Well, there really isn't anything to write about today. There has been nothing I've read or heard between yesterday's post and today's that has made me angry enough to rant about in a public forum. I'm almost upset about that fact alone, as, thus far, yesterday's rant has been my most popular blog post to date. Thanks everyone who took the time to share it and comment on it.
If you're in the mood to listen to a rant, there this particularly good one by author Chuck Wendig about the whole naked photo leak that happened recently. He's a sane voice against all the bullshit I've heard surrounding this story. He also swears a lot, so it's almost like reading one of my rants.
Since there really isn't anything that I specifically wanted to talk about, I'm just going to fill you in on some things that are happening near me that you might want to attend. They're all awesome things, I promise.
First up, fellow author, spoken performance artist and all 'round wonderful person Marie Bilodeau is performing in town. They will be telling stories of the dangers of the sea. She is performing Tuesday September 9th and Friday October 10th. I will be going to the October performance. You can read more details about it on her blog here.
Next up is the Chiaroscuro Reading Series. This is an awesome series that promotes Canadian speculative fiction. You show up, grab a seat, order a drink (or several) and sit down for a great couple of hours of stories and fun. It is genuinely a quality event, and I will always go. I even skip training to attend; it's that good. If you think you can handle the awesome, you can find details of the September 23rd Ottawa event on their website and on Facebook.
Finally, because three is a magic number, there is Can Con. This wonderful convention is for writers and readers of Canadian speculative fiction. It has a long and wonderful history, and I have attended two years running. This will be my third. Yes. I will be there. Yes. I will have a table there to sell my work. I will also be reading from The Winter Wolf (eep!) and may appear on a panel or two. So far I'm aware of only one that I'm on. It hasn't all been set in stone, however. Registration for this is now open. It's very open. And you should really come out. There are great workshops, fantastic panels, the dealer's room is awesome (if I do say so myself) and it's just a fun place for people who write and those who love to read that writing. Check it out. This is their website.
Alright. Well, this has been your Thursday P.S.A.
Oh, wait! There's one more. My latest obsession, The Quest, is having two back to back episodes tonight, and I'm excited. That is all. You may return to your day.