have something as up-to-the-minute as "Ghosts in the Machine: The Supernatural and Computers."


If you are planning to go to World Fantasy 2007, you better sign up soon. It looks like the hotels within walking distance are nearly gone! Also, be sure to let me know if you're planning to go. :-)
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The road to Stonecoast


One of the things that I am going to do with my Live Journal account is to document my time spent at Stonecoast. I want to capture the experience to remind myself of what I have been through and to share it with others who are curious about this program.

With my first residency looming close, only two weeks away, I thought it was time to capture the experiences that have brought me this far along the path to receiving my MFA. This post is longer than my average Stonecoast related post because it seemed silly to capture all of this pre-Stonecoast “stuff” in small bits and pieces.

And the saga begins … )
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October is a magical month in New England. People come from around the world to see the leaves change from green to a spectrum of reds, golds, and oranges. The summer air cools and fall takes hold of the land. But before the warmth fades, before the leaves are gone, and before all of the shops close for the winter, a very special group of people come together on Martha's Vineyard. Every October, this is where fantasy and science fiction converge in the town of Oak Bluffs as writers gather for the next Viable Paradise workshop.

If you're interested in attending the workshop, go to the Viable Paradise website for more information. In the meantime, here are some pictures of the area to tickle your interest.





Mood:: 'nostalgic' nostalgic

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