SF/F Group

This sub-group focuses on Science Fiction and Fantasy, so if you have anything that falls under that category — be it short story, poem or novel-in-progress — then come! We'd love to hear from you.

Our format allows each reader 15 minutes to present their work... followed by approximately 20 minutes of feedback from the other attendees. To ensure a fair opportunity to respond, each attendee is limited to 1 minute of feedback time. (Using this structure, we are usually able to get through four readers in any given night.)

If a reader elects to post their work in advance (NOT a requirement!), members will be able to access that work under the "More" > "Files" section from the drop-down menu, above.

Readers are:

Dara

Margaret

Emily

 

Backup Readers are:

Liz

Allegra

Ryan

 

Deep Backup:

Fraser

Sam

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  • Dara

    Great feedback as always.

    November 7, 2013

  • Emily W.

    For future reference, my email for general use and my Handle on Facebook, are both currently "[masked]" If you need to reach me for any reason I check those often through out the day, feel free to send left over feedback not shared in the group meeting

    November 5, 2013

  • M. David B.

    I should still be there, but there's almost a guarantee I'll be late. Right now I'm across the street (Learning Express) with 7yo daughter, and I can't join you until my wife arrives to take over... and she's not off work yet.

    November 5, 2013

    • M. David B.

      Also, I went ahead and raised tonight's attendance cap so no one would be stuck on the waiting list.

      1 · November 5, 2013

  • Travis S.

    I think I may get there now. But I will be late.

    November 5, 2013

  • Fraser

    While I hope my Deep Backup won't be needed, I will be up for reading/backup at the next meeting.

    November 5, 2013

  • Allegra

    Are any of ya'll planning on going to the NC Comicon??? I'd love to chat more about it ;)

    November 5, 2013

    • Fraser

      I'm attending.

      November 5, 2013

    • Fraser

      But not attending tonight. Sigh.

      November 5, 2013

  • Sam

    Did the group get hexed this week? Count me as one of the sickies. :(

    November 5, 2013

    • Gary

      I thought I had just run into someone in a particularly ugly Halloween costume, but maybe... ;-)

      November 5, 2013

  • Gary

    Looks like I'm not going to be able to make it this time, so I'll see you on the 19th. (Someone jump off that waiting list!)

    November 5, 2013

  • Dara

    Hello! I'll be showing up after 7 tonight because of work. I'm on the wait list, so if it's a full room I'll have someone let me know so a backup can read in my stead.

    November 5, 2013

  • Emily W.

    It took long enough, and though I tried to re read and edit last night, I was going to finish after work but I JUST got home.. ugh! Anyway, stories up!

    November 5, 2013

    • F Hampton C.

      Only a few of us can read an ODT file. IT would be better if you uploaded it as a DOC file.

      November 5, 2013

  • Ron C.

    My apologies to all, but I won't be able to make it tonight. I woke up under the weather and just haven't been able to shake it yet. Best I not risk contaminating the place!

    November 5, 2013

  • William L S.

    I apologize in advance; due to unforeseen circumstances, I won't be in attendance tonight. Hopefully will see you in two weeks.

    November 5, 2013

  • Lauren

    I was wondering - it sounds like there are some people who might not show up tonight. At what point does that mean I'm no longer on the wait list? If there's room, I'd love to attend!

    November 5, 2013

    • Larian

      I would say come ahead... for the most part the wait list is really only a formality. but be aware it can get crowded.

      November 5, 2013

    • Liz B.

      Come anyway, the wait list is just for the sake of meetup, we manage to fit everyone who comes!

      November 5, 2013

  • Bill F.

    I won't make it tonight, I'll be at a conference for work. See y'all next time!

    November 5, 2013

  • Ada Milenkovic B.

    We just spent all day driving home from South Florida, and boy are my arms tired. Oh, wait, that joke only works if you flew. In any case, I just got home and I will be at the meeting tomorrow.

    November 4, 2013

  • Margaret C.

    Hi folks, sorry for the late reminder. My reading is "DWG SFF Settler Convene 1". It's not the most action-packed, but a pivotal part of changing attitudes. I'll give a quick preface for those who haven't heard previous parts. I'll appreciate feedback on how well all this reflection and dialogue works, and what I can do to improve it. Thanks!

    November 4, 2013

  • Ryan J.

    There's a chance I will not be there tomorrow- wife is sick and she might not feel better by tomorrow night.

    November 4, 2013

  • Travis S.

    I think there is a very good chance that I will not be there tomorrow night. I may, but it is looking remote at the moment. Have fun and hopefully I see you all in 2 weeks if I don't make it.

    November 4, 2013

  • Sam

    Tough but good meditation on getting criticism: http://www.raphkoster.com/2013/10/14/on-getting-criticism/

    It was written by a game developer, but simply replace "player" with "reader" and "game" with "writing," and it holds up very well.

    October 26, 2013

    • Dara

      'Tis excellent Sam, thank you.

      November 4, 2013

  • Fraser

    It's possible I won't make this one either, dang it. However I do want to mention the Raleigh Public Record's fund-raiser book-signing (an author on a book about working dogs) https://www.facebook.com/events/649882875051783/) Don't know if I'm going but it's open to the public.

    November 4, 2013

  • Allegra

    I just posted my stuff. I'm a backup, but probably won't re-post if I don't read tomorrow night -- I don't anticipate having another editing frenzy on this material. Fingers crossed....See ya'll soon ;)

    November 4, 2013

  • Emily W.

    I'll be there weds, ready to read.. something

    November 3, 2013

    • Fraser

      Good to have you there again.

      November 3, 2013

  • Emily W.

    Tues lol sorry, it's late

    November 3, 2013

  • Ada Milenkovic B.

    I'm hoping to make this meeting, but won't know for sure if I can till Tues. I'll let you know then if I can't come.

    October 30, 2013

  • Allegra

    Hey, folks! A reminder for those non-Facebookers, my Halloween Bash is coming up: 8pm on Nov. Friend me: Allegra Gulino, if you haven't. 2nd.https://www.facebook.com/events/516115395130253/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

    Directions are under Files Directions to Birnamwood Dr. on this site.
    Wear costumes and a smile ;)

    October 24, 2013

    • Allegra

      That's Nov. 2nd.

      1 · October 24, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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