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This week – cupcakes

Do to yet another aspect of my past, I can cook pretty well.  A few weeks ago, Brandon and Joe got into a conversation about the show “Cupcake Wars”.  Apparently, there had been a recent challenge involving chocolate and Parmesan cheese that left my co-hosts in a debate as to how those turned out in the real world.  I finally made it home last Thursday at a decent hour so the challenge was on.  On air, The Geek Patrol all agreed that in the right proportions, they are very tasty cupcakes.  Score another round for Geek Eats 🙂

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Now, I see we have a new Doctor.  I know the show is taking a risk, but I will wait to see what they do with this new direction.

Farewell to Martin Landau and George Romero.  2017 continues to claim more of our greats.  Time to break out a few old movies.

I am finally getting back into the swing of a few things, so more to come.

Slowly I turned

Yes, I know that there is a fresh coating of dust on here, but I am happy to report that writing and other insanity is finally returning to my life.  I have even completed a short story for a writing request.  Yup, after over a year of manuals, protocols, and other business nonsense, it feels good to finally sling a little fiction.  I will keep you posted on the story and its progress.

This week on Geek Tank Radio (http://www.geektankradio.com), I get to discuss the upcoming missions to to our planetary neighbors Neptune and Uranus.  Start giggling now, the missions will to be to probe for gasses.  I will let you make your jokes.  I also follow up on Yellowstone Park and the increasing number of earthquakes in the that area.  Then I get to tackle the spooky side of physics with news about making entangled photons and the possible uses for the little darlings.

Don’t forget about the new swag at the Geek Tank Radio (http://www.geektankradio.com) website.

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Goth at the Gallery and Paranormal 101

ionsundergalleryThis coming weekend is going to be a blast.  Friday night is Goth at the Gallery.  IONS Gallery is hosting a Goth night where you can do your best Goth Distraught in 30 seconds or less and maybe even when a prize for it!

Saturday night is going to be the Paranormal 101 workshop and investigation at the gallery.  Expedition Unknown will be there to show people the tricks and tools of the trade while giving the attendees a glimpse back into the rough and tumble days of downtown Memphis.

As a quick note, I would like to thank everyone I met and chatted with at the UFO Day Festival.  In spite of everything, I had a good time with everyone.

New Orleans conference empowers genre writers with dialogue, contacts, and ROI

Great Article 🙂

The first annual New Orleans Genre Writers Conference was held June 5-7, 2015. The 3-day event was sponsored by Dark Oak Press and Media.

Convention producers wanted to offer attendees useful genre-focused panel time and a Big Easy dose of inspiration. Their goal is to perpetuate an annual convention package that caters to science fiction, horror, and fantasy genre writers, surrounded by the allure and ambiance of the City that Care Forgot,

Dark Oak Press and Media Managing Editor Allan Gilbreath opened his speech by welcoming attendees and guests to the Friday night Meet and Greet at the Howlin’ Wolf Den in New Orleans. Next, he asked if anybody’s head was ready to explode, alluding to the attention everyone had given toward the full day of panels.

Laughter ensued and whatever ice remained within that steamy New Orleans venue was broken instantly. Then the sorcery that Gilbreath works so well began to swirl about the room in a haze of colored can lights.

Allan discussed the availability of writers’ conferences for ‘everything on the planet’ from romance to how-to books.Per Gilbreath, “I’m not sure that’s writing. That’s teaching you how to type eloquently. Let’s face it. Genre is last.”

Then he turned it around, with, “Geek is chic. I love that right now.”

Finish reading at:

http://www.examiner.com/article/new-orleans-conference-empowers-genre-writers-with-dialogue-contacts-and-roi?cid=db_articles