How We Can Save Borderlands

A while back, Borderlands Books announced that they would have to close up shop. This was met with much despair and many calls to investigate options to avoid closing. Borderlands held a planning meeting earlier this month to consider options. Writer and Reviewer Sunil Patel took notes at the planning meeting, which I Storified here (N.B. these…

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#FourComics

Last week on Twitter, Comics creator Jim Zub (who is awesome, btw – go read his SkullKickers or his Japanese contemporary fantasy Wayward) called for creators and comics fans to share #FourComics that influenced them growing up. I shared my four on the hashtag, but thought I’d take some time to unpack these picks and talk a bit about…

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Joys of Recent Reading (Comics)

As part of my move into comics writing, I’ve been reading tons of comics, largely assisted by a giant haul from NYCC. Here’s a few comics I’ve read recently and enjoyed. Birthright #1 (Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan) – Disappeared child story meets epic fantasy quest…with several twists. Moon Knight Vol. 1 (Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey and…

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NYCC After-action Part One

I have survived yet another New York Comic Con. The biggest ever, by current reporting. This year, I had an extra mission, a driving interest behind my presence, thanks to my decision to get into comics writing. Most years, I graze the fields of NYCC, drinking in the geekdom and following the tides of my…

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SF Squeecast

Earlier this month, I had the sublime fortune of being a guest on the Hugo-Award-Winning SF Squeecast, joining Seanan McGuire, Paul Cornell, Lynne Thomas, and Michael Damian Thomas. http://sfsqueecast.com/2014/03/episode-34-ha-ha-ha-bang/ We talked about expectations, how expectations influence the way we experience content, how we squee, and how publishers/creators set expectations about their work. Then, at the…

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Over at SF Signal, I took part in a Mind Meld about Epic Geek Debates, which is a topic so perfect for me I had a lot of difficulty narrowing my experiences down to just one debate to talk about.

http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2014/03/mind-meld-epic-geek-debates-rants/

With shout-outs to my Skiffy & Fanty colleagues, and especially Kommandant Shaun Duke.