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. ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Preliminary Business Meeting Summary

Liveblog here. You can find a copy of the agenda here. Hugo Study Committee report here. Standing rules changes: Restricting Ratification of Amendments (A1) passes. This will make it more difficult to amend a constitutional amendment that’s in the ratification stage. Deadline for Submission of New Business (A2) passes. This requires that new business for the Business ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Preliminary Business Meeting Liveblog 7

You can find a copy of the agenda here. Hugo Study Committee report here. The WSFS business meeting #1 liveblog will begin shortly in this space! I’ll update this post every 5-10 minutes. 1007: Five minute warning. Time for the instructional video about parliamentary procedure! 1016: Tim Illingworth is the chair of this business meeting. ...

[Short Story] What Purpose a Heart

This story was originally published by Scigentasy on 5/13/14. Looks like it’s not on the website any more, and I happen to really like this story, so I figured I’d repost it here for all to see. There’s more I’m going to be doing with this universe, trust me. :)

[Movie] Infinity War 4

I’ll admit, I was having a hard time getting hyped up about Infinity War as we approached it. First I thought that Black Panther had stolen all my excitement, but once the movie was past, still didn’t feel that enthused. I just kept looking at Infinity War and thinking oh god this is going to be a train wreck. ...

[Movie] Pacific Rim: Uprising 1

Easiest review ever: If you liked the original Pacific Rim, you’re going to like Pacific Rim: Uprising. If giant robots punching things left you cold the first time around, this one isn’t going to change your mind. Several years after the original Breach is closed in Pacific Rim, Jaegers are still around because thankfully humanity isn’t dumb enough ...