STAR WARS IN MINIATURE: The Duracell Star Wars Commercial: Battle for Christmas Morning and its two young Jedi are more entertaining than the three Lucas prequels, and they're easier to sit through.
ALL SAINTS DAY -1: The Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship holds its annual Chi Alpha Con on Halloween, Saturday, October 31, 7pm thru 110pm, at the Hendrix Student Center, 720 McMillan Road, Clemson, South Carolina. Besides comic books, there will be movies and video games.
SCIFI FILMS: Macabre KC will, among other things, feature re-imagined scenes from science fiction movie this Halloween. Things kick of at the Knuckleheads Saloon at 8pm, at 2715 Rochester Street, Kansas City, Missouri.
COMIC BOOKS: The Canandaigua Comic Con happens Sunday, October 25, 2015, 10am to 4pm, at the Inn on the Lake, 770 South Main Street, in Canandaigua, New York. They will have comic books. Not sure what else.
DARN: This one slipped past me. The Rising Star scifi convention took place October 23-24, 2015 at the Bluefield State College's Harris-Jefferson Student Center.
DUNNING KRUGER: The hatred of Heinlein’s works is not limited to bigots on either the left or right ends of the political spectrum. It's more about the corrosive jealousy that those without any real writing talent hold for a giant like Robert Heinlein, together with their despair that the great writer's ideas were not shallow and limited like their own. After all, Heinlein made a young Filipino the hero of Starship Troopers. He wrote an anti-racist novel, Farnham's Freehold, that the dims can't begin to grok. In Lost Legacy, Heinlein had a Ku Klux Klan meeting "mouthing obscenities, working each other up to the pogrom spirit" when an act of God wiped "out the whole kit and kaboodle.” That is the kind of writing that inevitably triggers certain kinds of bigots.
One pseudo-conservative generator of moralistic word salads, angry that Robert Heinlein didn't share his narrow-minded bigotry, spewed that Heinlein was a radical egalitarian nut, and asserted that Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land was one of the shallowest books ever written. On the SJW side, a CHORF favorite proclaimed that Heinlein was racist as *fuck* in one of her online screeds. What infuriates these lessor writers even more than their inability to understand Heinlein's works, is that decades after his death he still outsells anything that they could ever hope to grind out. And Heinlein will be read and enjoyed long after they are gone, entirely and deservedly forgotten.
"I mean he was a radical egalitarian when it came to laws and customs: he thought no customs were better than any others, ergo one should abide by the customs of one's hosts without demur." -John C. Wright
"Most males have an unhealthy tendency to obey laws." -Robert Heinlein
"I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them." -Robert Heinlein
"Roman matrons used to say to their sons: 'Come back with your shield, or on it.' Later on, this custom declined. So did Rome." -Robert Heinlein
"Sick cultures show a complex of symptoms as you have named... But a dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than a riot." -Robert Heinlein
Drawing by virtues
Steven Tinel is an old school science fiction fan & blogger.
SciFi Pundit Archives
Other Sites of Interest