Yes, I’m recommending a technical paper written by a Microsoft researcher for a Hugo Award for Best Short Story. Wait. Come back. There is a narrative in there….about the 2nd person narrator, son John, and the generational differences in chip design between the two of them. As a child in 1977, John had met Gordon […]
First, Lisa Hertel corrected me on my previous calculations: Finland’s hotel price was €80 ($106), not $80, but it also included breakfast and taxes. Thanks for the catch. Rick Kovalcik additionally pointed out that Finland’s hotel rate also included wifi and taxes. Thanks! I’m not going to do the re-calculations, but you get the point: […]
Those of you who haven’t been paying attention may not have known about the recent uproar about the the semi-prozine Hugo category. Essentially, for many years, the nominee list had become so stagnant that the sentiment among many SMOFs was to do away with the category entirely. In 2009, Weird Tales won the Hugo in […]
Woke up at around 8:30 (unusual for me), dragged self down to the buffet and had some moderately miserable food. (Buffets? Generally suck.) Rick trundled off having snacked on fruit, etc. Mike and I went to go print up BayCon fliers  and then got back just in time for peak line length at registration. […]
It’s clear to me that Randall Munroe is a fan even though his fan art is outside fanzines. I offer these three examples from 2010 as proof. Link to original post on LiveJournal.
Skipped all the panels, hung out in Autographings for a while, took a nap, then went out to dinner with Steve Eley, Erin Cashier, Lawrence Watt-Evans, and others. Great fun! It was mostly a Viable Paradise alumni gathering, though not strictly so.