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Escaping From The Alien Con 2016

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New blog post, "Escaping From The Alien Con 2016" on A Silicon Valley Writer.

The Alien Con 2016 is the newest science fiction convention to come to Silicon Valley at the Santa Clare Convention Center on October 28-30, 2016. My goals for this particular con was to talk to Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica/Longmire), get the autographs of Katee Sackhoff, Jewel Staite (Firefly), and Marta Kristin (Lost In Space), and attend the Godzilla panels with the suit actors from 1954, 1985 and 2000 movies. Things didn’t quite work out that way because Alien Con wasn’t a regular science fiction convention. I was lucky to escape when I did.

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Attending The Heroes & Villains Fan Fest 2016

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New blog post, "Attending The Heroes & Villains Fan Fest 2016" on A Silicon Valley Writer.

Last Saturday I had an opportunity to attend the Heroes & Villains Fan Fest 2016 at the San Jose Convention Center after a friend got two Saturday passes for the price of one. A fan fest wasn’t something I would normally attend, as it doesn’t appeal to me as a writer and I’m unfamiliar with most of the stars who attended. Since I’m a big fan of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, I made the panel with Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) and Chloe Bennet (Daisy), and a signed autographed from Chloe the focus of my day.

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Batman, Robin & Riddler Play "Johnny Be Goode"

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Here's a video that I've recorded at the Heroes & Villains Fan Fest (San Jose Convention Center) on Saturday, August 26, 2016. "Johnny Be Goode" by Chuck Berry being performed by The Rayford Bros dressed as Batman, Robin and Riddler.


This Blog Post Is A Dumpster Fire

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New blog post, "This Blog Post Is A Dumpster Fire" on A Silicon Valley Writer.

The newest catch phrase on the Internet is “dumpster fire,” which I’ve been hearing in reference to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign (or lack thereof). If you paid attention to the election so far (most voters won’t tune in until after Labor Day in September), the short-fingered vulgarian turned political pretender had a horrible week: attacking a Muslim family whose Army son died in Iraq, proclaiming that his sacrifices in business was equivalent to a family losing their son in war, attacking the Republican leadership for not supporting him, complaining about a crying baby at a rally, and the list goes on and on and on. A real dumpster fire, however, is no fun.

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Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale 2016

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The eighth annual Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale is underway from July 1st to July 31st. All my ebooks are available for free with the coupon code SFREE at check out.

View my profile and catalog on Smashwords.

I'm in the process of revamping my existing ebook catalog (later rather than sooner), which will include revising content, consolidating titles and designing new covers. If you have any comments after reading my free ebooks, please send an email here.


Deleting Drive-By Hate Comments

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New blog post, "Deleting Drive-By Hate Comments," on A Silicon Valley Writer.

One of the most popular pins I have on Pinterest is an editorial cartoon from three years ago, where an official complains about a breastfeeding mother in public while standing in front of a Victoria’s Secret store with a model displaying boobs for commerce. My comment to this obvious irony was an ironic snark: “Nursing a child in front of a Victoria’s Secret store is criminal. Guys don’t need any more help in visualizing boobs.” This week I got a drive-by hate comment regarding this pin, which I promptly deleted as inappropriate.

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Website redesign is still in progress. Expect further developments in the new year. Probably later rather than sooner.