Monthly Archives: September 2005

Mystery Authors for Relief Victims

October 18, 2005 7PM

St. Louis County Library Headquarters
1640 S Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63131
(Directions: 314-994-3300)

Harper Barnes
Eileen Dreyer
Michael Kahn
Shirley Kennett
Christine Matthews
Susan McBride
Frances Nevins
Ridley Pearson
Scott Phillips
Robert Randisi
John Carney, KMOX, Host

A group of mystery writers will read to you from their works. A $10
donation is suggested, and will allow you to select one hardback or
two paperback books donated by the authors. They’ll sign the books,
too. 100% of donations will go to Reading is Fundamental (RIF), the
nation’s oldest and largest non-profit children’s literacy program.
RIF’s hurricane relief program has both short and long term goals. The
first is to get books into the hands of displaced children now, and
the second is to rebuild damaged libraries.

Filk music

My favorite definition of Filk Music:

Filk == Folk, especially for very round values of ‘i’ or very skinny values of ‘o’.

Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it.

Filk is a form of music created from within [science fiction] fandom, and performed generally late at night at science fiction conventions.

Generally SF-related folk music. Often humorous, but not necessarily.

Weekend Plans

As many know, I will be at Archon #29 in Collinsville, IL this weekend.  As a fan…I’m not a guest.  Someday.  Someday.
Below is a list of where you are likely to find me at what time of day if you happen to be there too.  Along with a few comments.  It may also give you an idea of the type of panels and other stuff that is available.  To see what I didn’t choose, visit the archonstl.org website.
 
THURSDAY

  

7:00pm  (wherein I miss another Archon Opening Ceremonies because they schedule a panel I want to attend up against it.)

 

GC – Illini B   (Writing) So, You Wrote A Book – Getting Started In Publishing In The New Millennium: Rebecca Meluch(M), Cindy Appel, Haley Elizabeth Garwood, Caitlin Moriarity, Warren Lapine  

 

8:00pm  (coin toss #1)

 

GC – Illini B   (Media) "Who’s On Again – A Discussion Of The New Doctor: Steve Swope, Mike Evans, Jenny Evans, Robert Levy, Mike Dugan

GC – Mississippian   (Fan) Play – The Kryptonite Caper

 

9:00pm (undecided…maybe get a drink or two in the hospitality room?)

 

10:00pm  
 

GC – Mississippian   (Filk/GoH) "Pink Tennies and All": Eric Coleman

 

11:00pm                 

 
GC – Mississippian   (Filk/GoH) Filk Mayhem Concert: Eric Coleman, Tom Smith

 

FRIDAY

 

Noon    

 

GC – Mississippian   Paranormal – The SF Of The Romance Genre – Crossing Genres: Robin Owens(M), Rae Morgan, Elizabeth Donald, Leigh Wyndfield, Haley Elizabeth Garwood

 

1:00pm  (Coin Toss #2.  It looks like guest panelist Ryu Cope will also be tossing a coin)

 

GC – Marquette A   (Writing) Home Grown SF&F – St. Louis Area Writers: Cindy Appel, Marella Sands, Ryu Cope, Lloyd Kropp, Mark Tiedemann

 

HI – Calhoun   "There Once Was A Girl From St. Lou…"; Poetry Really Belongs In SF & Fantasy: Joey Froehlich(M), Elizabeth Barrette, Ryu Cope

 

2:00pm  

 

GC – Mississippian   (GoH) Overlooked And Underappreciated Authors You Should Know But May Not: M.R. Sellars(M), Stephen Hickman, Glen Cook, Jim Bakke

         

3:00pm   

 

GC – Mississippian   On The Wrong Side Of Uncle Sam: Elonka Dunin, Barri Bumgarner

 

4:00pm  

 

GC – Marquette A   The Fantasy Phenomenon – Use Of Telepathy & Other Phenomenon In Fantasy: Robin Owens, M.R. Sellars, Cullen Bunn

    

5:00pm   (Roll a 4 sided die)

               

GC – Illini A   (Writing) Doing Your Homework – Research Techniques For Writers: Susan Squires, Susan Baugh, Richard White, Bill Clemente

GC – Illini B   Fan Fiction – Turning Your Favorite Characters Into Your Own Fantasy: Cindi Gille-Rowley

GC – LaSalle   (Fan/Filk/GoH) Fannish Drinking Songs & Other Silly Stuff: Tom Smith, Eric Coleman
GC – Marquette A   (Writing/GoH) Marketing Your Books: K.D. Wentworth(M), Rae Morgan, Leigh Wyndfield, Haley Elizabeth Garwood

     

6:00pm  (Coin Toss #2 … I may try to find a way to do both)

               

GC – Mississippian   (Media) The Obligatory Star Trek Panel: Cindy Appel(M), John Novak, Doug Ferguson, Mike Cole, Sam Maronie, Judi Cook

Dinner 

 

7:00pm 

               

GC – Marquette A   Charity Auction (2 hours)

 

9:00pm  

               

GC – Mississippian   (GoH) Sex & Science Fiction – How Far Can You Go?: Rae Morgan(M), Elizabeth Donald, Robin Owens, Jen Schumacher, Elizabeth Barrette

         

10:00pm  

               

GC – Mississippian   (Writing) Aesthetics Of Horror Fiction – How Do We Write Fear?: H.R. Knight, Thomas M.K. Stratmann, M.R. Sellars, Mike Oliveri, Barri Bumgarner, James C. Bassett

 

11:00 pm (find my friends, which will be easy, since they should be roaming around the Holiday Inn Room Parties by now.)  

 

SATURDAY

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11:00am 

               

GC – Marquette A   (GoH) What’s New At Baen Books (slide show, door prizes; 2 hours): Toni Weisskopf

 

Noon     

               

GC – Illini A   Fiction With An Agenda: Richard White(M), Bill Clemente, Lynn Stranathan, Donna Bakke

          

1:00pm  

 
Lunch

 

2.00 pm       

 
HI – Calhoun   (Writing/GoH) Why Do I Write?: K.D. Wentworth, Sandra C. Morrese, Vic Milan, Mike Oliveri, Donald Mead, Mike Brotherton
 
4:00pm  

               

GC – LaSalle   (Media/GoH) Q & A: Marc Singer, Joanna Cassidy, Melody Anderson

  
5:00pm  (Coin Toss)

               

GC – Illini A   (Writing/GoH) How To Get Out Of The Slush Pile And Get Published: Bill Fawcett(M), K.D. Wentworth, Susan Squire
GC – Mississippian   Small Press Publishing: Selina Rosen(M), Mark Tiedemann, Rae Morgan, Haley Elizabeth Garwood, James C. Bassett, Barri Bumgarner, Michales Warwick Joy
         
6:00pm  

               

GC – Illini B   (GoH) Vampires & Werewolves & Zombies, Oh My!: Tom Seymour(M), Sherri Dean, Susan Squires, Elizabeth Donald, Melissa Tatum  

 
7:00pm 
 
GC – Illini B   (Filk/GoH) Let’s Write A Filk Song: Eric Coleman, Tom Smith
 
8:00pm  

               

GC – Illini B   (Art) It’s Not Your Grandpa’s Comic Book – Graphic Novels: Mitch Foust, Paul Daly, Jen Schumacher, Caitlin Moriarity

 

9:00pm   (Hey!  Luke Ski’s coming?  This wasn’t advertised!  He must either realllly like St. Louis, or he’s trying to hawk his latest album…)

 

HI – Ballrooms C, D   (Filk) The Great Luke Ski Special Concert (some time during the dance): Luke Ski

 

10 pm

 
Get an earlier start on the room parties than Friday night

 

SUNDAY

 

11:00am  

 

GC – Illini A    What A Fool Believes – Religion, Politics, & SF: Lloyd Kropp(M), Steven Antczak, Joseph P. Martino, Rebecca Meluch, Tom Meserole, Vic Milan

       

Noon (get out my tired coin)  

              

GC – Illini A   Alternative Publishing – Self Publication, E-books, Etc.: Elizabeth Donald(M), Ruth Souther, Leigh Wyndfield, Warren Lapine

GC – Mississippian   (Media/GoH) Genre TV – All The SF That’s Fit To Show (And Some That’s Not): Susan Baugh(M), Melissa Tatum, Linda Wyatt, Jody Lynn Nye, Sherri Dean, Jim Bakke, Donna Bakke, Judi Cook

   
1:00pm   

              

GC – LaSalle   (Filk) The Great Luke Ski In Concert: Luke Ski

  

Great way to end the day…tho Closing Ceremnies is at 4.  Since I missed opening ceremonies, maybe I’ll attend.       

 

Weekend Plans

As many know, I will be at Archon #29 in Collinsville, IL this weekend.  As a fan…I’m not a guest.  Someday.  Someday.
Below is a list of where you are likely to find me at what time of day if you happen to be there too.  Along with a few comments.  It may also give you an idea of the type of panels and other stuff that is available.  To see what I didn’t choose, visit the archonstl.org website.
 
THURSDAY

  

7:00pm  (wherein I miss another Archon Opening Ceremonies because they schedule a panel I want to attend up against it.)

 

GC – Illini B   (Writing) So, You Wrote A Book – Getting Started In Publishing In The New Millennium: Rebecca Meluch(M), Cindy Appel, Haley Elizabeth Garwood, Caitlin Moriarity, Warren Lapine  

 

8:00pm  (coin toss #1)

 

GC – Illini B   (Media) "Who’s On Again – A Discussion Of The New Doctor: Steve Swope, Mike Evans, Jenny Evans, Robert Levy, Mike Dugan

GC – Mississippian   (Fan) Play – The Kryptonite Caper

 

9:00pm (undecided…maybe get a drink or two in the hospitality room?)

 

10:00pm  
 

GC – Mississippian   (Filk/GoH) "Pink Tennies and All": Eric Coleman

 

11:00pm                 

 
GC – Mississippian   (Filk/GoH) Filk Mayhem Concert: Eric Coleman, Tom Smith

 

FRIDAY

 

Noon    

 

GC – Mississippian   Paranormal – The SF Of The Romance Genre – Crossing Genres: Robin Owens(M), Rae Morgan, Elizabeth Donald, Leigh Wyndfield, Haley Elizabeth Garwood

 

1:00pm  (Coin Toss #2.  It looks like guest panelist Ryu Cope will also be tossing a coin)

 

GC – Marquette A   (Writing) Home Grown SF&F – St. Louis Area Writers: Cindy Appel, Marella Sands, Ryu Cope, Lloyd Kropp, Mark Tiedemann

 

HI – Calhoun   "There Once Was A Girl From St. Lou…"; Poetry Really Belongs In SF & Fantasy: Joey Froehlich(M), Elizabeth Barrette, Ryu Cope

 

2:00pm  

 

GC – Mississippian   (GoH) Overlooked And Underappreciated Authors You Should Know But May Not: M.R. Sellars(M), Stephen Hickman, Glen Cook, Jim Bakke

         

3:00pm   

 

GC – Mississippian   On The Wrong Side Of Uncle Sam: Elonka Dunin, Barri Bumgarner

 

4:00pm  

 

GC – Marquette A   The Fantasy Phenomenon – Use Of Telepathy & Other Phenomenon In Fantasy: Robin Owens, M.R. Sellars, Cullen Bunn

    

5:00pm   (Roll a 4 sided die)

               

GC – Illini A   (Writing) Doing Your Homework – Research Techniques For Writers: Susan Squires, Susan Baugh, Richard White, Bill Clemente

GC – Illini B   Fan Fiction – Turning Your Favorite Characters
Into Your Own Fantasy: Cindi Gille-Rowley

GC – LaSalle   (Fan/Filk/GoH) Fannish Drinking Songs & Other Silly Stuff: Tom Smith, Eric Coleman
GC – Marquette A   (Writing/GoH) Marketing Your Books: K.D. Wentworth(M), Rae Morgan, Leigh Wyndfield, Haley Elizabeth Garwood

     

6:00pm  (Coin Toss #2 … I may try to find a way to do both)

               

GC – Mississippian   (Media) The Obligatory Star Trek Panel: Cindy Appel(M), John Novak, Doug Ferguson, Mike Cole, Sam Maronie, Judi Cook

Dinner 

 

7:00pm 

               

GC – Marquette A   Charity Auction (2 hours)

 

9:00pm  

               

GC – Mississippian   (GoH) Sex & Science Fiction – How Far Can You Go?: Rae Morgan(M), Elizabeth Donald, Robin Owens, Jen Schumacher, Elizabeth Barrette

         

10:00pm  

               

GC – Mississippian   (Writing) Aesthetics Of Horror Fiction – How Do We Write Fear?: H.R. Knight, Thomas M.K. Stratmann, M.R. Sellars, Mike Oliveri, Barri Bumgarner, James C. Bassett

 

11:00 pm (find my friends, which will be easy, since they should be roaming around the Holiday Inn Room Parties by now.)  

 

SATURDAY

 

11:00am 

               

GC – Marquette A   (GoH) What’s New At Baen Books (slide show, door prizes; 2 hours): Toni Weisskopf

 

Noon     

               

GC – Illini A   Fiction With An Agenda: Richard White(M), Bill Clemente, Lynn Stranathan, Donna Bakke

          

1:00pm  

 
Lunch

 

2.00 pm       

 
HI – Calhoun   (Writing/GoH) Why Do I Write?: K.D. Wentworth, Sandra C. Morrese, Vic Milan, Mike Oliveri, Donald Mead, Mike Brotherton
 
4:00pm  

               

GC – LaSalle   (Media/GoH) Q & A: Marc Singer, Joanna Cassidy, Melody Anderson

  
5:00pm  (Coin Toss)

               

GC – Illini A   (Writing/GoH) How To Get Out Of The Slush Pile And Get Published: Bill Fawcett(M), K.D. Wentworth, Susan Squire
GC – Mississippian   Small Press Publishing: Selina Rosen(M), Mark Tiedemann, Rae Morgan, Haley Elizabeth Garwood, James C. Bassett, Barri Bumgarner, Michales Warwick Joy
         
6:00pm  

               

GC – Illini B   (GoH) Vampires & Werewolves & Zombies, Oh My!: Tom Seymour(M), Sherri Dean, S
usan Squires, Elizabeth Donald, Melissa Tatum  

 
7:00pm 
 
GC – Illini B   (Filk/GoH) Let’s Write A Filk Song: Eric Coleman, Tom Smith
 
8:00pm  

               

GC – Illini B   (Art) It’s Not Your Grandpa’s Comic Book – Graphic Novels: Mitch Foust, Paul Daly, Jen Schumacher, Caitlin Moriarity

 

9:00pm   (Hey!  Luke Ski’s coming?  This wasn’t advertised!  He must either realllly like St. Louis, or he’s trying to hawk his latest album…)

 

HI – Ballrooms C, D   (Filk) The Great Luke Ski Special Concert (some time during the dance): Luke Ski

 

10 pm

 
Get an earlier start on the room parties than Friday night

 

SUNDAY

 

11:00am  

 

GC – Illini A    What A Fool Believes – Religion, Politics, & SF: Lloyd Kropp(M), Steven Antczak, Joseph P. Martino, Rebecca Meluch, Tom Meserole, Vic Milan

       

Noon (get out my tired coin)  

              

GC – Illini A   Alternative Publishing – Self Publication, E-books, Etc.: Elizabeth Donald(M), Ruth Souther, Leigh Wyndfield, Warren Lapine

GC – Mississippian   (Media/GoH) Genre TV – All The SF That’s Fit To Show (And Some That’s Not): Susan Baugh(M), Melissa Tatum, Linda Wyatt, Jody Lynn Nye, Sherri Dean, Jim Bakke, Donna Bakke, Judi Cook

   
1:00pm   

              

GC – LaSalle   (Filk) The Great Luke Ski In Concert: Luke Ski

  

Great way to end the day…tho Closing Ceremnies is at 4.  Since I missed opening ceremonies, maybe I’ll attend.       

 

WQL

This bloke, named Martin Willett, who apparently lives across the pond, has organized something that looks fun. It’s called The World Quiz League.

The questions range in difficulty, and he actually used one that I submitted for the first round.