Hello from Paula S. Jordan

Copyright 2011 Paula S. Jordan It is not my intention to blather pointlessly about myself, but I’ll be putting some words out here about a number of things, including writing, and in case you find an interest in what I will have to say, I think it’s only fair to let you know where I … Continue reading

More Recent Reads

Copyright 2014 by Paula S. Jordan Here, as promised last week, are comments on two more authors whose work I have only recently discovered: D.B. Jackson and Gail Z. Martin. As historical urban fantasy, D.B. Jackson’s The Thieftaker Chronicles series, represents a definition-expanding departure for that popular sub-genre. But somehow I can’t see many readers … Continue reading

Con-Gregate: A Brand New Science Fiction Convention

Copyright 2014 by Paula S. Jordan Meet Greg-8, avatar of Con-Gregate, a new start-up Con in the North Carolina Triad: Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem. Kinda cute isn’t he? Why that name? Think Con-Greg-8. The first annual Con-Gregate was held in Winston-Salem this past weekend. I’m hoping for more photos for next week’s post. Con-Gregate … Continue reading

Panel Notes: Balticon 2014

Copyright 2014 by Paula S. Jordan Balticon was as colorful, musical, imaginative, and creatively stimulating as ever this year, with a wide range of guests including GOH Brandon Sanderson, Bard/Filk GOH Kenneth Anders, Artist GOH Halo Jankowski, 2014 Robert Heinlein Award Winner Geoffrey A. Landis, and 2014 Compton Crook Award Winner Charles E. Gannon. As … Continue reading

Kickass, Heroic, Anti-Heroic, and Villainous Characters at ConCarolinas 2014

Copyright 2014 by Paula S. Jordan ConCarolinas 2013, as I reported at the time, presented “the best panel program I [had] seen short of a worldcon or Nebula Weekend.” Well, Con Chair Jada Diaz, Programming Director Carol Cowles, and company, definitely kept up the good work in 2014. The panel topics were many, varied, useful … Continue reading

ConCarolinas 2014, Part 1

Copyright 2014 by Paula S. Jordan I’m starting off a pair of posts on ConCarolinas with photos and brief peaks at some of this year’s outstanding guests, performers, and panelists: George R.R. Martin signed autographs, discussed his Wild Card series, read from his new novel Winds of Winter and answered questions for what often seemed … Continue reading