During Worldcon, the mad writers grabbed master networker K.M. Szpara to join them for a little chat. They start with the basics of networking, with Kelly providing the Mad Writers with specific conversation starters. He emphasizes the power of listening. Thanks to their live studio audience they also discuss more fraught topics such as alcohol consumption during events. Receive instruction in how to leave a conversation you’ve been edged out of. Because of the live situation, this episode is Not Safe For Work, as the customary bleeps could not find their way into the temporary Volcano Waterfall lair.

PLEASE NOTE! The sound quality on this episode is, unfortunately, poor. iGor did his best to improve it but he will need to be whipped for his performance.

Recommended Reading

Tim’s recommendation: Making Conversations by Theresa Neilsen Hayden

Jay’s recommendation: The School for Good and Evil by Soman Ghainani








Nina’s recommendation: Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal

Kelly’s recommendation: The Usual Path to Publication: 27 Stories About 27 Ways In edited by Shannon Page








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Intro and outro music comes from “Cephalopod” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com); licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0