Highlighting local events


I enjoy Charles Stross’ contributions, which are fan fiction for his own setting. I think he was using ti for basically non-canon scenes he liked.


I much prefer AO3 to FFNet, both for reading and posting. I do find, as an author, I don’t get as many reviews on AO3, but I think that’s because of the Kudos feature, which is fine with me. And AO3 really does take what it does seriously - there’s a Board of Directors that’s elected and oversees everything.


I thought there was a “Subscribe” or “Favourite” feature that did that. I’ll have to check when I get home. I mostly just download the stories I really like in .pdf form. :slight_smile:


Hm, wonder if I missed that (or it wasn’t implemented last time I was there). Neat, but like I said, I’m particularly spoiled by another fanfic site (that’s not FFNet) that allows users to maintain custom personal lists (called “bookshelves”). A story can be added to one or more of these custom personal lists simultaneously, and they have an additional feature (that’s not included in public “groups” lists of stories or general search) where it keeps track of which chapters you’ve read or not so it can tell you how many unread chapters a bookshelf contains, allow you to view only stories with unread chapters, etc.


Oooh - which site? I’m always looking for good ff sites.

And I think it might be “Bookmark” I was thinking of, although “Subscribe” seems to do much the same thing (but will notify you when new chapters are posted):


FIMFiction. It’s a fandom site solely for collecting MLP fanfiction. I honestly kind of hope that at some point they release whatever the deus they built as the software that controls it for use elsewhere so that other sites can have the same functionality :smiley:




I got all excited when I got the notification that Home Free was coming to my local concert hall and was set to buy tickets. Then I looked at the date and realized that I was going to be in Japan when they were here.


$deity I hate that building. I got disoriented every time was in it last week.


Seattle folks, heads up. This Saturday at the University Book Store, there will be a discussion/reading from the book “Straight Outta Tombstone”. Attendees are David Boop, editor of the book, Phil Foglio of Girl Genius fame, and Frog & Esther Jones, who have their own urban fantasy series.

I had to look up the book on Amazon. It’s 17 stories of “the classic western, with a twist”. Larry Correia contributed “Bubba Shackleford’s Professional Monster Killers”, Jim Butcher has a Dresden Files story, and Phil Foglio has a story in there, too.

3 pm and then autographs
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105


Columbus is celebrating The Big Explore! Next Saturday! Admission to many local attractions is free, as are rides on the bus system. We are going to the Columbus Museum of Art, The Ohio History Connection, and the Franklin Park Conservatory. Also free are COSI, Vets Memorial, the Pizzuti Collection, and the Wexner Center for the Arts. If you’re in the area or looking for a road trip here you go!!


My wife really wants to attend the Baltimore Kinetic Art Race this year: https://kineticbaltimore.com

We’ve heard of it but never attended.


This isn’t specifically a local event, but I’m going to post it here anyway. Larry Correia has posted his tour schedule for next month’s book launch. I’ve been looking for his books at the used book stores I’ve been to recently, but haven’t found any yet. Maybe they’re good enough that people aren’t getting rid of them after they finish?

His schedule, with the possibility of being at multiple branches of the same store::

February 4 5:00 PM | Minneapolis, MN
Uncle Hugo

February 5 7:00 PM | Houston, TX
Half Price Houston

February 6 7:00 PM | Dallas, TX
Half Price Books-Dallas

February 7 7:00 PM | Oklahoma City, OK
Barnes & Noble

February 8 7:00 PM | Wichita, KS

February 9 2:00 PM | Kansas City, MO
B&N-Kansas City

February 10 2:00 PM | Edwardsville, IL
Books A Million

February 12 7:00 PM | McLean, VA
B&N-Tyson’s Corner

February 13 6:00 PM | Virginia Beach, VA
Books A Million

Immediately after that: at LTUE in Provo Utah.


They are good enough, and highly rereadable. I’d also bet that many people get the electronic versions.


For ‘‘Hee Haw’’ fans, four of the original cast members will be in Suquamish, WA at the Clearwater Casino on March 14th. Details are on the Entertainment page at their website.

Other scheduled events that might be of interest at this location:

  • Grits & Glamour, the tour of singers Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan on February 3rd.
  • “Rock Ballad Ball”, which will have Borrowed Time and The Infinity Project, which are Styx and Journey tribute bands.
  • Metalachi on May 5th, which appears to be Metallica combined with marachi.