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The Convention Centre, Dublin, and the Samuel Beckett Bridge
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 08:37
For those who may be attending Dublin 2019, the 77th World Science Fiction Convention: here's my schedule. Please note that what you see here are only those public events where I'm either part of the program item proper, or expected to be in attendance. I may be present at other programming events (I mean, wow, I really hope so...), but I'm not going to try listing those here because I honestly have no idea what's going to happen on the day. As some strategist or other would probably have said, "No con attendee's informal schedule long survives contact with reality... + continue reading
The Five contemplate a Hugo Award
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 09:45
So it's that time of year when nominations open up for the World Science Fiction Society's Hugo Awards, and it turns out that work of mine is eligible to be nominated for one in 2019. (I confess to being a little excited, since some of my earliest work is involved -- not to mention my very earliest award-nominated work -- in a universe for which I have something of a soft spot.) The award in question is the one for Best Series. And the series in question is the Tale of the Five series (also known as the Middle Kingdoms series or "the Door Into..." books): The Door Into Fire... + continue reading
The Dublin Convention Centre, core venue for Dublin 2019
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 20:05
I’m ridiculously happy to let everybody know that I’ve been chosen to be one of the Guests of Honour at the 2019 World Science Fiction Convention in Dublin, Ireland. To say that I’m blown away by this—and have been for some months while I sat tight on the news—would be badly understating the case. To be the recipient of an honor that's been bestowed on some of the people who've mattered deeply in my life as an SF fan and a writer is simply mind-boggling. To be asked to fill such a position, not just at a Worldcon based for the very first time in the land... + continue reading
Warning triangles
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 16:24
  We're updating our site You've arrived while we're in the process of giving the main DianeDuane.com site a makeover. Over this month a lot of new features are going to be added to make it easier for our visitors to get around and find what they want...so do stop in every now and then to see how the construction's coming. Please note that some pages that existed in the old website's structure may not be valid any more, as (in the case of outdated material) they've been removed, or (for newer/current material) they've been combined with other... + continue reading