Unfortunately, owing to the pandemic, all 2021 FOGcon events are virtual. But with a mix of social events, Authors Read! events, FOGcon Rapid Reads, and Virtual Writer Workshops - plus whatever we can think up - we hope to continue to provide opportunities for the FOGcon community.
So far, we've had author readings, social events, writer workshops, and now a panel discussion.
On Sunday, April 25, we had a lovely virtual Authors Read! event featuring Marie Brennan and Effie Seiberg. We were also joined by five other great authors for the new FOGcon Rapid Reads: five-minute readings from their own works.
On May 24th, we had a successful virtual Writing Workshop with Madeleine Robins and Arley Sorg as instructors.
In March, we had great readings from SB Divya (author of Machinehood), and Juliette Wade (Mazes of Power)
Also in March, we had an excellent Writing Workshop with Marie Brennan and David D. Levine.
We also had social events for the FOGcon community in March and April, using Zoom and GatherTown.
Here are upcoming events:
Claire Light and Nancy Jane Moore
Sunday, July 25, 5pm-7.30 pm Pacific
Featured authors Claire Light (who writes as Jadie Jang) and Nancy Jane Moore will read from their works. We also hope to hear short excerpts from other FOGcon writers in our FOGcon Rapid Reads! event.
We don't record the readings for copyright reasons.
Nancy Jane Moore is the author of the new fantasy novel For the Good of the Realm (published June 1) and the Locus-recommended science fiction novel The Weave, both published by Seattle’s Aqueduct Press. Her other books include the novella Changeling and the collection Conscientious Inconsistencies. In addition to writing, she holds a fourth degree black belt in Aikido and teaches empowerment self defense. A native Texan who spent many years in Washington, D.C., she now lives in Oakland, California, with her sweetheart, two cats, and an ever-growing murder of crows.
Claire Light, who writes as Jadie Jang and uses she/her pronouns, is a Bay Area writer, cultural worker, and activist. She has worked since 1997 in nonprofit administration, particularly in arts and social justice, and was a cofounder of Hyphen magazine. You can read her fiction in McSweeney's, Hyphen, and The Encyclopedia Project, among others. A short collection of her stories, SLIGHTLY BEHIND AND TO THE LEFT, was published by Aqueduct Press in 2009. Her fantasy novel MONKEY AROUND, written under the pen name Jadie Jang, will be published by Solaris on Aug. 3 2021.
FOGcon Writers Workshop,
May 24th 2021
In FOGcon Virtual Workshops small groups of writers (typically 3-5), led by a professional, meet on Zoom to constructively critique each others' manuscripts.
The May 24th FOGcon Writers Workshop is led by Arley Sorg and Madeleine Robins. This one is full, but we're planning another workshop before the end of the year. Watch for an announcement!
Arley Sorg is co-Editor-in-Chief at Fantasy Magazine, senior editor at Locus Magazine, associate editor at both Lightspeed & Nightmare Magazines, and a columnist for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. He takes on multiple roles, including slush reader, movie reviewer, and book reviewer, as well as conducting interviews for multiple venues, including Clarkesworld Magazine and his own site: arleysorg.com. Arley grew up in England, Hawaii, and Colorado, and studied Asian Religions at Pitzer College. He lives in Oakland, and, in non-pandemic times, usually writes in local coffee shops. He is a 2014 Odyssey Writing Workshop graduate.
Madeleine Robins (she/ her) has been a nanny, an administrator, an actor, and a swordswoman; has trafficked book production, edited comics, and repaired hurt books. She's also the author of the New York Times Notable urban fantasy The Stone War; Daredevil: The Cutting Edge; historical novel Sold for Endless Rue; and alt-Regency-noir mysteries Point of Honour, Petty Treason, and The SleepingPartner. Madeleine lives in San Francisco with a dog, a husband, and a terrifying lemon tree. As always, she's working on another damned book. Links: madeleinerobins.com , sarahtolerance.com , treehousewriters.com