Medieval Times in Schaumburg is now ruled by a queen. We must show our fealty. [more inside]
Next Two Weeks
Apparently some people didn't get enough advance notice for Bacon Bomb V, so for the next outing we're tying it directly to Daylight Saving Time so no one will forget: Daylight Saving Time -> Sun -> Hot -> Bacon -> Bacon Bomb VI [more inside]
More Than Two Weeks Out
May 25-28, 2018: WisCon is an annual feminist science fiction/fantasy/literature/media convention and this year's Guests of Honor are Saladin Ahmed and Tananarive Due. WisCon features smart, funny conversations, interesting sessions you can sign up to participate in, great accessibility and affordability, and more; here's more on the environs, the con, the crowd, other attractions, etc. There are discussion panels, structured activities, parties and events, $1 childcare, gaming, readings, poetry, a dealer's room to buy stuff, a Con Suite with an array of snacks, a Member Assistance Fund for people who need financial help to attend, safer spaces for people of color and for trans/genderqueer people, and a dedicated Quiet Place where you can catch your breath and decompress. [more inside]
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