Category: current events

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Camp NaNoWriMo: The Road So Far…

Camp NaNoWriMo is going about as well as this car's owner's day.

5 tools for hitting writing goals, as learned from the first week of Camp NaNoWriMo.

June is over? Julying.

This monthly update is gonna be exciting.

It’s gonna be an exciting monthly update. News and projects 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….

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 classism/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: So what is…

LFCC & YALC 2016: A Comparative (and informal) Analysis

LFCC's vendors at London Olympia, a major part of the event

Let me just start out by saying this: I’m lucky. In the last five years, I’ve gotten to go to five different cons, some of them twice. This includes the infamous Dragon Con, as well as up and coming cons like Treklanta,  WHOlanta (formerly TimeGate), and…

Texas Comes Full Circle

An excellent historical context for the recent atrocities.