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In honor of Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday

I thought I’d share some of my favorite Poe-related items: To One in Paradise – Not one of his well-known works, but I liked this poem so much, I memorized it in high school. A Dream Within A Dream – … Continue reading

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ILLOGICON 2016: Geek crafting and writing panels

Since its beginning in 2012, I’ve participated in every ILLOGICON except one, only missing 2014 because I caught a raging case of swamp crud from Disney World. ILLOGICON is a small, fan-driven convention dedicated to Science Fiction and Fantasy in … Continue reading

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Auctioning a piece of SERENITY for a good cause

* * * CSTS AUCTION LINK * * * For a decade, I’ve owned a piece of Serenity: The actual St. Christopher medal worn by Adam Baldwin as Jayne Cobb in the 2005 motion picture. He can be seen wearing it when … Continue reading

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Remembering STAR WARS and 1977

I was 6 years old when Star Wars hit theaters in May 1977 and my dad took me to see it on the big screen. We lived in Los Angeles at the time, and I can’t remember for certain whether or … Continue reading

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A strange magical birthday with a butt cake

The other night at dinner, a friend joked that I should have an Arrow butt cake for my birthday. Yes, that’s “butt” not “bundt.” Challenge accepted. Vanilla cake, fudge filling, green frosting, and four green candles with aluminum foil arrowheads, … Continue reading

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No, this is not another negative review of STRANGE MAGIC

I love Strange Magic. I know there’s a load of crappy reviews and it’s only earned about $12 million in theaters. I still love the characters, the animation, and the music. I love the unconventional storyline (says the author who won … Continue reading

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IllogiConIV science fiction convention January 9-11

I’ll be at IllogiConIV this weekend at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham / Research Triangle. This is a smaller, fan-coordinated convention dedicated to any and all forms of science fiction in all media. I’m on two panels: Smutty Fan Fiction – … Continue reading

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The Halloween Adventure

Upon Samhain time, so the Druids told, When doors opened wide to the Otherworld, The fey folk, sprites, elves, banshees and trolls, The dear departed and the wandering souls, Sightless spirits, ghouls, imps and wights, Entered the mortal realm for … Continue reading

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Game review: Dishonored DLC shines like a rune in the void

DISHONORED DLC: THE KNIFE OF DUNWALL & THE BRIGMORE WITCHES Rating: M for Mature Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language * * * MINOR SPOILERS * * * I played Dishonored last month and enjoyed it enough … Continue reading

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Heroism happens in all genders

Portions of this post originally appeared October 7, 2014, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. Science fiction and fantasy do not lack heroic women. Uhura, Ripley, Sarah Connor, Xena, Princess Leia, Elizabeth Swann, Brienne of Tarth, Katniss, Hermione … Continue reading

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