January 4th, 2010

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AggieCon 41

I'm going to be Special Guest at AggieCon 41 this year, February 5-7, in College Station, Texas, at the College Station Hilton Hotel. It's earlier in the year, and also off-campus, because of the construction at the Memorial Student Center has closed down a lot of the programming space.

This is a special convention for me, because when I was a student at Texas A&M University, I was a member of Cepheid Variable, the student committee that put on the convention, and I was chairman of AggieCon 17.

Also, I'm not currently scheduled for any other cons this year, because until we get some news about Troyce's job situation, we can't really afford any hotel bills or travel.

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I made butternut squash soup for the first time last week, and it was delicious, and very easy to do. (Except the squash was hard to cut up with the knife I had; at one point I wanted to use a table saw instead.) I used this recipe, except without the nutmeg, which I hate unless the taste is buried under a lot of cinnamon.

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art link: John Picacio's 2009 Published Work Gorgeous pieces.