Tracy S. Morris

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I’m Not Making This Up: The Search For Blackbeard’s Head

Once upon a time, an infamous pirate was beheaded. Centuries later, his head purportedly turned up in all sorts of interesting places.

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I Am Not Making This Up: Coins As Propaganda

All through history, I’ve read accounts of rulers and wannabe rulers who minted their own coins.  But I rarely stopped to think of the reasons why beyond assuming it was some kind of prestige thing.  But when I wrote my article on Joanna La Loca (Joan the Mad, in English), it struck me that both […]

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Archon Con Report

The last weekend of September/first weekend of October I went to Archon in St. Louis.  This was the first time I attended Archon in about 15 years.  It usually falls on my birthday weekend, so I have to make the choice of either going to Archon, or letting my family spoil me.  The struggle is […]

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My Archon Schedule

I’ll be at Archon 40 in St. Louis this weekend. This is my last planned appearance of the year.    My schedule is as follows: Friday  1:00 world building (I’m Moderating!) 4:00 author reading  7:00 the ethics of superpowers   8:00 Original Marvel TV (Moderating again!) 9:00 Yard Dog Press Traveling Roadshow   Saturday 12:00 Our […]

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I’ll be at Glichcon this weekend

So Glichcon is this weekend in Springdale, and I’ll be in attendance. My scheduled panels are: 1:00 Saturday – story storm 2:00 Saturday – dos and fonts of panting and plotting But Glichcon tends to have a very open paneling system in that I’m allowed to sit in on any other panel I want.  So […]

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I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 2 The Curse of the Little Bastard

My short story, The Hobos, The Devil and James Dean’s Car is featured over at the pulp magazine Crimson Streets. You can read it here. In honor of the publication, I’m podcasting an abridged version of the article that inspired the story. ┬áIf you’d like to read the longer article, you can do so here. […]

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Let’s Talk About the Bad Fairy

  I’m listening to my kids read Sleeping Beauty (or listening to their book read to them, since technically they are 4 and 1 1/2. But eh. Semantics. Whatevs.). It strikes me as very short sighted that the bad fairy is the one you forget to invite to a baby shower.  Forget a good fairy, what’s […]

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My ConDFW schedule

I’ll be at ConDFW the weekend of February 12-14.  This is the first convention that I’ve done in a long time independently of my publisher.  So I’m learning how to convention anew.  This year my panels are all on Saturday.  My  schedule is as follows: Noon: Creating your Fantasy Hero (programming 2. Madison).  How do […]

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I Hit A Milestone and No One Told Me

This weekend I attended GlichCon along with Brad and Sue Sinor.  I collaborated with Brad on four stories in the 1632 universe.  Brad let me know that one of our stories was in the collected hardcover Grantville Gazettes VII that were released about a month ago. So, my first hardcover.  I guess I need to […]

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Weekend at the Movies

So this is going around: Looks like I’m teaming up with a raptor trainer, Ant Man and Super Why. (Thanks to watching TV with a three year old.)  I think I might just live.  — I spent this weekend with Hubby at a business conference.  Because the kids weren’t with us, we slept a lot […]

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