28 July 2013 ~ 4 Comments

My First Con

At this point I’ve been to several Texas conventions, plus one World Fantasy Con* (in Calgary). The last WorldCon I went to was in 1997, also in San Antonio. It was a blast. John Norman (Gor) was there, in all his controversial, unrepentent glory. I met Jim Van Pelt there too, though I doubt he […]

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29 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Armadillocon-Saturday and Sunday

I have total con brain but I will do my best to make this sound coherent. Starting from the end, Sunday afternoon my final panel was Private Space Development. With two NASA employees on the panel we had a far-ranging discussion of the commercialization of space travel, including the recently announced plans for asteroid mining […]

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28 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Armadillocon 34: Friday night

From Twitter: After 2 pretty stupid #armadillocon panels, thanks to @PatriceSarath for moderating a thoughtful panel on writing strong female characters. Well, it’s what I strive to do. Armadillocon this year started at the pizza lunch at Mangia on Friday afternoon. I took off from work and had lunch with about 15 other congoers including […]

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