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Happy early birthday wishes to the fabulous green_key. May the Force (Dark Side or Light Side, your choice) be with you!

* I wanted to be sure to pass along the word about Helping Haiti Heal, a huge multifandom donation drive kicking off via live webcast tomorrow, January 23, from 2-6pm ET. Among the more than one hundred items to be auctioned are a complete set of the U.K.-edition Harry Potter books along with a handwritten note from J.K. Rowling, a signed book by Neil Gaiman, five dedicated books by Sir Terry Pratchett, original conception art from the film Where the Wild Things Are, and much, much more. Go here for more information.

* And speaking of fundraisers, thanks so much to gbsteve for being the high bidder for my signed copy of The Intersection of Fantasy and Native America: From H.P. Lovecraft to Leslie Marmon Silko for help_haiti!

* There's a terrific new group blog well worth checking out: The Last Blog in the Universe, which is dedicated to reviewing and discussing dystopian fiction and film. (I've syndicated this for LiveJournal as dystopiablog.)

* From The Guardian: "Apocalypse Literature Then, and Now."

* Like tea? Like Hobbits? Now there's Hobbit Tea.

* Last but not least, here's a great video by Luke Burrage, inspired by his past year's global travels as a professional juggler. (Luke is the host of one of my favorite podcasts, The Science Fiction Book Review Podcast.)

It's the perfect blend of wonder and joy for a Friday afternoon. Watch it: you won't be sorry!

"This is not the life advertisers have led me to believe will be mine."
- Saci Lloyd, The Carbon Diaries: 2017 <-(the book I'm reading now)


( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 22nd, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
Oh - I want the juggler's job!

And also ohhhh - 2017 is out! I must track it down! *vbg*

Thank you! *g*
Jan. 24th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
Ha! I agree.

2017 is harrowing - I've been holding my breath! Hope you enjoy.
Jan. 22nd, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Thanks for the heads-up on that new blog. I've just signed on for the feed.
Jan. 24th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
My pleasure!
Jan. 23rd, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
Oh wow, that video totally made my night. He's amazing and inspiring. Thank you for sharing it!
Jan. 24th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
My pleasure! I'm so glad you enjoyed it, too.
Jan. 23rd, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
Hobbit tea! Awesome! Now all I need is hobbit pipe-weed to go with it!
Jan. 24th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
Jan. 26th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
I saw someone wearing a "Happy Hobbits Choose Longbottom Leaf" t-shirt at a con this weekend.
Jan. 26th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
Oh yeah! I might need one of those.
Jan. 26th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
I'm Not Sure If That Was The One
The design looked different (more art deco-ish, like the logo) and it had been through numerous wash cycles.
Jan. 26th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm Not Sure If That Was The One
LOL! How clever.

I have one that says "My hobbit went to Mordor, and all I got was this stupid t-shirt."

Jan. 23rd, 2010 09:16 am (UTC)
Some great links this time. I particularly like the last blog in the universe...
Jan. 24th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad they were of interest! That blog will be one to watch, I think.
Jan. 24th, 2010 06:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you for making the link to dystopia blog; it is much appreciated.
Jan. 24th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
My pleasure!
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