I hope everybody out there had a fun and safe New Year’s Eve. I had a good time, no offence to Dick Clark but he still looks kinda like a zombie, but my year took a bit of a nosedive after that. Anybody else out there a klutz? I managed to bang my knee up a bit walking home after dark on New Years’ Day. I’m OK, it feels better, but unfortunately I’ll be missing that Rockapella concert I was getting excited about. If I wasn’t worried about making my knee worse, or even better if I hadn’t gotten hurt at all, I’d be in Manhattan right now getting ready for an awesome show. Can’t complain too much – the friend I was going with is still going with two other people, and she stopped by to get my copy of the Rockapella Holiday Album, which she got me for the holidays. She’s going to ask the guys to sign it for me, and maybe they’ll write something nice. There will be other concerts.
Right now, my next Big Thing to look forward to is Lunacon. It’s coming up for the third weekend in March, and it’s going to be a good time. I know I’ve done shameless plugs here before. I’m getting a little extra excited this year because I’m a fan of John Ringo, the slated Author Guest of Honor. I just finished The Hot Gate last night – it’s the third book in his Troy Rising series, and it was pretty awesome. The downside to the excitement is that a friend of mine from Lunacon has gone ahead to Valhalla, or whatever her personal version of the glorious afterlife happens to be. There’s going to be a memorial service for her at Lunacon, and another one this month up in Boston during the Arisia convention. RIP, Badger.