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Submitted by Howard Tayler on August 18, 2008 - 22:37
I’m thrilled to see Schlock Mercenary listed at #1 on the recent Wired Blog Network post about webcomics. Unfortunately the entry is entitled “Ten Great Webcomics You Should Not Share With Your Kids,” which kind of undermines my whole “family-friendly” claim.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on August 18, 2008 - 10:12
At the end of the Episode 28 Writing Excuses podcast I mention a metaphor that deserves credit-where-credit-is-due.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on August 18, 2008 - 09:43
One of the best parts of WorldCon for me this year was getting to drag Phil and Kaja Foglio in front of the microphones for Episode 28 of Writing Excuses. It has been my privilege to spend lots of time with them at Comic-Con a month ago and then again at WorldCon in early August. That experience serves to tell me that the fifteen minutes of this episode don’t approach the tiniest portion of “enough time” when learning at the feet of the Foglios. What’s here is gold, though. Go listen!
Oh, and if you’re not yet reading Girl Genius, head over there. You’re in for a deep-archive, victorian-corsetted, steampunky, gaslampy, fantastic treat. With long red hair, welding goggles, and giant robots.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on August 15, 2008 - 14:23
Nuke Tom Smith.
Songwriter and performer Tom Smith was injured on stage in late spring. His livelihood depends on him traveling to conventions and performing, but now he is trapped in a wheelchair undergoing physical therapy.
He’ll be fine, but he is missing the 2008 convention season entirely, and is racking up medical expenses instead of income.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on August 14, 2008 - 10:21
Schlock Mercenary has finally embraced the promise of its premise and stepped into the twenty-first century. There is a Schlock RSS feed, which includes the strip, footnotes, and navigation buttons, and which can be consumed just about any way you want to consume it.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on August 12, 2008 - 15:08
Hey, who wants a Schlock Mercenary RSS feed?
(I sure do!)
Programmer and Schlocker extraordinaire Mark Shieh has cobbled something together for all of us at http://feeds.feedburner.com/SchlockRSS. This feed won’t give you anything except the comic (no footnotes, for instance), but Mark is working on that.
Try it out! Let’s see if we can BREAK it. Programmers LOVE that.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on August 11, 2008 - 15:02
Let’s lead off with a picture, shall we?
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I provided all of the Denvention newsletter comics. They’re all in this post after the “Read the rest of this entry” link…
Submitted by Howard Tayler on August 11, 2008 - 14:06
Submitted by Howard Tayler on August 8, 2008 - 02:05
WorldCon 66 has been amazing thus far, and I don’t expect to be at all disappointed for the remaining three days.
As always, the highlights are the people. Countless (or at least “I lost count”) fans have stopped by to say hi, buy stuff, gush, or otherwise interact. It’s great fun for me, and Sandra has been enjoying it as well.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on August 4, 2008 - 13:26
This Wednesday through Sunday, August 6th through 10th, is the 66th annual World Science Fiction Convention, held this year in Denver, Colorado. Sandra and I will both be there at the Colorado Convention Center, along with some of the biggest names in Science Fiction and Fantasy.