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Happy Wednesday! I have some news to share...

* As you may know, I've begun narrating contemporary science fiction stories for the UK audio science fiction magazine StarShipSofa. (You can hear my narration of Elizabeth Bear's "And the Deep Blue Sea" here, and other narrations will go up soon.) As of today, I've also begun contributing an audio "article" for StarShipSofa's "Aural Delights" Wednesday program, in which I give my commentary about a science fiction topic. These will run once a month. My first is available on today's show. (It begins approximately 10 minutes into the podcast.) If you listen, I hope you enjoy!

* I have my schedule for ConCarolinas.

My ConCarolinas Schedule

On Friday:
6pm "The Best Books You've Never Heard Of"
(An homage to forgotten or little-known authors and their works.)

On Saturday:
12pm "The Hobbit: The Motion Picture(s)"
(Two movies? Who will direct? Who will star? Will Beorn get his due?)

1pm "Harry Potter: The Aftermath"
(The seventh book has sunk in. What do you think?)

5pm "Where No One Has Gone Before?"
(Star Trek old and new. What are you expecting from the new movie?)

9pm "The Rise of Goth"
(From fashion to fiction, Goth is in.)

On Sunday:
11am "Where's My Personal Jetpack?"
(Why don't we have the "world of tomorrow" that was promised to us?)

* And last but not least, run, don't walk, to read LOL Manuscripts! Because everything could use a little LOL, especially the Renaissance. Observe, for example, this handy New Map of Ways to Die in England. (Thanks to curtana.)

Quote for the day:
Waue thou handes in the ayre, shakest thou deriere.
from The Prouerbs of Lydgate, 1510


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May. 14th, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, lol, I have tickets but it wasn't on my calendar. That would have been depressing if I had remembered after the fact when I read your report about it. Thanks for the timely reminder! Now I just need to lure somebody into driving there with me. ;)
May. 14th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, wonderful! Maybe we could do lunch or dinner or coffee or something and really get to visit, beyond just saying hi as we dash madly around. :) I would love that, if it turns out to work with your schedule.
May. 14th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
Absolutely! That would be really great! I'll touch base when things firm up, but it will probably be your schedule we'll work with, not mine. I'm just planning to be a tourist without a care in the world. ;)
May. 14th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! :)
May. 14th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
It looks like you've been keeping busy!

Thank you for the LOL Manuscripts link. It's just what I needed to start my day. Hilarious! I'm going to keep the party invite one in mind for the next occasion. :P
May. 14th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
LOL! The party invitation is a hoot. Woohoo, party animals! I'm so glad you enjoyed the site, too.
May. 14th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
I went over to listen to your narration of 'And the Deep Blue Sea' and was highly amused by the idiosyncratic introduction. I also like the way he enthused over your voice and referred to you as a tom boy. :-) You sound a bit like I imagined you would when I saw your picture - please don't ask me to explain that. From what I've heard, narrating a story is hard, hard work so colour me highly impressed that you're done that as well as all your academic work.
May. 14th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks for listening! The introduction totally cracked me up. I wasn't expecting that. :) Since that recording I've upgrading my equipment, so the later ones (and the new commentaries) are much crisper. At least, I hope so! It's funny: I just love the act of reading aloud, but I quite dislike the sound of my own voice! At any rate, thanks so much for listening, and for your kind words and encouragement!
May. 14th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
I read the quote for the day while drinking my afternoon coffee. Big mistake there. :(
May. 15th, 2008 12:13 pm (UTC)
LOL! I should've put a "spewage" warning on it. Sorry! ;)
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