Sniff, Sniff Adventure!

Being a story of a beloved, if admittedly not terribly bright, minor character who may be familiar to you due to his adventures in The Curious Case of Miss Clementine Nimowitz and Her Exceedingly Tiny Dog, available in Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures   Once upon a time, there was a happy little puppy ...

2018 Wish List

Since it’s that time of year, my wish list: Smartwool Hiking Socks; men’s medium or women’s large crew; light or medium cushion.(Like these ones.) Set of 4 pasta bowls (like these) Alamo Drafthouse Gift Cards B&N Gift Cards Pyrex 9.5″ Pie Pan Alphasmart Neo or Alphasmart Neo 2 (info here) A nice day planner A ...

MileHiCon Schedule!

MileHiCon is coming this weekend, and I’ll be there! Here’s my schedule: Friday at 8:00 PM Group Reading & Discussion: Strong Women, Bitches, and Villainesses Saturday at 10:00 AM Better the Second Time Around Sunday at 1:00 PM Drop-in Knitting/Crocheting/Embroidery Circle As a note, I’m still recovering from having foot surgery, so I’m afraid I’m not ...

You’re nothing new. 2

“There’s nothing new here,” so why do we write it? – a blog post my dear friend E. Catherine Tobler wrote, and you should read. And now I’m going to have some feelings that are too big and too angry to have on Twitter. I have basically been told at various times since I started ...

Dear Rando

Dear Rando With Whom I Was Apparently in Some Crucible Matches Today, Not That I Noticed Because I Was Paying Attention to My Own Fucking Business, Wow, thank you so much for taking time out of your no-doubt busy day (I mean, come on–only the most important and high-drive people are playing Crucible at noon ...

I Have Problems With “The Alienist” 1

Before I get going on this bitchfest, let me just say that translating a book into a TV show or movie is not an easy thing to do. Particularly when you’re going from a book that’s very internal, like The Alienist, which is narrated in first person, to this very external, visual medium. It’s not reasonable to ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Main Business Meeting #2 Summary 2

Utah will be hosting NASFiC in 2019 Please note that since there will also be a NASFiC in 2020, you must be a member of the convention in Utah in order to vote for the 2020 NASFiC site. New Zealand will be hosting WorldCon in 2020. Hotel reservations for Dublin 2019 will open on January 9, ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Main Business Meeting #2 Liveblog 6

You can find a copy of the agenda here. Hugo Study Committee report here. 1003: Meeting comes to order. This is the site selection business meeting. 1004: Final committee called up for report. The WorldCon Runner’s Guide Committee. Mike Willmoth speaking. Report has been submitted. Incremental progress continues. There’s a URL from wsfs.org where you ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Main Business Meeting #1 Summary 1

MPC Election: Don, Judy, and Steven are elected. Kent Bloom from the FOLLE Committee would like help finding good links to old WorldCon websites that have become defunct over the years. The FOLLE Committee will continue for the next year as currently constituted. New standing rules change A3 Update to Deadlines for Submission of Reports due ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Main Business Meeting #1 Liveblog 3

You can find a copy of the agenda here. Hugo Study Committee report here. 1009: Two minute warning. There is a new piece of business today: A3 Short Title: Update to Deadlines for Submission of Reports. Will change Rule 4.4 and 4.5 to come into line with A2 Deadline for Submission of New Business, which was passed yesterday. ...