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Announcements for Writers - So many people have asked me to make announcements for them, that I am consolidating into a single email message.  There are some cool opportunities and networking ideas in this message, please at least skim to the end.  :) ----- From Keri May 4, 2015 3:17 PM
New Meetup: Business of Publishing Workshop - Announcing a new Meetup for Houston Science Fiction / Fantasy Writers! What : Business of Publishing Workshop When : Sunday, June 28, Keri Apr 28, 2015 5:36 PM
RIP: Sir Terry Pratchett - Sir Terry Pratchett has passed away. More information at­ainment-arts-31858156 , among others. K. kgkofmel Mar 12, 2015 12:47 PM
D.L. Young's new book release - SF&F Meetup Friends, Just wanted to send you all a quick note announcing the release of my new book, Juarez Square and Other Stories . The b David Y. Feb 27, 2015 9:17 PM
Re: [houston-sff-writers] Wanted: Scrivener Users - Professional Al A. Jul 16, 2014 5:37 PM
Re: [houston-sff-writers] Wanted: Scrivener Users - Hi Keri I haven't used it but would sure like to hear from those who do... Thanks Bill Bill Kinslow Bill K Jul 15, 2014 2:10 PM
Wanted: Scrivener Users - Hi Folks, (Meetup ate my first draft of this message, so I'm trying to reconstruct it all.) It's been suggested several times that we have a presentation during our Social Meeting about Scrivener as a writing tool. [Scrivener is availab Keri Jul 14, 2014 9:56 PM
Re: [houston-sff-writers] Beta Readers? - Okay, it was a knee-jerk reaction. I have zero evidence to suggest the guy is anyt Doug W. Feb 3, 2014 6:25 PM
Re: [houston-sff-writers] Beta Readers? - Sorry if I played any part in this huckster spamming your e-mails, but he's evidently a member of Kari's meet-up grou Michael G. Feb 3, 2014 6:02 PM
Re: [houston-sff-writers] Beta Readers? - SPAM! Doug W. Feb 3, 2014 5:54 PM
Re: [houston-sff-writers] Beta Readers? - body { font-family:'Times New Roman'; font-size:13px} I would love to be a beta reader! By all means send a script over to me and I will give it a mark up and help you with T Daniel W. Feb 3, 2014 5:47 PM
Re: [houston-sff-writers] Beta Readers? - I enjoy the genre very much and I would enjoy helping out. Working slowly and steadily on my own project but there is no critical deadline and I co Andrew H. Feb 3, 2014 1:53 PM
Re: [houston-sff-writers] Beta Readers? - I would LOVE to be a beta reader! please, by all means, send a script over and I'll do my bes Krista B. Feb 3, 2014 1:15 PM
Re: [houston-sff-writers] Beta Readers? - I might be up for it. Any other details? Doug W. Feb 3, 2014 12:45 PM
RE: [houston-sff-writers] Beta Readers? - JJ, I can always mow through a screenplay. That's more my th mike Feb 3, 2014 12:28 PM
Re: [houston-sff-writers] Beta Readers? - Hey Mike, I'd be happy to help though the perspective you'll get is of a fan of the genre mor user 4. Feb 3, 2014 12:28 PM
RE: [houston-sff-writers] Beta Readers? - I can give it a crack. I really have a lot of writing on my mike Feb 3, 2014 12:26 PM
Re: [houston-sff-writers] Beta Readers? - Hey James, Thanx for the comeback! Script? I'll warn you up front that I don't know diddly about critiq Michael G. Feb 3, 2014 12:22 PM
Re: [houston-sff-writers] Beta Readers? - Hey Mike, I would be interested in helping you out in exchange for having you read through my script. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to right now. If you gave me another month or t JJMeadows3 Feb 3, 2014 12:12 PM
Beta Readers? - Anyone need a beta reader? I do... Multiple small strokes have left me with some dead fingers and two left hands. Michael G. Feb 3, 2014 12:05 PM
DETCON1 Press Release #3 - Detcon1 Announces the Detcon1 Awards for Young Adult and Middle Grade Speculative Fiction - Preview not available kgkofmel Jan 8, 2014 12:51 PM
RIP Iain M. Banks[masked] - "Author Iain Banks has died aged 59." Banks wrote SF under the name Iain M. Banks. More at­2835047 kgkofmel Jun 9, 2013 2:45 PM
Peter S. Beagle & The Last Unicorn at Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park June 5 6pm & 7:30pm - Peter S. Beagle is touring nationwide with special theatrical showings of an updated digital print of The Last Unicorn . On June 5, 2013, he will be at the Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park for two showings, at 6pm and 7:30pm. Tickets kgkofmel May 31, 2013 12:19 PM
ApolloCon 2013 - Programming - Help Create Our Programming! - Hey folks, we're getting closer to ApolloCon 2013 every day! If you have an idea for programming at ApolloCon 2013, whether it's something you'd like to see or somethin kgkofmel May 13, 2013 2:27 PM
Signing at Murder by the Book - Rick Klaw - The Apes of Wrath 6:30pm TONIGHT - Crossposted, apologies for duplicates: kgkofmel Mar 21, 2013 5:04 PM
March Meeting Announcements - Hello Writers! We had a great turnout at the March meeting, and a lively discussion about Point of View and narrative styles in fiction.  We'll be continuing some of that conversation next time, so I encourage you to ask questions or offer exa Keri Mar 12, 2013 11:21 AM
Houston SF&F Writers launches Facebook Group - Hello, Writers! At the request and recommendation of the folks at the last couple of meetings, I have set up a Group on Facebook for us.­/471201832916412/ Feel free to join the group and make announ Keri Jan 16, 2013 9:49 AM
Kim Harrison at MBTB Jan[masked]:30pm Discussion & Signing - From the Murder by the Book website:  " kgkofmel Jan 15, 2013 5:57 PM
RE: [houston-sff-writers] I need an editor - Hi J, I'll give you a call tomorrow unless the 26th Sandy Dec 24, 2012 9:36 PM
Re: [houston-sff-writers] I need an editor - what? user 4. Dec 24, 2012 2:11 PM
Re: [houston-sff-writers] I need an editor - get back with me when you're ready. user 4. Dec 24, 2012 1:39 PM
Re: [houston-sff-writers] I need an editor - Hi J I could edit. Would love to begin. I'll be on vacation for the rest of the year starting Friday. Sandy Sandy Dec 18, 2012 5:29 PM
Re: [houston-sff-writers] I need an editor - user 4. Dec 18, 2012 5:26 PM
I need an editor - I need an editor for several sci-fi shorts. Let me know. user 4. Dec 18, 2012 5:23 PM
Texas Author Jeff Millar [masked] - Preview not available kgkofmel Dec 5, 2012 10:53 AM
Bill Crider - Signing at Murder by the Book - 2012/12/08 at 4pm - Bill Crider will be signing at Murder by the Book on Saturday, Dec 8 at 4pm, featuring Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen,  a new Dan Rhodes Mystery. Details at  http:/ kgkofmel Dec 4, 2012 9:44 AM
Martha Wells - Signing at Murder by the Book - 2012/12/08 at 3pm - Martha Wells will be signing at Murder by the Book on Saturday, Dec 8 at 3pm, featuring The Siren Depths , the third Raksura novel, which officially releases today. Details at  kgkofmel Dec 4, 2012 9:39 AM
Classes @ TX/RX Labs (Learn Skills to create and build at Houston's Makerspace) - Thought you guys might be interested in the set of classes TX/RX Labs (Houston's non-profit 501(c)3 Makerspace) is running in Oct/Nov. ~40 classes on topics like Welding, PCB Fabrication, CNC, Plasma Cutting, Python, iOS Development, Android Developmen Roland von K. Sep 24, 2012 12:18 PM
Have Second Breakfast to celebrate the Hobbit - Keri Sep 20, 2012 2:27 PM
Ustream to Re-Broadcast 2012 Hugo Awards Ceremony Sunday at 7 p.m. CT (8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT) - Couldn't get in the room? Couldn't get to Chicon? Couldn't get to a computer? Watched in horror as the feed cut during Neil Gaiman's acceptance? Did you miss out on watching the 2012 Hugo Awards for *any* reason? kgkofmel Sep 7, 2012 11:22 AM
Fwd: Space Frontiers Lecture commemorates 50th Anniversary of Pres. Kennedy's speech at Rice - September 12, 2012 - Of potential interest to these lists, I think.  (cross-posted to hou-sf-con and Houston SFF Writers) Keri Aug 15, 2012 1:24 PM
Harry Harrison,[masked] - Crossposted, apologies for duplicates. SFF author Harry Harrison, creator of the Stainless Steel Rat, Bil kgkofmel Aug 15, 2012 10:36 AM
Voting Deadline Approaching Fast for the 2012 Hugo Awards - (forwarded from another list; I am not the author, please direct inquiries to Chicon7; cross posted, apologies for duplicates) PRESS RELEASE #28 Voting kgkofmel Jul 17, 2012 3:58 PM
APOLLOCON 2012 - Pre-Registration Deadlines - Crossposted, apologies for duplicates. Just a quick reminder that MAIL-IN pre-registration for ApolloCon 2012 closes on Monday June 11.  Registrations sent by USPS must be postmarked by June 11. kgkofmel Jun 8, 2012 12:42 PM
Hey, writers - a contest you might be interested in - An alert from one of our members:  We're hosting a competition during the months of Ju Keri Jun 6, 2012 3:00 PM
RE: [scifiwriting-16] Ray Bradbury,[masked] - Thanks so much for the info. He was one of my favorites. My Robert P. Jun 6, 2012 11:49 AM
Ray Bradbury,[masked] - From io9: "Ray Bradbury author of The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked this Way Comes and many more literary classics, died this morning in Los Angeles, at the age of 91. We've kgkofmel Jun 6, 2012 11:04 AM
Re: [scifiwriting-16] Get a Room! - ApolloCon 2012 Hotel Rooms - Block Closing! - Kim--how do I submit my novel excerpt for the writers workshop? I tried going to the website and clicking on "writers workshop coordinator" but every omar s. May 31, 2012 12:01 PM
Get a Room! - ApolloCon 2012 Hotel Rooms - Block Closing! - Have your hotel room for ApolloCon yet?  The con rates are good through to the con, but our room block closes after today. After that rooms are in the general pool and are "as available." Book online through the lin kgkofmel May 30, 2012 3:25 PM
Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology Project needs support - [crossposted - hou-sf-con, houston-sff-writers, SFF Writers Meetup]­jects/793547878/feminist-specu­la Keri May 3, 2012 4:16 PM
ApolloCon 2012 Pre-Reg Rate Increase after May 1st - Crossposted, apologies for duplicates. Please repost where relevant. We are nearly at the end of April, and that means we're coming up to the next increase in the pre-reg rate for ApolloCon 2012, running June 22-24 at the kgkofmel Apr 26, 2012 11:53 PM
REMINDER: Tonight's Meetup Venue Change - Hey, all - we have a lot of RSVPs for tonight's meeting, and there's still space available! I just want to be sure that you all get a reminder that we are at a different venue. Tonight's meetup will be at ZIGGY'S HEALTHY G Keri Apr 9, 2012 2:26 PM
BBC to present "Bradbury 13" audio adaptations starting March 21 - Grabbed from another list. Crossposted; apologies for duplicates. ****forwarded text begins**** The BBC digital radio station Radio 4 Extra will present audio adaptations of 13 of Ray Bradb kgkofmel Mar 20, 2012 11:20 AM
Re: [scifiwriting-16] "Samuel Youd ? aka John Christopher ? dies aged 89" - Another giant, fallen.   His novels (read when I was 10) were my very first SF.   Hmm On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 11:46 AM, kgkofmel < Hilary Moon M. Feb 6, 2012 2:19 PM
"Samuel Youd ? aka John Christopher ? dies aged 89" - John Christoper, UK sff author best known for the YA trilogy "The Tripods" (The White Mountains, City of Gold and Lead, and Pool of Fire), has passed away. kgkofmel Feb 6, 2012 11:46 AM
Fwd: Fondren Library Book Sale! - December 1, 2, 3 Grand Hall, Rice Memorial Center Rice University Thursday, Dec. 1 - Preview Sale & Reception 5 - 9 p.m. - $10 Entrance Fee Friday, Dec. 2 - Sale is free and open to the public 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturd Keri Dec 1, 2011 3:48 PM
Odyssey Writing Workshops Announces Online Classes - Of interest to our members, perhaps!  Keri Nov 15, 2011 3:55 PM
Re: [scifiwriting-16] Free Lecture: "SF, Superhero Comics, & the Paranormal" at Rice - howdy keri n everyone else. as yall know i'm an army veteran. happy vteran's day to all. with kind regards,kenny :) Kenneth H. Nov 11, 2011 5:44 AM
Free Lecture: "SF, Superhero Comics, & the Paranormal" at Rice - Upcoming Lecture of Interest at Rice University:  Keri Nov 10, 2011 3:21 PM
Rachel Caine GHOST TOWN launch at MBTB Oct[masked]:30pm - xposted, apologies for duplicates From murderbooks (the Murder By The Book Tw kgkofmel Oct 21, 2010 4:50 PM
FYI - If you like Worldcon & like to Plan Ahead: Renovation Price Increase October[masked] - Cross-posted, apologies for duplicates. Renovation, The 69th World Science Fiction Convention, will run from August 17-21, 2011 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada. The current Attending member kgkofmel Sep 26, 2010 3:33 PM
Aussiecon 4 Announces the 2010 Hugo Award Winners - Preview not available kgkofmel Sep 5, 2010 12:06 PM
APOLLOCON 2010 - Hotel Booking - Online Reservations Open - If you haven't booked a hotel room for ApolloCon 2010, now's the time! Our hotel is once again the lovely DoubleTree Houston Intercontinental Airport, near Bush Intercontinental Airport. Our special room rate is still the same low $85+ta kgkofmel May 18, 2010 2:28 PM
RE: [scifiwriting-16] Nebula Awards 2010 - Chuck E. May 17, 2010 11:04 AM
Nebula Awards 2010 - Preview not available kgkofmel May 17, 2010 11:01 AM
Re: [scifiwriting-16] APOLLOCON 2010 - Writers Workshop - Details Posted - For others who may be interested in the general answer to Robert's question... Because of the nature of the workshop, you should not submit if you know you will not be able to attend as you would then be missing out on the workshop experience a kgkofmel May 11, 2010 1:08 PM
RE: [scifiwriting-16] APOLLOCON 2010 - Writers Workshop - Details Posted - I am interested in submitting my first chapter of my Science/fiction/fa Robert P. May 11, 2010 7:59 AM
APOLLOCON 2010 - Writers Workshop - Details Posted - Cross-posted; apologies for duplicates. ApolloCon 2010 is pleased to announce that our Writers Workshop will be coordinated by author Patrice Sarath. The workshop is and opportunity for writers to learn critique skills and hone their craft.? kgkofmel May 10, 2010 3:28 PM
Reminder: Jim Butcher launch & signing at Murder by the Book Tuesday April 6 6:30pm - From Murder by the Book­nings.php Tuesday, April 6, 6:30 p.m. kgkofmel Apr 5, 2010 5:08 PM
REMINDER - Connie Willis signing at Murder by the Book TONIGHT - Preview not available kgkofmel Feb 19, 2010 11:56 AM
Nebula Award Ballot for 2009 Announced - Preview not available kgkofmel Feb 19, 2010 11:51 AM
Charles N. Brown[masked] - Charles N. Brown, founder of Locus, the semi-prozine of SF industry news, is reported to have died peacefully in his sleep on the way home from Readercon, no specific cause given. More info at­009/07/charles-n-brown-1937 kgkofmel Jul 13, 2009 2:23 PM
Discussion & Signing - Astronaut Alan Bean - The Wonder of It All (DVD) - Crossposted; apologies for duplicates. Astronaut Alan Bean & Director Jeffrey Roth discuss and sign The Wonder of It All (DVD), "the award winning documentary that allows a rare glimpse into the human side of the infamous Moonwalkers". Only books an kgkofmel Jul 4, 2009 3:45 PM
SF/F Writers - Contest - Anthology Builder Covers Contest - Crossposted, apologies for duplicates­m/match-that-artwork.php -- Kim G. Kofmel Houston, TX [address removed] kgkofmel Jul 3, 2009 2:10 PM
ApolloCon Writers Workshop -- Audition Deadline May 29th! - ApolloCon's writers workshop will be held Saturday morning of ApolloCon, from 9 to noon. This is a peer-reviewed workshop facilitated by author Patrice Sarath. Science fiction/fantasy/horror stories or novel manuscripts welcome -- 7,500 words or fewer. kgkofmel May 22, 2009 10:46 AM
Meetup details changed: Houston Science Fiction / Fantasy Writers January Meetup - I blame the holiday season craziness for the delay, but I've finally updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­FFWriters/calendar/930 kgkofmel Jan 11, 2009 2:07 PM
Rambo Creator David Morrell This Saturday in Houston - Hi folks, this was forwarded to me recently and I'm passing it on in case it is of interest. If the attachments don't make it through, let me know and I will put them in the file area. (cross-posted, apologie for duplications) Cheers all, K. kgkofmel Nov 13, 2008 4:33 PM
Next Meetup: Houston Science Fiction / Fantasy Writers December Meetup - Announcing the December Meetup for Houston Science Fiction / Fantasy Writers! What: Houston Science Fiction / Fantasy Writers December Meetup When: December 8,[masked]:00 PM Where: Click the link below to find out! kgkofmel Nov 11, 2008 9:41 AM
Re: [scifiwriting-16] New URL for this Meetup group! - Robert -- I am so sorry about the hurricane. Since your message went out to the mailing list... I don't have to tell Kim. She has likely already read it. Thanks for updating all of us. I hope that you get your power back soon! Big hugs to you. Hilary Moon M. Oct 20, 2008 11:48 AM
RE: [scifiwriting-16] New URL for this Meetup group! - .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY:Tahoma } Hilary, I just wanted you to know that I haven't been able to come to the meetu Robert P. Oct 17, 2008 8:05 AM
New URL for this Meetup group! - Hey Gang -- This is Hilary, your figurehead-in-chief. I do not write you very often, because your group is *really* run by the amazing Kim Kofmel. However, I'd like you all to take a moment to admire your brand new web address: Hilary Moon M. Oct 16, 2008 10:05 AM
New Meetup: The Houston Science Fiction Writers November Meetup - Announcing a new Meetup for The Houston Science Fiction Writers Meetup Group! What: The Houston Science Fiction Writers November Meetup When: November 10,[masked]:00 PM Where: Click the link below to find out! Meetup Descrip kgkofmel Oct 15, 2008 10:28 AM
Meetup details changed: The Houston Science Fiction Writers September Meetup - I've updated this Month's Meetup to show the location. We are, as usual, meeting at Cafe Express. Don't forget, this month Lee will chat with us about mapping software and using it to build and explore fictional worlds. For more deta kgkofmel Sep 8, 2008 10:53 AM
BEWARE SCAM - Targeting SF writes & using SFWA name - Crossposted, apologies for duplicates Apparently there is a bogus SF writing contest using the SFWA name being advertised on Craigslist. For more information, check­2008/06/victoria-strauss-fake-­contest-alert.html kgkofmel Jun 15, 2008 5:52 PM
Daniel sent you a friend request on Tagged :) - user 3. Jun 13, 2008 3:38 AM
Meeting details changed: The Houston Science Fiction Writers March Meeting - I've updated this meeting to include information about our guest for March, Canadian horror/dark fantasy author Nancy Baker. For more details, see the full listing: http://scifiwriti kgkofmel Feb 20, 2008 5:44 PM
December Meetup - Don't forget to RSVP - Hey folks, don't forget to RSVP for the Meetup tomorrow so we know who to expect. December is often a busy month at Cafe Express. Also, if you have RSVP'd but your plans change, please remember to change your RSVP if possible. Cheers kgkofmel Dec 9, 2007 11:19 AM
Re: [scifiwriting-16] November Meetup Summary - Kim, what a lovely summary of the event! I wish that I could have been there, too. Thank you Keri for providing such a great software review! Hmm Her Meetup Majesty (aka, figurehead-in-chief) PS Lee, submit that story. It sounds like a winner. Hilary Moon M. Nov 14, 2007 2:55 PM
November Meetup Summary - We were a party of five at Cafe Express for the Houston Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' November Meetup. The long-absent Clif was present, eager to hear Keri's opinions on writing assist software packages. Keri spoke for about an hour on kgkofmel Nov 14, 2007 12:39 PM
The Twin Cities SF Writer Group recently did a Meetup about writing markets... - Hey Gang -- Hearing about Keri's upcoming talk on writing software made me think about a special topic the Twin Cities group did last month best short story markets. I thought that the information from this Meetup might prove useful to some of Hilary Moon M. Nov 12, 2007 10:40 AM
Re: [scifiwriting-16] November Meetup and Writing Support Software Talk - Preview not available Keri Nov 12, 2007 9:52 AM
Re: [scifiwriting-16] November Meetup and Writing Support Software Talk - Preview not available Hilary Moon M. Nov 12, 2007 9:49 AM
November Meetup and Writing Support Software Talk - This note is crossposted with our Yahoo!Group. Apologies for duplication. Just wanted to remind folks that Keri Bas will be giving a talk on some of the writing assist softwares currently available. If you plan to attend this meeting kgkofmel Nov 11, 2007 1:36 PM
Houston SF/F Writers Meetup - August 2007 - For those of you who were not able to join us at the Meetup on Monday, August 13, here's a quick summary of the session. We had several regular and becoming regular members, and one new (welcome Kevin!). After some general socializ kgkofmel Aug 15, 2007 5:45 PM
Re: [scifiwriting-16] Event details changed: The Houston Science Fiction Writers August Meetup - This sounds like a great event! I wish that I could be there. Have a good time down there in Houston, okay? Hmm On 8/7/07, kgkofmel wrote: > I've updated this event. For more details, see the full listing: > http://scifiw Hilary Moon M. Aug 7, 2007 11:29 AM
Event details changed: The Houston Science Fiction Writers August Meetup - I've updated this event. For more details, see the full listing:­/16/calendar/5998585/ What's changed? Well... We will have a speci kgkofmel Aug 7, 2007 11:20 AM
Re: [scifiwriting-16] File Posting on Meetup - user 3. Jul 6, 2007 1:12 AM
File Posting on Meetup - Hi folks! Just want to remind people of the file posting facility here on Meetup, which you can access through­/16/files/ It's a quick and easy w kgkofmel Jul 5, 2007 12:28 PM
Event details changed: The Houston Science Fiction Writers July Meetup - I've updated this event to reflect our new prompt and other new information. I hope to have more specific information about our feature in the next few days, so watch for another change notice!! Cheers, K. For m kgkofmel Jun 26, 2007 12:40 PM
RE: [scifiwriting-16] Since I never get to meet any of you in person, who are all of you anyway? - Preview not available user 3. Apr 19, 2007 5:47 PM

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