Category: current events
Two Weeks of Coronavirus Lockdown
A summary of the writing, crafts, and video games that have kept me occupied during the first two weeks of lockdown.
StabCon South: Playin’ Cards and A-Shootin’ Dice
Last month, I had the great pleasure of attending StabCon South’s springtime event at the Jurys Inn in Southampton. What is StabCon South? The southern variant of StabCon, a regular, long-running event in Stockport (Manchester for the less geographically inclined). The focus is on board gaming. There’s no panels, no workshops, just good ol’ fashioned…
Wellies, Whovians, and Worbla: Your Guide to Sci-Fi Weekender 2018
What is Sci-Fi Weekender? Madness descends upon a quiet, seaside holiday park in northern Wales, just a short drive from Pwhelli and near Snowdonia. For three days (Thursday-Saturday, missing Sunday which I found odd for a ‘Weekender’ event but hey ho) all the main structures were taken over by stages, computer gaming stations, vendors, cosplayers…
About a Girl: The Abridged (no, really) Autobiography
READER BEWARE: I ENJOY TALKING ABOUT MYSELF. The Origin Story I got my start, as so many of us did, roleplaying via instant messenger and message boards online. I started my first novel circa 2000 on the family desktop computer(it was about dragon-themed magical girls), only to have it gobbled up by an unannounced hard…
Daily Prompt: Lecture
Make sure you use the appropriate pencil Don’t draw freeform, use this stencil Armed police keep you safer than a fence will Dress for Jesus, and don’t be sinful We don’t want you led astray, we’ll blur out those pixels That’s a fire hazard, now take down that tinsel There’s a war on Christmas, it’s…
Camp NaNoWriMo: The Road So Far…
5 tools for hitting writing goals, as learned from the first week of Camp NaNoWriMo.
June is over? Julying.
It’s been an exciting month around here. I finished my photography course, and I’ve been on several photo shoots, including one with human subjects! I haven’t done much with people, and I don’t think it would ever be a main focus, but I do want to try and get some studio portraiture under my belt.…
Rabbit vs. Tablet: That Skoda Video All Over Facebook
[Warning here for strong opinions, an Americanised slant despite attempts to keep it more broad, and social justice themes.] There’s a video circulating the internets, and because Buzzfeed made and hosted it, you’ve seen it. For those who haven’t, here it is: It’s from Buzzfeed and European car manufacturer Skoda, and it’s about how because they…
LFCC & YALC 2016: A Comparative (and informal) Analysis
Let me just start out by saying this: I’m lucky. I’ve gotten to go to five different cons, some of them twice, in the last five years. I’ve been to the infamous Dragon Con, as well as up and coming cons like Treklanta, WHOlanta(formerly TimeGate), and CONjuration. I’ve had a great time at all of…
Texas Comes Full Circle
An excellent historical context for the recent atrocities.