Cleveland ConCoction 2020 Cancelled

Based on guidance I received from my employer last week, I had already (with great sadness) withdrawn from attending this year’s Cleveland ConCoction. Later that same day, the announcement came out that the convention was being cancelled. I know this is a stressful and scary time for everyone, for a variety of reasons. I’m luckyContinue reading “Cleveland ConCoction 2020 Cancelled”

February Wrap-Up & March Goals

Happy Leap Year! If January 2020 lasted about a millions years, February 2020 only took about 5 minutes. My month has been full of useful and not-so-useful productivity (yeah, I started playing World of Warcraft again), but it was also filled with good books and lovely times with friends, so what more can a girlContinue reading “February Wrap-Up & March Goals”

Con Report: Farpoint 2020

I attended my third year at Farpoint in Baltimore, Maryland, this past weekend and had an absolute blast spending time with friends and being a panelist on some of my favorite topics. I wish I’d been able to hang out more in the evening with people, but I commuted from home this year and hadContinue reading “Con Report: Farpoint 2020”

January Wrap-Up & February Goals

This year is off to an EXCELLENT start, if I do say so myself. I got lots of reading done. I got lots of editing done. I played a lot of video games. And I’m thrilled with my health progress. I know I said I wasn’t travelling anywhere, but I managed to sneak away toContinue reading “January Wrap-Up & February Goals”

Con Report: Starbase Indy 2019

Looking for the full slide set for my “Alternate History: Creating Stories by Changing the Past” presentation? See below! Usually I try to have my convention reports posted on the Wednesday after the con, but this month I had the crazy idea that I could do two events in a row. So because I traveledContinue reading “Con Report: Starbase Indy 2019”

November Wrap-Up & December Goals

I hope everyone had a fabulous month full of NaNoWriMo and/or delicious food. I’m in the midst of traveling (3 airplanes, 2 conferences, 2 cities), so cross your fingers that the ridiculous cold I had 2 weeks ago doesn’t return with a vengeance. Ironically, because of the traveling and the cold, I did not haveContinue reading “November Wrap-Up & December Goals”

The Sorting Hat comes to Limani!

I had some time on my hands the other day (translation: I was procrastinating on other projects), so I added a new page to the Worldbuilding section of my website! Most fantasy fans in the world can immediately answer the question, “What house are you?” and I’m certainly no exception. As a fun characterization exercise,Continue reading “The Sorting Hat comes to Limani!”

October Wrap-Up & November Goals

Happy half-price candy day! I had to go into the office yesterday, so my costume was really simple. What did you dress up as? It was a fast month, as always, but I got a lot accomplished and I’m gearing up for my version of NaNoWriMo. Instead of writing 50,000 words this month, I’m goingContinue reading “October Wrap-Up & November Goals”

Con Report: Capclave 2019

Note: If you are here to find a copy of my alternate history presentation, see below! I spent a lovely weekend in Rockville, Maryland, as part of Capclave 2019! Highlights included being on panels with both guests of honor (Robert Sawyer and Martha Wells) and giving my alternate history presentation to a small but participatoryContinue reading “Con Report: Capclave 2019”

September Wrap-Up & October Goals

What’s going on at Casa Siamese this month? My hair is partially purple, I still have no tattoos, and there’s a half-built LEGO set on my dining room table. I’m in the midst of multiple projects, I’m planning multiple trips, and I just ordered a ton of Girl Scout cookies. So, no complaints here. Let’sContinue reading “September Wrap-Up & October Goals”