* I'm happy to say that The Philosophy of Joss Whedon (University Press of Kentucky, 2011), which includes my essay "‘Just Get Us a Little Further’: Liberty and the Frontier in Firefly and Serenity," is a finalist for the 2012 Long Mr. Pointy Award, an award given by the Whedon Studies Association for the year's best long work of scholarship on a Whedon-related topic. Yay!
* Thanks to MuggleNet and The Leaky Cauldron for helping spread the word about my Hogwarts 101 summer course!
* My latest unabridged narration for StarShipSofa, which is the first half of Kate Wilhelm's novella The Bird Cage, is now available to stream or download on the newest episode of the podcast. If you listen, I hope you enjoy. (A full list of links to my unabridged dramatic readings is here.)
Most of all, Virginia and I offer a heartfelt THANK YOU! to everyone who sent good wishes for her recovery. She's under treatment and working hard to get well soon. Here she is, ready for her closeup as always: