Monthly Archives: June 2012

Characters and curiosities at ConTemporal 2012

I’ve returned from three days in Port Raleigh, otherwise known as ConTemporal, a new science fiction and steampunk convention in North Carolina. After doing Illogicon, StellarCon and ConCarolinas this year, I think ConTemporal might be my favorite. In part, because … 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. Guests will include steampunk authors Cherie Priest, Clay and Susan Griffith, and John Claude Bemis, … 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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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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