Strain

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 […]

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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. […]

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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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Judging the 2016 Aurealis Awards

I am super excited to share that I’ve been selected as a judge for the 2016 Aurealis Awards! If you’ve previously missed me discussing the Aurealis Awards, they are Australia’s premier juried awards for speculative fiction. They cover fantasy, sci-fi and horror, with categories for Best Novel and Best Short Story for each genre. There are […]

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Contact2016 schedule

Contact2016 is the National Australian Science Fiction Convention this year. It will be held in Brisbane from Friday 25 March until Monday 28 March… which means it starts in just ten days! The Guests of Honour are Ben Aaronovitch, Jill Pantozzi, Keri Arthur, Kirilee Barker and Maria Lewis. I will be attending this year and […]

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2016 NAFF race

Recently, I wrote a little about stepping outside my comfort zone and my plans to do more of that in the coming year. The 2016 NAFF race is part of that. NAFF is the National Australian Fan Fund. It was set up to send one Australian fan to the National Science Fiction Convention each year. This year […]

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