May 19th, 2014


Balticon 48 schedule

Here's my tentative schedule for Balticon 48, to be held this weekend at the Hunt Valley Inn, north of Baltimore. Still waiting to hear on readings, autographings, and a self-defense workshop.... EDITED TO ADD: my reading and my autographing, as well as my fellow participants. No self-defense workshop, sadly.

7pm: "Crime Investigation in a Fantasy or SF Setting," w/Michael Black, Charlie Brown, John L. French, and Melissa Scott (Salon B)

1.30pm: reading, w/Robert Chase, Michael Flynn, and John C. Wright (Pimlico)
7pm: "Shortening Your Books and Stories," w/Tim Burke, Betsy Riley, Mary Turzillo, and Steven H. Wilson (Parlor 1026)

10am: "How Not to Break Into Print," w/Joshua Bilmes, Lawrence M. Schoen, Ian Randal Strock, and Mark Van Name (Salon A)
11am: autographing, w/Alessia Brio (Maryland Foyer)
5pm: "Dueling Drabbles," w/Ruth Lampi, Hugh O'Donnell, Peter Prellwitz, and Hildy Silverman (Parlor 1041)
7pm: Dark Quest launch party (Con Suite)
9pm: Boogie Knights concert (Salon C)
  • Current Music
    "At Last, Forever" by Jethro Tull
ds9 rewatch

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch: Tribbles Week Redux: "The Trouble with Tribbles"

Tribbles Week Redux begins! In honor of the DS9 Rewatch reaching "Trials and Tribble-ations," we begin a special few days of rewatching, commencing with the episode that started it all, the classic "The Trouble with Tribbles."

An excerpt:
Scotty has to be put into a headlock to go on shore leave, as he’d much rather stay on the ship and read technical journals to relax. He then goes and starts a bar fight, which will probably keep Kirk from ever suggesting he go on shore leave ever again. (Given what happens in “Wolf in the Fold,” it’s probably generally for the best that Scotty never ever, under any circumstance, leave the ship.)
  • Current Music
    "Aqualung" by Ian Anderson w/orchestra