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New Verity! Extra! — Regeneration Critics

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

It’s Extra!-time again. Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we get a little silly (and tangential…surprise, surprise) while talking about regenerations. What makes a “worthy” regeneration for the Doctor? Which ones make us uncomfortable? What would we like to see in the future? (Besides a better Skype connection…grr.) What would we like to see […]

New Verity! Episode 69: Ace is Ace!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

This week we focus on one companion–the winner of our Verity! companions poll! Join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Lynne, as we talk about Ace! Our personal feelings about Ace as a companion are mixed, but we all agree (mostly) on her importance as a companion. It’s pretty easy to draw a line between Ace and Rose, […]

Remember when I got to interview Scott McCloud?

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Now you can watch it for yourself! Thanks to the Chicago Humanities Festival for giving me this opportunity! I’m super-proud of how it went. <3

New Verity! Episode 67: The First Ladies of Doctor Who

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Ok, it’s finally time to talk about “proper” companions (whatever that means). Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we talk about the companions that started (and re-started) it all. We’re focusing on Susan, Grace, and Rose–the ladies who ushered in each “era” of Doctor Who. We find more parallels than you might expect (certainly more […]

New Verity! Episode 66: Companions who never were

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Our year of companions kicks off in delightful style! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Tansy as we discuss those Doctor Whocharacters who were almost companions–those who were slated to become TARDIS travelers but never did, as well as those who we wish had stuck around. Deb accidentally invents a new word*. Kat is thoroughly predictable. Erika unabashedly […]

Scott McCloud at the Chicago Humanities Festival!

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

So, I’ve been asked to interview Scott McCloud at the Chicago Humanities Festival. I’m one of the many, many people who first learned about comics from Understanding Comics. I could not be more excited. You should come. There will be Q&A. And a book signing of his new comic, The Sculptor! 

2014 in review and awards eligibility

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

It’s that time of year again! I’m busy writing my annual report at work, so it’s a good time to write down What I Did in SF/F in 2014, too. For Michael and I, the biggest accomplishment this year was all of us surviving Caitlin’s spinal surgery. Period. That said, here are the things I […]

New Verity! Extra! And A POLL

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Hey! There’s a new Verity! Extra! available for your listening pleasure, where we introduce this year’s theme. Go have a listen, hear about our wacky plans, and then GO VOTE IN OUR POLL. *ahem* here are some hints from me: #teamBen #teamPolly #teamZoe #teamAce #teamRiver #teamRory  

Call for Chapter Proposals: The 21st Century Special Collections Reader

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The 21st Century Special Collections Reader: contemporary approaches for special collections Call for Chapter Proposals Due February 1, 2015 The 21st Century Special Collections Reader will feature essays from emerging professionals and accomplished librarians and archivists, on a variety of topics that illustrate the depth, diversity, and complexity related to the broad realm of special […]

Uncanny Magazine Issue 1 is LIVE!!!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Space Unicorn Ranger Corps! Today is the day. Uncanny Magazine Issue 1 is now available to everybody at unannymagazine.com or at online eBook retailers! Please spread the word! Here are the pieces of Issue 1 that are available on our shiny new website (designed by the phenomenal Jeremiah Tolbert) today: (Cover by Galen Dara) Editorial The Uncanny Valley- […]