Report from Worldcon

TweetWhew.  Gasp.  Hoorah! None of those can quite capture how I felt after the four wonderful days at the 2012 Worldcon, or Chicon 7, in Chicago.  Surrounded by other fans and writers, passing gorgeous handmade costumes in the hallways, sitting in interesting panels led by bestsellers and Grand Masters, staying up late at the various […]

Game of Thrones – Digital Ice Wall Projection

TweetGame of Thrones by George R.R. Martin is my hands down favorite series of all time (and it’s not even complete yet).  I’ve read the first four books about five times.  That HBO has brought the books to life in a new series starting on Sunday is just heaven for a major fan boy like […]

The Benefits of Dogged Persistance

TweetI finished reading the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell today.  One theme from the book was the idea that 10,000 hours of meaningful work within a skill set will make you an expert.  A brief example from the book is a comparison of three groups of violinists at Berlin’s elite Academy of Music.  The first […]