October 31st, 2013

music

midweek music: "The Weed-Smoker's Dream"

Hugh Laurie recently released an album of blues songs with him playing piano and sometimes singing, and a variety of other spiffy folks singing as well. Just some superb stuff, and my favorite is this version of "The Weed-Smoker's Dream," with Gaby Moreno singing, and a trombone solo to die for. This is from a live performance in Warsaw in June.

  • Current Music
    "The Weed-Smoker's Dream" by Gaby Moreno & Hugh Laurie
Joss

Philcon 2014 schedule

I have what may or may not be my final schedule for Philcon 2014 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey next weekend, the 8th through 10th of November. EDITED TO ADD: a reading!

Friday
midnight-1am: "Eye of Argon Reading," w/David M. Axler, Oz Fontecchio, Marvin Kaye, and Ian Randal Strock (Crystal Ballroom 3)

Saturday
12-1pm: practical self-defense workshop, the same thing I did at Shore Leave and Dragon Con, providing some basic practical self-defense moves in case you're physically attacked -- please wear comfortable clothes (Plaza IV)
1-2pm: "Editing Anthologies: Beyond the Gimmick," w/Elektra Hammond, Brian Koscienski, and Alex Shvartsman (Plaza III)
3-4pm: "Is Star Trek Boldly Going Where We Want It To?" w/Theodore Krulik, E.C. Myers, Jay Smith, and Christopher Stout (Crystal Ballroom 3)
4-5pm: "50 Years in the TARDIS," w/Andrew C. Ely, Allyn Gibson, Gordon Linzner, Gail Z. Martin, and Bill Spangler (Crystal Ballroom 3)
7-8pm: autographing
8-9pm: reading (Suite 623)

Sunday
2-3pm: "The Old Doctor Who Episodes Time Travel to the 50th Anniversary," w/Jim Freund, Allyn Gibson, and J. Andrew World (Plaza V)

I'm hoping to add a reading (and have already offered to sacrifice the signing for it).
  • Current Music
    "One for My Baby" by Hugh Laurie