So people know I’ve looked at Clarion in the past and keep almost doing it. The lack of stories was the major problem. (Only because I did my best to ignore the financial problem.) I’ve been doing better on the story front, though I wouldn’t say I have anything new polished since the last submission deadline. So I had hopes for 2007.
Some of the authors/editors that were (are) going to be at 2007 are, well, at least names I’ve heard of! Cory Doctorow cowrote the quite good Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Science Fiction. And Mary Ann Mohanraj compiled the really cool Alternative Sexualities in Fantasy and SF List.
So that was really cool. And Clarion was my choice over Clarion West because it seemed more likely I’d get a scholarship of some sort. Plus, it’s closer. And the original.
Clarion’s moving though. To San Diego. I don’t know what to make of that. How can you have Clarion and Clarion West when they’re both west? Is Seattle at least more west than San Diego? I probably would’ve flown anyway, so I guess the cost won’t be much different. It’s just weird.
And creepy. The press release is dated September 11, 2006. Ominous much?
Now I’ve missed the chance to be the last class in the old location, like I managed to do when I rode Pirates of the Carribbean the last day before they closed it for a movie remodel.
I don’t know much about San Diego. It’s in California. Okay, so I guess that’s about all I know. I wish it had been San Francisco. There’s like, y’know, a bridge, and a Japantown. And, presumably, nuclear wessels.
Oh. San Diego Comic Con. Well. That’s something. Not that I’m interested in comics, but it’s heyuuuge, right? Probably some cool guests and a good dealer’s room and things to do. It occurs during the workshop.
Wow. San Diego is crazy south. Near Tijuana. Now that would be a trip. Brush up on my Espanol and get me a passport.
It’d be just my luck if California fell into the ocean next summer.
So they’re taking applications starting in January. That’s a good target. Beats aiming for the final deadline. :P