May 13th, 2013 at 12:54 pm
As reported by Brian Lewis:
Since it hasn’t been elsewhere yet, below are the people who will be holding elective office in WSFA, as of the First Friday in June and when their term of office expires.
CapClave Chairs’ terms expire when the books of their con are closed (usually, but not always, before the calendar year of their con does.
Small Press Awards Committee Members are elected for two years, and select a chairman from among themselves. Membership in this committee, though done by clubwide election, does not convey Club Officership.
President Barry Newton - 06/06/2014
Vice President Steve Smith - 06/06/2014
Secretary Cathy Green - 06/06/2014
Treasurer Sam Scheiner - 06/06/2014
Trustee Charity Helton - 06/06/2014
Trustee Brian Lewis - 06/06/2014
Trustee Bob Macintosh - 06/06/2014
CapClave Chair 2013 Michael Walsh - ±12/31/2013
CapClave Chair 2014 Bill Lawhorn - ±12/31/2014
CapClave Chair 2015 Sam Lubell - ±12/31/2015
Small Press Awards Committee
Member Charity Helton - 06/05/2015
Member Gayle Surrette - 06/05/2015
Member Paul Haggerty - 06/05/2015
Member Jimmy Rogers - 06/03/2014
Member Sarah Mitchell - 06/03/2014
NOTE: Date following the name is when the term of office expires.
May 8th, 2013 at 12:36 am
The April Synthetic Voices podcast is up, ready for your listening ears!
If you’d like to join in our discussion on May 20th at 7:30, click on the link below for details!
We’ll be at the Jason’s Deli in College Park again, where the soft-serve ice cream flows freely!
February 28th, 2013 at 5:50 pm
Due to the meeting swap in March, we will be discussing the Jan/Feb issue of F&SF in MD. The Pod Cast discussion will be third Friday in NOVA.
February 25th, 2013 at 12:30 pm
In March, we’ve swapped the meetings. The first friday meeting will be in Maryland at the Madigan’s on March 1st. The third friday meeting will be in Virginia at the Scheiner’s.
See the WSFA Calendar for details on time and how to get there.
November 2nd, 2012 at 7:34 am
First, Third, and Fifth Friday meetings in November are all at our Maryland location, the home of John & Candy Madigan – Thanks John & Candy! See Calendar for directions.
October 14th, 2012 at 10:22 am
The 2012 WSFA Small Press Award was presented by WSFA Small Press Award Committee Chair Cathy Green, during the Capclave 2012 Convention in Gaithersburg Maryland. The winner of the 2012 WSFA Small Press Award was “The Patrician” by Tansy Rayner Roberts, published in Love and Romanpunk, by Twelfth Planet Press, May 2011, edited by Alisa Krasnostein
Full details on the WSFA Small Press Award website.
September 15th, 2012 at 3:51 pm
The Capclave 2012 Draft program, including roundtables and readings, is now up on line. Check it out:
September 7th, 2012 at 1:38 pm
WSFA Small Press Award – 2012 Nominees
The WSFA Small Press 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 (2011). 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 12-14th in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
The complete list of the finalists for the 2012 WSFA Small Press Award is:
“A Militant Peace” by David Klecha and Tobias S. Buckell, published in Clarkesworld Magazine, edited by Neil Clarke, November 2011.
“Flowers in the Shadow of the Garden” by Joanne Anderton in Hope, edited by Sasha Beattie, published by Kayelle Press, October 2011.
“Lessons from a Clockwork Queen” by Megan Arkenberg, published in Fantasy Magazine, edited by John Joseph Adams, September 2011.
“Sauerkraut Station” by Ferrett Steinmetz, published in GigaNotoSaurus, edited by Ann Leckie, November 2011.
“The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees” by E. Lily Yu, published in Clarkesworld Magazine, edited by Neil Clarke, April 2011.
“The Patrician” by Tansy Rayner Roberts in Love and Romanpunk, edited by Alisa Krasnostein, published by Twelfth Planet Press, May 2011.
“What Ho, Automaton!” by Chris Dolley, in Shadow Conspiracy, Volume II, edited by Phyllis Irene Radford and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, published by Book View Cafe, February 2011.
“Yesterday’s Taste” by Lawrence M. Schoen in Transtories, edited by Colin Harvey and published by Aeon Press, October 2011.
The first award was presented at the 2007 Capclave in Rockville Maryland and WSFA looks forward to continuing this tradition for many years to come. See our Past Winners page for full details of the winner and the other finalists.
May 16th, 2012 at 8:28 am
The 5/18 May Third Friday will not be at our usual location since many members are helping SFWA with the Nebula Award Weekend. A brief meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, after the book signing (around 7:30). The book signing from 5:30 – 7:30 is free & open to the public. Books can be bought on-site or you can bring in your own copies.
April 9th, 2012 at 12:11 am
WSFA is proud to congratulate Capclave 2011 GoH Catherynne M. Valente for her Hugo nomination for Silently and Very Fast as Best Novella. A few copies of the signed limited edition are still available at WSFA Press. Act now!