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The Fictional Follicle Face Off: 2016


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I have been remiss in pushing this, but, with two weeks left, things ARE ABOUT TO GET HAIRY.

As you may or may not recall, a while back Strawsburg and I did our best Asimov impressions in a competition eventually judged by Tom Merritt. That bit of nonsense has now set down the Foundation for a new challenge, The Fictional Follicle Face Off: This year we’re allowing an open field. Anyone can join, total donations collected for MS research have become part of the scoring, and the Asimov-specific connection has (Night)fallen – participants can aim to re-create ANY science fiction or fantasy author OR character.

At the moment we have three competitors on the donation page, but I do know Straws is lurking in the shadows, likely attempting to lull the others into a false sense of security by not divulging his donation total too early.

From here till the end of the month I’ll be posting daily updates. If you’d like to vote with your wallet (and help defeat MS) please use one of the following links.

My donation page:

Join the team page/see the other contestants:

Now, while I’ve got your attention: Should I become Larry Niven?

Larry Niven

Balticon 50/Kar’WickCon 2016


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Skinner Co. will most definitely be at Balticon 50: The suite is booked and we’re already drafting the necessary board game lists.

We’ll be at the Downtown Inner Harbour Residence Inn from the 26th to the 30th. As usual you can expect a live FC recording, an Mob Movie Night, and copious amounts of snacks. We won’t have the extra room we had last year, but we’ll still have the kitchenette and plenty of seating.

I’m not sure how many panels we’ll be attending – The Shadow Agenda will follow when we have more details – but I suspect the plan is to touch GRRM once and then run away to toss as many dice as possible.

Who’s coming?

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