Anne (netmouse) wrote,

a bit of creative fun

As conrunners, we are often called upon to write short blurbs, informational stuff mostly. When we understood John Scalzi to be waaay behind on things like getting us his picture and bio for the Detcon1 Program Participants page, we threatened to pick or create them ourselves. Clearly shaking in his keds, John replied something brave, like, "Please do."

ok, so he's not a man easily threatened when it comes to his personal image. But we had fun anyway. Tammy picked the image, and I wrote this up:

Dress by Mary Robinette Kowal
Nature photographer and writer John Scalzi first attracted the attention of science fiction fandom with his autobiographical work, Agent to the Stars, which describes how his people, the Jello-like Yherajk, first landed in Hollywood and learned to take over the bodies of multi-celled organisms. After that he started writing fiction, and won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2005. Scalzi went on to take over the w– um, SFWA, of which he voluntarily released control in 2013. His latest threat to humanity, Lock In, will be released on August 26, 2014.

In other news, I should really really be working on planning our move. Health things have been distracting, Spring in Michigan is wonderful and Rosie and I are having fun exploring new places outside, and Detcon1 work travels apace.

Speaking of Detcon1, we have 3K lovely postcards to distribute to places within driving range of Detroit. If you have a bookstore or comics shop or event you want to take some to, let us know.
Tags: detcon1

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