Monthly Archives: June 2012

Characters and curiosities at ConTemporal 2012

I’ve returned from three days in Port Raleigh, an aether and nautical port that is constantly moving through space/time and only able to stabilize its location for short periods. Otherwise known as ConTemporal, a new science fiction and steampunk convention … Continue reading

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How do you define “steampunk”?

This post originally appeared on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog on June 17, 2012. Next weekend I’ll be at ConTemporal, a new sci-fi convention in North Carolina that is “planting its roots in Steampunk,” according to its website. Guests … Continue reading

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Summer shenanigans

Now is the summer of my discontent. My body does not tolerate heat or sun, I’m not a “water person,” and the mosquitoes eat me alive. So, when the mercury rises, I start looking for things to do in the … Continue reading

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Why I support CSTS

Can’t Stop the Serenity asked its global sponsors to talk about why we support CSTS. They posted my answer this week. I organized the first Raleigh screening in 2006, because I loved Firefly. I loved it with all my heart … Continue reading

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Sexy scifi bad boys

This post originally appeared on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog on June 5, 2012. As a fan of Star Trek and The 4400, Jeffery Combs was the highlight of ConCarolinas. My family is in the middle of watching DS9 season 7, … Continue reading

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Costumes and coolness at ConCarolinas 2012

This weekend, I attended my first ConCarolinas, an annual sci-fi convention in Charlotte, NC. I met actor Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun/Brunt in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Kevin in The 4400, and many more), who autographed a picture for me with … Continue reading

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