May 2013

In the previous installment, I talked about the wonderful people who filled my Balticon Weekend. I wasn’t able to mention everyone who made the weekend a memorable event, but I tried to address as many as I could. I probably should address some of the folks I left out, but instead, I want to move on to some of the more memorable events of the weekend that made it the incredibly special experience that it was. I won’t mention every panel we attended, but I would like to point out that there will be a Balticon 47 Wrap-up, and this year’s Wrap-up should feature about 20 episodes of content. I still have to get permission to make sure I can release some of the audio, and work out some deals on the release of some content.

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Balticon 47 is over all too soon. It was an incredible, amazing, action-packed weekend, and as much as I look forward to getting some rest now, I would like to have a few more days of it! I guess we’re all going to be looking forward to next year. In the meantime, there are squirrels to juggle…

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For forty-six days I found time each day to write something. At first, I wrote 250 words each day. Actually, most days I well surpassed 250 words, although there were a few days when I just barely ticked over 250. After a month, I leveled up and raised the target to 300 words a day. I still made regular progress. And then, on the forty-seventh day, after a long day at work, I came home, climbed into bed, and collapsed. I slept through until the next day. And my writing chain was broken.

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At last we come to our final installment in the Balticon 46 Wrap up. It has been a fun trip down memory lane, and we’ve managed to get this last installment out to you before the beginning of Balticon 47! This final installment comes from a reading on Monday afternoon. The reading featured Gary Lester of Channel 37, myself, and Yoji Kondo. We’ve decided to divide the reading up into three sections. If you want to hear all three, you’ll have to visit the post for this episode.

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I just posted my schedule and already some things are changing! Most of them are small changes, adding or subtracting a few names from the schedule, filling in some gaps, identifying a moderator. That sort of thing. But there are some bigger things in store, too. We’ve added a new reading with author Justin Macumber on Sunday night! If you’re not making it to Balticon this year, you’re really missing out!

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It’s #FlashbackFriday! It is isn’t it? Yes, yes it is! And it is time for another episode from The Wayback Machine! We’re turning the clock back to June 3rd, 2011 and an episode of The Shrinking Man Project. The plan for this episode was to feature the live recording of The Shrinking Man Project, but the recording suffered a couple of power failures, so this is a regular episode of the podcast featuring audio recorded on Monday afternoon at Balticon 45. You can hear in the audio that all of our voices were very hoarse for talking all weekend long. Our topic for Balticon was Exercise and Creativity.

Thanks again to everyone who came out to the live show.

Enjoy the show. See you next time!

Show notes included below.

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Today, I have the opportunity to do a very special post in the Pimpin’ Your Friends category. The friend in question is the lovely and talented Starla Huchton. Starla is not only a friend, she’s my cover artist. She did the cover for the e-book of my short story “Welcome to Paradox” and she will be doing the cover for my steampunk novel The Perils of Prague. She’s got a very nice business as a freelance graphic designer over at Designed by Starla, doing book covers for independent authors and publishers. Today, Starla is releasing a very special cover, and I have the privilege of bringing that cover to you.

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It’s that time of year again, folks. Balticon 47 is almost upon us. And that means that it is time for me to share this year’s Balticon schedule. Now, if you remember my post from last year, you’ll remember that I had a really packed schedule last year. Well, things are looking pretty busy again this year. I don’t think it is quite as bad as last year, but it still looks like a very busy weekend is in store for me.

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Oops! Looks like somehow I overshot #FlashbackFriday. So instead we’ve got um… uh… #MasterFeedMonday? Yeah. Something like that.

So, anyway. Today the Wayback Machine takes us to May 27th, 2011, and the last episode of The Shrinking Man Project before Balticon 45. This episode was actually released right before Balticon began and includes a run-down of my Balticon preparations, and a review of my Balticon 45 panel schedule.

The promo for this episode is The Seekrit Projeckt podcast, bringing great projects out of obscurity.

Enjoy the show. See you next time!

Show notes included below.

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They say that brevity is the soul of wit. Well, after last week’s post, perhaps I should try to be witty. Who knows, it might work.

Last week I also promised that I would speak of more writerly things, and that is a promise that I can keep. I have kept with the habit of writing every day and have leveled up to writing 300 words a day. This past week I’ve actually been more likely to write over 500 words a day, which is a little surprising…

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