Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Thanks SwanCon

Hi all,

Just wanted to say thanks to the authors, editors and speculative fiction fans who said G'day to me at SwanCon - especially a big thanks to Shane Jiraiya Cummings for introducing me to so many great representatives of the spec fic field. Being a first (SwanCon) for me, I was quite overwhelmed, hence why I lingered in the shadows most of the time. But I hope to meet everyone again soon and take the conversations beyond pleasantries and other small talk.

And no, Eclecticism didn't win a Tin Duck, but the nomination is such a wonderful recognition in the e-zine's early days - let's see what happens next time!

As for my own writing, well, look for a small slice in the Black Box E-Anthology (Brimstone Press) and help support the Australian Horror Writers Association at the same time.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Zombie Brew-Hah-Hah

My short fiction, "Zombie Brewing" will be appearing shortly in the Australian zine, Ripples (Issue 12).

It is a personal favourite, though has been hard to place. I think this is because the horror/zombie element is a metaphor for sleep-deprived, caffeine-craving cafe patrons, and not the usual straight, dark horror many zines are looking for. So thanks, editor Sam Cousins, for taking a gamble with me. It means a lot.

- Craig.

Oh, and Black Box (Brimstone Press), which my micro-flash is also in, is on the way. I'll post some info soon!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Quack open the votes

Yes, terrible title, I know. But the great news is that my e-zine, Eclecticism, has been nominated for a 2008 Tin Ducks Award, in the field of Best WA Fan Production. Not quite sure what I'm a fan of, besides great stories, poems and artwork (the original nomination ballots had Best WA Unpaid Production, which I'd thought was more appropriate, but the category was scrapped), but I can't express how wonderful it is for someone to actually nominate the e-zine at all. Thanks for the nod. And thanks again to all the wonderful contributors who've made the e-zine such fun to make.

For those who don't know, the Tin Duck Awards are "the annual Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation (WASFF) Achievement Awards for WA writers and artists. The awards will be presented at Swancon 33 “The State of the Art” to be held in Perth from March 20-24th." (information taken from the SwanCon website - see previous Tin Ducks link). So only those attending SwanCon can vote, and I say to them, if you want to big up the little guy...

Nah, there are so many great productions - I can't wait to see who wins.
If you're attending, say Hello at the awards night.

- Craig.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Review time

I posted 2 reviews on HorrorScope today, if anyone cares to read them. And no, I am not usually that cruel. But sometimes stories must be told. Naughty story, naughty.

Saturday, March 1, 2008