July Director-y (2013 edition)

Just found out that HBO will be adapting Neil Gaiman’s American Gods into a six season show. My guess is they are going to explore that universe well beyond the two books we have set in it. Not sure if anything else need be said on that topic at this time.

Hope everyone enjoyed Stan Yan’s trip through his life as an artist. I always find it interesting when someone who makes it as an artist starts off not thinking of that as a career.

June Director-y (2013 edition)

I hope everyone enjoyed our Vice Director’s beta test of his game for our last meeting. He is hoping to smooth out the rules and have it ready for MileHiCon this year. So if you have any recommendations on how he can improve the game I am sure he would appreciate it.

25 Signs You're Addicted to Reading

May Director-y (2013 Edition)

So here it is May already. The month started off with two great holidays that are not recognized as national holidays but should be, Free Comic Book Day (The first Saturday of May) and Star Wars day (May the 4th) falling on the same day. My family had a fun day of it hanging out at Mile High Comics and meeting Chris Claremont of X-men fame. He had some interesting insight into some of the comics he had worked on. My boys went as Dr.

2012 Hugo Award Nominees!

Nominees cheerfully copied from John Scalzi's blog.

Best Novel (1,113 ballots)

  • 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
  • Blackout by Mira Grant (Orbit)
  • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi (Tor)
  • Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed (DAW)

Best Novella (587 ballots)

March Director-y (2013 edition)

So now I see this Director of DASFA gig is a learning experience. Why was I not told of this when I was tricked into volunteering? Somehow things do not always go as planned making it so there are times we need to work on the fly to keep things going. There is actual work involved in doing this director thing.

At our February meeting our guest for the night, Kronda Seibert, was a no show. As it turns out she had been given the correct date but somehow got it in her mind the meeting was week later. A simple mistake that we have all made at times, so it is easily forgiven.

The StoryBundle Indie Fantasy Bundle

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  • The Book of Deacon - Books 1 & 2 by Joseph Lallo
  • The Second Coming by David H. Burton
  • The Duchess of the Shallows by Neil McGarry and Daniel Ravipinto
  • Sword and Chant by Blair MacGregor
  • The Tormay Trilogy - Books 1 & 2 by Christopher Bunn
  • Strange Places by Jefferson Smith

Coffee/Tea House Thingy (from Meetup)

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 13:45

This is a trial balloon to see if there is interest in going out to check out some of the fine beverage establishments in our sunny city. The first place that popped into my brain was Capital Tea as I have been there once before and enjoyed it. However I would be open to trying most anywhere so, if there are suggestions, share! Also give alternate times on Saturday if you have a scheduling conflict. I was going to suggest going out to the Crooked Stave, but so soon after another beer centric event seemed like it would be too much. As to why, why not?


Capital Tea

2012 Nebula Award Nominees

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announces the nominees for the 2012 Nebula Awards (presented 2013), nominees for the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and nominees for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.


Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW; Gollancz ’13)
Ironskin, Tina Connolly (Tor)
The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)
Glamour in Glass, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

February 2013 Director-y

Greetings one and all. As the new Grand High Director Potentate Supreme of DASFA for Life or until I step down or am voted out, my understanding is that I am expected to write a little article every month for your entertainment. As this is the first of these articles for me to write, I shall start off by thanking you all for allowing me this chance. This position will help me to recruit forces to combat and soon destroy the infidels.