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So much awesomeness, the mind boggles.

I come bearing links I hope will be of interest and use...


Fundraisers for Worthwhile Charity Causes
  • The wonderful historical fantasy author D.B. Jackson is spearheading a fundraiser and giveaway via FirstGiving for the Boston Foundation and the One Fund of Boston to help the city in the wake of the bombings. Learn more here.

  • Fans of the brilliant Rupert Graves are celebrating his upcoming 50th birthday via JustGiving by raising funds for the charity of which he's patron, The Springboard Opportunity Group, which serves children across North Somerset who have disabilities and additional needs. Learn more here.


Kickstarter Projects with a Lovecraftian Focus (Thanks to wellinghall!)


Two Keynote Talks Worth Watching on YouTube


Last but definitely not least...

MARK THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR: 28 July, 2013!

You are invited to participate in an international, interactive science fiction convention... from the comfort of your own home! It will be action-packed, inexpensive, and most of all, FUN!


SofaCON: An Online International Science Fiction Convention

Join the crew of the Hugo Award winning StarShipSofa, their special guests, and friends from all over the world as a new tradition begins: SofaCON, An Online International Science Fiction Convention. This live, history-making event will focus on those who are creators, scholars, and fans of the best of speculative fiction. Over the years StarShipSofa has brought together a global community of science fiction lovers; it’s time for old and new Sofanauts alike to meet in a real-time, interactive virtual venue to celebrate the genre they love.

Meet stellar authors. Watch exclusive interviews and lectures. Ask questions and offer comments. Enjoy the SF convention experience from the comfort of your home. Don’t miss this inaugural event!

New information on guests, scheduling, and registration will be updated at the con's website regularly, and I'll also be posting more updates soon here! I hope you can join us.

SofaCON 2013

Comments

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wellinghall
May. 7th, 2013 01:10 pm (UTC)
You are very welcome! (I remembered you saying how much you liked Emerald, you see ... )
eldritchhobbit
May. 8th, 2013 11:06 pm (UTC)
Aw, you're the best! :D
sittingduck1313
May. 7th, 2013 03:29 pm (UTC)
I believe I may have mentioned this one before. But another Lovecraft-themed game that got funded through Kickstarter was Miskatonic School for Girls. I first saw it at the Dealers Room at Guns of August 2012 and immediately knew I had to buy it. Among the students that attend are Hannah Armitage, Erica Zann, Antonia Wilcox, and Mary S. Carter (it took me a while to get that one). No Wilma Whateley though.
eldritchhobbit
May. 8th, 2013 11:08 pm (UTC)
Yes!!! I remember getting such a kick out of the premise (and names) when you told me about it. SO clever. Isn't it brilliant that game creators - especially Lovecraftian ones - are using Kickstarter so successfully? (And you always seem to know about such interesting projects...)

Poor Wilma Whateley. No respect. ;)
i_llbedammned
May. 7th, 2013 11:31 pm (UTC)
Neil Gaiman often gives great speeches.

Huh. A con from the couch. Interesting concept.
eldritchhobbit
May. 8th, 2013 11:10 pm (UTC)
Neil Gaiman often gives great speeches.

He surely does!

We're really excited about the virtual con idea. StarShipSofa is an international effort anyway, with staff members on several continents, so it seems unlikely we'd all end up at the same place at the same time physically, even WorldCon. I expect this will be a blast. I hope a lot of folks - old faces and new - are able to participate. Thanks for the encouragement!
beledibabe
May. 8th, 2013 12:57 am (UTC)
Cool!
eldritchhobbit
May. 8th, 2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
Yay! So glad you think so! :)
cookiefleck
May. 8th, 2013 04:37 am (UTC)
SofaCon! I picture you all sitting on your sofa, traveling through space. Now if pics turn up of you wearing a green bathrobe and pajamas, I will be very jealous...
eldritchhobbit
May. 8th, 2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
ROFLOL! Don't Panic!!! *wink*
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