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You Can Help Change the World! Join MIT’s 24-Hour Giving Challenge

Happy Pi Day, Everyone!!! In honor of Pi Day, MIT is holding a 24-Hour Giving Challenge for friends as well as MIT community member, and I have signed up to be a Giving Ambassador. While I work at MIT, I … Continue reading

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HGTV is Great, but How About Some New Ideas?

One of my favorite television stations is HGTV. I have really enjoy several of the past shows like Design Star, Design on a Dime, and Color Splash as well as current shows like Fixer Upper, Property Brothers, and Love It … Continue reading

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Journey Planet: Boskone is Here!!! (Available 12/31/16)

What is Journey Planet: Boskone? It is a fantastic new fanzine published in December 2016 by the Hugo Award-winning Journey Planet and this issue features Boskone through the years! When I agreed to chair the 54th Boskone convention, I really … Continue reading

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Thoughts on How Winners Lose and Losers Win

As previously mentioned, I’m thinking through some things in regard to politics and our political system. The one thing that keeps sticking out like a sore thumb is the fact that a presidential nominee can lose the race and still … Continue reading

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An Update on the Underwords Press Blog aka My Blog

I have not been using this blog very often due to lack of time and a change of focus. I’ve still been writing and publishing, but I have also been learning how to run fan conventions like Boskone and Worldcon. … Continue reading

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Come to Boskone (Feb 19-21, 2016) in Boston, MA!

Hey Everyone! The Underwords Blog has been quiet for awhile, and I am taking this moment to break the silence and share with you one of the projects that I have been working on over the last six months. BOSKONE!!! … Continue reading

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What Works Would You Add to the 2015 Hugo Ballot?

I’m ready to stop dining on sour grapes and fine whine with a side of Hugo nominations. Anyone even marginally involved with science fiction and fantasy has probably heard about the Hugo Award Hoopla that started last weekend because of #SlateGate … Continue reading

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On this 8th Day of January, 2015, it is my Birthday

Yes. Today, I have achieved 44 successful years of staying alive on this planet. Why stop now? Let’s keep this bus moving for another 44 years because going through this life with you (my husband, family, friends, acquaintances, mortal enemies, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Coming Home by Jack McDevitt

Jack McDevitt’s new book Coming Home, the latest book in the Alex Benedict series, and serves as a great example of what McDevitt has to offer. Set thousands of years in the future, Coming Home features antiquarian Alex Benedict and his assistant/friend Chase Kolpath as … Continue reading

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Working on Boskone: Boston’s Longest Running Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

The Underwords blog has been a bit quiet lately because I’ve been pouring my time into launching Geek Theater (released Nov 2014) and building the program for Boskone 52 (Feb 13-15, 2015). There are several conventions that take place in the … Continue reading

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