Monthly Archives: June 2010

Tom Purdom built his own website

This is Tom Purdom. image ©2009 Kyle Cassidy, Where I Write: Tom Purdom, used with permission. I met Tom in 2000, when I became a member of the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society. Tom is 74 years old and has been writing for close to 50 years. One of the first things that impressed me about […]

Coming to the Chestnut Hill Book Festival

The Chestnut Hill Book Festival (July 9th-11th) has a full track of science fiction panels this year. I will be giving an “Introduction to Space Westerns” on Friday night at 7PM. Afterwards, at 8PM, Tom Purdom will be reading. On subsequent days look for Lawrence M. Schoen, Gardner Dozois, Gregory Frost, and many others. For […]

The making of a mummy

I hosted the mummy unwrapping event at Jeff Mach’s The Steampunk World’s Fair in Piscataway, New Jersey this past May. Hoping that it will start a trend at other Steampunk Conventions, I’m posting the step-by-step process for building the mummy, as well as my experience in running the show. Inspiration The Victorians went through a […]

Interviewed by ErgoFiction

ErgoFiction visitors, welcome! I was interviewed by A.M.Harte at ErgoFiction, a webzine about web fiction. I came to their attention through Thaumatrope. Go comment there→

Twitter fiction is a joke

I published over 400 stories last year. The punchline is that they all averaged 22 words or less. These stories were published on Thaumatrope, the first twitter fiction magazine, and became part of the microfiction revolution and the recent trend of twitter fiction. Yes, they were all stories that were written in 140 characters or […]

Hugo Nominees Flipping the Bird

I’m only posting this because it amuses my 12-year-old self… I forget what events transpired leading up to this, but it was at Howard Tayler’s coffee klatsch at Balticon scheduled at 11am, so (theoretically) no alcohol was involved. If I can get other Hugo Nominees to send me images maybe I’ll make a collectible card […]

I like broccoli

I like broccoli—No, it’s true! When I was a little child I didn’t want to eat it. Growing up, my mother never made it fresh—always from frozen and well-boiled. I didn’t like the color of the just-slightly-cooked-too-long broccoli. I wasn’t fond of the way that it flopped on the end of my fork. I was […]

BSFAN Fun

Proof that no one reads the program book biographies (or at the very least, proof that no one read mine)… here’s the bio as I submitted it and as it ran in Balticon BSFAN, the Balticon souvenir program book: Nathan E. Lilly is an unimportant web developer and editor of three online magazines of little […]

Balticon 2010

I had a wonderful time this past weekend at Balticon, as always. I roomed with Lawrence M. Schoen, met Howard Tayler, and was on a panel with Paolo Bacigalupi (among others). Some photos coming soon. I was able to give a reading—a sampling of fiction from Thaumatrope, Everyday Weirdness, and Space Westerns Magazine. It went […]

First!

My first memory is from when I was about three or four. My father woke me up by scratching me with his mustache while trying to give me a kiss on the cheek. He was on his way to his first day at his new job. My first science fiction memory is of seeing Star […]