March 23rd, 2012


my I-Con 31 schedule!

The good folks at I-Con 31 have put up the schedule for the con, and I am, as usual, Doing Stuff!

9-11pm: Meet the Pros (Hotel: Sayville)
11pm-12.30am: Destinies: The Voice of Science Fiction (WUSB 90.1 FM) -- I'll be one of the guests on the traditional "mystery guest" episode of this radio show hosted by Dr. Howard Margolin

10-11am: reading (SAC: 312)
11am-12pm: "Building a Believable World" (SAC: 304) -- with David Weber, Dr. Charles E. Gannon, and A.L. Davroe
1-2pm: autographing (Dealer's Room: Authors Table)
4-5pm: "Martial Arts in Sci-Fi" (SAC: 304) -- with Drew Henriksen and Ric Meyer
5-6pm: reading (SAC: 309) -- yes, I have two readings; no one is more surprised than me...

11am-12pm: autographing (Dealer's Room: Authors Table)
12-1pm: "Writing Inside Someone Else's Universe" (SAC: 304) -- with Peter David, Dr. Charles E. Gannon, Neal Levin, and John Peel
2-3pm: "Doctor Who Lives On" (SAC: 304) -- with Jason Haigh-Ellery, John Peel, Rebecca Maines, and Ric Meyers

Hope to see many of you there! Be aware also that the University Bookstore will have a booth (proximate to the author autographing table) and they will be stocking copies of my books, including Dragon Precinct, Unicorn Precinct, Guilt in Innocence, and SCPD: The Case of the Claw, as well as some Farscape trades, among possibly other things.
  • Current Music
    "Fly" by Moxy Früvous
TNG Rewatch

Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch: "The Loss"

The Enterprise encounters two-dimensional beings, and Troi loses her empathy (in more ways than one), as the TNG Rewatch suffers "The Loss."

An excerpt:
As Troi is packing up her office, Brooks comes in and informs Troi that she was completely right about her, that her night of crying was just a band-aid on a bullet wound. Picard then calls her into his ready room — they only have five hours before they collide with the cosmic string fragment, and he has to insist that Troi help Data try to communicate with the 2D beings. Even crippled as she is, she’s the most qualified person on the ship to figure out how to communicate with the beings. (A thousand people on a ship whose mission is to seek out new life, and they don’t have any linguists? Really?)
  • Current Music
    "Apartment Zero" by Mojo Nixon