five things make a post, July edition
2. My horror-ish SF short story "Threads of Pearl, Writhing" sold to Buzzy Mag. More yay!
3. I went to Readercon, which was yet again a positive experience (for me, at least). I did have one fellow panelist whose white privilege was showing, and one moderator who seemed to think it was appropriate to treat me like an undergrad in one of his classes, but most everyone else was awesome. Folks were super-appreciative of my science talk, which is so refreshing when you're accustomed to often-apathetic undergrads.
4. If you aren't aware of the Readercon sexual harassment fracas by now, you must live under a rock. I have my fingers crossed that the concom will overrule the Board's decision, and everyone can go back to feeling like Readercon is a safe professional environment instead of a con run by harassment apologists.
5. Writing-wise, July was a fail-month in terms of actual words-on-pages, but I did accomplish all the mental noodling around needed for a new short story. So I'm back composing sentences now, and I think this one might even turn out well.