Archive for the ‘FUN’ Category

I’m pleased to announce that my story, “Legend of the Secret Masterpiece,” will appear in the upcoming steampunk-wuxia anthology, Shanghai Steam. It’ll be released at World Fantasy Convention, November 1-4, 2012. From ancient China to a future Mars, from the British Empire to the Old West, 19 authors show you worlds with alcohol fuelled dragons, philosophical […]


I’ve been following the Cerebus Kickstarter with interest. Dave Sim, the comic’s creator, has already raised $40,000 from nerds to turn his 300-issue magnum opus into digital form. I was one of the nerds… Cerebus and its associated columns, letters, etc, is very interesting reading if you’re interested in the technical and business aspects of making comics. […]

I just filed my Illinois state taxes. Not complicated, since I lead a boring lifestyle. However, I couldn’t help but notice this cruel joke perpetrated by the IL department of revenue:

I hear from the wonderful Neile Graham that acceptances have gone out to the Clarion West Class of 2012. This year’s instructor lineup looks amazing: Mary Rosenblum, Hiromi Goto, George R.R. Martin, Connie Willis, Kelly Link and Gavin Grant, and Chuck Palahniuk. This time last year, when I received my Class of 2011 acceptance, my heart was split between maniacal glee […]



I wanted to spread the word about a new philanthropic startup, GoneReading. I’m not sure about the phrase “reading lifestyle” 😀 but the idea is that you buy their literary swag, and they donate the profits. From their FAQ:  To fulfill our philanthropic mission, Gone Reading International donates 100% of its after-tax profit to fund new reading libraries […]