Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Slow Simmer

Well, this is an interesting development. We put issues of Ray Gun Revival on Scribd.com to increase visibility and readership. It's our right as copyright holders according to contract (thought I'd add that, you'll see why in a minute).

SFWA has decided to bury their nose in our business (I'm sure it's nothing personal, they're just anal this way) and have filed a copyright violation against some of our issues (not all of them, though, hello, if you're going to butt your nose into something, why not all the way, SFWA!), forcing Scribd to take them down while we counter-file.

SFWA needs get their creaky dinosaur bones moving and catch up to 21st Century publishing and copyright issues!

We aren't the only ones who feel this way either. SF author John Scalzi (if you haven't read his books yet, shame on you!) was a write-in candidate for President of SFWA.

Addendum: my fellow Overlord at RGR has a more detailed post on his blog:
SFWA Issues Misguided Takedowns at Scribd

My simmer is turning into a boil...

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

RGR made SCI FI Weekly!

Lookee what I just found out (thanks to a RGR regular who went above and beyond):

RGR: SCI FI Weekly's Site of the Week

Ray Gun Revival was site of the week back in June -- and we didn't know about it! We'll have to catch up for lost time by bragging about it now. *grin*


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Monday, August 13, 2007

Back from England

Just a quick overview for now of the two-week England trip for those who have asked. I'll probably post bits and pieces over the next couple of weeks as I think of things.

We stayed in Redcar the first week, a lovely, little fishing town and went to the Lakes District, York, Whitby, and a little, not-well-known place called The Forbidden Corner, which is a place every Myst fan should visit:
The Forbidden Corner
Forbidden Corner

The second week we stayed in London. We went to Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and Warwick Castle (I saw a real trebuchet!!!), the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, took a cruise on the Thames, saw London Bridge (the new one, the old one is in Arizona of all places), the Tower Bridge, walked over the Wibbly-Wobbly Bridge Over The River Thames (the Millennium Bridge), saw St. Paul's Cathedral (that excited my daughter because that's where they filmed the "Feed the Birds" part of Mary Poppins), and just saw tons of sights in London while walking, such as Trafalgar Square (she climbed on one of the lions), Piccadilly Circus, St. James Park, and Hyde Park. She also got to ride an omnibus, taxi (grrr -- the service to take us to Heathrow didn't show up and I had to get a taxi at a cost of £60!), and tube (subway).

Best of all, I got to meet My Physicist in person! w00t!!
I also got lots'n'lots of scathingly brilliant ideas for stories and descriptions! Heh.

That's the short version. There's lots of catching up to do at home, so more later...

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