Norwescon 2014 – April 17-20

February 19, 2014

I’ll be guesting at Norwescon again this year. My schedule is brimming! Woo! Come on by my panels. Say hi!

My schedule:

Norwescon 37 schedule for Angel Leigh McCoy

Women in Horror
Fri 4:00pm-5:00pm Cascade 10
Women are reclaiming their place in pop culture, and Horror is no exception. With Women in Horror Recognition month getting bigger each year, what is it about the genre that leads itself to strong, capable women? Are these characters powerful role models, or just bimbos covered in blood? From Linea Quigley to Shannon Lark, join us as we discuss the role of women in horror, how it became a movement, and why you should care. — Panelists: Jennifer Brozek (M), Katie Cord, Mae Empson, Angel Leigh McCoy

How Are Games and Gamers Changing the World?
Fri 10:00pm-11:00pm Cascade 10
A discussion about the rising sun of the gamer, and all the different ways that this generation who grew up on video games has changed with how the world works. This will cover both the good and the bad. — Panelists: Hunter Mayer (M), Angel Leigh McCoy, Donna Prior, Gregory A. Wilson, Gwen Yeh

Worldbuilding 101
Sat 1:00pm-2:00pm Evergreen 1&2
How can you tell one werewolf universe from all the others? Or one alien planet from the next? We’ll talk about worldbuilding and how to make the world you’re building in your story stand out from the competition. — Panelists: Brenda Carre (M), Rhiannon Held, Nancy Kress, Pat MacEwen, Angel Leigh McCoy

Reading: Angel Leigh McCoy
Sat 10:30pm-11:00pm Cascade 1
Coquettrice. A horror story about a med student who decides to take matters into his own hands when he begins to suspect his girlfriend is cheating on him. From a collection of short stories coming in 2014. Rated R

Women in Games
Sat 4:00pm-5:00pm Cascade 7&8
Our annual discussion of women in both the games industry and gaming as a hobby. Panelists: Julie Haehn (M), Lillian Cohen-Moore, Angel Leigh McCoy, Lola Watson, Gwen Yeh

Autograph Session 1
Sat 2:00pm-3:00pm Grand 2
Our Attending Professionals are available to sign autographs. PLEASE NOTE: So that as many fans as possible can participate, we will be enforcing a three-items-at-a-time (or single-sketch) autograph limit. (Or stop me in the halls, grab me after/before a panel, etc.)

Tracking Your Fictional Universe
Sun 10:00am-11:00am Cascade 7&8
Did that character’s blue eyes just turn brown? How do writers keep track of all the little details about characters and worlds so that they aren’t forgetting things or contradicting themselves? We’ll discuss what sorts of information might be tracked, how to organize it, and how to store it. — Panelists: Diana Copland (M), Kurt Cagle, Andrea Howe, Angel Leigh McCoy

Sun 1:00pm-2:00pm Cascade 3&4
How do you choose a complementary B plot for your story–and where can you add in a C, D, and E plot? How do you know when subplots will make your story richer, and when they’ll just add clutter and confusion? Panelists: Keffy R. M. Kehrli (M), Erin Evans, Angel Leigh McCoy, Kevin Radthorne

Hope to see you there!

“Fear of the Dark” Re-Releasing in Ebook

February 15, 2014
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I got some good news today. The horror anthology, FEAR OF THE DARK, by HorrorBound Publications is going to be released in ebook format soon.
It contains my short story entitled “Crack-o-Doom” and was edited by Maria Grazia Cavicchioli and Jason Rolfe.
“Crack-o-Doom” is the story of a little girl who finds herself caught in a terrible [...]

Clockwork Chaos anthology

October 19, 2013
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Steampunk! This anthology contains my short story “Miss Winterdove and the Erupting Eulogist,” described by SFRevu and “Lots of fun!” Check it out.

Blog Tour Stop: Trick or Treat

October 18, 2013
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These blog tour thingies are a fascinatingly modern concept, and this is the perfect time of year for one. Why? Because it reminds me of trick-or-treating. You go from “home” page to “home” page and get a little treat at each one.
If you’re here via the tour, then you stopped chez Alicia VanNoy Call‘s [...]

Happy First Birthday to Guild Wars 2

August 28, 2013
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When we shipped Guild Wars 2 last year, not many of us knew what to expect in the coming year.
We’d discussed the concept of a Living World for years, but when the game was actually out there——after a brief moment to celebrate and rest up——we found we had to actually tackle the idea! It [...]

Interview for Esprit D’Orr on the Nature of Magic in Tyria (Guild Wars 2)

August 10, 2013
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I recently answered lore questions posed by the French website “Esprit D’Orr.” Read it in English. (French version)

Gotta Collect ‘Em All — Short Stories, that is.

July 21, 2013
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Not long ago, I started pulling together my first collection. Okay, I’ve actually been working on it for about six months. A collection is no small undertaking, as I’ve come to realize, especially given my perfectionist tendencies and the performance anxiety that comes with releasing your first anything and wanting people to like it lots. [...]

Registration Now Open for Narrative Design Workshop

March 9, 2013
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This workshop will help you see your writing from a new perspective, whether you’re a novelist, short story writer, or comic book writer. It will also help you understand what it takes to break into the games industry and to be successful once in it.
The video game industry as a whole pulled in 24.75 [...]

Rec: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

March 9, 2013
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Angel’s adjectives: intriguing and intellectual
As far as vampire books go, this one ranks among the best I’ve ever read. It takes a historic/literary approach, giving a detailed look into the world of Vlad the Impaler and the peoples of his time through the eyes of a historian researching the historic character and visiting many of [...]

Deep Cuts: Mayhem, Menace, and Misery

January 19, 2013
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Genre: horror
Year edited: 2012
Year first published: 2013, Evil Jester Press
Where You Can Find It
Order the paperback edition online.
Get the Kindle edition.
If you read it, please do take a moment to give it a star-rating or review at either or at (you can find reviews in both places as well.
Over the course of several [...]

The Next Big Thing

December 8, 2012
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The ever wonderful Folly Blaine asked me if I’d be interested in joining this blog series, and I said yes. Then, my work week swamped me, and I am now 3 days late! Ack! Here are my answers:
1) What is the working title of your next book?
The Widow Gray
2) Where did the idea come from [...]