INCREDIBLE THING 1: ANGELA SLATTER WON A MOTHER-FUCKING WORLD FANTASY AWARD
Technically not incredible, by the strictest of definitions, as anyone who is surprised by Angela Slatter winning major awards hasn’t been paying attention for the last few years.
But she’s also one of the hardest working writers I know, hustles like a champion, and writes brilliant books. One of them, The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, just took home the World Fantasy Award for Best Collection.
I am, officially, as disappointed as it is possible to be that I wasn’t able to make it to World Fantasy this year. It’s a weird thing when friends get news this good and you’re not able to immediate communicate the feeling of holy fuck, you’re awesome, congratulations.
INCREDIBLE THING 2: DAVID WITTEVEEN’S GENRECON RECAP
I know, I know, I said I was done with GenreCon posts. But David Witteveen put together the STORIFY OF DOOM tracking his tweets over the GenreCon weekend and it is brilliant. He’s got great sound-bytes and take-away moments from every panel he attended, along with a series of photographs from across the weekend.
Well worth a read, if you’re interested in seeing what GenreCon’s all about.
And David is well worth following, if you’re a newer writer interested in seeing what good post-con follow-up looks like when you’re developing a network. ‘Cause, from what I’ve seen, he’s been absolutely killing it.