Archive for the 'appearances' Category

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! 

CONvergence Schedules!

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

CONvergence is next weekend. WOW, how did that happen? NB: we are extroverts, and should be easy to spot, as we will typically have Caitlin in tow. Please feel free to come and say hi to us if you wish to! Here’s where you can find me: Friday, July 4 11:00am Ask a Librarian  Are […]

5 Things Make a Catch-Up Post Phoenix ComicCon Post

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Here are 5 things that I’ve been up to and therefore not blogging about. 1. New SF Squeecast! Episode 35: Literary Influence is a Social Disease  features Sofia Samatar as our special guest! 2. A New Verity! Extra! Summer Reading List episode has come out. The comments contain additional book recommendations from our listeners! 3. We generally had a […]

So, WorldCon. We’re trying to be grownups about it.

Friday, May 30th, 2014

If you went over to my appearances page, you might have noticed that I crossed LonCon off the list. As much as we’d love to attend LonCon3 (WorldCon) in London this year, we’ve gone over the finances, and the difficulty, and the challenges of either bringing Caitlin with us, or only one of us going, […]

Phoenix Comic-Con Schedule!

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Hey, folks based in the Southwest! We’re coming your way! This is a hectic week, as we try to Organize All The Things before we head to Phoenix Comic Con  with the SF Squeecast. Our guest for this Very Special Live Squeecast recording will be CHARLAINE HARRIS! WOO! We are SUPER EXCITED to be guests […]

The Thomases at Minicon!

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Look, it’s a schedule for Minicon (4/18-4/20, Bloomington, MN)!   Fandom or Fandoms? Friday 4:30 pm Ver 3/4 Is SF Fandom one monolithiic thing or a collection of sub-fandoms? Is there a generational difference? “My fandoms are -” Rachel Kronick (m) Elise A. Matthesen Michael Lee Michael Damian Thomas Neil Rest Hands On Research, Friday 5:30 pm Krushenko’s […]

5 Things Make a Post on a Wednesday

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

1. Christopher de Hamel is coming to campus today! He’ll be in Special Collections later this afternoon before his talk at 5 pm. I’m still rather excited. 2. Spain prep continues apace. This conference is going to be amazing. 3. Just ordered this Karen Hanmer piece for our collections. Teach all the binding methods! I’m […]

WindyCon: The Schedule!

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

WindyCon is this coming weekend. Yikes! Here’s where to find me: Writers Workshop – Saturday 11-09-2013 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm – ISFiC Suite An Author’s Best Friend – Saturday, 11-09-2013 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Lilac A SF Collecting – Sunday, 11-10-2013 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm – Lilac A […]

5 Things Make a Post (pre-vacation edition)

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

1. Today is a day of clearing the decks in my office in preparation for 2 whole weeks of actual vacation. This is the longest break from my day job that I’ve taken for vacation since I came to NIU. There was a similar-length break for Caitlin’s hip surgery, but I think you’ll agree that […]

Glitter & Mayhem link roundup!

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Hey, would you like to see what people are saying about Glitter & Mayhem? (via Michael Damian Thomas’s site):   Glitter & Mayhem So many links!!! Photos from our FABULOUS launch party! Excerpts! Introduction by Amber Benson  Sister Twelve: Confessions of a Party Monster by Christopher Barzak A Hollow Play by Amal El-Mohtar Guest blogs! My Favorite […]