Award Eligibility Post

Since today is the day John Scalzi posted his annual SF/F Authors/Editors/Artists/Fans 2014 Award Awareness Post, I am posting my works that are eligible in different Hugo Award categories this year. Please also check outLynne M. Thomas’s eligibility post.

Best Related Work Queers Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the LGBTQ Fans Who Love It, edited by Sigrid Ellis and Michael Damian Thomas

Best Editor (Short Form) Michael Damian Thomas for Apex Magazine (Managing Editor), Glitter & Mayhem (co-edited with John Klima and Lynne M. Thomas), Queers Dig Time Lords

Best Semiprozine Apex Magazine Lynne M. Thomas, Michael Damian Thomas, and Jason Sizemore

I also hope you will check out the poems and stories in Glitter & Mayhem and Apex Magazine. I am very proud of everything I co-edited this year.

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Caitlin and Conventions!

1- Caitlin is 11 today! ❤

No major plans today other than dinner with local friends. We’re hoping to see some of her friends and family this weekend.

2- I will be at Windycon! (11/8-11-10)

My schedule:

Favorite Fandoms
Time: Saturday—10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Lilac C
Panelists: Chris Barkley, Toni Lichtenstein Bogolub, Kelly Strait, Michael Damien Thomas (M), Leah Zeldes
Description: Fandom may be all-encompassing, but many of us have favorite fandoms that we like to hang out with. What are they and why do we like them? Our teen fans are just getting started and our venerable fans have a lifetime of fandoms to share. Join our panelists and pick the one you like.

Autographing: B. Harper-Murray, M. Thomas
Time: Saturday—11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Autograph table
Panelists: Brenton Harper-Murray, Michael Damien Thomas

Doctor Who at 50
Time: Saturday—12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Lilac C
Panelists: Rachel Esler, John Jackson Miller, Michael Damien Thomas (M), Michi Trota
Description: It’s the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. We must reminisce! What makes this show so popular? How can any series last 50 years and still attack new fans? Does the new series stand up to the monument of Baker and company? Who is your favorite classic Doctor, your favorite new series Doctor?

3- I will be a GUEST at Chicago TARDIS!!!!!!! (11/29-12/1)

This is a childhood dream come true. LOOK AT THE OTHER GUESTS!!! I WILL BE ON A STAGE WITH 3 DOCTORS !!!!

More on this later. 😀

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Editing News and Notes

Apex Magazine

All of you have probably seen the big announcements. I am stepping down as Managing Editor of Apex Magazineafter the December issue as Lynne steps down as Editor-in-Chief. My Queers Dig Time Lords co-editor Sigrid Ellis will be the next Editor-in-Chief.

This was an extremely hard decision for me, but Lynne and I needed to leave together. There are future editorial plans that are being developed as we speak. You will be pleased.

The Hugo Awards

Apex Magazine lost, but I get to hold Lynne’s SF Squeecast Hugo and pretend.

I am very happy for Clarkesworld. It was an AMAZING list of nominees.

Did I mention Apex Magazine is still eligible in Best Semiprozine next year? 😉

Glitter & Mayhem

So many links!!!

Photos from our FABULOUS launch party!


Introduction by Amber Benson 

Sister Twelve: Confessions of a Party Monster by Christopher Barzak

A Hollow Play by Amal El-Mohtar

Guest blogs!

My Favorite Bit

Wag the Fox

Dark Cargo

Apex Publications 


Locus’s Lois Tilton (Karen Burnham and Rich Horton have reviewed it in the August & September issues.)

Beauty in Ruins

Vicky Thinks

Short Story Reviews

Midnyte Reader

ForeWord Reviews

Horrible Book Reviews

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Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books Schedule!

Cross-posted from

So, the Thomases will be at the Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books this weekend.

Here’s where to find us. All of our panels are in the same room,Northview 130:

You can see the full Program for the festival online.


1:30 PM  Glitter & Mayhem / Crowdfunding (Michael Damian Thomas, Lynne M. Thomas, Matt Forbeck, John Klima)

3:00 PM Short Fiction Panel Science Fiction (Gary Kloster, Aaron Schutz, Lynne M. Thomas and Patrick S. Tomlinson)

4:30 PM Jane Austen/Science Fiction Fantasy (Mary Robinette Kowal and Lynne M. Thomas)

5:30 PM Lynne Signing


Noon: Science Fiction Archives (Bill Fliss, Lynne M. Thomas and Max Yela)

1:30 PM Lynne Signing

3:00 PM Michael Signing

The festival has free admission and free parking. :-)

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Glitter & Mayhem Is Available!

The glitter party has started! You can now purchase Glitter & Mayhem (edited by John Klima, Lynne M. Thomas, and Michael Damian Thomas) at many fine online booksellers including Apex PublicationsAmazonBarnes & NobleBook DepositoryWeightless Books, and many more!

If you’re going to LoneStarCon, you can pick up copies at Larry Smith Books in the dealers’ room!

We have blurbs!

Glitter & Mayhem reminds me of the sweat and liquid latex-scented parties of the ’90s Lower East Side. Only with, like, 50% more murder.”

Kelly Sue DeConnick, series writer for Captain Marvel and Avengers Assemble

“Now I know where Adam Ant came from…the same place as Glitter & Mayhem, which I’d classify as fairypunk, mythpunk, glitterpunk, alienpunk, grrrlpunk, or maybe just straight up punk.   I’m 18 all over again but I was never 18 like this.  Excuse me now, but I totally need to go through my cassettes and make an epic mixed tape.”

Carrie Vaughn, author of the Kitty Norville series

“With a line-up of all-stars, you expect great things. The sparkle-fest inside Glitter & Mayhem does not disappoint.”

Mary Robinette Kowal, Hugo Award-winning author of Shades of Milk and Honey

“Glitter & Mayhem is a phantasmagoric romp on roller skates with a side order of Dionysian ecstasy. There’s glitter and glitz and more than a little faerie glamour in this package, and it’s all tied up with sparkly ribbons and black crepe. But more than anything, this anthology is fun. Fast reads and a fast ride that leads straight to one hell of a party.”

Kelly McCullough, author of WebMage and Broken Blade

We have reviews!

Publishers Weekly 

SF Signal

Revolution Science Fiction

Thinking about Books.

Let’s get this party rolling like a roller skate!

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My Worldcon Schedule!

Here’s my schedule in case you’re looking for me.

Friday 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Autographing: Laura Frankos, James Patrick Kelly, Mur Lafferty, Michael Damian Thomas

Friday 5:00pm – 6:00pm

If the Pen is Mightier than the Sword, What Have You Stabbed Lately?
Our panelists discuss how to bring modern social issues and viewpoints (gay rights, feminism, war, poverty) into SF/F literature.
Rachel Swirsky (M), Michael Damian Thomas, Elizabeth Hull, Howard Tayler

Saturday 1:00pm – 2:00pm

The Role of the Companion
The Doctor’s companions are more than just your run-of-the-mill sidekicks. The companions change the Doctor and influence our view of him. This panel will discuss the affect of the Doctor’s companions over the years.
David D. Levine (M), Julie Barrett, Jessica Reisman, Selina Rosen, Michael Damian Thomas

Saturday 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Sunday 8:00pm-?


Since Caitlin will be with us, I should be easy to spot. I will be the one pushing the marvelous 10-year-old girl in the wheelchair. 🙂

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Welcome to My New Website!

Welcome to my official website!

Please note that I am rarely here.

I’m the co-publisher and co-editor-in-chief of the 2016 Hugo and Parsec Award-winning and World Fantasy Award finalist Uncanny Magazine.

I was the managing editor of the Hugo Award Finalist Apex Magazine and co-editor of the anthologies Glitter & Mayhem and Hugo Award finalist Queers Dig Time Lords. I was a contributor to the SF Squeecast podcast and am currently a contributor to the Down and Safe- Blake’s 7 podcast.

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