Tag: Blood Drive

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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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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And the Prep Goes On…

Getting ready for the Loscon blood drive, but I’m not alone.  Three years ago, the American Red Cross started putting ALL of its blood drives on their website so people could find the location nearest to them.  This includes blood drives like ours.  The picture above is the direct link […]

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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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Paneling

Last week I mentioned that Kris and I are going to be the Fan Guests of Honor at the upcoming Loscon  http://loscon.org/47/  this Thanksgiving weekend.  As such, there are a number of events we will be partaking in.  We will be in one panel, a “meet the Fan Guests of […]

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Busy Saturday

It started with a Men’s Breakfast at my church, Calvary Bible Church in Burbank.  I’m on kitchen staff, so I got up at 4:20 am to be there at 6:00 am.  We’re famous for our breakfast burritos and I’m the egg man.  I scrambled over 150 eggs that morning.  It […]

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Return to Loscon

Kris and I were supposed to be the Fan Guests of Honor at last year’s Loscon, but because of reasons, it was canceled.  So, our status was carried over to this year’s Loscon 47  http://loscon.org/47/los-angeles-oldest-running-science-fiction-convention/ The one of the first things they asked us to do was a promotional video […]

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Done and Doing Fine

Yesterday I made my 96th blood donation, completing twelve gallons.  For all the time I’ve been married, Kris has gone with me to hold my hand.  She’s there to distract me and keep me from getting faint.  After all these times, I’m still such a coward.  But with the pandemic, […]

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Maybe I’m not such a coward after all.

Yesterday I went for my regular blood-letting at my local American Red Cross center in Woodland Hills.  Actually, I was three weeks late.   I usually give every eight weeks, the minimum time you have to wait between whole blood donations.  But now the ARC is only taking appointments, no walk-ins, […]

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