A round-up, of some things that needed rounding up

12 04 2013

(1) Some time back, I posted on the SpecFicNZ ‘Twitter Love’ contest, for ultra-short speculative romance stories. The competition is now closed, but public voting is now on, as detailed here. There are sixteen 140-characters-or-less stories, and some of them are absolute corkers. You should give them a look, you really should, and vote for the best one. (I didn’t get my act together sufficiently to put in an entry–see items (2) and (3) below–so my call-to-vote is entirely altruistic and unsullied by considerations of personal advancement.)

(2) The Next anthology is, I understand, almost finished with its adventure at the printers, and should be arriving in Canberra early next week, in good time for the launch at Conflux, on Friday 26th April. (And if you’re going to be at Rydges Captal Hill on that Friday, at 6 pm, you should really drop in on the launch, you really should.) This is, tentatively, a big relief, since I had been racing to get the layout done in time. I’m looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.

(3) The upcoming ASIM issue, ASIM 57, is also sufficiently far advanced in its printing that it looks likely to feature on the ASIM dealer’s table at Conflux. It’s a very good issue, put together by ASIM‘s indomitable slushwrangler, Lucy Zinkiewicz. (You should read it, you really should.)This is, tentatively, a big relief, since I had been racing to get the layout done in time. I’m looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.

(4) I’m quietly confident of getting some actual time over the next few days to actually get some actual writing done, I hope. Though there’s still the ASIM 57 e-booking to do, and a costume to organise for the Next launch, and …

(5) Apropos of nothing in particular, a piece of community advice (which should, I suspect, be intoned in a Stephen Fry voice for maximum effect):

When a politician tells you that you’re old enough to drink, it means something rather different than when a vampire tells you that you’re old enough to drink.

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