Welcome to episode 10 of the Balticon 46 wrap up! Today, we’re going to talk about beer! Specifically, how you can make your own beer in the comfort of your own home. With a little effort and patience, you may be able to make better beer than you can buy in stores for much less. Hosting this panel are John Taylor Williams and Thomas Gideon of the Libation Liberation Front, formerly known as the Living Proof Brew Cast. Filling out our panel of  homebrewers are Scott Roche, of Scott Roche’s Omniverse, and myself. If you’ve ever considered making your own beer, this episode will give you a lot of tips on where to get started. There is a TON of information in this episode and it comes fast and furious. You may want to listen to it more than once.

Show notes below the cut.


Stepping up the pace

by Doc Coleman on February 6, 2013 · 2 comments

in Asides

My how quickly things can change. Two weeks ago I talked about creating a new account with ACX and plans to make some money from narrating audiobooks later this year. Now it would seem that sooner would be better than later. We got some news at my day job this past week. It seems my work is being negatively impacted by the economy and they are going to have to make some cuts. They’re not planning on letting any people go, but in order to make the cuts they need by the end of the year, they’re going to be putting employees on furlough in the latter half of the year. For the third and fourth quarters of the fiscal year, every employee will be required to take two days of furlough in each pay period. That’s a 20% pay cut…


Oh, wait, I think that is supposed to be “What I’m doing at Balticon 46!”

No, on second thought, I think I may have gotten it right the first time.

Bit by bit, my schedule for Balticon 46 has come together, and now I am finally ready to share it in all of its titanic glory! And this year really is titanic. Somehow, when I said that I was willing to do up to 3 panels a day, it got interpreted as 3 panels for each day. Yes, I’m doing twelve panels this year! Plus a reading! The worst part? When I looked over the panels to see what I could back out of… I couldn’t find anything. All of my panels are either things I’d already agreed to do, cool subjects, or a chance to branch out into new areas and break out of the “comfort zone”.  So, if you want to see where I’ll be at this year’s Balticon, just click the link and get ready to make some notes. There’s a LOT!


This is based on the draft schedule, so it may be subject to change, but as of today, here is where I will be this coming Balticon weekend: