A Map of Ladies Death & Death Magics I Have Loved & Black Gate Reading!

Originally posted on C.S.E. Cooney:
Two things that the wonderful people at Rebellion Publishing (Solaris) offered for me to try for my book-launch week was: a listicle for SciFi Now on any topic of my choosing, and a short piece of Gizmoda’s i09. Other than blogs–and that one article I wrote for Apex a few months ago–I rarely write non-fiction. It’s this whole… Continue reading A Map of Ladies Death & Death Magics I Have Loved & Black Gate Reading!

Infernal Boskone: Our Writing Workshop and Game Demos for Negocios Infernales

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It is 9:38 PM on Saturday night, and Carlos and I are officially done demo-ing our game Negocios Infernales at Boskone. The convention was so generous as to give us THREE demo spots, right in the game room. We had any number of tables at our disposal, and three 50-minute spots to show newcomers some of the mechanics,… Continue reading Infernal Boskone: Our Writing Workshop and Game Demos for Negocios Infernales

Carlos Hernandez’s Boskone 59 Schedule

Using Games to Write Format: Workshop18 Feb 2022, Friday 17:00 – 17:50Marina II (Westin) Writers have a long tradition of using games, competitions, and other playful activities to inspire their writing. In this workshop, we will be using the cards for a roleplaying game that C. S. E. Cooney and Carlos Hernandez are developing — macabre and ghoulish things, these cards! — to inspire participants to … Continue reading Carlos Hernandez’s Boskone 59 Schedule

Awards Eligibility Post: Carlos Hernandez, C. S. E. Cooney

Hello, there! We are sliding in our Awards Eligibility Post just under the crack in the doorway here! Carlos Hernandez 2021 Publications Short Stories: “A Minnow, or Perhaps a Colossal Squid,” with C. S. E. Cooney (Mermaids Monthly, April 2021) Novelette: “Calamity Juice” (Rick Riordan Presents The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes, Disney Hyperion, September 2021) Poem: “On the Möbius” … Continue reading Awards Eligibility Post: Carlos Hernandez, C. S. E. Cooney

Anniversary Garland of Sonnets for Claire: Oct 2021 Edition

Today is Claire’s and my anniversary! This year, I am going to write her a “garland” of sonnets (also known as a “crown” of sonnets). The last line of one sonnet becomes the first line of the next one! We’re starting off with this, the first entry, October 2021: Anniversary Garland of Sonnets for ClaireOctober 2021 October is the year’s late-middle age.It sits in its … Continue reading Anniversary Garland of Sonnets for Claire: Oct 2021 Edition

Shakespeare Cabaret: Whores and Weeping Women

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I just want to remind you–and remind me, yikes, Carlos and I really need to buy our tickets!–that Carla Kissane‘s amazing, subversive, feminist Shakespeare Cabaret Whores and Weeping Women is next month. Next month! What’s not to love about this woman? …and, since beginning this blog last week, now I must say… it’s THIS MONTH! THIS MONTH! October… Continue reading Shakespeare Cabaret: Whores and Weeping Women

Origins Game Fair: Our Schedule

Friday Carlos 2pm—Magic . . . as a Character? Jennifer Brozek, Carlos Hernandez, Daniel Myers Settings are like characters, each with their own flavor and tone and quirks. But what about magic? Can you say the same for that? If so, how do you give magic its own personality? Claire 1 PM—Processes and Practices: Tracy Ross, C.S.E. Cooney, Toiya Kristen Finley What peculiar rituals and … Continue reading Origins Game Fair: Our Schedule