March 1st, 2012

HP/Geek Pride

It's off to StellarCon and SONAR I go...

Soon I'll be off on Trip #2. But first, a few notes:

* From The Guardian: "J.K. Rowling Announces New Novel - For Adults."

* Remember those Sherlock-inspired Adagio teas I mentioned earlier? Since my older niece and nephew gave me a wonderful new teapot for Christmas, I decided I'd give a couple a try. I got Watson and Lestrade, which arrived freakishly quickly. I'll admit that I don't have the most sophisticated palate for tea in the world (I'm more of a coffee snob by nature and experience), but in case you're interested, my amateur "reviews" are below the cut.
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* I now have my schedule for this weekend's fun at StellarCon and SONAR: The Symposium on Nerdy Academic Research.

StellarCon
Friday
4pm - Panel on the Origins of Modern Fantasy (I'm moderator)
8pm - Panel on Research for the Writer

Saturday
5pm - Panel on The Hunger Games

SONAR
Saturday
11am: My 30-minute talk on "Fringe's Literary Ancestors"


* Happy early birthday wishes to bluerocean, clara_posts, thewordoffred, lovefromgirl, and artwhisperer. May you have a wonderful day and a fantastic year to come!

A parting thought:

sci fi fantasy The Brain that Wouldn't Die - I Think I'll Quit
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