Craig Shaw Gardner: Dangerously Creative Writer of Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction


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Quick notes!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007Because I don't have time for slow notes.

The SF Writing Course that Jeff Carver and I teach over at Pandemonium Books will NOW start on April 2. So you still have -- oh, DAYS -- to join. Go on over to and e-mail them if you'd like more info. Jeff and I will also be teaching a school vacation week class specially designed for teens later in April!

And NECON, the greatest convention in the world, is almost sold out! For those who don't know, Necon is a combination horror and fantasy con, with a bit of summer camp thrown in. I'm on the planning committee, so I'm always there. To find out more about it, head on over to

That is all.

Boy, you'd think I'd post here more often, wouldn't you?

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Things I Should Mention

Thursday, March 01, 2007So, I realize, looking over my Spotty Blog here, that I have not yet mentioned that, since Jeff Carver and I enjoyed ourselves so much the first time, we're doing it again!

I am, of course, referring to our Ultimate SF/Fantasy Workshop, which will once again be held in the basement of our beloved Pandemonium Books and Games in Central Square. The course runs for ten weeks, during which time Jeff and I will wrestle your prose to the ground repeatedly until it says "Uncle!" -- and in the process your fiction will become leaner and meaner and that much closer to publication! We'll also talk to our class about agents, editors, magazines, anthologies, the small press and big NY publishers, and anything else you can possibly think of.

Jeff Carver, as if you didn't know, is the author of numerous sf novels and stories and has been nominated for the Nebula! If you were to wander around my website, you'd see I'm more of a fantasy and horror guy, plus I've done a bunch of media tie-ins, one of which was a New York Times bestseller!

The course runs for ten consecutive Mondays, starting March 19. Cost is around 400 bucks. I think there are still spaces available, but we will most likely fill up. Stop in or give a call to Pandemonium books ( and they'll give you all the info.

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