Announcement: Writing Science Fiction at Local 64!

Geek Mountain State is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a short writing panel on Tuesday, February 17th at Local 64 in Montpelier. The panel will consist of local SF authors F. Brett Cox, Andrew Liptak and Aimee Picchi. Join them as they look at writing science fiction through the production of War Stories: New Military Science Fiction, how short fiction is written and published, and other related topics. The event will begin at 6:00pm.

Andrew Liptak is the co-founder of Geek Mountain State and the Vermont SF Writer’s Series. He is a 2014 graduate of the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop, and has written for such places as Armchair General, io9, Kirkus Reviews, Lightspeed Magazine, and others. His first book, War Stories: New Military Science Fiction is now out from Apex Publications, and his next, The Future Machine: The Writers, Editors and Readers who Build Science Fiction is forthcoming from Jurassic London in 2015.

F. Brett Cox‘s fiction, poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in numerous publications. With Andy Duncan, he co-edited the anthology Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (Tor, 2004), and appears in War Stories: New Military Science Fiction. A native of North Carolina, he is Associate Professor of English at Norwich University.

Aimee Picchi is a freelance writer for CBS MoneyWatch, and has been published in the Boston Globe, Bloomberg Markets, MSN Money and Seven Days, among other publications. Before freelancing, she worked as a media reporter for Bloomberg News in New York. Her fiction has been published in The Colored Lens, Flash Fiction Online and is forthcoming in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. She also slush reads for the Hugo-award winning Clarkesworld magazine. A classically trained violist, she is a graduate of the Juilliard pre-college program and the Eastman School of Music.

Local 64 is a shared office space that was created to foster bright, creative individuals working alone. They serve as a sandbox for freelancers, independent creatives, and startups looking for a downtown presence. Their mission is to help tech, arts, entrepreneurial, and community oriented people find each other, work together, generate new ideas, and share those ideas with the larger community. All in a relaxed, productive work environment.