Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Comings and Goings

Just got back from a relaxing week on Hatteras Island which, other than Ocracoke Island, is my favorite spot on the Outer Banks. It was a fantastic relaxing vacation with lots of family time and more than one cut-throat game of Uno. ProTip: my children are vicious card players, do not trust their innocent faces.

As mad as summer was (swim team - I'm looking at you) school is right around the corner and we're getting ready to settle into a new rhythm. It also means I get to reclaim a bit more writing time in the day and finally focus on the projects that have, sadly, been feeling some neglect.

But first, I have done things and will be going places!

I had a blast guesting on a few podcasts: On Radio Free Skaro #380 I joined Steven, Warren and Chris for a commentary on THE CRIMSON HORROR, one of my favorite epiosdes of Season 7B.  Then I bumped into Sean and Steve at the The TARDIS Tavern where we chatted about Season Six's THE GOD COMPLEX, the brilliance of which is often overlooked in favor of the showier THE DOCTOR'S WIFE and THE GIRL WHO WAITED. We may have also touched on gender issues and the backlash against a female Doctor but hey, this is me - would you expect anything less? ;-)

This week is the biggie - The World Science Fiction Convention, aka WorldCon aka LoneStarCon in San Antonio. I'll be doing a few panels:

It's Time to Crowdsource a Firefly Movie
Friday 19:00 - 20:00
Crowdsourcing a cult movie like a Firefly sequel should be a given, right? So if Veronica Mars can raise 5 million, how much could be raised for Firefly? And why hasn't it been done yet?
Angela Standridge, (M), Jeanne Mealy, Joy Bragg-Staudt, Deborah Stanish

Geeks in Popular CultureSaturday 10:00 - 11:00
The changing portrayal of geeks in media, comics and pop culture in general.
Michael Underwood (M), Lynne M. Thomas, Jason M. Hough, Deborah Stanish

Oddly enough, I will NOT be chatting about Doctor Who at WorldCon but such are the vagaries of programming (and I don't envy them their job).  I will be talking about it a little at the Hugo Award Ceremony on Sunday where Chicks Unravel Time is up against four other fabulous books for the Best Related Work Award. I mean, I'm sure Doctor Who will come up in conversation a little. ;-)

This is my first WorldCon and I'm really looking forward to the experience. There are people I can't wait to see again, people I'm looking forward to meeting "in real space" for the first time and people that I didn't even know I've been missing my whole life. Such is the way of the con. 

In October I'll be at New York Comic Con for "50 Years of Doctor Who" held on Saturday, October 12 at 11:15. This will be a fun panel with Ken Deep, J.K. Woodward, Barnaby Edwards, Graeme Burk and Robert Smith?

And, of course, in November I'll be at Long Island Who with all sorts of fabulous people - but more on that as we get closer.  In the meantime, go buy tickets now before the prices go up at the end of this month!

There are a few other cool things in the works that haven't quite been formally announced yet so I'll hold off.  And of course, there is LOTS to talk about with Verity! but I think I'll save that for another post. 

Finally, it's almost September! I know it's only phantom crispness in the air (Summer never knows when to leave the party after all) but I can feel the changing seasons in my bones and it is good. 

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