A Last Huzzah?

I'm getting ready to leave for the past - 1864 to be exact as I'm a Civil War Re-enactor. I have been since I was 16 and a friend came into class, handed me a permission slip and told me to have my mother sign it and that on Saturday I was going with her …

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Reflections on “Hitman Run”

Six years ago I embarked on a very interesting project. Take 48 hours, a genre drawn from a hat, and a required prop, character and line of dialogue and see what comes out. This is the 48 Hour Film Project, an international competition to see how quickly filmmakers can race against the clock to make …

“You Know, Your Cousin Works on CSI”, Or How I Finally Made it to California

My mother has this story that she likes to tell where I'm three years-old and I'm sitting on the front porch of our house in sub-urban Baltimore with suitcase waiting for a cab to come down the street and whisk me away to the airport. When the neighbor asked where I was going, my response …

The Adventures of Becky: Episode 7- Smoot 3: Revenge of the Smoot (Or White Water Rafting in West Virginia)

If anyone ever tells you that white water rafting is dangerous and you shouldn't go, you should only listen to half of their advice. Yes, white water rafting is dangerous. Think about it. People in a tiny raft with only a life vest and helmet going over rapids that could suck you under the water …

The Adventures of Becky: Episode 6- Otakon 2012 (Or Where Becky Met ALL of the Sherlock Fans)

After Katsucon ended in February, my love of convention going was back in full gear. While I'm still not as into anime as I once was, these cons are just amazing. There's just such an amazing energy. So, when Manya and Emma asked if I would be going with them again this year, I couldn't …