Get Those Needles Ready

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 same one we’ve been using for years, just with a new wraparound.

There are also the buttons to womp.  We have a button maker from Badge-A-Minit.  When you press down on it, it makes a “womping” sound, so it’s our button womper.  The buttons serve two purposes.  First, it’s a souvenir to commemorate a person’s participation in the blood drive – fans love buttons.  Second, it weighs the balloon fish down so they don’t float away.

I also had to restock my balloon supply.  They came in this weekend, and so did my button parts.

Next weekend is the last weekend before the con.  It’s my last chance to get everything ready.  I also have to keep up with my two critique groups since both will be meeting the week after Loscon and I’m losing all Thanksgiving weekend to the con.

Can’t wait for December when things calm down.



137th blog completed.

First Steampunk novel:  72,193 words.  Need to expand to about 80,000 words. ß Didn’t work on it.  Catching up on critiques and working on Blood Drive stuff.

First Steampunk screenplay:  Need to update with notes from the novelization.

Second Steampunk screenplay:  162 pages.

Second Steampunk novel: 0 words.

Third Steampunk screenplay:  38 pages.

Tried another new recipe, Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers:

“Kris brought home a bunch of peppers she got from someone.  This was a good, tasty use of them.  I mean, Philly Cheesesteak anything can’t go wrong.” – Vincent Reinheart.

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