World Fantasy Post

Writing from a dubious state of animism at World Fantasy. There was a VP meet up last night, and I made it to bed by 2:30 am Iowa time. So, Dr. Zombie will be on this morning’s panel in about 45 minutes.

It was cool to be at the VP gathering last night. Truths were learned, most importantly that VP XIII has the best t-shirt. The other folks were great, and I enjoyed meeting and greeting, but it felt like coming home to see Sean Craven and Chris Cornell again. I hope it stays like that throughout our careers, XIII’ers!


Seeing Julie Rose is always wonderful. Julie is the best hostess, and I appreciate her leading me around.

Jay Lake has awesome taste in cheese. And I’m really impressed with his taste in people too, as I’m enjoying rooming with Shelly Clift.

I think I must have some things to say about the convention, like a Greg Van Eekhout Norse Code story, and some comments about Jeff Vandermeer’s new book Booklife, but I need to be coherent, cohesive, that sort of thing. Um, yeah.

I miss my sweetie, the graveyard that’ll be in our yard about now, and handing out cowtails, so we’ll see if we do this next year. Columbus. Discover the new world.

Happy Halloween!


Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

2 thoughts on “World Fantasy Post”

  1. Our shirts are amazing! I was not expecting to love my shirt so much before I saw it. I like it so much that I haven’t worn it since VP because I have somehow gotten into the midset of “saving” it. For what? From what? I have no idea.

  2. Uh, oops, I apparently got so excited about the shirt that I neglected to write my whole name…. I hope you will post more about WFC later!

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