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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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Christmas Traditions

I was going to write about Loscon day three, but hey, yesterday was Christmas.  Last year I shared some of my favorite Christmas memories.  This year, I thought I’d mention some of our Christmas traditions.  I’ve already shared pictures of my Lego train under the tree, so here are some […]

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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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Next week is Loscon!

Still doing con prep, especially prep for the blood drive.  That includes flyers, buttons, raffle tickets and a raffle ticket box.  Kris is also getting her costume ready for the reading from her novel series, “The Dragonfly Chronicles”.  And there are also other panels we are on that we are […]

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Now How Much Would You Bleed?

That was our slogan for our “As Seen On TV” themed blood drive.  Every year Kris and I host the Loscon blood drive.  Generally, we tie our theme to the theme of the convention.  When Loscon had a steampunk theme, our theme became the start of my steampunk trilogy. This […]

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Send in the Clones

While looking on YouTube for Star Wars news, Kris came upon a series of videos by ArTorr.  Part three is a very detailed breakdown of the animated TV series, “The Clone Wars”, which premiered on Cartoon Network, then moved to Disney DX. It covers the amazing history of the seven-season […]

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The Art of the Brick

Yesterday, Kris and I were lucky enough to be invited by The Left Coast Mahjong, Art Show and Lego Cabal (friends of ours through Loscon) to go to “The Art of The Brick” exhibit at the California Science Center  https://californiasciencecenter.org/ “The Art of the Brick” is a traveling Lego exhibition […]

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Faking It

I’ve been seeing a lot of ads on Facebook for vegan plant-based meat products.  They don’t particularly interest me, I’m a meat-eating, barbequing, Meatiator, Montague’s All Meat Marvel, Baconator, meatavore kind of guy.  But if someone else wants to graze, that’s fine by me. What I don’t understand is that […]

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