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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Zombie Blogs

One of the things about these lingering undead blogs is that, if you stumble upon them, you never know -- did they stop posting? Is it just a really long hiatus? What's going on here?

What is going on here is this: as part of reviving the BSFFC website I also started a blog just to see what would happen.

If you look at the post history, you can see what happened.

So, now it's happened. I think it's all that's going to happen. But the website remains up, and the meeting reminders still go to the BSFFC LiveJournal community (when I remember to post them).

Happy new year!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Goodbye Robert Lynn Asprin

Robert Lynn Asprin, author of (among other things) the MythAdventures books, died on Thursday May 22. I did not know that he lived in New Orleans, nor did I know that he was writing again.

I remember the Myth books fondly from my college years.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Bellingham peoples in Locus

As posted by Paul, you can spot some Bellingham (and former Bellingham) people in a photo in the May 2008 Locus.

The photo is of the 2008 Rainforest Writers Village.

Yay Bellingham!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Norwescon 2008 -- Day 1

Several Bellingham (and former Bellingham) Science Fiction people attended Norwescon, and we have photographic proof!

Jessica fought the Dark Side...

And, defeated (or seduced by cookies) took an oath of loyalty.

Mike decided not to bother fighting first.

While Echo, already a Dark Side member, worked on converting the stormtroopers into a chorus line.

Later, incriminating evidence from Saturday night!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Alma Alexander reading at Village Books

Alma Alexander will be reading from her book Spellspam, at Village Books, on April 2 at 7 pm. More here.

This is the second in a trilogy about Thea Winthrop, begun with Gift of the Unmage.

I highly recommend these books. They are coming of age stories with rich use of Native American mythology and history.

From the description of Gift of the Unmage:
Thea was a Double Seventh: the seventh child of parents who had themselves been seventh children. From birth, great things were expected of her, but magically speaking, she proved a disappointment. Now, with the help of an ancient teacher, Thea has begun to weave herself a new magical identity, infused with elements of the original worlds... but will she find her true self in time to defeat the Nothing that threatens to consume the world?
And Spellspam:

What if e-mail spam suddenly started carrying magic spells? What if a pitch promising a clear complexion gave you transparent skin? Thea Winthrop thought that she was the only one who could do computer magic—but now there's someone else out there who can, and Thea and her friends suddenly find themselves pitted against a vibrant and dangerous mage: Thea's mirror image.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Thursday Meeting -- March 6 -- Beaver Inn

Remember, the next meeting is at The Beaver Inn, 1315 N State St, at 7 pm.

It was at the Beav that we determined our lovely and amazing meeting calendar. It involved dangerdaisy, a complete set of gaming dice, and a couple of pitchers of Pabst Blue Ribbon.