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Three Years

Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of Earl Grey Editing’s blog. I’m celebrating with Lamington cake: vanilla sponge cake dipped in chocolate and covered in dessicated coconut, layered with jam and cream. It is delicious! So, three years. That sounds like such a short time and yet it feels like I’ve been doing this forever. I […]

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Ditmar shortlists

The Australian SFF awards season has been very kind to me this year. The preliminary shortlists for the Ditmar Awards were released yesterday and I was delighted to discover I’d made the ballot. Twice over. In the same category. The blog here at Earl Grey Editing has been nominated for Best Fan Publication in Any […]

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Aurealis nominations and the Convenors’ Award for Excellence

The shortlists for the Aurealis Awards were announced yesterday. Congratulations to all of the nominees! It was a delight to witness the celebrations on social media, particularly among the first-timers. I found the experience surprisingly hard as a judge. I just want to shake everyone and rave about these wonderful stories, but will need to […]

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Apparently there’s such a thing as too much reading. Last week I had some trouble with my eyesight. Both the doctor and the optometrist agreed it was eye strain. I had to drastically reduce the amount of time I spent reading and using the computer. As a consequence, there will be no posts this week. […]

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Into the Bayou

This month, Wyrd Games are launching Into the Bayou, an expansion of their RPG Through The Breach. I had the great delight of working on Into the Bayou with Rik Lagarto and the team at Wyrd. As a keen RPG player, it has meant a lot to me to have the chance to contribute on a professional level. […]

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Preparing for Conflux 12

Conflux, Canberra’s annual convention for speculative fiction writers and fans, begins next week! This year it is taking place from Friday 30 September until Monday 3 October and the theme is Red Fire Monkey, after the Chinese astrological year. Special guests are David Farland, a best-selling fantasy author and writing instructor all the way from the US, and […]

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Out of Hibernation

Now that spring is well and truly underway, the Earl Grey Editing blog is coming out of hibernation. Posts resume as usual this week, with a review of Peter S. Beagle’s Summerlong tomorrow. On Friday I’ll be checking in with my schedule for Conflux… which starts in a week! I’m really looking forward to it. My spring […]

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Earl Grey Editing, Lady Business, Feminist Ponies, Australian Women Writers, book lists, reading lists

50 Australian Women SFF Writers at Lady Business

Regular readers may have noticed that I’m a huge fan of the feminist SFF blog Lady Business. If you’ve not heard of them, they review SFF across a range of media–primarily, but not limited to, books. They also discuss industry and fandom news from queer and feminist perspectives. Their work has been nominated for a […]

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Happy blogiversary!

Today marks the second anniversary of Earl Grey Editing’s blog. I was very disappointed that Jazz Apple–the makers of the cupcake featured in my first anniversary post–had shut down sometime over the last year. I consoled myself with chocolates from Koko Black instead. The heart at the front is their dark chocolate Sienna Strawberry, a […]

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Australian SF Snapshot 2016

Back in 2005, Australian writer Ben Peek spent a week interviewing 43 people in the Australian SFF scene. Thus was the Aussie SpecFic Snapshot born. Held every two years (more or less), it has grown bigger each time. The event now consists of an entire team who create a broad overview of Australian SFF by interviewing a […]

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