Thursday, April 30, 2015

2015 Ohioana Book Festival Follow Up

Enjoyed a great Saturday at the 2015 Ohioana Book Festival. It was held at a different, more expansive venue, which benefited both visitors/customers and authors.

I shared a table with Brian McClellan, a pretty sharp fellow who writes 'Flintlock Fiction'. I met plenty of readers, signed a few books, and enjoyed particpating as a panelist.

Me and Brian McClellan
Governor's Mansion (Ohio)
The reception at the Governor's Mansion was a little chilly as the event was under a tent outside, but there were heaters and good conversation to match the food.

Below are a few pics with captions.

Between the Book Festival and Reception Kathy and I stopped at Graeters
Kathy and Me in the Mansion
Bookshelf at the Mansion with 'Song of Napalm' on it

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Article: Why Some Scientists think Pluto Should Be a Planet Again

I never really agreed with the demotion of Pluto to a 'dwarf' planet back in 2006. It felt to me that the astrophysicists and astronomers and such were in need of something to do, and interested in making news.

I found this article interesting, especially reasserting that Pluto has objects orbiting it and is layered/structured much like Earth.

Article LinkWhy some scientists think Pluto should be a planet again

Holding my breath, waiting for a reversion any time soon, would be foolish. But I suspect in a decade or so, those that decided upon the demotion will reinstate Pluto to full 'planethood." It'll be something to do and will make the news.

We'll see.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast with Bill Mumy

I stumbled across this podcast while searching for something to listen to while doing some mundane grading. It turned out to be an extremely interesting interview.

Gilbert Godfrey is himself, but is overshadowed in the discussion he has with Billy Mumy, where he discusses his experiences with directors, fellow actors and some interesting anecdotes throughout his career, from the Twilight Zones and Lost in Space to Babylon 5 and more.

I might try a few more of the interviews (this was #41), but it'd be hard to top, at least in my estimation.

Here's the link if you're interested: Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast #41: Bill Mumy

Sunday, April 19, 2015

2015 Ohioana Book Festival: I'm a Participating Author (April 25th)

Hey Folks,

I'll be participating at the Ohioana Book Festival thus upcoming weekend in Columbus, Ohio (along with over 100 other authors).

Saturday, April 25
10 am - 4:30 pm
Sheraton Columbus Hotel 

   at Capitol Square
75 E. State Street
Columbus, OH 43215

More Details Here: Ohioana Book Festival

I will also be participating in the following panel:

From Another Realm: Paranormal, Science Fiction & Fantasy (10:15 am-11:00 am)
Mike Resnick, Terry Ervin II, Brian McClellan, S. Andrew Swann
Legislative Room B

Saturday, April 18, 2015

And So It Begins: Another Year of Mowing...

Yes, and so it begins...another year: Me & the Mower vs. The Lawn

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Interview with Bookends on Kitt-TV

Hey Folks,

A short while back I spent a little time with Sue from Around About Books for her program, Bookends.

I had a great time as we talked about science fiction and fantasy, writing, publishing and more. Click on over and even see me search several times for a word or two. :)

Link: Kitt-TV Bookends #6