Monthly Archives: June 2013

Comics events updates

The Chapel Hill Comics event with Lisa Hanawalt for My Dirty Dumb Eyes originally scheduled for Saturday June 29 has been postponed until the fall. But! They’ve added a Saturday, July 6 My Little Pony comic event with cover artist … Continue reading

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July Newsletter: ConTemporal, Writers of the Future, Alex Bledsoe, Ehmm Theory, Jenna Black, and Can’t Stop the Serenity

Vol 3. No 7. June 27, 2013: I’m sneaking this into the end of June because tomorrow (Friday, June 28) has two noteworthy events to mention before we turn the page into the events of July: ConTemporal, the Triangle-area-based Steampunk-centered … Continue reading

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Friday Quick Updates: Studio Ghibli, George Takei, ConTemporal, Jamil Nasir and Alex Wilson, and The Clockwork Ball

Friday, June 21: It’s quite a week NEXT week, with George Takei leading a musical trip through science fiction at the North Carolina Symphony ahead of year two of the Steampunk convention ConTemporal, a joint event with Jamil Nasir and … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship goes to Con Kasterborous and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center!

Con Kasterborous ( www.conkasterborous.com ) is a Doctor Who convention in Huntsville, Alabama, which also happens to be the location for the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the US Army’s Redstone Arsenal.  Con Kasterborous … Continue reading

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Friday Quick Updates: Merrie Haskell at The Regulator, “Fierce Reads Tour” including Leigh Bardugo at Quail Ridge Books, Free RPG Day, and more

Friday, June 14: It’s a packed weekend with two readings tonight and two all-day events on Saturday. Tonight’s readings are: Merrie Haskell for her new middle-grade fantasy Handbook for Dragon Slayers at Durham’s The Regulator Bookshop at 7pm; and (also … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Reviews New Wen Spencer, Orson Scott Card, and Ari Marmell

Review of Eight Million Gods by Wen Spencer (Baen hardcover June 4, 2013) Eight Million Gods is the story about a young adult American author named Nikki Delany, who is on the run from her mother, and she runs to … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Goes to ConCarolinas!

Review of ConCarolinas May 31-June2, 2013 The Charlotte Hilton University Place hotel used for the convention is in a good location to reach it from the interstates (I-85 and I-40) and the surrounding area has both fast food restaurants and … Continue reading

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The Hardest Part: Richard Dansky on Vaporware

Durham author Richard Dansky has helped hawk Bull Spec to passers-by at the Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival while wearing a vintage Montreal Expos shirt; he let me excerpt his novel, Firefly Rain, in Bull Spec #2; he’s been pressed to … Continue reading

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The Exploding Spaceship Reviews the Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 edited by Catherine Asaro

Review of Nebula Awards Showcase 2013 edited by Catherine Asaro (Pyr, May 14, 2013) This volume showcases those works published in 2011 that were on the 2011 Nebula ballot.  All the stories were enjoyable and it was convenient to get … Continue reading

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