Star Trek Convention Program

Where No Fan Has Gone Before

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Yesterday was the 49th anniversary of the first Star Trek convention, held at New York’s Statler-Hilton hotel. It ran the weekend and today marks my 50th anniversary of being there. I had been commuting into Manhattan for conventions for at least a year by then. Hard as it is to imagine today, my parents were […]

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A Year at Marvel

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All of a sudden, I find myself looking back. The other day it was the 49th anniversary of my attending the first Star Trek Convention. This month marks 37 years since I joined DC Comics full-time and 20 since I had my less-than-marvelous year at Marvel Comics. It was late November, if I recall, that […]

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The Year in Reading

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Another year in reading winds down as I finish the 217th book for 2020. Looking back, it was most certainly a varied year, more so than usual, it seems. The year began and almost ended with N.K. Jemisin. I plowed through her Shattered Earth trilogy in one consecutive go, taken by her worldbuilding and interesting […]

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The Group

What Sort of Year has it Been?

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Most years, as I look back, it has been a sequence of events without an overarching theme. This year, of course, has been unusually awful thanks to the toxic combination of a global pandemic and the partisan divide during an election year. So, of course, it’s a leap year prolonging the suffering. ’ll be honest […]

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