Con Report: Balticon 55

For the second year in a row, the Baltimore Science Fiction Society hosted their annual convention, Balticon, as a virtual, online event. The perk to this is enjoying panels from the comfort of my own home; the drawback is the lack of social connection I generally enjoy at in-person events. The organizers did an amazingContinue reading “Con Report: Balticon 55”

Virtual Balticon 55 Schedule!

This year is Balticon 55, hosted by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, and for the second (and hopefully final) year, all events are free to attend online! Check out the full schedule and attend panels at your leisure over Memorial Day weekend, May 28-31. Find full info here. My personal schedule is below, and IContinue reading “Virtual Balticon 55 Schedule!”

Con Report: Virtual Balticon 54

Last weekend, I did my hair, put on clothing that had nothing to do with working out, and attended (virtual) Balticon 54! I participated in four excellent and informative panels from the comfort of my own office with appropriate feline supervision. Perks to a virtual convention: Sleeping in my own bed, eating decent meals, notContinue reading “Con Report: Virtual Balticon 54”

Review: Charmed City by Michelle D. Sonnier

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; however, I purchased a hardcopy version of this collection for full price. I picked up this collection at one of the first conventions I ever attended, out near Pittsburgh, because I work in Baltimore proper and live near the city. Baltimore is a shared setting for these stories,Continue reading “Review: Charmed City by Michelle D. Sonnier”

Con Report: Farpoint 2020

I attended my third year at Farpoint in Baltimore, Maryland, this past weekend and had an absolute blast spending time with friends and being a panelist on some of my favorite topics. I wish I’d been able to hang out more in the evening with people, but I commuted from home this year and hadContinue reading “Con Report: Farpoint 2020”

Farpoint 2020 Schedule

This weekend I’ll be back in Baltimore for Farpoint 27! Check out my schedule below. Come see me be exceedingly nerdy about some of my favorite things! Will I see you there? Friday 5 PM: Fanfic Confessions (panel) Professional authors who still write fanfic or participate in fanfic-like habits such as PBEMs will talk aboutContinue reading “Farpoint 2020 Schedule”

Con Report: Balticon 53

I had another fantastic weekend at my “local” convention, Balticon, over Memorial Day weekend! This convention was my first time manning a table in the dealer room for the entire event, which was both exhausting and fun, and definitely offered a different perspective on the convention experience. Luckily, I had friend and author Cara McKinnonContinue reading “Con Report: Balticon 53”

Balticon 53 Schedule!

Once again, I look forward to returning to my local convention this year, Balticon 53 in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor over Memorial Day weekend. And by local, I mean that I literally worked 2 blocks away from the host hotel for over 10 years. It will be super easy to find me this year, since forContinue reading “Balticon 53 Schedule!”

Con Report: Farpoint 2019

Growing up as a military brat, I always had this sense that once I left a place, I would never be back. While looking for a house in the Baltimore area before sixth grade, my family briefly stayed at a hotel, the Hunt Valley Inn. Therefor, it’s always a bit bizarre to be back thereContinue reading “Con Report: Farpoint 2019”

Farpoint 2019 Schedule

I’m thrilled to return to Farpoint 26 next weekend for my second year! I had a blast last year and made some excellent friends. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with them and other local fans. Here’s where you can find me on the official schedule: Friday 10 PM: Farpoint Book Fair Saturday 10 AM: AlternateContinue reading “Farpoint 2019 Schedule”