Submissions are open until October 16th. I know there are a lot of writing type folks here. Uncanny is a fantastic magazine that publishes cutting edge short SFF. If you’ve got stories that meet their submissions guidelines, give it a shot.
November was a trash fire that burned with the heat of a thousand suns. Many folks who intended to do NaNoWriMo got blown off course. There’s a big push on Twitter for folks to make December the new November - #NaNoReDo.
Just wanted to remind folks that as we go into another big release, we want to be courteous to our fellow odeckers. If you must post spoilers, make sure you put them below the jump and mark them clearly. Thanks!
It’s the new year! And it’s time for a quick reminder: This Observation Deck is for science, SFF, and other related things to those topics, as well as a few other community things like CAH and “what are we drinking” posts. It’s not for stuff that is not that. Other Kinjas are for that. Not this one.
We’re all excited about Star Wars whether to trash it or love it up. Label your spoilers clearly and never put them before the jump. Don’t post the hundredth OMG STAR WARS!!!!1 stub on the main page. I’ll be cleaning up fairly ruthlessly. Don’t end up in a trash compactor.
Patreon is a crowd-sourced funding platform for creators. Unlike Kickstarter or its peers, Patreon allows for a sustained income based on small monthly contributions from many people. Content creators - writers, artists, musicians, etc - use it to fund their work. In return for the contributions, creators often give…
It’s been a few days since I took back the hat from crashedpc as owner of the Observation Deck. I figured it might be a good time for me to introduce myself to the folks who don’t know me, re-introduce myself to the folks who do know me, and talk a little about what a change of ownership means.
This one shot comic from Jessi Sheron is absolutely wonderful. Is someone cutting onions in here? Maybe there’s just something in my eye...
This is a bit older post but it was linked on a writing group I'm a part of and it was absolutely fantastic. I highly recommend listening to the recording and reading along. Hearing Whedon speak reveals a lot about him; behind that self-deprecating, lightly ironic demeanor is a powerful, driven creator who guards his…
Spoilery yet awesome thing after the jump.
I picked up WildStar a few weeks back. I started with a 7 day trial and was sold within a few minutes. It's a great game, but it's also some damn fine science fiction.
Purchased an eBook from Amazon in the last few years? Check your email to see if you received a settlement payment to your account.
Got a finished manuscript but nowhere to publish it? Got a Twitter account? Pitch your book to Carina Press!
"A major science fiction and fantasy convention scheduled to hit the city in March has been canceled and moved from the River North Westin Hotel after hotel staff referred to attendees as "freaks," according to an announcement posted on the event's website."
It's time to make nebulous promises to the new year. We're going to be healthier! We're going to spend more time with our kids! One resolution that's gotten popular lately is "learn to code!" Okay. Learn to code what?
Oh, Korea. Why are you so amazing?
Every once in awhile, the #MSWL hashtag gets fired up and a bunch of editors and agents of all stripes put out their wishlists. These are the books they are looking for. Trying to find where to pitch your teenage arachnids in love YA? Guaranteed somebody on this list wants it.
As we get started on the new TV season, let's refresh our spoiler policy! There's the most salient point in the graphic above. Read on for more.
Brand's remarks about Hugo Boss's Nazi affiliation made a splash during the GQ awards. He talks to The Guardian about his experience that night and the insidious censorship of media bias as driven by their corporate masters. Brand is one hell of an excellent writer and an insightful man. Who knew?