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Ellen gets nominated for a VGA award, Part 3: Into the belly of the beast.

Okay, first let it be understood that award shows are to Hollywood as Hollywood is to normal human behavior.  That said, it was still really bizarre.  The thought that kept going through my head the whole evening was, “Reality has … Continue reading

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Ellen gets nominated for a VGA award, Part 2: On to L.A.!

Off to Los Angeles!  We flew down with Erik Wolpaw, Jay Pinkerton and his wife and Josh Weier and his wife, all Valve denizens who were up for awards, too.  Party plane!  Well, not really.  I mean, it was a … Continue reading

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Ellen gets nominated for a VGA award! Part 1

My beautiful and talented wife, Ellen McLain, was nominated for Best Performance by a Human Female at the Video Game Awards this year for her performance as GLaDOS in Portal 2.  This was fun news to receive.  I mean, how … Continue reading

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Geek Media Expo in Nashville 2011!!!

October was a busy month, so I’m a little behind on my blogging.  Ellen and I visited three major cities, Portland, OR, Atlanta and Nashville, TN, Ellen’s home town.  The most recent visit was to Nashville for Geek Media Expo, … Continue reading

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Seigecon Atlanta 2011!!!!

Ellen and I just got back from Georgia where we took part in a great con!  It’s designed to help students and young people who are interested in designing games meet professionals in the industry and learn how it works. … Continue reading

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Fantasy Book Critic calls Dancing with Eternity one of the top ten novels of 2011

Stellar debut; this is science fiction at its best Dancing with Eternity … the first mind blowing 2011 science fiction novel I did not previously know about … superb world building … pitch perfect … (A++, top 10 novel of 2011) a … Continue reading

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Magnolia’s Bookstore

Magnolia’s Bookstore is a wonderful little place down in the village of Magnolia next door to another of my favorite haunts, the Upper Crust Bakery.  Magnolia’s Bookstore is even more wonderful now, because they have Dancing with Eternity on sale! … Continue reading

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A great day in Gig Harbor

    Ellen (GLaDOS) and I had a wonderful time yesterday at Mostly Books in Gig Harbor, WA. The historic downtown section of Gig Harbor is a beautiful, quiet village on a picturesque inlet filled with sailboats and surrounded by … Continue reading

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Doing the work and getting there

When you talk about something like creating a space-faring civilization it can seem so daunting, so massive, that it literally seems like pie in the sky: just not reasonable to contemplate.  But when you compare it to bringing just one … Continue reading

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Who would like to see GLaDOS and me at Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon?

If you live in the Portland, OR area and would like to see Ellen (GLaDOS) and me (The Sniper) in person reading my novel, give them a call!  Send them an email!  Their website is: http://www.powells.com/portland/  You can find contact … Continue reading

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