Category Archives: Where’s Cheryl?

Still in Finland

As I had some suspicion of just how exhausting Worldcon would be I planned to spend a couple of days after the convention hanging out with my dear friend, Irma Hirsj√§rvi. This involved taking a trip up to Central Finland … Continue reading

Posted in Conventions, Finland, Where's Cheryl? | 4 Comments

We Are Officially Received

Worldcon isn’t due to start until tomorrow, but this evening a bunch of us were invited to attend a civic reception at City Hall here in Helsinki. Obviously the city couldn’t fit all 6,000+ attending members in, so the convention … Continue reading

Posted in Conventions, Where's Cheryl? | Leave a comment

Em & Cheryl Do TV

Today, and Thursday and Friday, I am at the Creative Histories conference in Bristol. I’m there primarily to talk about steampunk, though I do hope to come back with some photos of animatronic dinosaurs that they have on display. Selfie … Continue reading

Posted in TV, Where's Cheryl? | 1 Comment

My Worldcon Schedule

As I noted yesterday, the Worldcon draft program is now available. I have four panels as follows: Thursday 17:00 Publishing Translation With Liz Gorinsky, Gili Bar-Hillel & Didi Chanoch. I’m moderating. Friday 11:00 Juried versis Voted Awards With John-Henri Holmberg, … Continue reading

Posted in Conventions, Finland, Where's Cheryl? | Comments Off on My Worldcon Schedule

Catch-Up

As people on social media may have noticed, I have been traveling a lot of late. To add to that, I had no wifi in my hotel room in Germany, so I was online a lot less than usual for … Continue reading

Posted in Where's Cheryl? | Comments Off on Catch-Up

Fringe Tonight

I’m back from the Eurocon in Dortmund and have much to report, but I have to dash off to Exeter for work today. This evening I will be hosting BristolCon Fringe, featuring Peter Newman and Kate Coe. Full details here. … Continue reading

Posted in Readings, Where's Cheryl? | Comments Off on Fringe Tonight

Historical Fiction at the Zoo

As a kid I was addicted to the Animal Magic show on children’s BBC, fronted by Johnny Morris. As the older readers among you may remember, it was set in Bristol Zoo. Little did I imagine that I would one … Continue reading

Posted in History, Science Fiction, Where's Cheryl? | Comments Off on Historical Fiction at the Zoo

Mad Week

Yeah, I know, I have been quiet for a while. Things have been busy. I left you folks on Wednesday last week after having done a radio show. On Thursday morning I did training for a bunch of PHSE teachers … Continue reading

Posted in Where's Cheryl? | Comments Off on Mad Week

Today on Ujima – Dinosaurs, Afrofuturism, Psychology & Feminism

It was radio day again today. I think I had a great bunch of guests on Women’s Outlook. Hopefully you do too. We began with DB Redfern from the Bristol Museums Service telling us all about the fabulous new dinosaur … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Gender, Nature, Radio, Science Fiction, Where's Cheryl? | Comments Off on Today on Ujima – Dinosaurs, Afrofuturism, Psychology & Feminism

In The Papers

The nice people at Bristol 24/7 have a new featuring up and running in which they interview interesting people who have a connection to the city. This week said “interesting” person is me. You can find the article here. Obviously … Continue reading

Posted in Where's Cheryl? | Comments Off on In The Papers

A Trip Into The Past

Today I have been in Southampton. I was there because I needed a university library to do some research, and that’s the only one I can get into easily these days, due to being an alumnus. So I spent a … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Where's Cheryl? | 1 Comment

On TV Tonight

This week is Mental Heath Awareness Week in the UK. Because of this the nice folks at Bristol MIND have been asked to be on local TV to talk about their new trans+ helpline. The TV people wanted an actual … Continue reading

Posted in Gender, TV, Where's Cheryl? | Comments Off on On TV Tonight

A Day at the Seaside

This afternoon Jo Hall had a signing at the delightful Books on the Hill store in Clevedon. Being a loyal publisher, I went along to support her. This also gave me a reason to visit Clevedon, a seaside town on … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Environment, Where's Cheryl?, Wizard's Tower | Comments Off on A Day at the Seaside

Introducing the Twilight People App #TDOV

Today is the international Trans Day of Visibility. I’m spending the day in London at a Trans*Code hackathon, kindly hosted at the offices of CapGemini (whom I used to work for many decades ago). I’ve spent the day working on … Continue reading

Posted in Gender, Religion, Software, Where's Cheryl? | Comments Off on Introducing the Twilight People App #TDOV

Interviewed in Fusion

Yesterday I happened to tweet that I couldn’t join in the Day Without A Woman strike because I had trans awareness training to do. Somewhat to my surprise, I was approached by a journalist and asked for more information. You … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Where's Cheryl? | Comments Off on Interviewed in Fusion

And Another One – WEP Bristol Fundraiser

Yes, I know, total overload. But this one is happening in Bristol on the evening after the gig at the Watershed, and they only want me talking for 5 minutes. I can do that. Besides, very good cause. Also it … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Where's Cheryl? | Comments Off on And Another One – WEP Bristol Fundraiser

February Events Update – Young People’s Panel

Tuesday night at Bristol University was fabulous, and I met some great people. That may result in some more events later this year. But today’s news is that I will be chairing the “Language and Representation Within LGBT+ Culture” event … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Gender, Where's Cheryl? | Comments Off on February Events Update – Young People’s Panel

LGBT History Month Is Underway

It is all go from now until the beginning of March. This is probably my busiest week. Here’s what’s happening. On Tuesday evening I am taking part in a panel on LGBT+ History, local and national, at Bristol University. Details … Continue reading

Posted in History, Where's Cheryl? | Comments Off on LGBT History Month Is Underway

A Week in Barcelona

Hello, remember me? I know, I have been very quiet this past week. That’s because I have been very busy. The conference days were long, partly because we had so much good material, and partly because, this being Barcelona, we … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, History, Where's Cheryl? | 1 Comment

Hola World

This is a very quick update from Barcelona. The weather is much better than in England. The food and the wine are great. The University of Barcelona is as beautiful as ever. I am spending much of my time apologizing … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Current Affairs, Gender, Where's Cheryl? | Comments Off on Hola World