The High Council & Uncanny Kickstarter

If you’re of the Doctor Who podcast perusasion and you haven’t yet checked out new podcast The High Council, it’s v much recommended. It’s classic Who (hurrah!) commentaries with fans, charmingly hosted by Josh from The Memory Cheats. The fourth episode of The Claws of Axos with myself and Deb Stanish has just gone up which means I only have to wait enother FOUR WEEKS before I get an actual new episode to listen to. (It’s episodic, y’see, like classic Who was when it was on the telly. I have requested an actual complete story per week, LIKE A REASONABLE PERSON WOULD WANT, but apparently Josh doesn’t have the time to record and edit a 90 minute podcast every seven days. Naturally, I’m appalled.)

The other two stories up already are The Deadly Assassin (with A Motley Assortment of Chaps from various Who podcasts – with bonus James Mason impersonations! [I’m super impressed at that actually; Mason is easy to get sort of right but hard to get really right, and it was a well good one.]) and Time-Flight with the Tachyon TV crew, who I am actually incredibly fannish about since I read their reviews Back In The Day, and they crack me up something rotten.

Elsewhere, the rather nifty Uncanny Magazine has just funded for Year Two, congrats Space Unicorns!

The sods got an extra $25 out of me as while I was just going to subscribe, the next level up had a cover art postcard and they have AMAZING cover art. They still have a whole bunch of milestone targets, which I hope they reach for the enitrely altruistic reason that I really liked the size of the issues this year. It’s a nice afternoon’s worth of reading, and if they have LESS this year, what will I do with that extra time?

But yes, do take a look, do consider supporting them. Then maybe email suggesting they should send me framed prints of the cover art, yes? For, um, science. Yes. Good.

Farewell, delicious readers!


Down and Safe: The One with the Gorn

At some point today, this was supposed to be a disorganised but delightful con report about Nine Worlds, but the little hand is well, well past the twelve so I should actually have been in bed for about two hours.

I leave you instead with this fine link to a freshly minted episode of Down and Safe, a none too shabby Blake’s 7 podcast, where we’ve reached the mid-season episode Duel.

Back from Nine Worlds

I’m back from Nine Worlds, and still feeling exhausted because my convention recovery rate is about one day at home for every day away. Which is terrible. But I’ve no idea how to fix it. I have no jet lag! Why is the tiredness still here?

Nine Worlds was awesome though. So much going on, and I’m so pleased I actually managed to get to see some of it. I went to things about books! And comics! And Knightmare! As well as running the Doctor Who track, and taking part in a very sensible number of panels (two – one for Capaldi’s season, which I obviously needed to do many hours of prep for, and one on Star Trek worldbuilding, which was ridiculously fun and fannish.)

Nothing went horribly wrong, and many people seemed very happy with the track. And unlike last year, I’m not vaguely horrified by the whole experience and wanting to hibernate for a sixmonth. Oh no. Even before the convention had ended I was having dangerous thoughts along the lines of “but how can I make this better next year?” I have a list already. Future self is going to look back on this moment and judge me so hard.

And despite the not-sodding-off-tiredness, I’ve also got the post-convention Do All The Things! ….thing. So hopefully some projects I’ve been thinking about for ages and making terribly meaningful related doodles will see the light of day. Cling to the optimism, self, CLING.