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cszego posted to bakkaphoenix August 8 2014, 20:58


Some bits of information that might be of use:

- This weekend is TASTE OF THE DANFORTH. The Danforth will be closed to cars between Broadview and Donlands. Take the subway if you can, folks. Also: go eat some Greek food! It's delicious.

- Early warning: Bakka Phoenix will be closed from Monday August 18th through Sunday August 24th.  Once again, we're going to try to get ahead in our thrice-cursed never-ending renovations. We'll be open as usual the weeks before and after.

- Chris is taking a two-week holiday*. Okay, as information goes it's not exactly useful, but it's the first time in...um... decades?... so it feels significant.

*Two weeks! IN A ROW! Did you know that was even allowed? Woohoo!
mrua7 posted to network_command August 7 2014, 17:33

A very Special Edition PicFic Challenge

PicFic Tuesday challenges run every week on Section VII, but in honor of the 50th Anniversary of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. there will be a Special  Edition Anniversary Picfic. This is going to be a two-part challenge. (similar to the Christmas PicFic I ran 2 years ago).

So here’s how it works:

Prompt # 1 wlll post on Monday September 1st
Prompt # 2 will post on Monday September 8th

Your story is due to be posted Tuesday September 16th on Section VII.

So that means you have 2 weeks to write your PicFic. It can be a single story based on the two prompts or broken into two chapters
based on the prompts, which ever you prefer.

Now here’s the catch: Your story must have something to do with “50”.  It can be whatever you like as long as the number is used somewhere in there.

Statistical: Minimum 1000 words
Genre: Gen or Gen-Mature

Please format this way:
STORY NAME:  PicFic MFU:50~ Title of the story
GENRE: Gen or Gen-Mature
WORD COUNT: approximate
RATING:  i.e. Everyone, Teen, or Adult
WARNINGS: Please make note of Strong Language, mild het, Graphic Violence, etc. If the story is AU (alternate universe) please make note as well.
TAGS: Gen, or Gen-Mature, MFU:50

avatarprimeb posted to bakkaphoenix August 5 2014, 21:24


New books for a hopefully un-soggy week:

Causal Angel, Hannu Rajaniemi
Dark Lightning, John Varley
House of the Four Winds, Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory
Joss Whedon: The Biography, Amy Pascale
The Magician's Land, Lev Grossman
Revenant, Kat Richardson
Servants of the Storm, Delilah S. Dawson
Shadows, E. C. Blake
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, David Shafer

Trade Paperback
Assail, Ian C. Esslemont
Trial By Fire, Charles E. Gannon
The Widow's House, Daniel Abraham

Mass Market
Broken Souls, Stephen Blackmoore
Codex Born, Jim C. Hines
Downfall, Rob Thurman
Guild of Assassins, Anna Kashina
To Obey: Isaac Asimov's I Robot, Mickey Zucker Reichert
wiscon_posts posted to wiscon August 4 2014, 23:29

Concom decision on Jim Frenkel

The WisCon 37 and WisCon 38 concom members jointly reviewed the Frenkel subcommittee's recommendation, and, after extensive discussion and consideration of additional evidence, voted whether to clarify or strengthen the existing ban, or to make the ban permanent.

By an overwhelming majority, the decision is for a permanent ban. This decision cannot be appealed. Jim Frenkel will not be allowed to return to any future WisCon conventions.
cszego posted to bakkaphoenix August 1 2014, 19:03


Bakka Phoenix will be closed on Monday August 4th for the Civic Holiday.  Which we in Ontario call Simcoe Day, because 'Civic Holiday Day' sounds kinda dumb.

So have a Happy Simcoe Day! Enjoy the long weekend, and remember: only morons drink and drive.

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