Monthly Archives: June 2014

A Slice of the Pi…

Panel in the Pool participants clamber to escape an alligator (I’ll explain later).

Panel in the Pool participants clamber to escape an alligator (I’ll explain later).

I’m back from 8Pi-Con and here’s the pix (and by tomorrow I should be recovered!). Next year’s event, 9Pi-Con, has been moved to the end of April – April 24-26, I believe. I’m bringing friends next year, because this is a great weekend with something for everyone, and much like Conbust in Northhampton, Mass., in March, it’s all about the topics—on just about everything imaginable from writing and science to film, television, genre work and art—and is completely inclusive and welcoming. They truly live up to their tagline Read the rest of this entry

8Pi-Con Schedule Announced!

Pi-Con Pot Pie

I love pies!! And YES this is a picture of the front of a pot pie box. I don’t have time to make a pie for the sake of blog art.

This weekend it’ll be nuclear apocalypses, bad endings, scary movies (and a whole lot more!) for me at 8 Pi-Con, a three-day celebration of geekery held June 27-29 at the Holiday Inn in Enfield, CT. Panels, workshops, and gatherings will cater to everyone from the Dr. Who fan to the sari-wrapping curious to those who love drum circles and steampunk.

You can explore the recently-announced schedule for the weekend here.

As for me, here’s what I’ll be up to (in between going to some of the other pretty cool panels, especially the one that meets at Read the rest of this entry

Back at the Carnival…

Danbury Fair Carnival 1

One of the most magical times to go to a carnival is just after the sun has set – with the onset of dusk, the day begins to cool down, and the night ahead seems as though it will last forever.

I’ve written about carnivals before (check out “The Call of the Carnival” at https://kristipetersenschoonover.com/2010/07/03/the-call-of-the-carnival/ ). It’s been awhile, so I figured with the start of summer (finally! Although it is still a bit on the cold side for me) I’d share Read the rest of this entry

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