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Sunday, December 9th, 2012
9:35 pm
Buffy & Angel figures for sale on eBay - cheap!
My girlfriend is selling a bunch of Buffy & Angel figures for a mutual friend of ours on eBay... prices start at just $5! And since they're shipping from San Jose, CA they'll get to you in time for Christmas! Shiny!
Thursday, December 6th, 2012
1:30 am
Holy shit!
Star Trek: Into DarknessCollapse )

Current Mood: impressed
Sunday, August 26th, 2012
8:43 am
2 points of confusion on the newer versions of Doctor Who
1) The Cybermen were the original badasses, moreso than the Daleks to me. They were people that went cyborg, been pestering the Doctor since his 2nd incarnation. Now though they originated from a parallel reality and started as humans from the Earth there, but shortly after Rose started hanging with the Doctor we see an old school Cyberman head in someone private collection. What happened to the original Cybermen?

2) The Sontarans used to be as tall, if not a bit taller, than the average human. They were massive, heavily donned in black armor and powerful. Nowadays they wear shiny blue-ish armor and they're tiny. What caused the Sontarans to shrink in the wash?

Current Mood: confused
Monday, July 16th, 2012
3:25 pm
Consonance returns to the Crowne Plaza in 2013.
Consonance 2013 - The San Francisco Bay Area Filk Convention, is pleased to announce a new/old location and dates for 2013.

Come join us and our Guests:

Guests of Honor: Ookla the Mok West
Rand Bellavia, Adam English and Luis Garcia
Interfilk Guest: Merav Hoffman
Toastmaster: Scott Snyder
International Guest: To be Announced

At the the Crowne Plaza San Jose/Silicon Valley in Milpitas.
Which will be he home of Consonance 2013 to be held the first full weekend of March,
March 1-3, 2013.

We'll be using the same function space and Consuite as in the past.

Room rates:
Standard rooms: $89 (with full breakfast buffet for 1)
Standard rooms: $99 (with full breakfast buffet for 2).
Mini-suites: $119 (with full breakfast buffet for 1)
Mini-suites: $129 (with full breakfast buffet for 2).

Free Parking
Free internet in the sleeping rooms & lounge areas.
10% discount on published food & beverage prices.
Heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi.

From November to mid-February, the whole hotel will be remodeled, and there are new "Perfect Sleeper" mattresses in every room.

To make a reservation, you need to call the hotel directly and request the Consonance rate.
National code and direct reservation link coming soon.

Consonance Web site: http://consonance.org
Consonance Hotel page: http://consonance.org/hotel.html
Hotel page: http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/milpitas/sfomp/hoteldetail

Please direct comments to the post in consonance_con: http://consonance-con.livejournal.com/19688.html
Friday, June 8th, 2012
1:22 pm
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
10:14 am
Have any of you been watching Alcatraz on Fox? It's shot in Canada, but it tries to remain faithful to its Bay Area setting. How good of a job do you think it's doing? I was happy to see them travel to places in the Bay outside of the city and Oakland, like Walnut Creek and Lafayette. However, as someone who commutes via BART, I was not too pleased when the show featured a BART clone (San Francisco Transit Authority, I think) instead of the real deal. I understand the show might not have been able to secure the rights to use BART symbols--like Farscape and the NASA trademark--but that really took me outside of the episode. On a more positive note, last night's episode actually did a pretty good job at placing the characters in the history of the Bay Area. I wrote about that bit here (WARNING: spoilers for "Clarence Montgomery").

If you watch the show, how well do you think Alcatraz stacks up against other sf films and TV shows set in the Bay Area in terms of faithful representation? What features of the Bay Area would you like to see in future episodes? Is it possible for a show filmed in Canada to realistically portray the Bay Area?
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
9:19 pm
never underestimate the benefits of Twitter roleplay...
...a map of the worlds in the Firefly/Serenity universe.


Current Mood: geeky
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
10:17 pm
Consonance Starts in 2 days
The schedule for the weekend has been posted. Workshops, concerts and Open Circles, OH MY!

You can still call the hotel and make a reservation at the convention rate. Just $75 a night, plus tax.

The Consuite will be open Thursday evening, but not stocked. The exact time is up to your Consuite hosts.

Consonance needs your help! There will be a fund raising auction, so that Consonance can continue have International Guests of Honor.

As usual find more details at: http://consonance.org
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
9:28 pm
15 Days till Consonance starts!
What is Consonance you ask?
It's the Bay Area's Filk Convention.
March 2-4, 2012
Hilton Newark/Fremont Hotel, Newark, CA
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
1:16 am
Thursday, December 8th, 2011
6:49 pm
Oh Hell Yes!
Rawr!Collapse )

Current Mood: happy
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
9:02 pm
Convolution 2012: First Charity Event for Reading for the Future!
Crossposted early, often, and thoroughly.

Convolution 2012 has an opportunity to volunteer our time wrapping gifts, with all of our tips going to our charity, Reading for the Future. This gets our name out there and a jump start on helping our charity.

Where: Barnes & Noble - 1150 El Camino Real, Space 277, San Bruno, CA 94066, 650-871-2530
When: November 25, 2011 (Black Friday), 6:00am-10:00pm

We appreciate all the help we can get - you don't have to be staff to join the fun! We do not need to provide paper or supplies, and this is a job that can be done sitting down. Shifts will start every two hours between 6:00am and 8:00pm; we need between 2-4 people for each shift. People who show up ON TIME for the 6:00am shift will be treated to their choice of beverage and breakfast item from the B&N Cafe.

Please email our Chairman, Jim "Sylvan" Sullivan, with the times you are available to help. And if you're not available, please repost! We'd love to get this out to as many people as possible.
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
3:13 am
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
11:26 am
It's out...
...the actual trailer, anyway:

The AvengersCollapse )

Current Mood: optimistic
Friday, August 26th, 2011
1:16 pm
those were the days

Current Mood: embarrassed
Friday, August 19th, 2011
3:53 pm
The Thing
The original film The Thing was a black & white film about a discovered alien in AntArctica, frozen in a block of ice. It was a plant type creature that hungered for blood.

When I was barely in my teens I read a scifi comic magazine that had an updated version of The Thing where the creature wasn't a plant and it did an impressive job of bodysnatching, trying to get the materials it needed to rebuild it's ship...

...loosely, the John Carpenter version of The Thing was based on this concept.

Here we go again....

Read more...Collapse )

Current Mood: nostalgic
Saturday, August 13th, 2011
5:07 pm
Can't Stop The Serenity returns to S.F. next Saturday!

Serenity & Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

20 August 2011 @ 7 PM
Victoria Theater
2961 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Tickets: $13

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
12:41 pm
Sunday, July 17th, 2011
2:17 pm
it started with a really crappy Captain Kirk skin I found...
...which inspired me to hunt down Red Shirt icons on livejournal.

The Kirk skin was yellow shirted, team colors were a lousy blush on the front and back. I figured I could do better so I slapped this together:

sadly the 1st pic is a bit bigger than 200x200Collapse )

it gets a wee quirky from hereCollapse )

Current Mood: geeky
Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
2:59 pm
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