Capclave is next week

Online registration is now closed. There will be a few memberships available at the door. Rates are:
Friday: $25
Saturday: $50 ($20 for students, active military, and active military dependents)
Sunday: $20

A special whole-weekend rate of $30 is available for Active Military, dependants of Active Military, and Students ($20 for Saturday alone). You must show valid ID at the registration desk at Capclave to validate this rate. Failure to have a valid ID will require you to pay the difference between the special rate and the At-the-Door rate. So, please, remember to bring your ID.

There are still openings in the workshops. But they are filling fast. Area 52 is full on Saturday. There is a wait list available. A couple of the others are down to the last couple of openings.

If you have a good time this year, don’t forget to sign up for 2014 when there is another exciting lineup of guests.

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convention schedule

The preliminary schedule is up. Check back often for updates.

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2013 GOH George R. R. Martin

Interview with this year’s GOH George R. R. Martin:

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Brenda Clough interview

Program participant Brenda Clough interviewed at Book View Cafe:

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WSFA Small Press Award 2013 Finalists Announced

The Washington Science Fiction Association is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction (published in 2012):

“Astrophilia” by Carrie Vaughn, published in Clarkesworld Magazine, edited by Neil Clarke (July 2012).

“The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species” by Ken Liu, published in Lightspeed Magazine, edited by John Joseph Adams (August 2012).

“Bottled Spirits” by Pamela K. Kinney, published in Buzzy Mag, edited by Laura Anne Gilman (June, 2012).

“Coca Xocolatl” by Lawrence M. Schoen, published in ReDeus: Divine Tales, edited by Robert Greenberger and Aaron Rosenberg (Crazy Eight Press 2012).

“Good Hunting” by Ken Liu, published in Strange Horizons, edited by Brit Mandelo, An Owomoyela, and Julia Rios (October 2012).

“Mornington Ride” by Jason Nahrung, published in Epilogue, edited by Tehani Wessely (Fablecroft Publishing June 2012).

“The Six Million Dollar Mermaid” by Hildy Silverman, published in Mermaids 13: Tales from the Sea, edited by John L. French (Padwolf Publishing Inc. December 2012)

The award honors the efforts of small press publishers in providing a critical venue for short fiction in the area of speculative fiction. The award showcases the best original short fiction published by small presses in the previous year (2012). An unusual feature of the selection process is that all voting is done with the identity of the author and publisher hidden so that the final choice is based solely on the quality of the story.

The winner is chosen by the members of the Washington Science Fiction Association ( and will be presented at their annual convention, Capclave (, held this year on October 11-13 in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

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2012 GOH John Scalzi

Interview with 2012 GOH John Scalzi:

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Past Capclave GOHs Ellen Datlow and Gardner Dozois interviewed over at Black Gate Magazine:

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George R. R. Martin

Author GOH George R. R. Martin is featured on The Nerdist podcast:

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Voting Deadline for WSFA Small Press Award Approaching

We are now into our final week of voting for the WSFA Small Press Award. The last day for voting is midnight, Friday, August 16th.

Paid-up member of WSFA, are eligible to take part in the contest by reading the finalists and voting for your favorites. Read the rules page and do not share the stories with anyone who is not a current WSFA member.

To vote, go to the content area of the award website:

You will be asked for a username and password. These are unique to each WSFAn. If you do not have your username and password, send email to Before writing to the webmaster if your login/password doesn’t work — note that the password is case sensitive, and so must be entered exactly as shown when you received it. If you are refused entry to the site, then email the webmaster and let him know.

The page lists the seven stories up for consideration this year. The name of each story is a link to a PDF of the story for you to read. To the left of each story title is a box where you can register your vote (if any) for the story.

To vote, place a 1 in the box to the left of the story you think is the best, a 2 in the box of the story you think is second best, etc. You do not need to vote at all for any story you don’t think is worthy of consideration.

When you have assigned your votes, click on the “Submit” button at the bottom. The system will respond by giving you the time and date on which your votes were recorded so you’ll know it ‘worked’.

If you do not wish to use the website to vote, you can just submit your vote directly to the WSFA Administrator at: (Be sure to include your name and email in the message so we can verify your membership in WSFA.)

All the details for participating in the WSFA Small Press Award are available at the website:

Links to the WSFA Small Press Award are also available on

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2013 GOH George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin interview up at

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