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My last-minute Worldcon schedule

That’s right, folks, I’m in Chicago. It’s beautiful. Stunning, really. Today involved deep-dish pizza with my editor and fellow Angry Robot authors, jaw-dropping architecture, fireworks, and an absurdly huge bed. I’m here by the grace of the folks at the Intel Developer Forum, whose surprise prodding got me to renew my permanent residency faster than […]

My Ad Astra 2012 Schedule

This weekend, I’ll be at Ad Astra, my local SF convention. (Well, one of them.) While I’m there, I’ll be on a bunch of panels. Here’s the list: Saturday, 10am, Floor 2 Salon 2, The Future of Food (with Leah Bobet) Saturday, 2pm, Floor 2 Salon 1, Reading (with David Nickle) Saturday, 7pm, Franklin, Food […]

A story about why we need harassment policies

I was at dinner with some friends on Tuesday night, discussing the sad sack of fail who ruined many a party at the 2011 World Fantasy Convention in San Diego by getting drunk and sexually harassing some of the women in attendance. Some of the women I was eating with said it wasn’t that bad, […]

My SFContario schedule

This year, I will again be a panelist at SFContario, Toronto’s only downtown SF convention. It takes place November 18-20, and in addition to being a panelist I will also be presenting an Aurora award for the Best Graphic Novel in English. (Hopefully I don’t have this same scratchy throat a month from now.) Here […]

My Polaris schedule

Today I head up to Polaris, where I’ll be a panelist. Here’s my official schedule: Putting the Science Into Science Fiction Saturday 04:00 PM UNIONVILLE Standing at the Borders of the Future Sunday 01:00 PM NEWMARKET Unofficially, I’ll be attending a programming participant party this evening. It’s free, and I hope you’ll drop by to […]

My SFContario schedule

This November you can find me at SFContario, where I’ll be on a bunch of panels as both a participant and moderator. Here’s my schedule: Friday 10 PM – Ballroom A Cyborgs AI and Androids in Anime Japan leads the world in developing humanoid robots and anime productions address the question of what it means […]


Courtesy of my pal Dave, I learned that Lois Tilton at the Internet Review of Science Fiction had some pretty nice things to say about my story “Off-Track Betting” from Flurb #7. One of the things I like best about this review — aside from the fact that Ms. Tilton recommends my story — is […]

My Ad Astra schedule:

This is my Ad Astra schedule: Friday, 9pm, Salon 434: Science, Fantasy, and Horror in Anime Saturday, 9pm, Salon 241: Move Over, Meatbrains! (a panel about robots, why they’re useful in fiction, and recent advances in robotics/AI) Sunday, 2pm, Ballroom Centre: Tesseracts Anthology Panel (I appeared in No. 11, and will likely be sitting next […]

  • Madeline Ashby… a science fiction writer, futurist, speaker, and immigrant living in Toronto. She writes a column for the Ottawa Citizen. She is represented by Anne McDermid & Associates, and Jason Richman at UTA. You can buy her books here.

    She has worked with Intel Labs, the Institute for the Future, SciFutures, Nesta, Data & Society, The Atlantic Council, the ASU Center for Science and the Imagination, and others. Her short fiction has appeared in Nature, FLURB, Tesseracts, Imaginarium, and Escape Pod. Her other essays and criticism have appeared at BoingBoing, io9, WorldChanging, Creators Project, Arcfinity,, MISC Magazine, FutureNow, and elsewhere.

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