September 24th, 2014
Tonight is the first night of Rosh Hashanah, the two-day Jewish New Year, first of the autumn holidays. As usual, in mundane terms, this means don't expect to see me online between now(ish) and Saturday night.
In spiritual terms: the year has come to a close, and as always, the next ten days will be our annual performance review.
It's been a rough year in a lot of ways, for a lot of people that I love, and for a lot of people that I will never meet.
Let the year and its curses conclude, we say, and let the year and its blessings begin.
Amen, amen, amen.
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September 3rd, 2014
|10:03 pm - Housefilk in Queens, September 21|
"Iiiit's that time again!"
"Time to play the music?"
"Time to light the lights?"
"Actually, yes! Because it's time for another New York / New Jersey area housefilk!"
Sunday, September 21, at Witts' End. Details and RSVP here. Feel free to boost the signal!
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June 23rd, 2014
Dear self: next time you make a post about being gone for three days for the Northeast Floating Filk Con, it'd probably help if you made sure it actually posted before closing down your computer.
Aaaanyway. Hi, internets! sdelmonte and I are back from Contata! Where we got to hang out with and sing with and listen to a bunch of awesome people and excellent musicians, in between and around helping run the thing.
(And now: naps.)
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April 29th, 2014
|10:44 pm - Balticon!|
So hey, fellow filker types: who's planning to do Balticon this year?
I ask because I maaaay have a concert slot and might possibly be looking for some backup. >.>
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March 27th, 2014
It is a momentous day in my personal history, friends.
Yes, today is the day I finally won at 2048.
Today I am a math god.
(Tomorrow I will go back to squinting in abject bafflement at household finances, but TODAY I AM A MATH GOD.)
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March 8th, 2014
|10:41 pm - RP meme (all the cool kids were doing it)|
From all over: Comment with one of your RP characters and one of mine. I will make up the worst AU I can think of.
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February 17th, 2014
|07:18 pm - home fom weekend; bankrupt pants|
We are home from Boskone and from my cousin's bar mitzvah! Will make an honest effort to catch up on things, but it may take me a day or two.
A proper con report may or may not be forthcoming; for the moment, suffice it to say that I got to see and hug a lot of amazing people, make a new friend or two, meet a few authors whose works I have loved for years, and sing with a kickass crowd of filkers. And then of course, at this morning's bar mitzvah, I got to see and hug a lot of family members I don't get to see nearly often enough, including a bunch of very very small ones.
Hoo boy do I need sleep.
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February 9th, 2014
February 4th, 2014
|10:37 pm - Contata 2014 songbook: call for songs!|
Submissions are open for the Contata 2014 songbook! Details here.
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|09:56 am - Boskone!|
So with just under two weeks to go, I have finally gotten around to this: the DW/LJ entry where I post about going to Boskone 2014!
Want to see me there? Here's where I'll be. (Full schedule is up here, if you want to see what else is going on!)
Saturday, 10:00 - 10:50 AM: Tie-In Novels: Writing Within the Rules. Nancy Holder (moderator), Ginjer Buchanan, Craig Shaw Gardner, Batya "The Toon" Wittenberg. A panel about "the art of writing original fiction within established and well-known worlds," on which I'm going to be the representative fanfic writer. ahahahahahahaha.
Saturday, 4:00 - 4:50 PM: Chapter and Verse: Songs About Books. Gary D. McGath
Edward L. Stauff, Mary Ellen Wessels, Batya "The Toon" Wittenberg. A round-robin-style concert, featuring short passages from books and stories that inspired songs, and then the songs themselves.
Saturday, 11:00 - 11:50 PM: Boskone Filk Fest, Set 2. A concert set with Lady Mondegreen and Featured Filker Bill Roper!
Sunday, 11:00 - 11:25 AM: Kids' Concert with Lady Mondegreen. Pretty much what it says on the tin.
Sunday, 2:00 - 2:50 PM: Nattering About Songwriting. Talis Kimberley (moderator), Mary Crowell, Batya "The Toon" Wittenberg. A panel about the creative process.
I'm also planning to be around at the open filk whenever possible, of course.
So many fantastic people are going to be at this con and I will get to be on panels and in concert with some of them EEEE I CAN'T WAIT IT'S GONNA BE SO AWESOME.
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