Brenda Cooper

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Orycon Schedule

I’ll be at Orycon 38 in Portland, Oregon from November 18th and 19th. Here’s my schedule: Friday from 5:00 – 6:00 Minor Characters (Moderator)  Friday from 6:30 – 7:00 Endeavour Awards (Edge of Dark is a finalist!) Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 Hybrid Vigor: Choosing both traditional and self-publishing Saturday from 12:00 – 1:00 Science Fiction […]

Worldcon Schedule – Kansas City!

I’m really excited about this programming.  It’s all great.  Please note that my reading is early in the convention.  But hey, it’s right after one of may favorite topics, Environmental Speculative Fiction. So drop by for the panel and stay for the reading.  I also get to moderate some of my favorite writers….. The Re-emergence […]

Release Week Round-Up

I’m four days into the release of Spear of Light, which means I’m a pleased and exhausted author.  Here’s a round of some of what happened: three reviews, one reading (three to come), three giveaways, a preview, guest blog post and an interview. Thanks so much to everyone at Pyr, and to all of the bloggers […]

How to Spear Light Like a Boss and other events…

It’s going to be a busy June!  I’m quite excited about Spear of Light, which is coming out June 7th. First up — I’m doing a mini-tour with my good friend Adam Rakunas. Adam is a brilliant writer, a fabulous cook, a fellow bike-rider, and one of the best people I know.  His new book […]

I’ll be Appearing Emerald City Comic Con!

After going to Dragon Con for the first time ever last year, I’m convinced there is a growing, young, interesting vibe at media cons.  So this year, I signed up to be a pro at Emerald City Comic Con.  I’ll be moderating a panel Sunday at 11:00 about Writing Fascinating Characters.  I have some fascinating characters on […]

Norwescon Schedule

These are the places where I’ll be easily available at Norwescon, a Seattle-area convention March 24th through 27th. The Art of Writing It Again Fri 4:00pm – 5:00pm – Cascade 5&6 Dean Wells (M), Peter Orullian, Randy Henderson, Brenda Carre, Brenda Cooper Philip K. Dick Awards Fri 7:00pm – 8:30pm – Grand 2 Fundamentals of […]

100 Year StarShip: Space for all of us

I’m currently at the 100 Year Starship Symposium.  This symposium was started by DARPA and is now run by Mae Jemison, who was the first black female astronaut to go into space. At the moment, I’m hearing about the 1400 planets that have been found.  That’s only in the last twenty years – it was roughly […]

Backing into Eden: Akumal and the Sea Turtles

I spent the last week vacationing in the Mexican Riviera Maya, which runs from Cancun west along the Caribbean sea. The first time I came here, in 1998, a long somewhat sleepy highway ran along the coast and hand-made signs led to beach locations. We stayed in a small hotel, the Blue Parrot Inn in Playa […]

Gaming for Good

Although the game design hackathon took place at the Center for Science and the Imagination at the Arizona State University, the Hieroglyph anthology is the brainchild of Seattle writer Neal Stephenson, who spoke on the topic of the intersection between creativity and innovation, and the power of science fiction to produce bold visions.

Big Hieroglyph Events coming to AZ and Seattle

The Hieroglyph anthology was born in Arizona and nurtured at ASU, at the Center for Science and the Imagination. The center is an academic effort to mash up SF writers and scientists and see what comes out. Hieroglyph is one child of the center. This anthology of ambitious near-future SF was goosed along by Neal Stephenson’s poke at society […]