In episode 231 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with Scott Lynch Author of The Lies of Locke Lamora, Red Seas Under Red Skies, and Republic of Thieves.

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In episode 229 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with ML Brennan Author of Generation V and Iron Night.

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 214): Live from WorldCon with Author Nancy Hightower

In episode 214 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester is live from WorldCon with author Nancy Hightower.

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In episode 207 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down in the food court at Worldcon to chat with David Boop.

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In episode 205 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down to chat with Betsy Dornbusch – Author of the Seven Eyes fantasy series, and Sentinel urban fantasy series, as well as an Editor at Electric Spec Magazine.

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In episode 204 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sneaks into an unused programming room to chat with the editor, publisher, and several contributing authors of the Beyond the Sun anthology, out from Fairwood Press.
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About Jason: Jason M. Hough (pronounced ‘Huff’) is a former 3D Artist and Game Designer (Metal Fatigue, Aliens vs. Predator: Extinction, and many others). Writing fiction became a hobby for him in 2007 and quickly turned into an obsession. He started writing THE DARWIN ELEVATOR in 2008 as a Nanowrimo project, and kept refining the manuscript until 2011 when it sold to Del Rey along with a contract for two sequels. The book released on July 30th in the US and reached the New York Times Bestseller list the following week.

The trilogy, collectively called THE DIRE EARTH CYCLE, will be released in the summer of 2013.
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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 200!): 2013 WorldCon Wrap-Up

In episode 200 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester, Gail Carriger, Matthew Sanborn Smith, Karen Burnham and John DeNardo chat about their adventures at this year’s WorldCon in San Antonio, Texas.
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2013 LoneStarCon3/WorldCon Trip Report

I’m still flying high after LonestarCon3/Worldcon 2013. What a blast it was. Even though I arrived relatively late to the con, the people there instantly made me feel right at home.

Convention panels are fun, but for me the real pleasure in attending conventions is hanging out with like-minded book-lovers. Many people made this con a memorable lifetime experience for me — too many to name-drop without leaving someone out, but they know who they are — and they were not only the fellow attendees with whom I shared laughs with, but also the convention runners who put on a great con. Well done! My only regret is that I didn’t have more time to spend with fellow con-goers, and some fiends I missed seeing completely. Next time!

This convention had the largest-ever attendance by regular SF Signal contributors. I finally got to meet some of them for the first time in person. It was like a family gathering, only without the arguments and guilt. (Even so: I’m the crotchety old uncle.) :)

Speaking of gatherings, the SF Signal Meetup was a smashing success. Lots of fans and authors showed up for a relaxed get-together and some fun schmoozing. It ran long, but only because it was so much fun. Thanks to everyone who attended!
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We are pleased to announce that SF Signal has partnered with LoneStarCon3, the San Antonio, Texas-based convention that will host next year’s Worldcon between August 29th – September 2nd, 2013. We will happily be hosting guest posts from the good folks at LoneStarCon3 to help spread the word about next year’s Worldcon.

Here’s the official press release with more details…

[10/17 UPDATE: Despite the following press release, LoneStarCon3 will not mirror our content on their site. We are perfectly OK with this. The purpose of this agreement was to help promote the con to folks who might not otherwise know about it. We are happy to help bring con news to as wide an audience as possible.]

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