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.
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
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.
The year-long lead-up to the celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial has amazingly lacked awareness of how much this has been a celebration of colonialism in much of the country. It’s not like it’s been absent from the news, though. The whole spectacle has only reinforced the current government’s broken promises regarding reconciliation and recognition.
I mentioned last time that my wife had her PhD graduation ceremony on Monday. I wanted to go, but only because that thing took 8 years to finish, and something that significant deserves some kind of recognition, a ritual for closure’s sake. But the ceremony itself was torture. Continue reading