1. ARTISTS!!!

    con-volution:

    Convolution’s dedication to helping fans’ creative endeavors isn’t confined to writing alone. Illustrators, painters, etc. — you’re invited too!

    We’re providing YOU with the opportunity for Professional Portfolio Critique; pre-arranged sessions with Guest of Honor Julie Dillon and Featured Guest Lee Moyer. The primary requirements are a membership at the convention, and that you bring at least 5 pieces of work from your portfolio.

    Write eventservices@con-volution.com for more details on how to take advantage of this golden opportunity!

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    con-volution.com

  2. THE DAILY BEHOLDER - (08/22) 06:00 P.D.T. SAN CIPRIANO

    con-volution:

    Police Commissioner Rosalinda Brazofuerte announced in a press conference at City Hall Tuesday afternoon that Social Media Unit 0370 had once again been recaptured following his most recent escape from Black Diamond Sanatorium. 0370 was found hidden in the backyard shed of a family that had recently relocated to the Alameda County community of Fremont.

    “We believe the S.M.U. hid behind a bookcase, inside the family’s moving truck,” Brazofuerte stated. “The size of this bookcase would have allowed for a comfortable transit during the trip between our fair city and the Bay Area.”

    Black Diamond’s chief administrator, Dr. Eustace Cydoimus, apologized for the security lapse.

    “Our counseling commission’s corrective hobbling advisory after 370’s escape in July will now be administered.” In an apparent attempt at a joke, Cydoimus added, “If people didn’t read so much, he never could’ve hidden in that van.”

    Cydoimus later released a written statement promising a personal monetary donation to the San Cipriano Public Library System.
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    Want to visit or learn about Convolution’s fictional city of San Cipriano? Go to our website for more details!
    http://con-volution.com/about_san_cipriano.php

    Convolution’s Tumblr is in so much better hands than it was when I was running it.

  3. No apology forthcoming. Sorry.

    themanabides:

    My endless posts on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter promoting the sci-fi/fantasy convention I’m working on, Convolution, may be annoying to the people who see those posts in their personal feeds. I’m addressing that here, and invite people to ask me questions or express their opinions in those social media settings. If you’re only familiar with me here and would like to contribute, please do so.

    Yes, I’m an investor in Consanity Inc., the legally “for-profit” corporation that funds Convolution. The pure, unadulterated truth of the matter, however, is that I have literally zero concern about any personal financial return on that investment. My entire motivation for making this convention happen is born of my love for the fannish community.

    Fans are legion. We are everywhere. Yet even with the increasingly mainstream consumption of films and television shows based on sources we enjoy and champion, “sci-fi fans” still too often find ourselves marginalized, ostracized and stereotype. I.e., those of us wearing green body paint or eyepatches while standing in line for “The Avengers” still get pointed and laughed at by people who wear silver & black body paint or eyepatches to a Raiders game.

    For me, Convolution is an opportunity to reach out even further than fandom already has. It’s a chance to bring together the countless people I’ve spoken with who still have no idea that there are others very much like them, who enjoy the same imaginative speculation, serious supposition and inventive silliness that they do — and that there are places they can go to meet, talk, laugh and *create* with those people. Even more, that many professional creators often enjoy meeting, conversing and sharing the methodology of their crafts with fans.

    Ultimately, I think it’s going to take more cooperation and less competition within the community. Conventions should be striving to compliment each others’ activities rather than replace or duplicate them. There’s just as much room in genre fandom for a gigantic 3-hour queue into a media presentation as there is for an intimate 3-person discussion about media saturation. A lot of our speculative stories may be dystopian, but my personal vision for fandom, anyway, is much more utopian.

    And those Raiders game attendees? They’re invited too, because they’re probably fans of some form of genre fiction without even recognizing it.

    All of that being said, and despite my own lack of concern for personal profit, such an effort still requires attendees to make it as kick-ass for you as we’d like. So this is my long-winded way of saying our pre-registration prices for attending memberships increase tomorrow.

    If you’re thinking of coming to the con, sign up now while it’s only $50 for the full weekend. If you’re not … well … I hope you don’t get too much more annoyed with me, because I’m still going to be posting stuff.

    Register here for Convolution: The Next Step, taking place the first weekend of November 2012!

  4. sprackraptor:

widdershinsgirl:

dead-logic:

May geeks of all forms live in harmony.
[via Steampunk Boba Fett]

Live long and use the Force, Doctor!

omg this is wonderful! Hmm… Star Wars, Star Trek… Babylon 5? Doctor Who, I think Farscape, and I don’t recognize the last. Help me identify them?

You missed the Stargate dotting the sonic screwdriver, and that’s Serenity at the end.

    sprackraptor:

    widdershinsgirl:

    dead-logic:

    May geeks of all forms live in harmony.

    [via Steampunk Boba Fett]

    Live long and use the Force, Doctor!

    omg this is wonderful! Hmm… Star Wars, Star Trek… Babylon 5? Doctor Who, I think Farscape, and I don’t recognize the last. Help me identify them?

    You missed the Stargate dotting the sonic screwdriver, and that’s Serenity at the end.

  5. The full animation of today’s Google Doodle (on many of their European sites), celebrating the 60th anniversary of the publication of Stanislaw Lem’s first book, The Astronauts.

  6. ;_;

    ;_;

  7. bibliothekara:


“Ford?”“Yeah?”“I think I’m a sofa.”“I know how you feel.”

Good gif for a Tuesday morning what feels like a Monday. :P

One of the few truly AWESOME moments of the movie.

    bibliothekara:

    “Ford?”
    “Yeah?”
    “I think I’m a sofa.”
    “I know how you feel.”

    Good gif for a Tuesday morning what feels like a Monday. :P

    One of the few truly AWESOME moments of the movie.

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