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Guitar with alien

Announcing Filk Me Fridays!

Guitar with alien

Announcing a new feature at FanaticSpace!  Allow us to pimp promote your Filk music!  Send us your press releases, music sample files, links to your genre related music, lyrics, sites, and tell us what you’re up to…and (drumroll) I will post it on Fanaticspace beginning Friday, January 28th.If you’d also like your submission reviewed, please let us know.  Send inquiries, announcements, music files, etc to muzeic(at)fanaticspace.com

On Fridays, I will post a Filk Me Friday entry to help promote your stuff!  We’ll also be doing some podcasting in the near future, so if you send a music file or link to a music file, you might hear an excerpt of your filk tune.

Please pass the word, folks.

Nocturne by Syrie James

Nocturne by Syrie James

Nocturne by Syrie JamesI really enjoy a good vampire yarn (without the sparkles, please), so when I received Nocturne by Syrie James, I was very intrigued. Ms James, who decided that she wanted to continue in the Paranormal Romance genre after writing Dracula, My Love, has her history down. And while I’m more of a dark, urban fantasy kind of girl, I do enjoy a good paranormal romance that can hook me within the first few chapters.
Dragon*Con Filk Staff

GAFilk 2011-A Semi-Official & Personal Journey

Matt & Antithesis 2

“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” — Henry Van DykeRabbit Hat

Official Review

GAFilk 2011 was less well attended than my last visit, two years ago, mostly reflective of the current economy.  That said, there was no lack of enthusiasm visible to our “posse”.

Four of us official Dragon*Con filk staff types and one unofficial (that would be you, Chip) member met up to do what Dragon*Con Filk Stafffilkers do, and put a current face to the (oft cursed name) of Dragon*con Filk.  For our fearless leader, Robby Hilliard (a relative newcomer to the filk world at under a decade ;-) ), along with Alex Boyd,  it was a chance to see some of the icons of classic filk for the first time.  For others of us, it was a chance to renew our unholy alliance, and savor some “old school filk”  juxtaposed with a variety of other styles and eras. Continue reading

Cover of Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay

Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay

Cover of Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay
Sailing to Sarantium is book one of The Sarantine Mosaic by Guy Gavriel Kay. I posted a review of the second book, Lord of Emperors, because I was too impatient to wait until I could get my hands on the first in the series. Because of my lack of patience, a virtue which seems to be in contunualy short supply, the review of Lord of Emperors wasn’t very informative. Without reading the first book, I wasn’t sure which of the many details I wanted to talk about might be spoilers. I hate spoilers and err’d on the side of caution.

Now that I’ve read the first book, I spent cash money to buy it, I think I can talk a bit more freely about why I like these books.

Story

From the cover…

Caius Crispus, known as Crispin, is a master mosaicist, creating beautiful art with colored stones and glass. Still grieving the loss of his family, he lives only for his craft – until an imperial summons draws him east to the fabled city. Bearing with him a queen’s secret mission and seductive promise, and a talisman from an alchemist, Crispin crosses a land of pagan ritual and mortal danger, confronting legends and dark magic.

Once in Sarantium, with its taverns and gilded sanctuaries, chariot races and palaces, intrigues and violence, Crispin must find his own source of power in order to survive. He finds it, unexpectedly, high on the scaffolding of his own greatest creation.

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The Walking Dead on AMC

The Walking Dead on AMC: Season 1 Thoughts and Links

The Walking Dead on AMC

AMC’s The Walking Dead had a short, but awesome, first season. Plenty of zombie action, with a side of real drama made The Walking Dead one of the best shows on TV. It’s gonna be tough waiting until October 2011, or thereabouts, to see where season 2 picks up. I’m dying to see where our group of survivors will go from here.

But let’s talk about Season 1…
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