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No Time

T-minus five days and counting until Honorcon.

You might be wondering what panels I’ll be doing, or what I plan on talking about, but you may be surprised to know that I’m actually working this convention for The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association. Being the Volunteer Coordinator is, well, a job that nobody wanted so I volunteered (ha!). It’s been an eye opener, and I’ll definitely remember how hard the concom works leading up to any con that I will attend in the future. It’s not like I’m a difficult guest (at least, I don’t think I am… I have almost no requests for anything except a free ticket for my handler), but it’s always good to keep in mind the hard work that goes into running a convention.

Other than that, still writing, still reading various books and trying to find the time to review them. I have both Shattered Shields and The Baen Big Book of Monsters to review, plus a couple of Irene Radford novels. It’s not that I don’t want to review them, really. It’s just that I don’t have the time right now. Between finalizing the purchase of the new house and wrapping up Murder World: Kaiju Dusk and the con, time seems to have just zipped away. Ooh, there it went again!

However, Barb did manage to review Michael Z. Williamson’s Freehold over the weekend (one of my favorite books of all time). I don’t think she was as enamored as I with the book, but she still gave it a very positive review. She’s pretty much carrying Shiny Book Review right now, for which I’m extremely grateful (how she finds the time is beyond me).

Of course, while complaining about a decided lack of spare time, I volunteered to help out with the Youth Bake Sale at church…

Also, the lack of time has been the primary reason I haven’t written anything about #GamerGate yet. I keep meaning to but then life happens, as it usually does, and internet fighting usually takes a backseat to real life for me. I might finally write up something next week, maybe. No promises. People are going to call me a “Johnny Come Lately” (they still use that phrase, right?), but whatever. I have more important things to worry about.

Like finding the time to finish this damn book.

Speaking of, there’s still time to purchase Murder World: Kaiju Dawn and help support My Generous Lords, the Great and Terrible Kittehs! in their world domination scheme.

Murder World: Kaiju Dawn - Published 2014

Murder World: Kaiju Dawn – Published 2014

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One response to “No Time

  1. Barb Caffrey October 27, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    I’ll be interested to see what you have to say about Gamer Gate, Jason. I am not as into RPGs as you are by a long shot; all I know is that what I’ve seen out of one slice of the hardcore gaming contingent is utterly appalling. But I do know it’s only one slice of gamers; most are nothing like that, thank goodness.

    As for everything else…

    You’re right that I don’t think of FREEHOLD as an instant classic (and I am reasonably convinced that you do). But it’s not far from that. More internal monologue and I’d have been right there with you, as I said in my review.

    And with regards to time? I figured I’d best get these reviews knocked out so I could concentrate on something else. (Only so much space in my head, and all that…and in your case, I think a whole lot of space is being taken up by the convention. Which makes perfect sense, BTW, so I’m in your corner and looking forward to your AAR with regards to HonorCon.)

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