[WorldCon] WSFS Main Business Meeting #1 Summary 2

Summary and highlights of today’s liveblog of the main business meeting, for those who prefer their business meetings to be low-sodium and use only fake sugar. Just remember, unlike Aaron Burr, everyone is welcome in the room where it happens. NOTE: I will be referring to all amendments by their working titles. If you want to ...

[WorldCon] Main Business Meeting #1 Liveblog 2

AND WE ARE LIVE. Many thanks to Eric, for letting me use his phone hotspot while I’m waiting for my friend with the hotspot to arrive. Usual rules apply; I apologize in advance for all my misspellings. Do not be surprised if personal opinions show up. I will be summarizing at times. Newest items will ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Preliminary Meeting Summary 2

For those to whom the liveblog is too long or too confusing, I shall summarize. The Preliminary business meeting is for setting the agenda for the main business meetings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I will be referring to all amendments by their working titles. If you want to know the substance of these, refer ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Preliminary Business Meeting Liveblog 7

AND WE’RE LIVE. Thanks to Corina Stark for hotspotting her phone so I can use her data for this liveblog. Rules as usual: I will be updating this post every few minutes once the meeting starts. Newest things will be at the bottom so this will eventually be chronological. Don’t be surprised if I interject ...

Voldemom 1

So yes, I know all about Voldemort’s tragic backstory(TM)1, I’ve read the books. But think how much more interesting it would have been if, at the beginning of book four when you-know-who is about to murder hapless Frank Bryce, the Voldemom comes shuffling out of the shadows in a floral print housecoat and carpet slippers, curlers ...

T-minus one week till the WSFS business meeting 5

I hope you kids are warming up your serpentine muscles AW YISS. @ForestofGlory on Twitter asked me what I thought about a few of the items on the WSFS agenda this year, and I realized that due diligence means I really ought to look at all the upcoming items before I get to the meeting ...

[Movie] Star Trek: Beyond

Star Trek Beyond makes a for a good apology for the aggravating mess that was Star Trek: Into Darkness. But it fails hard at its most basic job: being a Star Trek film. This is a trend that’s been endemic since the first new Trek film and has only gotten worse with each movie. The original ...

I have no witty comeback for this racism. 2

So I’m biking along a mostly-deserted stretch of road north of Longmont and it’s hot as the Devil’s ballsack out there. I’m two-thirds of the way through my three liter camelback, and I’ve looped around to go back into town before I turn into a crispy strip of people leather on a bike. Another cyclists ...

Blue Team Best Team 5

Blue Team Best Team
I wasn’t going to play Pokémon Go. Seriously. I’ve never played Pokémon in my entire life. I still have zero desire to pick up any of the other games, because I am not interested in that kind of grind. But then my friend Corina wanted to go for a long walk and catch all the ...

[Movie] Ghostbusters (2016) 2

[Movie] Ghostbusters (2016)
Warning: depending upon your spoiler sensitivity level, you may want to skip the plot synopsis (red) until after you’ve seen the film. Ghostbusters (2016) comes to us in a world saturated with sequels and remakes and reboots that no one wanted, needed, or asked for—and finally, we get a reboot we actually deserve. I have ...