Monday, June 06, 2016

Coming Soon...





I have been sawing away at a tremendously huge poetry collection for the last couple of years, sending out the odd one but mostly just writing and writing and editing some more. All very different from the story writing that used to be my focus. However, I did pop out one story recently in response to a call for submissions, and had "Fog" accepted for the upcoming anthology The Nettle Tree, a collection of strangely different westerns. I have also had several poems accepted for the upcoming Your Death Full of Flowers, and yes, flowers are pretty much the main focus, but in myth and spirit settings. Both of these are poised to be published in the fall.

Also in the fall, VCon 41. Looking forward as usual to the fun and frolic.

Theme: Muppets, Puppets and Marionettes Friday, September 30 – Sunday October 2, 2016.
At the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel.

Here's a wee spot from Co-Op Radio about VCon 41.

See you there!



Image: By Steve Hillebrand, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

"This is for Mrs Zaberewsky" in Issue #1 of Polar Borealis



R. Graeme Cameron, known and loved by SF fen the world over (especially on the Wet Coast), has launched a new semi-prozine called Polar Borealis, in which he hopes to feature beginning writers, with a few oldtimers like myself to help out.

To my delight, my niece Flora Jo Zenthoefer has the lead story in the zine--"Paperwork for Mazes". My own silly story, "This is for Mrs Zaberewsky", falls somewhere around page 38.

Thanks to Graeme for his energy and encouragement for young writers--Graeme has been running the VCon Writers Workshops for some years now, among his many other fannish offerings.

Download a free copy of Polar Borealis and get reading!


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

My Schedule at VCon 40--Join Me?



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Casey June Wolf

Vancouver, BC
Sunday, October 4

10:00am

3:00pm

Saturday, September 19, 2015

VCon Rollin' On In One More TimeyWhimey



Nearly there! The yearly con approaches.

Another Fine Day in the Scriptorium
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As for VCon! Time Travel is the theme. I'll have niblings Flora and Jules in tow, as well as their pa, and will be up to the usual at the Writers Workshops (which Flora is attending for the second year), Turkey Readings, and some more serious readings, as well.

See you there!

VCON 40 Guests of Honour 

JOE HALDEMAN
Author GoH
(The Forever War, The Accidental Time Machine)

ED GREENWOOD
Game Design GoH
(The Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting and Novels)

RICK STERNBACH
Artist GoH
(Illustrator - Star Trek & others)

ERIC CHOI
Editor GoH
(
The Dragon and the Stars, Carbide Tipped Pens)

STEVE FORTY
Fan GoH

SPIDER ROBINSON
Master of Ceremonies
(Callahan's / Lady Sally Series, Stardance Trilogy)


VCON 40 Theme:

Time Travel


Come join us for three days of fannish fun and multi-track programming including:
Art Show & Auction • Vendors Hall • Author Readings • 24-Hour Games Rooms
Multi-Author Book Launch • Writers Workshops • Demos • Academie Duello
Artists Alley • Frankenstuffies • Fan Groups • Costume Contest • Panels
Hospitality Suite • Dance • Elrons • Turkey Readings • Workshops
~~~~~

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Alteration to Schedule, Surrey Muse: Val's Poems Read Early


night walk by elizabeth mcclung of SCREW BRONZE

Doesn't sound like much of a news flash but if you were thinking of not going on Friday because you are not able to stay up (or out) late in the evening, this could make the difference in whether you go.

It's been decided to read Val's poems at the beginning of the evening rather than reserving them for the end, when the Open Mic usually occurs. So the info again is:

There will be a Tribute Gathering for Valerie with various performers at City Centre Library in Surrey, room 418, behind the Surrey Central SkyTrain station, on Friday, 24 October from 5:30-8:30 PM.

Thanks, Surrey Muse!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Valerie B-Taylor's Celebration of Life

Valerie beautifully launching Eileen Kernaghan's "Sophie, In Shadow" in the midst of her health challenges.

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We will be celebrating Valerie's life together
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on Saturday, 8 November 2014

from 2 PM till 8 PM
Presentation at 3:30 PM

1928 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
Near Maple (east of Arbutus)
778-882-2642



We love you, Valerie! Thank you for being a Sunburst and a Loving Friend!