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I think the issue is actually that the new guide thing can only handle three active quests at a time and you won't see the new one until you finish one of the ones you have going. This happened with the previous version, but it allowed four active quests. I had that happen when I was repeating one of the two week quests and they had the Jade Falls special quest and when a fifth quest started up, I couldn't see it until I finished one of the other active quests.
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2013 on A Spring Hiro Quest Guide at FarmVille
Glad you were able to make it this year and I enjoyed the brief chats we had at the hotel. FYI, if you want to do Pizzaria Bianco again, give us some advance warning so we can make a reservation six months out! We were without Scalzi, but he was there in spirit. For all about the adventures of John Spudzi, check out Sam Sykes' blog at http://samsykes.com/2012/05/phoenix-comicon-2012-wrap-up-the-spud-stands-tall/
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Just like the real life GD (General Dynamics), an unexpected Reduction In Force for Global Dynamics has occurred. Your RIF came only after a couple of years. Mine came after 31 years. It definitely makes one feel a bit helpless when the bean counters make the decisions. I imagine it also means that Cafe Diem will likely have one more year in San Diego, if that.
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2011 on Saying goodbye to Eureka at WWdN: In Exile
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There is a mini-marathon of the back half of Season 4.0 of Eureka next Tuesday on Syfy as a lead in to the Eureka and Warehouse 13 Christmas episodes. Alas it doesn't include Wil's only aired episode, "All the Rage". Of course, nowadays you can see young Wil multiple times a day on Syfy AND BBC America with all of the ST:TNG repeats they are both doing. Rest assured that when Eureka season 4.5 starts up (likely in March since the US Being Human and Merlin season 3 appear to be SyFy's new episodes in January), Syfy will run a season 4.0 marathon or two. And, yes, we do read the blog and enjoy the slices of Wil's life but don't always feel the need to comment). Things like taking time to figure out what all we want to do with Cherie Priest at Phoenix ComiCon is high on my priority list right now.
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bigmoneygrip: The key thing right now is to obtain a pass for Comic Con, which since they had sold out pretty much again (some returned passes were up for sale recently), it is unlikely you will be able to walk up to the door and purchase a ticket. There will likely be some people scalping badges, but who knows how much they will be asking for them.
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LauraL, sorry for making you sing Girl U Want, but after putting the Rock Band event together last year, not having actually ever played the game before, and regretting that I didn't get up on stage for the first one, I figured if I was going to get on stage and play ths year, I should do it with my Devo flower pot hat on. Just be glad I didn't decide to do Unontrollable Urge instead. Next time, you get to pick the song. The whole night was a lot of fun. Having the development system provided by Harmonix (thanks Aaron T!) made it a lot of fun because we could play pretty much any Rock Band song available. It was definitely a cool moment when John and Felicia starting dancing to Lady Gaga behind the stage and then jumped up onto the stage to join in with Wil and the other players. Our backstage crew of Sam, Dave, Wendy, Scott, and me did our best to make it a fun experience for everyone who was there. Thanks to all the people who posted their videos on youtube. I do have the whole thing on tape from a side view, but having the audience videos of a lot of the songs is much better to watch. As the person who pretty much did all the scheduling for Wil, I really want to express how much we appreciated him doing all the different things he did at the con (and the same goes for John Scalzi). I was really glad to see this edition of Super Happy Fun Time with John and Wil be a special event, which is what I had in mind when I decided to invite John to be our main author guest. Lee Whiteside Scifi Director, Phoenix ComiCon
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Actually, doing a whois search turns up Warner Bros. as owner. Likely not planning to make the site go live until the show airs....
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But there is going to be a reunion with Wil, LeVar and Frakes at Phoenix ComiCon over Memorial Day weekend. (and Rock Band done awesomely and a Geek Prom to boot!).
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2010 on from the vault: april's fool at WWdN: In Exile
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Take it easy and get better, Wil. With all the strange stuff circulating around right now, definitely best not to expose yourself to anything that might make you worse.
Toggle Commented May 3, 2009 on To everyone at Penguicon: at WWdN: In Exile
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There's also people like Ray Bradbury, Robert Silverberg, Harry Harrison, Connie Willis and a bunch of others in town for the Nebula Awards, a good number of them signing at the book festival at the Mysterious Galaxy booth. I think it's too late to buy a seat for the Nebula banquet, but you might be able to buy a non-banquet membership and attend the awards ceremony. www.nebulaawards.org
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Here's some more: Getting the Beat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5UlJyNlStw It's Laundry Day! (with Ghostbusters) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQFJe3bQA00 The Final Song! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfU3gNbv7PU&feature=channel I was surprised how many people found the first couple as I was still uploading. FYI, the convention photographer took a lot of photos and we hope to get them up online (and noted which group is which) soon.
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Here's another clip. Ratt's Round and Round. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYUfEx4VVmo
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For Rock Band, we're planning to have a sign up sheet for people to sign up on when the event starts. Also note that Wil's talk on Saturday is a full hour (or 55 minutes), not a half hour. Lee Whiteside SciFi Director, Phoenix ComiCon
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I'm just putting the finishing touches on a DVD with some nearly 20 year old convention footage of a certain teen actor for you... And, yes, going back to the Paramount booth several times to get all four parts of the poster.
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I'm just putting the finishing touches on a DVD with some nearly 20 year old convention footage of a certain teen actor for you... And, yes, going back to the Paramount booth several times to get all four parts of the poster.
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Nice to see the two of you having a shared experience over a book (and one in printed format, even). When Terry Pratchett's Nation comes out, give it a try again. Thanks to obtaining an Advance Reading Copy, I've enjoyed it, and my SO has enjoyed it. It is being marketed as YA, but definitely it written for anyone to read. It is a stand alone novel, and is a bit of an alternate history novel which might have kids trying to Google "Mothering Sunday Islands" like I did. It also is a book that might get kids interested in astronomy as well.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2008 on in which a book builds a bridge at WWdN: In Exile
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Nice to see the two of you having a shared experience over a book (and one in printed format, even). When Terry Pratchett's Nation comes out, give it a try again. Thanks to obtaining an Advance Reading Copy, I've enjoyed it, and my SO has enjoyed it. It is being marketed as YA, but definitely it written for anyone to read. It is a stand alone novel, and is a bit of an alternate history novel which might have kids trying to Google "Mothering Sunday Islands" like I did. It also is a book that might get kids interested in astronomy as well.
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2008 on in which a book builds a bridge at WWdN: In Exile
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We enjoyed chatting with you at the con, Wil. Hope you get a chance to read the Elizabeth Bear book soon. It's great that someone recorded the talk and made it available. Unfortunately, Wil's talk was scheduled opposite the comic trivia I was running with Mark Waid. We still had a decent crowd for the trivia and had a lot of fun with Mark. Everyone who went to Wil's talk really enjoyed it so I'm glad to be able to experience it after the fact.
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We enjoyed chatting with you at the con, Wil. Hope you get a chance to read the Elizabeth Bear book soon. It's great that someone recorded the talk and made it available. Unfortunately, Wil's talk was scheduled opposite the comic trivia I was running with Mark Waid. We still had a decent crowd for the trivia and had a lot of fun with Mark. Everyone who went to Wil's talk really enjoyed it so I'm glad to be able to experience it after the fact.
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