Brenda Cooper

Upcoming Travel

I leave Friday (the 24th) for a week of workshopping novels in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  I’ll be in the fabulous company of old friends and get to meet a few new writers, and to be just and only writerly for a week.  I get to wear the writer hat all by itself maybe four or five weekends a year, and two long weeks a year.  This is one of the two long weeks:  I’m very much looking forward to it.

From the workshop, I run off to Chicago for the World Science Fiction Convention.  The Chicago crowd tends to throw a really good convention; I am very much looking forward to it.  I have two world-building panels, two readings (one with Broad Universe and one on my own), a signing, a coffeeklatch (y’all come now!) and a “writer under glass” session – which means writing while being watched, I think.  Never tried that before!  I will post the full schedule a few days before the convention.  I also get to see Gisele Peterson at Worldcon, who I’ve known since I was 18.  That’s was – ahem – more than thirty years ago! We used to live on the same sand-flea ridden street in south Florida.  Now we live kittycorner to each other all the way across the country.  For years, we stayed in touch be periodically meeting in the middle to take our kids on vacation.  They’ve gone and grown up on us, so now we meet wherever Worldcon is.

I will post the whole convention schedule soon.  In the meantime, here’s a picture from last year’s Wellspring writer’s workshop: 

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  1. 1. Abdallah

    Jones: Because the 1951 Retro-Hugo Awards were for works generally first apneirapg or published in 1950. The Hugo Awards are dated based on the year they are awarded, not the eligibility year, because in certain circumstances, works may have appeared prior to the eligibility year. The Day the Earth Stood Still, having been released in 1951, would be eligible for the 1952 Retro-Hugo Awards. Under current rules, the first time Retro-Hugo Awards for 1952 can be presented would be at the 2027 Worldcon.