December 3rd, 2004

da Bronx is born....

On this day in 1639, Jonas Bronck bought his farm, which was 50 acres located on the peninsula north of Manhattan and Long Islands, one of the first Europeans to settle in what is now the NYC area. Years later, his farm would be a popular getaway spot for picnicking or horseback riding, and people would refer to such trips as "going to the Bronx." Eventually, the whole peninsula was incorporated as a county and a borough named "the Bronx."

Thanks to mabfan for this bit of history of my home.
  • Current Music
    "Hidden Treasure" by Traffic
enemy territory

PhilCon schedule

Here's what I'll be doing at PhilCon 2004, the last con of the year:

Sat 12:00 PM in Salon G (2 hours)
SFWA EMF BENEFIT AUCTION (314)

Bring lots of money. Buy lots of things.


Sat 3:00 PM in Room 403 (1 hour)
STARGATE, ATLANTIS, AND THE SIDEWAYS FLUSHING (95)

Talking about Sci-Fi's cash cow, which also happens to be two of the most fun shows on TV.


Sat 4:00 PM in Room 403 (1 hour)
FARSCAPE: WHOSE CELL ARE YOU SLEEPING IN TONIGHT? (97)

I'm iffy about this panel, but there it is....


Sat 5:00 PM in Room 308 (1 hour)
READING: KEITH DECANDIDO (355)

I'll likely be reading from one of next year's Trek offerings.


Sat 8:00 PM in Room 403 (1 hour)
THE INDUSTRY FANS DO NOT SEE (176)

The underside of publishing: marketing, production, publicity, etc.
  • Current Music
    "The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys" by Traffic
wee krad, South Park Keith, South Park Keith #2

snurched from suricattus by way of Inside the Actor's Studio

What is your favorite word? Parsippany.
What is your least favorite word? Existent, 'cause I can never fucking spell it.
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Something that involves thought and/or cleverness.
What turns you off? Not being engaged.
What is your favorite curse word? Fuck.
What sound or noise do you love? Music.
What sound or noise do you hate? Sudden loud noises.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Acting.
What profession would you not like to do? Lawyer.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "Good to see you! Have a beer!"
  • Current Music
    "Ring Out Solstice Bells" by Jethro Tull