"Like in a fantasy pub, you get lots of information and opinions here. No tavern brawls, unfortunately…"
Who: The Toasted Scimitar is run by Ardyth, The Dreaded One (DO); Laurie, also known by her CC handle Aspiration (Aspie), who claims the title of Mission Control; Skip, self-proclaimed Resident Geek; Evil Overlordess Merc; and Sparky, The Feral Biologist.
What: Founded by the original Evil Authors Guild, this is a fabulous blog by fantasy/sci fi writers for fantasy/sci fi writers. Includes book reviews where books are rated as cities and animals, and rants on every topic that might even possibly relate to spec fic writing.
Where: Right here. Or, for those of you who prefer to see your links, it's found at http://toasted-scimitar.blogspot.com/
Why: For me the rants are the highlight, as the quintet have a unique way of looking at the world that makes you reconsider everything you ever accepted as fact. Topics range from eye colour in fantasy, to rules of magic, characterisation, cliches, politics in fantasy and much, much more. The passion these girls have for their various sub-specialisations filters through their rants, and infects you with this fabulous desire to go push your characters off metaphorical (or real, whichever you prefer %-)) cliffs in order to prove that you, too, are worthy of the Evil Author badge.
When: Posting is, from what I can make out, irregular, but as there are five contributors you're guaranteed an eyeful of tasty rantiness more than once a week.