On My 2010 Shore Leave Schedule

Shore Leave! It’s the media science-fiction convention held in Hunt Valley, Maryland every mid-July. This year, it falls on the calendar from July 9th through 11th. :spock: This year, barring any unforeseen happenings, I will again be attending the convention as a guest. My schedule for panels looks like: Friday Meet the ProsHunt/Valley Hallway — … Continue reading On My 2010 Shore Leave Schedule

On the 2009 Baltimore Comic-Con

While much of Baltimore had its attentions focused on the changing foliage or the Ravens/Bengals game, I went downtown to the Baltimore Comic-Con. Some people go to conventions to meet people, or to buy things, or to get autographs. In a very real way, those things, especially the last two, don’t hold much meaning for … Continue reading On the 2009 Baltimore Comic-Con

On Shopping Big Lots and Making Mistakes

I love Big Lots. It’s a department store filled with wondrous and magical stuff. Like Golden Compass action figures from France. Or possibly Quebec. I’ve found it’s a fantastic place to buy breakfast cereal. Two dollars a box for good stuff. Sometimes bad stuff, but usually good stuff. Cap’n Crunch good stuff. Rice Krispies good … Continue reading On Shopping Big Lots and Making Mistakes