This and That

This coming weekend, I’ll be at Balticon for the second year in a row.

I was asked to fill out a questionnaire listing all the times I was free to do programming and which panels sounded like good fits. On Saturday, I received my schedule and apparently, the ones they agreed would benefit from my presence were all on Monday.

Unfortunately, so is my Movie Preview panel, meaning I had two panels opposite my presentation. Movies win. Sigh.

So, it appears that I will either crash panels or be footloose and fancy free, enjoying yet another fine weekend at the Hunt Valley Inn. Deb and Robbie will also be there and Deb is once again a Masquerade judge.

If you’re around, come say hi.

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While I’m not doing a panel or hobnobbing with pals at Balticon, it appears I’ll also be proofreading. I received the galleys to Predator: Flesh & Blood this week and Victoria the editor wants the corrections by June 4. The book, at long last, will be available for purchase in August.

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Last spring, I wrote two pieces for Marvel about Jack Kirby’s Eternals series. It was initially intended for their website. Lo and behold, more than a year later, it has been in print four different places.

First, it ran on Newsarama, as opposed to Marvel’s site. Then, they used it in Marvel Spotlight, their house organ. To my surprise, it next found its way into their hardcover collection of the Kirby material. Now, I just received a comp copy of the Neil Gaiman Eternals miniseries and tucked away at the very end of the handsome volume is the article.

They certainly got their money’s worth.

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Finally, I don’t normally post these results, nor do I regularly take these tests but the answer here surprised me so I thought I’d share.

Your Score: Micah Sanders

You scored 58 Idealism, 37 Nonconformity, 45 Nerdiness

Can we play Scrabble tonight?

Congratulations, you’re Micah Sanders! You’re good-natured, intelligent, perceptive, and naturally inclined toward technology. You’re also quite innocent and loving. You’ve got a fondness for computers and Scrabble.

Your best quality: You’re extremely perceptive
Your worst quality: You can be a little demanding at times

Link: The Heroes Personality Test written by freedomdegrees on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test

5 comments

  • BOB A

    oh NO!… I am Mr Bennet!

  • Hmmm. I’ve got a pretty packed weekend (for once), but maybe I’ll get a chance to swing past and say hi to you.

  • KT

    I got Zach. 🙂

    Congratulations, you’re Zach! You’re nerdy, strange, slightly snarky, and proud of it! You’re also a nice guy and really trustworthy friend. Any cheerleader (or, well, anyone) should consider his or herself extremely fortunate to be friends with a person like you. Your best quality: You’re an all-around great friend Your worst quality: You don’t get along well with annoying little brothers.

    Apparently, I scored higher than 99% of my age group in Idealism, Nonconformity and Nerdiness. Aren’t you proud?

  • Paul1963

    I got Simone. My best quality was also my worst, which was interesting. Scored 50-50-37, and scored higher than 99% of my age group in Idealism, Nonconformity and Nerdiness.

  • Gah.

    The more blogs I read, the more it sounds like I missed a really fun time at Balticon.

    Gah.