June 2nd, 2010


Odin's Day

I am so thrown off by having Monday off.

Hello to new reader archetypal and returning reader skintalker!

I did nap heavily yesterday, but so far the only repercussions of the trip have been exhaustion; I was ouchy Friday afternoon and evening from all the standing at the Gathering (3 straight hours), but got okay, and I'm not having the usual wave of AAAAUGH MY BODY IS THROBBING. Whew. Yay for my new normal, wrt to pain levels.

Okay. Blogathon is Saturday, July 31.

What I am looking for is this:

* Who's interested in blogging as a part of Team Venture?
* Who's interested in being pit crew for Team Venture?
* If we need space for more than 6 bloggers and two pit crew at any given time, has anyone got room for us? Because my husband will lose his shit if we go above that. There was Drama last year because I actually stuck to that limit, but y'all, my husband's sanity is important to me. He's the one who makes the risotto 'round here.


* Who wants to make stuff for the auction? Ideally I like to have 48 items, one to highlight in each post. I'm making three, so I'm looking for 45 things. Check out blogforbarcc for examples! The loose theme this year is the strength/resilience of survivors, or anything about how you feel on the topic, but really I'm not going to make you stick to that. It's whatever you want to do.

Last year, we had some stuff go out way too late for my taste, so the new rule is that it has to be in my hot little hands by Saturday, July 24, so I can photograph it (if you haven't already, and please do because you're probably better than me) and get it up for auction (not on LJ; on a system gardenfey built) on Monday, July 26. Everything being auctioned will be mailed by me. In one swell foop. Which will be aaaagh but I'll know stuff went out.

Running Late
So no link soup or daily science.

Work, writeup of Take Back the Sci-Fi for the BARCC Blog, home, posting my summer schedule - this is hopefully of interest to you because it involves stuff like me speaking at a Fucking Dating While Feminist event with Jaclyn Friedman and Holly Pervocracy, and also hey, anyone else local and interested on weighing in on that topic? Let me know and I'll get your info to the organizer. And - lots of stuff. Hopefully napping will not be necessary today. Because of all the stuff I set aside to deal with after Wiscon.

The schedule post, before I fall down go boom.

In case you're wondering where I can be found, et cetera.

This Saturday, 1:00-4:30, I'll be helping out at the NOMAS Boston Supply Drive in Porter Square, soliciting donations for domestic violence shelters. Please come donate, and please join us - my BARCC colleague Dave is organizing this and can always use more awesome feminist men!

Saturday night and Sunday are parties.

All next week is volunteer training! I'm backup-facilitator for this training so I can be one of the primary facilitators next time. Which means that pretty much all this week is getting eaten by prep, and next week will be eaten by training. Also it looks like I'm running a Clothesline Project workshop Thursday after the training.

But hey, Wednesday the 9th is RuPaul's Drag Race tour, and I would like to go to that if I can talk someone into going with me.

Saturday the 12th is Pride! I'm tabling for BARCC 11-1, and otherwise just hanging out there. swashbucklr may be in town.

The week after that is miraculously not insane.

Saturday the 19th is the Beginning of Summer Party! It's also Can't Stop the Serenity. Anyone going to CStS from the party?

June 24, Elayna leaves for Israel and I get my ass in gear writing Cicatrix. Because I really need more than half an hour a day for that one.

June 26 is a party in New York I'd like to get to, if I can get there. I have crashspace!

July 4th weekend, I need to go pick Elayna up from Newark. I... don't yet know how that's going to work.

July 8-11 is Readercon!

July 17-18 is a visit from my mother-in-law, and Elayna goes to Explo on the 18th, and lo, I cry.

July 20-24 Adam will be in San Jose.

July 23-25 or so I would very much like to be in Florida, but that all depends on airfare. Jetblue, please run a sale! I miss my FL friends!

July 29 I will be speechifying about fucking dating while feminist with Jaclyn Friedman and Holly Pervocracy. The aforementioned Dave has put this together. He is an instigator. It should be awesome and you should come.

July 31 is BLOGATHON Y0.

August 7 Elayna returns! And there will be much rejoicing!

August 20-22 is 5Pi-Con.

August 23-27 is another volunteer training!

And I will stop there. This does not include regularly-occurring things like BARCC peer supervision meetings and Diesel, and stuff like lunches with friends and general datery. Also more parties will appear, and more volunteer gigs, and through all this I'll be doing stuff like organizing for StrowlerCon and the August volunteer training.

So yeah hi.

Blogathon Auction Stuffs!

Me: silvergrey shawl
Me: scarf
Me: fingerless mitts
emilytheslayer: fiber-arts awesomeness
magenta_girl: knitted giant squid hat
jnanacandra: painting
ultra_lilac: art print or original
arianhwyvar: key pendant
kythryne: jewelry TBA
ioianthe: something leather
ioianthe: something felt
regyt: handmade glass bead or necklace made with said bead
sairaali: handknit shawl
rivenwanderer: jewelry (possibly steampunk; examples of work)
freyapax: scarf
darling_tess: matted fairy print
hilariarex: Necklace and earring set (examples of work)
moiracoon: "something steamy and shiny" (examples of work)
crowgirl13: something made of clay
sihaya09: One or two shiny things!
solcita: Swarovski crystal bracelet
gothtique: something fun
spoothbrush: jewelry
cluegirl: bead lace necklace
crewgrrl: handknit feather & fan cloche
settecorvi: scarf or fingerless mitts
shadowege613: recycled leather flogger
sheistheweather: tiara?
jenstclair: teacup spindle
mizarchivist: pirate-chest tin
qotcpcf: jewelry
sofiaviolet: jewelry
corvaxgirl: handspun yarn
colorwhirl: handspun/knitted hat or wristwarmers
s00j: Mischief!

And more to come! <3 Yes, I absolutely want more stuff to auction. For new readers: This is an auction I run in parallel with my Blogathon (an all-nighter for charity); all proceeds go to the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. If you make stuff of any kind - art, jewelry, music, books, anything - chances are I'd love to auction your work for BARCC. :)