Mann, this was a tough one to write, but I’m really happy with the end result.
Steven Shinney and Jason Sigler did a “Digital Strips” podcast which was half (second half) aimed at reviewing Spacetrawler. I warn you: Steven slags the characters a bit. But here’s my takeaway: they talk and disagree in depth about the strip’s characters BECAUSE it has enough depth to have feelings on these writing issues. Which makes me damn happy. I feel I have thrown scraps in the yard which the dogs find bloody enough to fight over.
And more awesomeness, reader Heather Read has knitted an Eeb. I am in awe. There is a chance she will post the pattern at some point, and if she does, I’ll make sure you know.
Regarding Conventions/Appearances (list over in the right-hand column):
I posted the Austin show prematurely, but then realized there was a scheduling conflict, and had to cancel. But I have added the Albuquerque Sci Fi Expo, August 6-7 (replacing Bubonicon). I have also applied for a table at APE Oct 1-2, but have been wait-listed, so keep your fingers crossed.
Lastly, my friend Matt mentioned to me this week that there was a period (a few weeks back) when notifications of Spacetrawler updates weren’t going out. I apologize. There were troubles with the website, and I didn’t know that this was one of them (nobody told me), although fortunately when I fixed the other problems this got fixed as well.
Oh, and second lastly (sheesh, this IS a rambling blog, come Monday I’ll have NOTHING left to blog about), I am looking for more book recommendations (as I read the pile of Romance books recommended), I am looking for really good books which focus on the aristocracy (Europe, Japan, wherever), but focuses more on their intrigue, romance, and pastimes rather than business.