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Fan Art Contest!

I’m not going to lie: I’m kind of a sucker for art and gratification, in equal measure.  For that reason, it’s been a long-standing tradition of mine to announce fan art contests periodically. And since The City Stained Red will be debuting soon, now seemed like a perfect time TO DO EXACTLY THAT. RULES: 1. Submit a […]

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New York Comicon 2014!

I swear to heebus, I meant to have this up earlier, but a fearsome bout of pancreatitis kept me out of action. But now that I’m all cleared up, I can tell you that SAM SYKES WILL BE AT NEW YORK COMIC CON! oh jesus I was not prepared for this eventuality please god tell me […]

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Sexy Destroyers of the Future

Featured image used with permission by Aerlyn’s Costumes and Designs! So, if you’re at all into comics, you’ve probably seen this. Denise Dorman, wife of Dave Dorman, recently illuminated a problem that’s been talked about for ages and has now been coming to a head: Comicon doesn’t seem to be about comics anymore.  She goes […]

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Red Nooses in Tight Circles

This week is Banned Books Week, seven days in which we celebrate the essential freedom to read.  I’d never given it much thought before.  Not until my publisher at Orbit sent me an email and asked if there was anything I’d like to do for Banned Books Week. I promise I had something more funny […]

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Ape Fight

If you’ve read this blog in at least a passing capacity, you probably know that I like supporting various art projects.  I’m a huge fan of artists and I love supporting them with linkage from this blog where I can. If you’ve been reading this blog in the past few months, you’ll know that I […]

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That Moment When…

That moment when you finish writing a book. That moment when you realize how much work is left to do. That moment when you edit relentlessly, polishing every word until it shines. That moment when you think it’s taking a long time but you know it’s worth taking a long time to do it. That […]

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Choking on the Slurpee of Fantasy

There probably a dozen good reasons to hate Robert J. Bennett. For one, he is an absolutely dreadful housemate, I’m told, insisting on performing morning calisthenics at 6 AM and livestreaming the events from a GoPro situated on the floor between his legs with the lens pointed up.  He has a lengthy list of academic […]

GenCon 2014!

Hey, fellas! While a bunch of my loser friends are over at LonCon, I thought I’d get down in the trenches with the gaming men and women of our great world and attend GenCon.  Fortunately, they were nice enough to put me on the Writer’s Symposium track and I’ll be doing a few panels while […]

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Colonels of Industry

I am not of the opinion that Traditionally Published Authors and Self-Published Authors are as chainmail and rust monsters (see what happened there?  That’s nerd cred, son). Rather, I’m of the opinion that the line between the two is getting fuzzier every day.  Good kind of fuzzy, like a teddy bear someone would hand you […]

Tales of Punishment

A few things about me. 1) I’ve been a guest at Phoenix Comicon for four years now.  It is my favorite con, my home con, and I love it dearly enough to have spent a lot of effort contributing to it via lending my particular expertise to its panels and attendants. 2) I love Japanese […]

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