September Recap – More Weird Than Lost Books Arriving On My Doorstep

This month was mostly about frantically getting ready for renovations. I still have a month to sort through a full basement of stuff that’s been sitting around for 8 years. I did get a few books.

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Quick Signal Boost: Augur Magazine

I’m in the middle of transcribing a conversation I had earlier this week with the Director and Head Writer of the Winterbourne series (which I hope to post about next week), and noticed that Augur Magazine’s Kickstarter expires in 35 hours!

They’ve managed to secure funding for their first 2 years, but if you want to get-in on a subscription, now’s a good time. There’s a free sample issue available if you’re interested.

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Tasseomancy and a ruiner of reputations

Friday our Syrian family decided to make a big feast to thank all their sponsors. It’s been about a six months since they arrived. Not everyone could attend, which is too bad, because it was a lot of fun and the food was AMAZING. Continue reading

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Back to Nature

The weekend of the Miniatures Competition I also went for a “hike” with my wife (M.) and sister-in-law (H).

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Not Another Wolfcop?

Hell yeah there is! Though I got to see a sneak preview a few weeks ago with my wife, thanks to Fan Expo, I think? Another Wolfcop gets released in theatres in December… maybe? It might depend on where you are. I thought I posted this after it happened, but apparently not, so pardon the delay. Continue reading

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Exhibition Adventures

My wife and her sister took their dad for a birthday camping trip. I haven’t been much of a camper since I was a kid (though I loved it then), so this past weekend I got to do some serious gaming at a D&D convention at the Canadian National Exhibition. Continue reading

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Questions about Reaper

I’ve been a pretty vocal supporter of Reaper Miniatures since I discovered them a few years ago, and unfortunately, one of their employees said some offensive things online recently (it’s hard to tell exactly when, things were edited). I’ve been struggling with this for a few days, and unfortunately I don’t think I’m articulating my concern well. It doesn’t help that people seem to have moved on since the news was revealed and any attempt at discussion either gets ignored or shouted down.  Continue reading

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Venera Dreams

Claude Lalumiere‘s Objects of Worship was the first ChiZine title I ever read (I eventually interned there, but not before I read many more of their books), and I’ve tried to read everything he’s done since (I chose Objects… because I had previously read – and loved – an anthology he edited called Montreal Dreams). This past weekend he had a launch event at Toronto’s Bakka Phoenix bookstore for his new book, Venera Dreams: A Weird Entertainment.

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