Archive for October, 2010

Aggiecon 42 Guest of Honor

I’ll be attending Aggiecon 42 in March 2011 as a guest of honor, along with Catherynne M. Valente. There’s not much information about the convention on the website as of yet, but the subtitle of this year’s con is “Life, the Con, and Everything”–a nod to Douglas Adams, given this is Aggiecon number 42. Aggiecon is put on annually by the Cepheid Variable group at Texas A&M University.

Aggiecon 42 takes place March 25-27, 2011, in College Station, TX.

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World Fantasy 2010

I’ll be attending the World Fantasy Convention later this week. I’ll be arriving Thursday evening and departing early Monday morning.

Here’s my schedule:

Friday, 8-11:30PM (Regency Ballroom)

Saturday, 4-4:30pm (Knox Room)

For my reading, I’ll be reading a few selections from my anthologies. I’d rather do a group reading, featuring the authors etc., but World Fantasy forbids such events for some reason.

Hope to see you all there!

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Fantasy Magazine to Relaunch in March 2011 with a New Look, a New Approach, and a New Editor

ROCKVILLE, MD, OCT. 25Fantasy Magazine, the critically-acclaimed online short fiction magazine published by Prime Books, will relaunch in March 2011, with a brand new look, a new approach, and a new editor: bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams (Wastelands, The Living Dead).

Fantasy Magazine is currently edited by Sean Wallace and Cat Rambo. Wallace, who is also the publisher of Prime Books and Fantasy Magazine, will stay on as publisher but will be stepping down as co-editor. Rambo, who in addition to her work as an editor is also an accomplished author, will be stepping down in order to focus on her writing. John Joseph Adams will edit Fantasy Magazine while continuing to edit Lightspeed Magazine (also published by Prime Books), bringing both magazines under the same editorial umbrella.

Fantasy’s new publishing approach will bring it in line with its sister magazine, Lightspeed. Like Lightspeed, Fantasy will:

  • Offer all of its content for free on the web
  • Offer ebook editions of every issue of the magazine (including back issues)
  • Publish four short stories a month (two originals and two reprints)
  • Publish three nonfiction articles a month, closely tied to the fiction, plus one feature interview
  • Publish two fiction podcasts a month, produced by award-winning producer and narrator Stefan Rudnicki
  • Publish interviews with Fantasy Magazine authors (a/k/a “Author Spotlights”)

Fantasy Magazine launched in 2005 as a print magazine, before transitioning to its current online model in 2007. The magazine’s current inventory, selected by Rambo and Wallace, will appear in the magazine through February 2011; Adams will take editorial control of the magazine immediately, and his first selections will debut in the March 2011 issue when the new website launches.

About John Joseph Adams (Editor)

John Joseph Adams ( is the bestselling editor of many anthologies, such as Wastelands, The Living Dead (a World Fantasy Award finalist), The Living Dead 2, The Way of the Wizard, By Blood We Live, Federations, and The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Barnes & named him “the reigning king of the anthology world,” and his books have been named to numerous best of the year lists. Prior to taking on the role of editor at Lightspeed and Fantasy Magazine, John worked for nearly nine years in the editorial department of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. In addition to his editorial work, John is also the co-host of’s Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast.

About Prime Books

Prime Books (, edited and published by Hugo Award- and World Fantasy Award-winner Sean Wallace, is an independent publishing house specializing in a mix of anthologies, collections, novels, and magazines. Some of its established and new authors/editors include John Joseph Adams, KJ Bishop, Philip K. Dick, Theodora Goss, Rich Horton, Nick Mamatas, Sarah Monette, Holly Phillips, Tim Pratt, Ekaterina Sedia, Catherynne M. Valente, and Jeff VanderMeer.


Sean Wallace, publisher:
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THE WAY OF THE WIZARD Table of Contents

The Way of the Wizard

My anthology, The Way of the Wizard, is forthcoming in November from Prime Books. Here’s the cover copy, and the table of contents is after the cut:

Power. We all want it, they’ve got it—witches, warlocks, sorcerers, necromancers, those who peer beneath the veil of mundane reality and put their hands on the levers that move the universe. They see the future in a sheet of glass, summon fantastic beasts, and transform lead into gold…or you into a frog. From Gandalf to Harry Potter to the Last Airbender, wizardry has never been more exciting and popular.

Now acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams (The Living Dead) brings you 32 of the most spellbinding tales ever written, by some of today’s most magical talents, including Neil Gaiman, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, Robert Silverberg, Kelly Link, and many more.

Enter a world where anything is possible, where imagination becomes reality. Experience the thrill of power, the way of the wizard. (more…)

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