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Cynthia and I went to the California Steampunk Convention this weekend. Wrist computer (non-functional) from Got Steam? In a recent piece for Fantasy Magazine, Stephen H. Segal wrote on why Steampunk is popular: It’s equal opportunity geekery for women and men. An aesthetic response to the glossy surfaces and clean lines of contemporary SF media [...]
A year ago I was in Japan. Lake Chuzenji, above the temples of Nikko, with its resorts, and the surrounding mountains, reminded me of going up to Grand Lake in Colorado when I was a kid. But there is always something around the corner to remind you that you’re someplace else. I look forward to [...]
Walking home from the office, I passed by the parish church, and saw the cross was glowing against the darkening sky in the late twilight, so I pulled out my Canon G9 and started shooting. There’s a little post work in iPhoto to crop and color correct. No, I didn’t have a Paul-knocked-off-his-donkey experience, I [...]
I see this seal in rooms. Update: Itojun, who worked on the Worldcon, says it’s a certificate for fire resistant materials in the room.
You wouldn’t be surprised to meet Ruby enthusiasts at a Japanese science fiction convention. Shimura’s got embedded Ruby running in Illustrator. Press a button, and that evals to ’7′. The back story: Shimura’s part of Cafe Scifi+tique, a performance event put together by Japanese science fiction fans to invert and parody the creepy ‘maid cafe’ [...]
Some people write fan fiction. Others do fan engineering.
Dai means big, as in the Daibutsu. Con is short for “convention,” as in science fiction conventions. That’s why the gentleman in the photo has a giant radish on the back of his tunic. In 1983, at Daicon 4, a group of animators premiered a fan video. The over the top sequence introduced several visual [...]
Kamakura’s a little town about a 20 minute rail trip from Yokohama station. Narrow streets, lots of shops, plenty of temples. Cynthia and I went there today. Several faiths represented here in this old capital. After walking around in the late summer humidity, I wanted some cold soba. We passed by a place in the [...]
A Books Inc. employee rushes past with one of the first boxes of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for customers who preordered the book.
The line for Book Seven @ Books Inc, Mountain View.
7-11 converted one of its stores in Mountain View into Abu’s bodega from The Simpson’s. There was a line to get in, as well as this intimidating sign in front of the parking spaces.
Cyn finished a new pair of socks for me yesterday. Posted via iPhone.
It’s nearing mid-summer, and time for the ephemeral cactus flowers to appear, like this one on the stair to my door.