I had a wonderful time at Archon weekend before last (Oct. 2-4,2015). Archon is one of my favorite science fiction conventions. From my perspective as a panelist and participating artist, everything ran smoothly. I need to send a big shout out to the concom, especially the programming team, the art show team, and the volunteers: Awesome job, ya’ll! Thank you shout-outs also to Alan D and his awesome first aid skills  (No worries. It’s just a…

The fine folks at Archon 39 have posted the programming schedule for this weekend and it looks like it’s going to be a great weekend! You’ll find my art in the show and me in person on the following panels: Friday 7:30 PM — Art Reception, Great Rivers Ballroom B 9 PM — Yard Dog Press Presents Readings and Interpretive Dance, Marquette B Saturday 1 PM — Draw with the Pros, Marquette B 5 PM…

Here’s my schedule for SoonerCon, June 27-28 in Oklahoma City: Friday, June 27 3 pm —Tut, Tut Mummy! Why this strange fascination with the dried-up husks of dead people? You don’t see movie franchises about Mayans or the Inuit. Why have other myth systems been left behind in the (mummy) dust? 5 pm — A Game of Thrones: A Fan’s Addiction (moderator) Is the series a dark fantasy or rather, a soap opera with swords…

Another SoonerCon is over and done, and a fabulous time was had. Of all the conventions I attend each year, SoonerCon is my favorite. Big thanks and a shout-out to Leonard Bishop, Matthew Alfred, Aislinn Burrows, Jerry Wall, Kimber Chessmore, and the entire concom team for all their hard work. Thanks and hugs go out to them as well for making me and the rest of the Yard Dog Press pack of feral chihuahuas feel…

A tale of work, fatigue, and distractions. I've been MIA on LJ for about a year, except for the occasional "still breathing" posts and the auto-posts from my near-dormant Twitter account. Mostly, I've been hanging out on Facebook. So, yes, I'm still breathing. I'm just fatigued. In March 2011 (the point at which I nearly disappeared from LJ and my art blog), I accepted a job as a software tester and technical writer at a…