Tag Archives: Wondercon

I GEEK, YOU GEEK

Let’s call this one a love letter to jocks everywhere . . . I’m a geek. I’m a nerd, too. In England they’d call me an anorak. If I were to travel to Japan I would be an otaku, I think. The definition … Continue reading

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THE JOYS OF TEACHING

There’s an old saying: “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” This is crap. Though there are people in this world who would not consider me particularly old, there’s another old saying: “You’re only as old as you feel.” … Continue reading

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DO I HAVE TO GO TO COLLEGE?

Two things inspired this week’s post. First, my daughter has been accepted to a private art college here in Seattle, and we’re all very excited. Now we’re off, like all parents of college-bound students who are not independently wealthy (and … Continue reading

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PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE

You’ve heard that old joke. A guy asks a New York cabbie how to get to Carnegie Hall, and the cabbie says, “Practice, practice, practice.” I’ve written before about work ethic issues, deadlines, laziness, and the barriers we tend to … Continue reading

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WONDERCON 2011

Last weekend I flew down to San Francisco from home-base Seattle for the big giant comic book/pop culture convention Wondercon. Though both big and giant compared to some conventions I’ve attended, Wondercon is a little sister convention to the overwhelmingly … Continue reading

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PART III ERRATA & ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

Is there such a thing as a perfect book? If there is, I haven’t read one, let alone written one. One of the things I’d hoped to accomplish with this blog was not just to promote the book but to … Continue reading

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LOOK OUT, WONDERCON, HERE I COME!

On March 31st, only sixteen days from today, I jet down the coast from Seattle to San Francisco to attend WonderCon. WonderCon is sort of a little-sister convention to the mega-event San Diego Comic-Con, and this’ll be my first time … Continue reading

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HEARD YOU MISSED ME, COMIC BOOKS. I’M BACK.

I do not have the world’s biggest or most valuable comic book collection by any means, but I do have one, and it’s among my most prized possessions. Very little evidence of my childhood still exists. I have not a … Continue reading

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