I just spent the weekend with my 13 year old Whovian god daughter at the San Diego Who Con. We had a great time. Coming from the monster that is SDCC and the rarified Whovian air of Gallifrey One, I didn’t have high expectations for Who Con. There had not been much publicity that I […]Read more "The (First EVER) San Diego Who Con: The Little Con with a Big Heart"
I haven’t written in quite awhile. This is because I’ve been working on a short story, a novel, and an essay. Much to my delight, my essay about Wonder Woman was selected and published in the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con Souvenir program. While this article has nothing to do with Doctor Who, it is about […]Read more "With A Doll in My Arms and A Prayer on My Lips"
The foyer was packed. Clearly, lobby-con was alive and well. It was warm in there. If the hashtag #gally1 was to be believed, it had been packed to the gills for the last 72 hours. No wonder the air conditioning couldn’t keep up. The lights, and the absence of sun, gave the room a golden, […]Read more "Direct from Gallifrey One: Final Thoughts"
During my writing workshop today with author and editor Sam Stone, we had 15 mins to write a few descriptive paragraphs. Here are mine… The long walkway to the entrance of the hotel curved up a gentle incline, my new shoes pinching with each step. The combination of bright sun and cool breeze conspired to […]Read more "Direct from Gallifrey One: First Moments"
I’m off to Gallifrey One! I’m terribly excited, also a bit guilty. Here’s a bit of psychotherapist self-analysis.Read more "The Other The Great Pilgrimage: Gallifrey One"
Human attachment is amazing. Our hearts send out tendrils of connection to anything moves us, be that other people, animals, objects, even fictional characters. I am surprised to be this sad about Clara’s death. I shouldn’t be. I understand how we attach, how it works and why. Doctor Who fits in my mind and heart […]Read more "Goodbye Clara Oswin Oswald"
This week’s episode, The Zygon Invasion, wasn’t about our beloved characters, nor did it seem to make much of a contribution to the Series’ story arcs. It did however, explore some real-world themes, unusual for Doctor Who. Immigration and terrorism seem to be the topics du jour. What interested me most about this episode was […]Read more "Psycholgical Scare Tactics-Zygon Style"