Author Archives : Venessa Giunta

Convention Life: Con Prep, Con Crud, Con Drop

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I’ve talked a lot about Conventions this past year and I’ve got one more set of important topics to touch on. You might hear some of these terms from seasoned con-goers: Con Prep Con Crud Con Drop The last two, especially, are things you’ll hear regular con-goers talk about. Prep is just really what happens before a convention and can vary,…

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Con Season on a Budget: Being a Great Volunteer

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Welcome to Part 2 of Con Season on a Budget. This post is about being a great volunteer so your favorite con will welcome you back, year after year. If you missed it, be sure to check out Part 1: How to Volunteer at Your Favorite Convention. I also wrote about surviving your first convention in Conventions 101! Okay, so…

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What Do You Know About Shadows? A Review of Class: Season One

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Coal Hill Academy. If you’re a Doctor Who fan, you might remember the name. Or you might not. Coal Hill is the school where Doctor Who first began in 1963. It was the opening setting for “An Unearthly Child,” which featured the Doctor’s granddaughter (!!), Susan, as a student. Two of her teachers become the Doctor’s first (unrelated) traveling companions.…

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Mind Over Matter: Preparing for NaNoWriMo

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November is fast approaching and all writers know exactly what that means! Dishes piling up in the sink, laundry left unwashed, and crazy, manic (and sometimes panicked!) writing sprints at all hours. Also, coffee. Lots of coffee. Without going into too much detail (because you can check out all the info on their website), National Novel Writing Month runs the…

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11.22.63 and the Time Travel Problem

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I’m currently listening to the audiobook version of Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking. It’s a really interesting book about how we think we think versus how we actually think. I highly recommend it! Also, it’s preparing my brain to think about time travel. I recently binged-watched 11.22.63, which is a mini-series based on Stephen King’s book of the same name. Now, the…

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