Iceland

Dinosaurs and Screening

In the greenroom we played Bone Wars, a Ruthless Game of Paleontology. I picked it up on a whim at Readercon because Jodi and I had been working on a show about Mary Anning. Initially the rules looked intimidatingly complex, but once we started playing it was loads of fun. After work, we went to …

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Sleepy

Indeed. The party went until sometime after three a.m. It’s weird. Culturally, when you throw a party in Iceland, you can expect that the guests will arrive an hour to an hour and a half after the stated start time. They’ll stay until three and then go downtown to finish partying. I can’t do this. …

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Eating apples

As you might imagine, the characters on the show spend a lot of time eating “sports candy.” The puppets can’t actually take a bite, so I wind up doing one of my favorite theater tricks. The apple already has bite in it but that part of the apple is held upstage so the audience can’t …

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Twenty Epics release party

To celebrate the release of Twenty Epics, the contributors are having a virtual release party. Check out David Moles’s journal for links to the other authors’ blogs, party favors and information about where to buy the book. Since I can’t offer you refreshements, I thought I’d share a little bit about where my story, The …

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Shimmer in Iceland

Welcome to the newest bookstore to carry Shimmer, Bókabúðin Hlemmi (The Happy Bookstore) in Reykjavík, Iceland. Check out the placement. Isn’t that beautiful?

Readercon, Day 2

I started the day by dropping off copies of Shimmer in the Book room with Small Beer Press. Gavin Grant very kindly agreed to stock them for us. So far we’ve sold five copies of the magazine here. Which is great. I also tracked down the box of Twenty Epics anthologies. They had gone missing …

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Readercon

Well, I’m on my way to Readercon today. I’ll be in the U.S. until Sunday. My plane won’t land in Iceland until Monday morning, so I’ll be walking straight onto set. That should be fun. Mmmm. Jet-lag and puppets. Who could ask for more. While I’m there, I’ll have my cellphone for dire emergencies, but …

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Submissions, updated

Short Fiction Locked In – Samuel, a man afflicted with ALS and locked inside his body, has hopes of communicating when his son brings home the BioDym 3000. Ginger Stuyvesant and the Case of the Haunted Nursery – In 1924, a young American heiress uses her powers as a medium to solve a haunting in …

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Bara finnt!

I feel totally triumphant. I had to make arrangements to pick up Audrey tomorrow and actually managed to do it in Icelandic. Granted, I figured out what I wanted to say beforehand and wrote it down as a script, but still! I spoke and was understood.

Groma Kolibra

I completely forgot to tell you about the real score at Koloportið. Rob and I collect portable typewriters and I’ve been keeping my eye out for one with an Icelandic keyboard. This little beauty is a Groma Kolibra. It’s an East German machine from the 1950s and is in beautiful shape. It comes with a …

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Tveir Fiskar

We went to dinner at Tveir Fiskar (Two Fish) last night. Poor Rob has such a bad head cold that he can’t taste anything. He said that even the blue cheese on his salad was only barely present. The rest of us quite enjoyed our food, I think. As a starter everyone ordered the Martha’s …

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Tveir Fiskar

We went to dinner at Tveir Fiskar (Two Fish) last night. Poor Rob has such a bad head cold that he can’t taste anything. He said that even the blue cheese on his salad was only barely present. The rest of us quite enjoyed our food, I think. As a starter everyone ordered the Martha’s …

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Dark sky

I got into London and checked into my hostel with no problems. Although the building is lovely and clean, my room is a mess. I’m in a dorm and apparently the other occupants are all traveling together and have taken over the room. Since there are large signs everywhere in the building about how your …

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