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November 19th, 2017

OryCon 39: Timothy Zahn Talks To the Fans

3525.This is also the sort of reason why OryCon means so much and matters. OryCon has long had a reputation as a 'literary' SF convention which is appropriate; most Portland SF fans try to realize some sort of dream as a writer (I've known few who haven't), and in a city wi

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November 18th, 2017

3524.And, here's one look at my real contribution to the OryCon 39 effort: the cover of the Souvenir Program. Design by myself, artwork by the Artist GoH, the delightful Sarah Clemens:

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3523.And, what 'con ... SF or otherwise these days ... is complete without a little cosplay?The friend of mine pictured, who goes by the name of Sarah, particularly rocks the idea of the Star Trek: The Original Series female crewmember who came to the NCC

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3522.OryCon 39, this year, was at the Red Lion Jantzen Beach Hotel. This, through the many years the 'con was at the Red Lion Columbia River, which was and then was again the Thunderbird, was known as the "Other" Hotel, since for a long time both of them were Red Lio

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3521.Alexander James Adams is a treat that we OryConians have been priviledged to for quite a long time. We love him and he loves us back and it's become sort of a mutual admiration society. This is a good thing.

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November 17th, 2017

3520.I picture it happened this way:Wendy's: We have the best most surreal social media strategy out there. Nobody can beat our tweets.KFC: Hold our Extra Crispy $5 Fill-up and watch this.In

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November 15th, 2017

3519.A visit to I've been Framed nourishes the heart. Even if I just pick up another blank book for my sketchbook/diary backstock ($3.99 for a Daler-Rowney, such a deal!).It was when I was browsing the block-printing and screenprint department that I saw this:

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November 11th, 2017

3518.There is a website devoted to Pacific Northwest local music; powered by Burgerville, it's called BV-Radio.com.Right now it's devoted solely to playing music by Pacfic Northwestern artists. It has just two things to do, whi

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