My Shore Leave 2014 Schedule

It’s that time of year again! I will be a guest on four different panels at this weekend’s Shore Leave convention in Hunt Valley, MD. Friday, August 1 7-8pm in the concierge suite Gender in Fandom I will be moderating, and my fellow panelists will be Lorraine Anderson, Rigel Ailur, and Susan Olesen Saturday, August…

Incentives for Wee Geeks

When i first started blogging, I was worried that I might become just another Mommy blogger.  There is nothing wrong with being a Mommy Blogger, but I had this notion that, somehow, I would no longer have interests of my own.  Obviously, that’s not how it actually works. Another concern I had, as a parent…

Creativity and me

I started this blog as a place where I could geek out about things, share ideas, and, yes, talk about the cool stuff I do with my kids.  It somehow became much more about the kids than the geekery.  Perhaps this is a stage that all parents go through, perhaps it is just a stage…

Catching Up

Between I-Con, the school book fair, Spring break for the kids (not for me!), and a busy class schedule, I have been lax in updating of late.  I have much to tell about all of the above, and more! I need to get out in the garden and take some photos of the lovely blooms…

Recent Projects and Other Activities

As I continue my studies, I have found that the balance between parenting, chores, coursework, and creativity is rather elusive.  There is so much on my cafeteria tray of life that I only get to taste a little bit of the fun stuff.  This is why I try to work some creative endeavors into other…

The Whirlwind that is Summer

As mentioned, I was planning to have guest bloggers all Summer because, naturally, it is a very busy season.  It turns out that it is a very busy season for everyone, because several people have had schedule upheavals and weren’t able to send me their promised posts.  No worries! I imagine there will be a…

Guest Blogger #1: Kathleen O. David

As promised, I am hosting guest bloggers for the Summer. I have known Kathleen for about ten years, and I have always been impressed with her incredible talent for creating dolls and puppets. I was very glad when she agreed to be my first guest! -J Wiggling Dolls for Fun and a little Profit I…

Post-I-Con!

I-Con 29 went swimmingly well! It was great to be back, and for the convention to be back on the Stonybrook campus! I saw old friends, made new ones, and had an excellent time! My first panel was on Women in Gaming, and we had an excellent group of panelists as well as a bright…

Post-Lunacon Report

Lunacon went very well this year. I was a panelist for six different topics, and all of them were very engaging and informative. I met some amazing people, and I was able to catch up with some old friends. I have a few articles in the works after many interesting discussions led to a few…

Tentative Lunacon Schedule

As mentioned previously, I will be a guest at Lunacon this year! Here is my schedule as it presently stands: Fanfic That Dare Not Speak Its Name Friday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Literary classic + monsters = Bestseller? How did this formula, called crazy by any other name, suddenly become the Next Big Thing?…