Discovered: Old interview with H.P. Lovecraft Conducted by Postcard

Gene Wolfe Chosen as SFWA Grand Master!

Gene Wolfe has been chosen as the next recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award this year, although a lot of better verbiage about it is seen on Scalzi's Blog:

December 2012 DASFA Director-y

This month Bruce and Sandy will again be hosting the hallowed-in-tradition DASFA Christmas Orgy. Yes, it’s that time of year again already…

The November Dead Dog at our place was fun and a number of folks showed up. Then the December Alternate was a Yuletide celebration at the Cup & Eagle (otherwise known as Mishalak Manor). There were sugarplums and baked yams, hot toddies and a goodly crowd … fun times!

"Only the worst Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Covers"

Here's a fun blog to read! Each entry is a bad book cover, some of them really bad, with a bit of commentary, sometimes from the author.

Such winners as:


Check it out!

November 2012 DASFA Director-y

After a full weekend of fannish fun at MileHiCon, we’re back to regular meetings. I trust you all had a good time at the con and am always interested to know what people did, what programming they attended and liked, and any ideas they have for next year. We have two Guests of Honor lined up so far--author, filker and Hugo-winning podcaster Seanan McGuire and writer and also Hugo Award-winning podcaster Catherynne M. Valente . (They both are involved with The SF Squeecast.) And New Mexico author and physicist Ian Tregillis will be our toastmaster.

October 2012 Director-y

I’m sure everybody remembers that we are not having the regular DASFA meeting this month because we will be at MileHiCon! At the Hyatt Regency DTC October 19-21, we have a full lineup with guests of honor Cherie Priest, CJ Henderson, Steve Brust, artist Stephen Hickman and toastmaster Stephen Graham Jones. Programming starts at 3 pm Friday, so if you can get off work early, do it! The full schedule is up on the con website ( for your perusal and planning purposes.

Congratulations to Bonnie Doran!

Contratulations to our Bonnie Doran, who reports:

I just signed my first book contract! It's with Harbourlight, an imprint of Pelican Book Group, for my science thriller. Still in shock.

Here's hoping to many wonderful books to come!

2012 Hugo Award Winners

Well, there's not much need to repeat them here, so I'm going to just link to them: 2012 Hugo Award Winners Announced.

Personally, the only one of the winners that I've encountered was the Doctor Who episode! I haven't read much recent fiction, I'm afraid.

Support Electric Velocipede for a Year: Kickstarter

Hey folks. The people who do Electric Velocipede are looking to get some money together to help keep the magazine going. They've published a bunch of good stories, and got a Hugo award in 2009, and they've launched a kickstarter for people to contribute to here. They only need $5,000, and they've already collected over a thousand.

August 2012 DASFA Director-y

Since we will be having the picnic this month, there is no program.

Looking back, the July meeting and program went well. Travis let us vote on which story he would read, and the leprechaun assassin (with accent) won. I enjoyed it, and hope he brings the character back for another appearance … maybe a prequel. The Dead Dog wasn’t huge, but Travis and Chanel joined us and there was lively conversation, pizza and cheese.

I attended the last part of Paul’s August alternate … pool, conversation and cheese.