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April Director-y (2014 edition)

March was a bit of a crazy month, but we somehow survived.

I hope everyone enjoyed Peter Wacks’ presentation at our last meeting. Check out his website to learn more.
Our guest this month will be writer Mark Everett Stone. You can learn more about him at his web page,

March Director-y (2014 Edition)

We are not well into 2014. There is a lot going on and a lot to get ready for it.

My family is working on putting together costumes for us to wear at the various conventions we are planning on making it to this year. I will actually be going in costume this year with two different costumes I am working on.

February Director-y (2014 edition)

I hope everyone has been doing well with this cold wet weather that we’ve been seeing. It didn’t keep people away from our February Alternate at the Crawford’s place. We had a good crowd show up and as always some good conversations going on.

If you want a truly odd little thing to occupy your time while goofing around on-line, check out Neil Gaiman reading Green Eggs and Ham ( It is part of his helping the charity group Worldbuilders.

January Director-y (2014 edition)

As there has been no revolution or coup, I am beginning my second year as director of our little club. Of course that means I still have to come up with this monthly thing that I assume people read.

Hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas season. There was a strong Doctor Who theme at our house, with a fair amount of the gifts being Doctor Who related. And when it was not Doctor Who, it was most likely geeky in some manner.

Hugo Award Winners - 2013

2013 Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Award Winners. 1848 valid ballots were received and counted in the final ballot.

Best Novel: Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi (Tor)

Best Novella: "The Emperor's Soul" by Brandon Sanderson (Tachyon Publications)

Best Novelette: "The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi" by Pat Cadigan (Edge of Infinity, Solaris)

Best Short Story: "Mono no aware" by Ken Liu (The Future is Japanese, VIZ Media LLC)

2012 Hugo Award Winners

Well, there's not much need to repeat them here, so I'm going to just link to them: 2012 Hugo Award Winners Announced.

Personally, the only one of the winners that I've encountered was the Doctor Who episode! I haven't read much recent fiction, I'm afraid.

The Complete Metropolis! One Week Only!

One Week Only! Newly Restored!
The Most Complete Version Ever!
Starts Friday, June 11 at the Chez Artiste Theatre

"Problem with Activation"


Would whoever is leaving the "Problem with Activation" comments give me more information, such as who you are? I'm happy to work with you to set up your account, if you give me your email and which account you're trying to activate.

MileHiCon: A New Guest of Honor Joins the Lineup!

From the MileHiCon mailing list, we get this news:

Author Rachel Caine has just accepted our invitation to be one of our Guests Of Honor at MileHiCon42 in 2010!

She is the author of more than twenty-five novels, including the popular Weather Warden series, the NY-Times bestselling Morganville Vampires series, the Red Letter Days series, and the Outcast Season series.

Check out her website at for more info on her books!

Flying Pen Press having Holiday Sale

Also off of the twitter feed, Flying Pen Press is having a sale:

I will be putting all Flying Pen Press fiction, including #scifi, on sale this weekend for $6 each. #poker book for $9. Will tweet codes.