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Fangirl Happy Hour, Episode #27 – That Darn Internet

This week on Fangirl Happy Hour, Renay and Ana welcome Kate Elliott back to the show to discuss H.P. Lovecraft, the World Fantasy Award, fandom, rec the best pigeon dating game you will ever play, and answer some listener questions.

Discussion References

H.P. Lovecraft, World Fantasy, & Fandom – 00:57

The World Fantasy Awards End Use of H.P. Lovecraft’s Image After 40 Years at The Mary Sue
On the Shelving of HP Lovecraft’s Image at Book Riot
World Fantasy Award To Abandon Lovecraft Bust at File 770
World Fantasy Convention 2015 – Disability and Accessibility by Mari Ness.
Pat Cadigan’s Facebook post
Whew. by N.K. Jemisin
It’s not a real heart, it’s a real artificial heart.

This episode of Fangirl Happy Hour is brought to you by Our Appreciation For Authors Who Do Thankless Anti-Racism Work And Get Hammered by Lots of Internet People Engaging in Racism. Check out their books!

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel José Older
Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar

Play This Game – 45:11
Get Hatoful Boyfriend from Steam.

Everything Else Referenced/Mildly Related
If you’d like to challenge yourself/be a huge backlist nerd like one of your co-hosts, enjoy this bingo card.
Upcoming from Book Smugglers Publishing: The Beatriceid.
The Big Idea: Kate Elliott
Con or Bust
Writing Women Characters as Human Beings
Writing Is Never A Waste of Time

Read Black Wolves Because It’s Great – 1:08:50


More of Kate’s book, in case you’re feeling ambitious:

You can find Kate Elliott online at her website,, on Twitter @KateElliottSFF, and on Tumblr at

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