Reviews

"A triumphant blending of creative imagination and deep scholarly research, both driven by Pallamary 's philosophical idealism, Land Without Evil proves that a suspenseful novel can sizzle with conflict--with no villains on either side, only good souls who differ."
— Charles Champlin

Featured Books

Land Without Evil, A Novel
The Small Dark Room and Other Short Stories

Events

Friday March 13, 2015
Start: 10:00 am
Start: 03/13/2015 - 10:00am
End: 03/15/2015 - 5:00pm

Special Guest - Justin Hoke

Justin Andrew Hoke, author of 'Pacemaker' and Editor-In-Chief of DreadfullyPunk.com, aims to share his image of Steampunk with use of the written word. When not writing, Justin coordinates and plans events with Grand Pacific Steam and its associates to encourage the Steampunk community of San Diego, California to socialize and interact. His ultimate goal is to ensure the legacy of Steampunk as not only a genre of science fiction or as a fandom, but as a community of artists, authors, makers, and progressive thinkers..

2015 Guest of Honor - S.M. Stirling

Announcing our 2015 Guest of Honor! Please welcome Stephen Michael Stirling, a French-born Canadian-American science fiction and fantasy author. 

He is best known for his DRAKA series of alternate history novels and the more recent time travel/alternate history Nantucket series and Emberverse series. His latest books are "The Given Sacrifice" (Sept. 2013) and "The Golden Princess" (Sept. 2014; upcoming titles are "The Change" (a shared world anthology) in June of 2015 and "The Desert and the Shore" (Sept. 2015). 

His hobbies mostly involve reading -- history, anthropology, archaeology, and travel, besides fiction -- but he also cooks and bakes for fun and food.

Special Guests - Drake and McTrowell

And more special guests - David L. Drake and Katherine L. Morse are the San Diego-based authors of “The Adventures of Drake and McTrowell,” a serialized steampunk tale detailing the adventures of Chief Inspector Erasmus Drake and Dr. "Sparky" McTrowell. The duo’s many adventures are provided in weekly penny dreadful-style episodes on the web (www.DrakeAndMcTrowell.com). They have produced four novellas since 2010 and can be seen cosplaying their alter egos at conventions all over the West.

The Adventure Effect - Special Guests

The Adventure Effect is a collaborative performance art and cosplay project, the result of which is a dynamic, interactive storytelling experience. tAE's members live an "all the world's a stage" lifestyle, performing and having adventures both in costume and out. Their fun extends well beyond conventions, from stage performances and games to thrift store shopping. The Adventure Effect embodies an attitude of play.

Founded by creative directors Sara Katz-Scher (ThatPrincessGirl) and Neil A. Williams II (LostBoyCosplay) in 2014, The Adventure Effect showcases the creative efforts of Isaac Pierce (Time And Space Cosplay) and vibrant personality of technical director, Matthew Eberle (Eberle Cosplay). The Adventure Effect is best known collectively for their Doctor Who and Alice in Wonderland characters, but they are looking forward to sharing a variety of new performances in the coming year.

https://www.facebook.com/TheAdventureEffect
theadventureeffect.tumblr.com

Photos from our Photographer

ConDor's photographer, Jerry Abuan, has posted photos from Saturday of the convention.

There is also an open Facebook page to share photos from ConDor.

ConDor Academy

Did you attend the winster session of ConDor Academy? Would you like more information, give suggestions or wish to teach a class next year? Then join ourConDor Academy Facebook page. Share photos, experiences and ask questions about classes you attended.

The Regents want to make next year's Academy bigger, better and even more fun but we need your input to do it.

Scott Norton

We are saddened by the loss of our friend and former ConDor panelist and committee member, Scott Norton, who passed away at the end of 2013. His contributions to fandom are varied, and his friendship touched so many of us

Saturday March 14, 2015
(all day)
Start: 03/13/2015 - 10:00am
End: 03/15/2015 - 5:00pm

Special Guest - Justin Hoke

Justin Andrew Hoke, author of 'Pacemaker' and Editor-In-Chief of DreadfullyPunk.com, aims to share his image of Steampunk with use of the written word. When not writing, Justin coordinates and plans events with Grand Pacific Steam and its associates to encourage the Steampunk community of San Diego, California to socialize and interact. His ultimate goal is to ensure the legacy of Steampunk as not only a genre of science fiction or as a fandom, but as a community of artists, authors, makers, and progressive thinkers..

2015 Guest of Honor - S.M. Stirling

Announcing our 2015 Guest of Honor! Please welcome Stephen Michael Stirling, a French-born Canadian-American science fiction and fantasy author. 

He is best known for his DRAKA series of alternate history novels and the more recent time travel/alternate history Nantucket series and Emberverse series. His latest books are "The Given Sacrifice" (Sept. 2013) and "The Golden Princess" (Sept. 2014; upcoming titles are "The Change" (a shared world anthology) in June of 2015 and "The Desert and the Shore" (Sept. 2015). 

His hobbies mostly involve reading -- history, anthropology, archaeology, and travel, besides fiction -- but he also cooks and bakes for fun and food.

Special Guests - Drake and McTrowell

And more special guests - David L. Drake and Katherine L. Morse are the San Diego-based authors of “The Adventures of Drake and McTrowell,” a serialized steampunk tale detailing the adventures of Chief Inspector Erasmus Drake and Dr. "Sparky" McTrowell. The duo’s many adventures are provided in weekly penny dreadful-style episodes on the web (www.DrakeAndMcTrowell.com). They have produced four novellas since 2010 and can be seen cosplaying their alter egos at conventions all over the West.

The Adventure Effect - Special Guests

The Adventure Effect is a collaborative performance art and cosplay project, the result of which is a dynamic, interactive storytelling experience. tAE's members live an "all the world's a stage" lifestyle, performing and having adventures both in costume and out. Their fun extends well beyond conventions, from stage performances and games to thrift store shopping. The Adventure Effect embodies an attitude of play.

Founded by creative directors Sara Katz-Scher (ThatPrincessGirl) and Neil A. Williams II (LostBoyCosplay) in 2014, The Adventure Effect showcases the creative efforts of Isaac Pierce (Time And Space Cosplay) and vibrant personality of technical director, Matthew Eberle (Eberle Cosplay). The Adventure Effect is best known collectively for their Doctor Who and Alice in Wonderland characters, but they are looking forward to sharing a variety of new performances in the coming year.

https://www.facebook.com/TheAdventureEffect
theadventureeffect.tumblr.com

Photos from our Photographer

ConDor's photographer, Jerry Abuan, has posted photos from Saturday of the convention.

There is also an open Facebook page to share photos from ConDor.

ConDor Academy

Did you attend the winster session of ConDor Academy? Would you like more information, give suggestions or wish to teach a class next year? Then join ourConDor Academy Facebook page. Share photos, experiences and ask questions about classes you attended.

The Regents want to make next year's Academy bigger, better and even more fun but we need your input to do it.

Scott Norton

We are saddened by the loss of our friend and former ConDor panelist and committee member, Scott Norton, who passed away at the end of 2013. His contributions to fandom are varied, and his friendship touched so many of us

Sunday March 15, 2015
End: 5:00 pm
Start: 03/13/2015 - 10:00am
End: 03/15/2015 - 5:00pm

Special Guest - Justin Hoke

Justin Andrew Hoke, author of 'Pacemaker' and Editor-In-Chief of DreadfullyPunk.com, aims to share his image of Steampunk with use of the written word. When not writing, Justin coordinates and plans events with Grand Pacific Steam and its associates to encourage the Steampunk community of San Diego, California to socialize and interact. His ultimate goal is to ensure the legacy of Steampunk as not only a genre of science fiction or as a fandom, but as a community of artists, authors, makers, and progressive thinkers..

2015 Guest of Honor - S.M. Stirling

Announcing our 2015 Guest of Honor! Please welcome Stephen Michael Stirling, a French-born Canadian-American science fiction and fantasy author. 

He is best known for his DRAKA series of alternate history novels and the more recent time travel/alternate history Nantucket series and Emberverse series. His latest books are "The Given Sacrifice" (Sept. 2013) and "The Golden Princess" (Sept. 2014; upcoming titles are "The Change" (a shared world anthology) in June of 2015 and "The Desert and the Shore" (Sept. 2015). 

His hobbies mostly involve reading -- history, anthropology, archaeology, and travel, besides fiction -- but he also cooks and bakes for fun and food.

Special Guests - Drake and McTrowell

And more special guests - David L. Drake and Katherine L. Morse are the San Diego-based authors of “The Adventures of Drake and McTrowell,” a serialized steampunk tale detailing the adventures of Chief Inspector Erasmus Drake and Dr. "Sparky" McTrowell. The duo’s many adventures are provided in weekly penny dreadful-style episodes on the web (www.DrakeAndMcTrowell.com). They have produced four novellas since 2010 and can be seen cosplaying their alter egos at conventions all over the West.

The Adventure Effect - Special Guests

The Adventure Effect is a collaborative performance art and cosplay project, the result of which is a dynamic, interactive storytelling experience. tAE's members live an "all the world's a stage" lifestyle, performing and having adventures both in costume and out. Their fun extends well beyond conventions, from stage performances and games to thrift store shopping. The Adventure Effect embodies an attitude of play.

Founded by creative directors Sara Katz-Scher (ThatPrincessGirl) and Neil A. Williams II (LostBoyCosplay) in 2014, The Adventure Effect showcases the creative efforts of Isaac Pierce (Time And Space Cosplay) and vibrant personality of technical director, Matthew Eberle (Eberle Cosplay). The Adventure Effect is best known collectively for their Doctor Who and Alice in Wonderland characters, but they are looking forward to sharing a variety of new performances in the coming year.

https://www.facebook.com/TheAdventureEffect
theadventureeffect.tumblr.com

Photos from our Photographer

ConDor's photographer, Jerry Abuan, has posted photos from Saturday of the convention.

There is also an open Facebook page to share photos from ConDor.

ConDor Academy

Did you attend the winster session of ConDor Academy? Would you like more information, give suggestions or wish to teach a class next year? Then join ourConDor Academy Facebook page. Share photos, experiences and ask questions about classes you attended.

The Regents want to make next year's Academy bigger, better and even more fun but we need your input to do it.

Scott Norton

We are saddened by the loss of our friend and former ConDor panelist and committee member, Scott Norton, who passed away at the end of 2013. His contributions to fandom are varied, and his friendship touched so many of us

Sunday June 7, 2015
Start: 12:00 am
Start: 06/07/2015 - 12:00am
End: 06/12/2015 - 12:00pm

Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on story, voice, craft, marketing, and networking with fellow writers and publishing professionals.

The conference has hosted a legacy of America's best writers, including:

Ray Bradbury
Jane Smiley
William Styron
Eudora Welty
James Michener
Sue Grafton
Charles M. Schulz
Clive Cussler
Fannie Flagg
Elmore Leonard
T.C. Boyle

Join us this summer for our 43rd anniversary, June 7 – 12, 2015, and contribute to this on-going literary legacy.

Monday June 8, 2015
(all day)
Start: 06/07/2015 - 12:00am
End: 06/12/2015 - 12:00pm

Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on story, voice, craft, marketing, and networking with fellow writers and publishing professionals.

The conference has hosted a legacy of America's best writers, including:

Ray Bradbury
Jane Smiley
William Styron
Eudora Welty
James Michener
Sue Grafton
Charles M. Schulz
Clive Cussler
Fannie Flagg
Elmore Leonard
T.C. Boyle

Join us this summer for our 43rd anniversary, June 7 – 12, 2015, and contribute to this on-going literary legacy.

Tuesday June 9, 2015
(all day)
Start: 06/07/2015 - 12:00am
End: 06/12/2015 - 12:00pm

Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on story, voice, craft, marketing, and networking with fellow writers and publishing professionals.

The conference has hosted a legacy of America's best writers, including:

Ray Bradbury
Jane Smiley
William Styron
Eudora Welty
James Michener
Sue Grafton
Charles M. Schulz
Clive Cussler
Fannie Flagg
Elmore Leonard
T.C. Boyle

Join us this summer for our 43rd anniversary, June 7 – 12, 2015, and contribute to this on-going literary legacy.

Wednesday June 10, 2015
(all day)
Start: 06/07/2015 - 12:00am
End: 06/12/2015 - 12:00pm

Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on story, voice, craft, marketing, and networking with fellow writers and publishing professionals.

The conference has hosted a legacy of America's best writers, including:

Ray Bradbury
Jane Smiley
William Styron
Eudora Welty
James Michener
Sue Grafton
Charles M. Schulz
Clive Cussler
Fannie Flagg
Elmore Leonard
T.C. Boyle

Join us this summer for our 43rd anniversary, June 7 – 12, 2015, and contribute to this on-going literary legacy.

Thursday June 11, 2015
(all day)
Start: 06/07/2015 - 12:00am
End: 06/12/2015 - 12:00pm

Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on story, voice, craft, marketing, and networking with fellow writers and publishing professionals.

The conference has hosted a legacy of America's best writers, including:

Ray Bradbury
Jane Smiley
William Styron
Eudora Welty
James Michener
Sue Grafton
Charles M. Schulz
Clive Cussler
Fannie Flagg
Elmore Leonard
T.C. Boyle

Join us this summer for our 43rd anniversary, June 7 – 12, 2015, and contribute to this on-going literary legacy.

Friday June 12, 2015
End: 12:00 pm
Start: 06/07/2015 - 12:00am
End: 06/12/2015 - 12:00pm

Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on story, voice, craft, marketing, and networking with fellow writers and publishing professionals.

The conference has hosted a legacy of America's best writers, including:

Ray Bradbury
Jane Smiley
William Styron
Eudora Welty
James Michener
Sue Grafton
Charles M. Schulz
Clive Cussler
Fannie Flagg
Elmore Leonard
T.C. Boyle

Join us this summer for our 43rd anniversary, June 7 – 12, 2015, and contribute to this on-going literary legacy.