My Farpoint 2018 Schedule

This weekend is Farpoint, a science-fiction convention in Hunt Valley, Maryland that I’ve been attending since 2006. (I was supposed to be at the famous “Snowcon” Farpoint in 2003 — I’d registered for it and was looking forward to it — but when I saw what the weather forecast for Maryland was, I cancelled my … Continue reading My Farpoint 2018 Schedule

T Minus One Month to Farpoint

Hard to believe we’re a month away from Farpoint. Farpoint is a convention held annually outside Baltimore in mid-February, usually right around Valentine’s Day. This year will be my eleventh Farpoint; I’ve been attending since 2006. The headlining guests this year are novelist David Gerrold (writer of Star Trek‘s “The Trouble with Tribbles”), Sean Maher … Continue reading T Minus One Month to Farpoint

Harve Bennett: A Reminiscence

There is a generation for whom their Star Trek isn’t one of the television series. It’s the movies. Maroon jackets. Admiral Kirk. James Horner. “Of all the souls I have encountered…” Protomatter and Project Genesis. “My god, Bones, what have I done?” Humpback whales. “A double dumb-ass on you.” Born too late for the animated … Continue reading Harve Bennett: A Reminiscence

On Allyn’s 2012 Farpoint Schedule

A week from today, Farpoint begins in Timonium, Maryland. A media science-fiction convention, I’ve been attending Farpoint regularly since 2006. (Yes, I was there for the infamous “carpet glue” convention, where con-goers were tripping out on the carpet fumes and the wild colors.) Farpoint is being held this year at the Crowne Plaza in Timonium, … Continue reading On Allyn’s 2012 Farpoint Schedule

On Annivesaries and Convention Panel Ideas

Recently I’ve had anniversaries on the brain. It started with this blog post by Dayton Ward, where he ran through a list of film anniversaries — twentieth, twenty-fifth, right on up — that are being celebrated this year. You look at the list for 1982, the year that many critics consider to be filmed science … Continue reading On Annivesaries and Convention Panel Ideas

On Sweetening the Farpoint Rewards Pot

Author extraordinare Dayton Ward can’t be at the Farpoint convention this weekend. He does, however, have a mission for congoers attending. One that, to some small degree, involves me. I’ll let Dayton explain fully, but here’s the gist. There are certain authors, myself among them, that he wants pictures taken of with a sign that … Continue reading On Sweetening the Farpoint Rewards Pot

On Allyn’s Farpoint 2011 Schedule

Yesterday, Farpoint released their preliminary schedule. Farpoint is a science-fiction convention held outside Baltimore every February, and this year’s convention falls from February 18th to 20th at the Crowne Plaza in Timonium, just off Interstate 83 at exit 16. This year marks my fourth year attending Farpoint as an author guest and my sixth Farpoint … Continue reading On Allyn’s Farpoint 2011 Schedule