Tip of the Quill: A Journal

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Interviewed by the State Department.

The interview I did for the State Department’s America.gov has just gone up with the somewhat dubious title Beachgoers’ Portable Movies May Distract Them from the Waves, which I find highly amusing and somehow fitting given that I’m leaving for vacation tomorrow evening. I myself plan to be distracted from the waves by Conrad, Pynchon […]

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Links list: 06-12-08.

Warren Ellis on SF magazine sales. I love this series of posts. Studio Tour: New Yorker cartoonist Mick Stevens. Nice digs. Kevin Smith and Tim Burton talk smack. I’d’ve pegged Burton for a comics fan. J.K. Rowling at Harvard. Alas, I missed the speech. Charlie Stross at The Guardian. “Novels are one of the few […]

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Links list: 06-07-08.

Heh. I didn’t realize the quirkiness of today’s date until I just typed in today’s headline. Vandermeer on postmodern techniques in fantasy. “A postmodern technique used in a ‘fantastical setting’ often supports the milieu, even if those same techniques used with a modern-day setting can seem artificial or distracting from the reality of place.” Jason […]

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Links list: 06-05-08.

Games+Learning+Society Conference 4.0. Gotta get to Wisconsin. The International Society for the Study of Narrative. Very cool research going on here. Neil Gaiman writes Teenage Mutant (Something) Heroes. “After many years of study…” Dreams with Sharp Teeth. Still irked that I missed this on the festival circuit. Who’s Your City? Dang, Florida’s new book has […]

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The big day arrives: the Julius Schwartz Lecture.

No, not my wedding. This evening is the inaugural Julius Schwartz Lecture, an event I’ve been helping to plan, produce and otherwise bring into existence for the last year. As a result, and as a reward, today I am the personal handler for Neil Gaiman, a man who’s been a role model for me since […]

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I’m being Watched.

Check it out: my “Pros of Cons” piece got a shout-out in Game Set Watch!

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Links list: 05-04-08.

My laptop today is being sluggish and unresponsive, and I blame Safari and its umpty-zillion open tabs. Hence another Links List post. Enjoy. The Journal of e-Media Studies. On my must-submit list. Goblin Fruit posts Spring 2008 issue. Also on said must-submit list. Call for submissions: Interfictions 2. Ditto. UFOs and the CARET program. Almost […]

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An odd experience.

Driving home on Memorial Drive after several hours’ worth of playing Mario Kart Wii, I kept thinking “FIRE THE RED SHELL!  FIRE THE RED SHELL!”  Also tempted to rev the engine at red lights, just waiting to press and hold the gas at just… the right…  moment. In other words, Mario Kart Wii is awesome. […]

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Catching up, kind of.

Five new poems posted today, and I’m still five behind.  I’ve halved the gap between me and being caught up, but I need to get another flash of inspiration here if I’m going to finish 30 poems in 30 days.  It’s my own fault this year – last year I wrote them all on a […]

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On writing.

So I’m currently six poems behind in the 2008 edition of 30, my semi-annual ’30 poems in 30 days’ experiment for National Poetry Month. Hopefully I can make up the difference this weekend, or as this week goes along; ironically, it’s not because I haven’t had the time to write that I’m behind so much […]

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