June 10th, 2013

Squee Kitten

returned from 10th Annual New Orleans GLBTQ Literary Festival

In a slower-paced world I would now post ALL THE THINGS about the 10th Annual New Orleans GLBTQ Literary Festival from which I have just returned, triumphant in my role as the first fanfic writer ever in the Fest's 10-year history asked to present their works. However, since I have barely returned home and it's time to pack for my three fannish weeks in England, I will at this juncture simply say that not one negative thing I was told about New Orleans proved to be true in my personal experience and everything that I thought would be good was even better than what I thought it would be.

If someone on my flist pokes me -- round about late July -- to write more on this, I will. *coaxes flist for reminder*
Squee Kitten

boosting the signal for "Squee! the Book"

There's an awesome book project in the works by rivers_bend and missyjack. They say : "We love our fandoms, but above all we love fangirls and we wanted to put together a book written by fangirls about being a fangirl. A book by us, for us.
This book is to be a collection of the sort of tales we tell each other over a few cocktails. Our origin stories, stories about becoming a writer or an artist, of friendships made and hours spent posting pics of very pretty people. We hope many of you will contribute essays or anecdotes to the collection. It might be 3,000 words about an epic fangirl road trip, or 500 words about some mad moment on LJ. We want stories from the fannish past too -- from the days of photocopied fanzines, and messageboards and long dead fandoms. We hope the book will be – like fandom - eclectic and quirky, diverse and just a bit dangerous. We are so excited to kick off this project and hope you'll help boost the signal so we can get an amazing array of fangirl tales. But most of all submit your fangirl story to us. With thanks to the awesome fangirls angstslashhope, hells_half_acre, and counteragent who already helped with getting the website together."

Join in the Squee! You can find all the details about the book and how to submit to it at "Squee! the Book"!