January 12th, 2013

Joss

gonna be at RocCon Hudson Valley in April!

Back when I did this tentative list of 2013 appearances, I said I was going to RocCon Hudson Valley in Poughkeepsie, New York. At the time, the one-day con was scheduled for 30 March, but it's been moved to 7 April. I will still be one of the guests, along with Star Trek actors J.G. Hertzler and Tim McCormack, anime voice actor Erica Schroeder, and comic book pros Alan Kupperberg, Mark McKenna, and Aaron Kruder.

So if you're in the Poughkeepsie area in early April, come on by!

Also this means I definitely will not be attending RavenCon this year, as it's that weekend. Le sigh.
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hippies

stuff what I've found on the Internet

More links, which are not necessarily friendly to anti-feminists, gun nuts, and Republicans.

Gun-toting soccer mom Meleanie Hain found dead. What a total shock that this imbecile who showed up packing heat at a kids soccer game is dead from domestic gun violence. My stance on gun control -- to wit, we need a shit-ton more of it -- isn't because of outliers like Newtown, it's because of everyday shit like this. Without guns in the house, this is an argument, possibly a fight in which someone in injured. With guns, it's a murder-suicide. This is the problem with the fetishizing of guns, because the majority of gun deaths aren't crazy people breaking into your homes, it's accidents in the home and people shooting their loved ones.

Alisa Valdes, the author of The Feminist and the Cowboy -- a book, based on the author's own experieces, in which a feminist is shown how to be a real woman by a manly man -- is being abused by her manly man. Gee, maybe there is something to this whole feminism notion after all.....

Michael S. Alford has a new book: Swindled: How the GOP Cheated Ron Paul and Lost Themselves the Election. What amuses me is the linked article by Kevin Kervick about the book expresses shock -- shock! -- that a political party would hijack the electoral process to guarantee a favored candidate, a stance that shows an appalling lack of knowledge about the entire history of American elections. How the heck does Kervick think Warren G. Harding became president?
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fo' shizzle, rifftrax

two IndieGoGo endeavors you should support: new Sonja Blue and TrekTrax Atlanta

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