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MWT at GeekyCon: Today's panels

Jul. 29th, 2016 | 05:40 am
posted by: bookishbabe in sounis

First day of GeekyCon and our Lovely MWT is scheduled for 3 panels.
10am What is YA?
Why is the media constantly wrong about what YA really is? Why does one library put {Harry Potter} in the children's section while another puts it in the teen section? Can a book be both YA and middle grade? Hear authors discuss these questions and more, as they try to define the YA literary genre.

11am The Long Haul
How do you get from your first book to your third, or your seven, or tenth? Let's talk plotting.

6pm Author Hat Trick
Come see what we pull out of the hat. Q&A? Games? Delirious ramblings? Rabbits? You'll have to stop by to find out!
Actually, I'll be your spy. You just sit tight. I'll return and report.
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QoA in Persian!

Jul. 27th, 2016 | 04:11 pm
mood: hothot
music: need to breathe - brother
posted by: checkers65477 in sounis

This is cool -- QoA has recently been translated into Persian for sale in Iran.

http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/403798/The-Queen-of-Attolia-comes-to-Iranian-bookstores

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ot: Patrick Stewart country

Jul. 6th, 2016 | 05:40 pm
mood: amusedamused
music: Sir Patrick Stewart--Rawhide
posted by: filkferengi in sounis

Saddle up with Sir Patrick in the best infomercial ever! Also, it's for a good cause. We just wish the rest of the ad were real.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-patrick-stewart-go-country-for-charity-in-outrageous-ad-20160705

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Hamiathes' Gift Exchange - Authors and Artists Revealed

Jun. 28th, 2016 | 08:44 am
posted by: pendrecarc in sounis

The collection is no longer anonymous. In addition to seeing who created each gift, you can of course still enjoy and comment on everything in the collection. (I know I still have reading to do!)

ETA: SInce we're no longer anonymous, please feel free to link to your own work or repost it on any platform of your choice!

I am tremendously grateful for all the work you put in, particularly those who signed up for pinch hits and beta-read gifts.

I also think this is is probably worth doing again. Would others be interested? I'm thinking next year, also late in the spring, though I'm very open to suggestions.

If you have feedback on how things went, positive or negative, or ideas for next year, please let me know! You can comment here, either anonymously or signed in, or email me at hamiathesmod@gmail.com if you want your feedback to be private.

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Jun. 25th, 2016 | 09:55 am
mood: accomplishedaccomplished
music: Charles Trenet--Y'a de la joie
posted by: filkferengi in sounis

via the Bujold list--

Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:29:13 +0000 (UTC)
From: "M. Haller Yamada"
Subject: [LMB] Interview with Lois about self-publishing is up
To: "Discussion of the Works of Lois McMaster Bujold."
<lois-bujold@lists.herald.co.uk>


Lois was very kind to consent to answer three questions about self-publishing,
and I think the writers in our group will find it very interesting -- a great
digest of her e-pub career with special notes on The Spirit Ring and the two
Penrics.

It's on the Eight Ladies Writing blog, here:
https://eightladieswriting.com/2016/06/25/michaeline-lois-mcmaster-bujold-answers-three-questions-about-self-publishing/

Please come and read, comment and share with anyone you think will be interested.
I don't think Lois will be necessarily around to answer any questions asked on
the blog (although, Lois, you are certainly welcome too!), but if we have enough
fans around, we can probably find interviews that help answer any questions.

Also, if you like writing sprints, may I recommend my friend Elizabeth's Friday
column? She produces a list of random words, sometimes with a bonus phrase, and
the loose rules make it a great way to get a little creativity in your life over
the weekend. Monday is a good time to visit if you just want to read what our
commenters have come up with.

https://eightladieswriting.com/2016/06/24/elizabeth-friday-writing-sprints-is-it-hot-in-here/

I hope you enjoy the blog!

Now, I'm off to re-read Penric's new adventure! My heart is full of happy
feelings. Just love these characters, all of them! I really hope we do see new
adventures in a year or so. They make a great team!

Micki

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Sandy is Real!

Jun. 24th, 2016 | 04:58 am
posted by: ninedaysaqueen in sounis

Guys, guys, guys! I can't believe it took me this long to notice, but The Thief is dedicated to Sandy Passarelli!

How perfect is that? She's been putting sand in Gen's food since book one.

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Birthday Party for The Thief

Jun. 21st, 2016 | 12:21 am
posted by: ninedaysaqueen in sounis

I'm sure we're all still busy checking out the wonderful fic and art produced for the gift exchange, and if you haven't yet, what are you waiting for? Head over there right now!

But I had to interrupt to talk about a very important milestone that is coming up for our fandom. The Thief and our fandom is turning 20 on October 1st! Yes, in just another year our baby will be graduating college, renting cars, and hitting the liquor stores. They grow up so fast!

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Before, we get too ahead of ourselves, I've set up a poll to gauge interest in the different possible events.

Please, cast your vote and discuss your ideas in the comments.




Would you be interested in taking part in a QT themed baking event?

Yes
11(78.6%)
No
1(7.1%)
Don't care for baking.
2(14.3%)

Would you rather this event be a contest or as simple sharing of photos?

Contest!
1(9.1%)
Just want to share a photo and a recipe.
9(81.8%)
Don't care for the idea.
1(9.1%)

Would you be interested in attending a meet-up if it is near where you live?

Yes
12(92.3%)
No
1(7.7%)
Don't like meet ups.
0(0.0%)

Would you be interested in hosting a meet up for your area?

Yes
6(50.0%)
No
6(50.0%)
Don't like meet ups.
0(0.0%)

Would you like to engage in discussing The Thief on a weekly basis during the month of September?

Yes
14(100.0%)
No
0(0.0%)
Don't like discussions.
0(0.0%)

Would you be interested in volunteering to be a discussion lead?

Yes
5(35.7%)
No
6(42.9%)
Don't like leadership.
3(21.4%)

Would you enjoy participating in a masked role-playing chat in the Conspiracy Room?

Yes
10(71.4%)
No
3(21.4%)
Don't like role-playing chats.
1(7.1%)
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ot: new Liaden novelette

Jun. 19th, 2016 | 10:46 pm
mood: gigglygiggly
music: Cheshire Moon--Persephone
posted by: filkferengi in sounis

"Wise Child," a Liaden novelette by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, is now live. It starts on the Baen.com front page, or you can read the whole thing here: http://www.baen.com/wisechild

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Hamiathes' Gift Exchange - And We're Live!

Jun. 19th, 2016 | 09:04 pm
posted by: pendrecarc in sounis

Stories and art are revealed! You can read and view them here.

If you signed up for the exchange, you should be getting an email with a link to your gift. You can also find it by opening your AO3 page and following the Gifts link in the left-hand navigation pane on the left.

I hope the whole community enjoys the stories and art!

I will be leaving the collection open for treats until author and artist names are revealed. That will probably be 10 PM EDT on Sunday, June 26th, but as I'll be traveling for a few days, that reveal might be delayed.

(Eeee I am so excited!)

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A birthday party for The Thief?

Jun. 19th, 2016 | 11:38 am
mood: hungryhungry
posted by: an_english_girl in sounis

(While we’re all waiting for the HGE to open...)

Following on from canonisrelative’s post about The Thief being 20 on 1st October this year, how does anyone fancy going about having a party for the occasion?

My initial idea was that we could all bake a cake including at least one ingredient mentioned in the books. A quick flick through has shown these to be:
oatmeal
yoghurt
oranges
honey
figs
grapes
goat’s milk
cream cheese
coffee
apricots
dried fruit
bread (bread-and-butter pudding, I suppose?)
excluding, of course, the unbakeables like wine and olives and celery...

If anyone would care to add to this, please do!

So, should we all just bake, and then have a grand photo posting? If so:
when?
Where?
And do we post recipe suggestions before hand?

Furthermore, any ideas for regional gatherings to eat cake? (I’m out of this one, because I really do live up a mountain with a bunch of goats)

And how are we going to get MWT to drop by and, as canonisrelative said, Not Tell Us Anything!

Of course, if no-one else wants to take this seriously, I will just eat all the cake myself don’t mind :)

Suggestions, everyone?

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