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Last time I checked, the user icon at left pretty much matched what was in the mirror. Just sayin'.
My slogan is: Oz; obfuscating gender for 15 years now.

We are official on the website for Anticipation.
English: http://www.anticipationsf.ca/English/WritersWorkshop
French: http://www.anticipationsf.ca/Fran%e7ais/Ateliers

And there's a linky thing on the menu on the left side under Workshops.

We are SERIOUSLY almost full. I have 17 English-language sections filling up with novel excerpts, novella excerpts, novelettes, and short stories. I have begun assigning manuscripts. The pros want as much lead time as possible. July 25th is HERE, guys.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank the people who helped to spread the word when it wasn't on the website. And don't listen to any stories of why the word wasn't out earlier. It's no one person's fault, though I take responsibility for the situation overall. These workshops are important to people. The pros and the people submitting, both. That they're happening is what's important, not any of the details of the process to get here. But Rich Chwedyk has promised me a barstool and his bartab on August 10th. (Personally, I think he'll leave me to pick up that tab as one more hazing ritual for entering the fraternity, but time will tell.)

Thank you to so many wonderful people that helped spread the word. So far, I know of these: jaylake, tcastleb, matociquala, rolanni, douglascohen, kylecassidy, suricattus, catvalente, dandinghorse, davidlevine. The list goes on and on. Gordon Van Gelder at F&SF mentions the workshops, as does Fantasy Magazine and a very big thank you to the new SFWA website for putting up a "news" notice for us. I never got a chance to put something up on the boards at Analog and Asimov's. Word spread from blog to blog. My blog alone could not have carried the news far enough. If you google "writers workshop worldcon anticipation" you get one heck of a lot of hits.

I know I've forgotten some of you. Comment and I'll edit to add your blog to the list, if you like. Because, um, did I say how grateful I was?

And, as always, thanks to frostokovich for being himself.

Oz

I am tweaking still. Mike Shepherd Moscoe will unfortunately not be able to come this year. I'll miss seeing him. He read "Re\Creation" in LA. He read it wrong, but he read it honestly. Jacqueline Lichtenberg has also had to cancel her trip. She's an old hand at these worldcon workshops. Josepha Sherman tells me she can't make it either.

Confirmed Readers:
Jody Lynn Nye
Matthew Rotundo
Colin Harvey
Laura Anne Gilman
Margaret Ronald
Catherynne Valente
Karin Lowachee
S. C. Butler
Jean Lorrah
Jenny Rae Rappaport
David Levine
Sharon Lee
Mindy Klasky
Pat Lundrigen
Nancy Kress
John A. Pitts
Geoff Ryman
M. D. Benoit
Joshua Palmatier
Elaine Isaak
Delia Sherman
Mary Robinette Kowal
Jay Lake
Elizabeth Bear
Eileen Gunn
Tony Pi
Victoria Janssen
P. C. Hodgell
Lawrence Schoen
Elissa Malcohn
Laurel Anne Hill
Steve Miller
Adrienne Foster
Leah Bobet
Richard Chwedyk

And of course, additional readers will be the many people signed up for the workshop sections who will read and critique each other's work.

Comments

( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
kelly_yoyo
Jul. 21st, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Yay! The workshops are going to be a huge success, I know it!
kristajhl
Jul. 21st, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
Really looks marvelous!
Only wish I could be there. Perhaps next year.
Also, nice to meet you in person (all too briefly) at ReaderCon, and hurrah for your new icon! Best of luck with the workshops and enjoy WorldCon!
kylecassidy
Jul. 21st, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
woah, hey, i want to submit a story!
birdhousefrog
Jul. 21st, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
Go for it! Email me. We would have a special circle of hell, er, workshop section, reserved just for you!
dancinghorse
Jul. 21st, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
You forgot me. I even twittered it.

Invisible again. Figures.
birdhousefrog
Jul. 21st, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, right. As if. Only when you choose to wear your cloak of invisibility and disappear for the weekend. You, your cats, your horses, are anything but invisible. And your little dogs, too.

You are the 500lb gorilla in my corner. Or the equine equivalent thereof. As I am in yours.
davidlevine
Jul. 22nd, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
I promoted the workshop in my blog (http://davidlevine.livejournal.com/172798.html) and in Twitter, and I'll be Twittering about this post in a moment.

Thanks so much for doing this work. Worldcon writers' workshops are staggeringly important and I was so disappointed that some recent Worldcons didn't have them.
birdhousefrog
Jul. 22nd, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
You're one of my heroes!

Oz
karen_w_newton
Jul. 22nd, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
Oz-- I just saw the schedule online. How is it that you are still sane?

birdhousefrog
Jul. 23rd, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
I am not sane. Who said I was sane? That person should be institutionalized. They're clearly insane themselves to say that I'm sane.

It is one heck of a schedule. It is a marvel. It will drive everyone crazy (I hope) trying to go to everything they want to.

It is also now time for all the various changes to said schedule. Rubber room, strait jacket, I embrace them. It's the institutional food that's the issue.
karen_w_newton
Jul. 23rd, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
Try to think of it as a few weeks at a weight loss spa!
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