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RIP XIII

  Happy Halloween! I admit I don’t really celebrate, but it is a wonderful excuse to wear some awesome manicures. Of course, the arrival of Halloween means that the 13th Readers Imbibing Peril reading challenge is coming to a close. In case you have forgotten, this is basically an excuse to read as much as […]

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SciFiMonth 2018 sign-up

According to my reading stats, the percentage of sci-fi in my reading diet is up on previous years. But it could always use a bit more of a boost. The RIP XIII challenge provided a nice balance of focus and freedom, so I thought I’d try signing up for something similar. SciFiMonth is run by […]

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Conflux 14 Report

Conflux 14, Canberra’s speculative fiction convention, took place last weekend. Ordinarily, this would be the part where I report in about the amazing people and interesting panels I saw. Unfortunately, I was quite unwell and had to cancel my attendance. I consoled myself with a copy of Joanna Russ’s How to Suppress Women’s Writing and […]

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Conflux 14 schedule

  Conflux, Canberra’s annual convention for speculative fiction writers and fans, begins next week! This year it is taking place from Friday 28 September until Monday 1 October and the theme is Unconventional Heroes. YA author Ambelin Kwaymullina is the Guest of Honour, along with local horror author Rob Hood. As usual, I will be […]

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RIP 13 sign-up

It has been a few years since I last participated in the Readers Imbibing Peril reading challenge. For those unfamiliar with it: The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as: Mystery. Suspense. Thriller. Dark Fantasy. Gothic. Horror. Supernatural. The emphasis is never on the word challenge, instead it […]

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Dewey’s Readathon, July 2018

Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon took place last weekend. For those who have somehow managed to miss my incessant posting about it, the event is basically a chance for book geeks across the world to get together and read as much as possible. It is also held in honour of its founder, a book blogger who went […]

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Dewey’s Read-a-thon sign-up, July 2018

Dewey’s read-a-thon is my favourite reading challenge and it usually runs twice a year–in April and October. This year Andi and Heather have decided to surprise us all with a third round. Although it will still run for the full 24 hours, the starting time has been shifted 12 hours. This means the challenge begins […]

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Continuum 14

A week ago, I was in Melbourne attending Continuum 14. This speculative fiction convention ran from Friday 8 June until Monday 11 June. The Guests of Honour were Cat Sparks and Alison Evans. As is my habit, I live-tweeted a bunch of panels. Since Storify is no longer a thing, I’ve rounded them up here. […]

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Continuum 14 Schedule

Next Friday I’ll be down in Melbourne gearing up for the start of Continuum 14. The Guests of Honour are Cat Sparks and Alison Evans. This will be my second year attending; I was really impressed by the programming last year and couldn’t resist coming back. Speaking of programming, I’ve been scheduled on some fantastic […]

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Dewey’s Read-a-thon, April 2018

Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-thon took place on Sunday, Australian time. For those who have somehow managed to miss my incessant posting about it, the event is basically a chance for book geeks across the world to get together and read as much as possible. It is also held in honour of its founder, a book blogger […]

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