[WorldCon] WSFS Main Business Meeting #1 Summary 1

Summary for all the action on Friday! Kevin Standlee gives the report for the MPC and we re-elect the standing members. Nitpicking and Flyspecking Committee report by Mr Eastlake. All members reappointed by the chair. FOLLE Committee continues with no objection. YA Award Committee officially sunsets this year and are thanked for their hard work. ...

[Worldcon] WSFS Main Business Meeting #1 Liveblog 7

Good morning everyone! I feel less like death today, so keep your fingers crossed for me. Liveblog will commence shortly, normal rules apply. Just waiting for the secretary of the meeting to arrive… 1004: Kevin Standlee calls the meeting to order. 1011: MPC report. Good news, marks were registered in the EU last year. 1013: ...

[WorldCon] A brief look at the proposed new constitutional amendments 1

Shame on me for not looking at these earlier. But I will be prepared as we move forward. From the agenda here. D.1 What Our Marks Really Are: This is basically a maintenance thing for mark protection that allows faster response times by the MPC for what notices it includes in its publications. Considering right now ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Preliminary Business Meeting Summary 3

As usual for the Preliminary Business Meeting, today we were setting the agenda for the next three days of meetings, particularly agreeing upon debate times for the various items. Here is a link to the agenda, and my own thoughts on the new proposed amendments. Highlights: Big thank you here to Zalia and Corina for covering ...

[Worldcon] WSFS Preliminary Business Meeting Liveblog 11

Hello everyone! It’s Thursday at WorldCon 75, I’m sick with a cold, and it’s time for the Preliminary Business Meeting! Liveblog will commence when the meeting starts. As usual, updates will come every 5-ish minutes or so. Apologies for mis-spelling names and the like, please leave corrections in the comments and I will get them ...

[Movie] The Dark Tower

I made a special effort to see The Dark Tower before I departed for Finland, because I was that excited about seeing Idris Elba be the gunslinger. Not that I’ve got that many gunslinger feelings, you should realize. I’ve never read the novels, because I’m just not that much of a Stephen King fan. But I am ...

WorldCon Schedule

A little late, but here it is! Wednesday, August 9, 1500-1600 – Global Warming and the Gaia Concept. Is Global Consciousness already here, and doesn’t have a clue? (Room 205) Is there global self-regulation? Could the world as a whole, in some ways, be consideredto have thought processes, emotions, and/or intentions? Where does humanity come in to ...

[Movie] Dunkirk 1

To me, Dunkirk feels really different from a lot of Christopher Nolan’s other movies. The plot and characters are basically incidental to how the film feels, the look and sound of it. The dialogue is almost nonexistent; I think if Nolan could have gotten the feeling he wanted without anyone ever speaking a word, he ...

[Movie] Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets 2

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a film set in a colorful, utterly bananas space opera universe, which is unfortunately ill-served by both Luc Besson’s direction and writing, though these problems pale in comparison to its repulsive fuckboy of a protagonist, Valerian. (For the short version of this post via Twitter rant, ...

Spider-Man: Homecoming 1

Honestly, I wasn’t going to bother with this movie. I’m really, really tired of Spider-Man movies. This is the third reboot of the character, and the second reboot left me so incredibly underwhelmed that the only pit deeper in my soul was already occupied by Tobey Maguire’s goth hair in Spider-Man 3. Which is sad, because Spider-Man 2 ...