Category Archives: science fiction

I have a new blog

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So my friends Zibb and Mal, and I have started a new blog where we’re talk science fiction and fantasy and mastering Ahri from league of legends, in all corners of the media world from books to movies to games. You can find us over at Conceptual Neighborhood and while we’re still ramping up, there’s some good stuff there. (PS:… Read more »

I’m watching television

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For those who know me, this is a rather shocking move. But it’s something my mom likes to do, and I’ve been enjoying watching shows with her. I’m usually busy, so I got sidetracked into watching a couple shows with her tonight, and I’m slightly late by the clock for this post. But let me tell you what we’re watching…. Read more »

It’s OK if You’re a Puppy

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Let me begin by stating that I speak only for myself. I speak not for past employers, present employers, potential future employers, friends, Romans, countrymen, other science fiction fanatics, people who are not myself, and most definitely not for George R. R. Martin. After that, let me add that I think Irene Gallo used words that were ill-chosen, and that… Read more »

The Voter’s Packet has arrived!

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And there was much rejoicing. Yay. I’m going to chronicle my reading here on this blog, but I wanted to do a quick rundown of what is in this year’s Hugo Voter’s Package. Sasquan released the package yesterday afternoon, and I’ve been spending a bit of time putting it all on my Kindle. It’s been an interesting year for the… Read more »

the letter and the spirit

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I hope at least some of you have been triggered into fatal convulsions — Henry Dampier (@henrydampier) May 15, 2015 Wow, aren’t you an absolutely lovely and charming person. The article in question (via Do Not Link) opens with this quotation: Situational dominance is contingent on local factors. For example, a 5’4 female teacher with a firm demeanor is situationally… Read more »

My Mind is My Own

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Over the last few days, I have been voraciously combing the internet, reading anything and everything I can find on the nominees for the Hugo awards and wrestling with my own conscience. I think I have finally come to a conclusion as to what I am going to do. I will read all the Hugo nominees as if this were… Read more »

Grimly and Without Joy

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The 2015 Hugo nominations have come out. Normally this is a great moment of satisfaction for me. I usually have not read all the nominees on the slate, so it’s like getting a Christmas present from my fellow science fiction geeks. Hugo nominations are generally so broad that what percolates up from the mass hive mind are usually stories that… Read more »

Home again, home again, jiggity jig

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A quick thought on the first day of Corflu

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waiting for taff

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One of the amazing things about fandom is the respective fan funds. There’s a triangle of them connecting the three largest concentrates of fandom in the world. (There’s also several minor ones, my favorite of which is CUFF, which sends fans back and forth within Canada.) The first one, connecting Europe with Australia, is GUFF, which stands for the Going… Read more »

detritus

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In no particular order: My souvenir book and program guide for the worldcon just concluded in Montreal came today. My cat is thankful to the committee for providing her with cat toys. Cat toys? I hear you ask. Well, you see, in order to keep the souvenir book flat, somebody attached package straps, and my cat seems to think these… Read more »

Back from the Bay Area…

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The real horror

At work, trying to get things done. There’s an interesting concept. Anyway, let’s begin with a picture: I am absolutely sure that isn’t what they meant, but I got a pretty good chuckle out of it. So, I went to the Bay Area. Things I did: Went to the Office of Letters and Light (the folks who run NaNoWriMo) to… Read more »

the news from Montreal

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So another Worldcon winds down. If all goes well, I should be at the next one, but at the moment I’m not expecting it to go well. However, unless things go absolutely pear-shaped, I’ll be at the one in 2011, since, y’know, it’s just over the hill from Sactown. But that’s not the point of this post. The point is… Read more »

Saturday morning sleepiness

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I’m typing the following on my BlackBerry in the hotel lobby. I’m not entirely awake yet, but I’m not exactly happy to discover that my gopher shift is not nine to noon, but ten to one. The more astute of you will notice that this cuts into broadcasting hours at Baycon. So to make up for it, I’ll be going… Read more »

Wow, it’s been a day.

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Current ribbon count: 31, plus gopher ribbon, plus three I haven’t attached to the badge yet, for a total of 35. Current fun being had: Loads. Permission for live broadcasting from the Fanzine Lounge: Authorized. Picture taken of me: Possibly for the newsletter, need to get somebody to snap me with my own camera, probably in my natural habitat (in… Read more »