American Red Cross

I’m Out for Blood

Kris and I have been doing the Loscon blood drive for 32 years, but it’s been a long time since we were able to do another con like Worldcon or Westercon.  This year, Westercon will be in Anaheim and we have the opportunity to do their blood drive. We had […]

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Get Those Needles Ready

The Loscon Blood Drive is now two weeks away.  And while the Red Cross is sharpening their needles, I have my own preparations to make.  The flyer on the cover picture, for example. I also had to make the raffle tickets and the raffle ticket drop box.  It’s actually the […]

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Getting Ready to Bleed Them Dry

With Loscon about a month away (Thanksgiving weekend), it’s time to start prepping for the Blood Drive.  This weekend, I sent the sign-up information to the Loscon press info. I also signed up myself.  I’ll be one of the first to donate at 10:00 am. Next, I had to check […]

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Just Yesterday in a County Nearby

This weekend, after a two-year absence, Star Wars Celebration returned.  This is a convention that moves around the country and for it’s return it came back to the Anaheim Convention Center.  Again on a limited budget, we only had tickets for Saturday, but what a Saturday!  By the time we […]

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Friendship is Timeless

We didn’t go to Gallifrey – the Doctor Who convention this year, but Kris was in the art show.  She had several bracelets and a pen wrap on display. We did miss going, but we decided to stay home for health reasons.  One of the things we miss most is […]

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From Wannabe Writer…

I’m working through, “Your Goal Guide”, be Debra Eckerling.  http://thedebmethod.com/yourgoalguide/  And I say “working through” because there are exercises, meditations, keeping a journal, etc.  It’s one of the twelve books I want to read this year, but it’s one that I will go through one or two chapters a week. […]

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Loscon Day Three

Day Three of Loscon was Sunday, the last day of the con.  Kris and I started the day at 10:00 am with our panel, “I Got the Music in Me”.  This was mostly Kris’ panel.  It was about how music can invoke certain moods and how that inspires her writing.  […]

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Loscon Day Two

Saturday at Loscon is always our busiest day – it’s Blood Drive Day!  Unfortunately, because it’s such a busy day, I didn’t take a lot of pictures.  The day started at about eight in the morning when we met the Red Cross truck and started setting up.  They had all […]

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Loscon Day One

The first day of Loscon was a busy day for us.  It started with our first panel, “Married to a Fan:  Fan Guests of Honor interview”.  Nick Smith of the Los Angeles Filk Harmonics moderated, asking us questions.  We’ve known Nick for many years, so he was the perfect person […]

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Loscon Day Zero

After waiting two years, it finally arrived.  Loscon 47:  the year we were Fan Guests of Honor.  We were very well treated.  Normally we commute each day from home to the convention at the LAX Marriott, but the committee paid for a room for us.  The also took care of […]

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