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[31 Jul 2009|11:37am]
People attending Anticipation may want to check out this really fun contest from AnthologyBuilder! I found out the details from sandratayler 's livejournal:

"Anthology Builder is sponsoring a scavenger hunt at Worldcon and has asked me to help out.

See the pretty badge? I have a bag full of these to hand out at the convention. All you have to do is come find me and ask to see one of our books. But the badge has value beyond just being pretty. If one of the Anthology Builder secret agents spots you wearing an Anthology Builder badge you will win prizes. The prizes will be either a free book handed to you on the spot, or a gift certificate for a free book. My badges are not the only ones available. You should click that image above to see the full list of badges, how to get them, and the further prizes there are to be gained for collecting all the badges. So if you're going to Worldcon, be sure to join the fun.

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[19 Sep 2006|09:26am]
[ mood | sad ]

Flowers for Glen, who was killed in Afghanistan.

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[11 Apr 2006|01:39pm]
If you haven't heard, the great web comic Schlock Mercenary ( now has a book available for preorder! If you preorder you get an autographed copy plus bonus screen savers. Preorder here:

Why am I promoting this book? Well, the big reason is I really like this comic. It's good science fiction that consistently brings the funny (such as the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates

Also very impressive for a free web comic, it has not once missed a day thanks to the hard work of creator Howard Tayler. This leads to the second reason I am promoting the book, that Howard and his wife and business partner Sandra are good people who genuinely care about the fans of the comic and the quality of work. I know this from first hand experience having met them both in person and from chatting online. I wouldn't promote his work if I didn't geniunely think it was good, but I admit I am more interested in promoting the success of people who treat others with kindness and respect.
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[19 Dec 2005|03:00pm]
Happy Birthday to Mints4Friends!
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[07 Dec 2005|10:03am]

Happy Birthday to thewolf77!!!!

I hope you have a great day!


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[27 Sep 2005|08:57am]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

Six word short story meme, brought to you by mcmartin, darthparadox, soleta, sertrel, unspeakablevorn and an unknown number of other creative people:

It began and ended with "oops".

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[24 Aug 2005|01:52pm]
This was posted by someone on the Fandemonium forums:

"I really hate to break it to you, but I don't like sci-fi, fantasy, violence.

Can you really point me in the direction of a good romantic comedy made in america with good art and strong characters?

What about magical girls? Does america got any that don't fight things?

I do not beleive myself to have a restricted view of amercian comics, I have just never seen an american comic that would actually be of interest to me.

There are many, many anime/manga that I do not like, so its probably not just something against american stuff, its just that there is other japanese stuff that I actually do like, while the american stuff drops off when you are outside of the core genres."

So, can you think of any examples of North American made comics that would meet these criteria? (Print comics please :) )
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SFX - Post Masquerade Dinner [22 Aug 2005|03:32pm]
If you would like to join in the post masquerade dinner at SFX PLEASE RSVP to rosemary_ca ASAP.

Thank you :)
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[18 Aug 2005|10:30am]
As a headsup for all of you who are attending SFX and want to see Adam Baldwin (Jayne from Firefly), his Q&A is currently scheduled for 5 p.m. on Friday. Guess I'm going to have to see if I can make up some hours and leave work early.
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[16 Aug 2005|12:10pm]
I remember more than one person asking me for a gmail invite on Saturday, and I can't remember who the second person was...curses! In any case I have 49 invites should anyone want one. :)
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[08 Aug 2005|11:25am]
An outing is being planned for the Ontario Renaissance Faire in Hamilton this Saturday August 13th. A reservation is being made at a nearby pub following the faire for about 7:30. If you are interested in either or both please check out the information here:

It's best if you can RSVP on the message board, but if you can't then you can let me know so I can pass the info on to Rosemary.

I just hope that they have the pickle guy there. :)
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[27 Jul 2005|09:10am]
[ mood | amused ]

I found out about this from a comment by carn_carby and boy do I want to go:

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Save Connecticon [24 Jul 2005|12:58am]
Some of you have likely already heard about this, but I just learned of it today and figured it wouldn't hurt to spread the word. I know many of you reading this attend conventions and some of you help out at them, so you have some idea of the hard work that goes into an event.

The basic story is of two people who started a convention called Connecticon. At the end of their first year they had some debt, but decided to run it again. The next year they had more success and were able to break even. However for their third year they had to move to a new location which would cost more. They were told what the rental fee was, and given an estimate for what the additional expenses should be. They budgeted for this, but the end expenses were far in excess of what they were told. As a result they ended up over $30,000 USD in debt.

They have had many webcomics artists as guests and have been big supporters of online comics in general. Many webcomics creators and other artists have started working on fundraising to help these folks out.

I've never been to Connecticon and do not know anyone involved with organizing it, but this story touched me and I feel for them. Please check this out if you are so inclined :
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[19 Jul 2005|08:56am]
I have survived Toronto Trek 19 and had lots of fun. Ended up staying home yesterday due to an aching tired body and ooky tummy but after a day of rest am feeling fine again (stay away con plagues!)

Some highlights, I'm too lazy to put LJ user tags in now, may edit later...Collapse )
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[12 Jul 2005|04:04pm]
Just as a reminder:

Ad Astra will have a table at Toronto Trek this weekend. We'll have giveaways and prize draws so come by. Plus you can buy your Ad Astra 2006 membership there (only $35 Canadian until the end of July). We're also sponsoring Ten Forward from 9-11 on Friday night, so drop by for treats and some extra prizes.

So yes, I'll be away at TT this weekend. :)
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[06 Jul 2005|09:19am]
Yesterday I bought some bus tickets. They have changed them so they'll be able to be used on normal buses, as well as this new fancy transit project called Viva . For some reason they decided to make the new tickets about four times the size of the old ones. These gigantic tickets barely fit into my change purse and every time I hold one I feel like I've consumed some Wonderland treat that's made me shrink a bit.

We've gotten green recycling now and now some extra things can go into regular recycling. I'm finding it way too entertaining. Every time I have something to throw out I go to the lists, hoping that it can be recycled. Throwing out a used napkin is so much more pleasing now. I realize that I am easily entertained...I just don't see how this is a *bad* thing.

I have a few books to read right now, it's a treat. Just finished reading Wicked, which is very very different than the musical. I'm re-reading The Lions of Al-Rassan, have a Thursday Next novel, Something Rotten, to enjoy and should hopefully soon be getting a couple more new books from the library. Hopefully I can keep myself entertained until the new Harry Potter comes out ;)
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[29 Jun 2005|09:29am]
Last night thewolf77 and I saw the Star Wars Concert. It was a fun night, Anthony Daniels was narrating and bridged the pieces together to tell the story of Star Wars, from episodes 1 to 6. There were many costumed people in the halls, an awesome Lego display and even an R2D2. The show will be going to different cities in the U.S. so if it's coming near you I'd recommend going.

Tonight is my last chorus practice for the summer. We're having a potluck/pool party at one of the ladies' homes. It'll be a nice way to end the season. I'm still keeping up with my lessons for the summer though.

Good news: There's a Renaissance Festival (with performances by Men in Tights) at Casa Loma. Bad news: It only seems to be running from this Friday to Monday, so I doubt I can go. But in case you can, you can get tickets by clicking on the box on the Casa Loma site: .

Thursday I have my singing lesson and then will hopefully get to relax in a hot tub and a pool. Friday (Canada Day) we're gaming. On Saturday I'm joining thewolf77 on a trip to Niagara on the Lake where he'll be meeting some of his friends for their annual golf tournament. I don't know how to golf so I'll be there to caddy and provide moral support :). Then we'll camp overnight.
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[27 Jun 2005|09:50am]
Oh, there's an article in today's Toronto Star about the Serenity sneak preview in Toronto:
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[27 Jun 2005|09:24am]
This weekend I saw Dragonboat racing for the first time, as I watched thewolf77's team compete at the huge Toronto Islands Dragonboat Festival. It was crowded and hot, but the team found a nice shady spot to sit so I was comfortable for most of the day. There were entertainment acts, booths giving away freebies and samples (I got to try a new chocolate bar), incredibly overpriced food. The races were fun to watch, and in many cases teams won or beat others by a split second. I even ran into my cousin since it turns out she was on a team with her school (she's a teacher).

My chorus had a performance on Sunday so thewolf77 got to see my group sing live for the first time. We were at a property that had 9 beautiful gardens, and a local garden society had sold tickets for garden tours, followed by refreshments and entertainment. We got to sing under the shade of a big lovely tree. Outdoor shows are a bit rough, harder for sound and people tend to be wandering in and out. It was still fun, plus we have a potential new chorus member because of the show and they fed us tasty treats.

I now have a tan....except for it's only really on one arm and my nose so I look pretty weird. Darn sun! :) I guess I need to go out with one long sleeve and one short one to balance it out ;)
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[24 Jun 2005|12:29pm]
Serenity Screening - No Movie SpoilersCollapse )
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