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Showering is Important | Charisma +1 by Jessica Brawner

Showering is Important | Charisma +1 by Jessica Brawner

I have attended quite a few conventions over the last couple of years so when I found Charisma +1: The Guide to Convention Etiquette featured in a StoryBundle collection, I immediately added it to my Amazon Wish List. As a somewhat outgoing Introvert, I am always looking for ways to improve my interactions with strangers. Sometimes I feel like an overeager puppy once I start talking and can’t seem to stop. Charisma +1: The Guide to Convention Etiquette for Gamers, Geeks & the Socially Awkward (Life Stats) is a lighthearted approach to appropriate social interactions and how to go about meeting people. It also provided a quick break down of some common convention terms like the dreaded Con Crud, cosplay and Dealers Room. Advice I Plan to Remember “A fellow writer gave me the formula that he adopted for conventions, to help keep him sane and relatively healthy. Just remember 6-2-1. 6—At least 6 hours of sleep a night 2—A least two meals a day 1—One shower every day” It’s the 6 hours of sleep I find the hardest do when I am among my own people! And while I didn’t pick up any personal tips beyond…don’t be shy, it […]

2 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on September 28, 2015
Book Review 102: We Don’t Need Roads by Caseen Gaines

Book Review 102: We Don’t Need Roads by Caseen Gaines

The future is upon us! Give us our hover boards and self lacing shoes! Okay, okay, so we haven’t quite gotten to that point in the technology stream yet. Patience is a virtue and Hollywood isn’t always right. And while we patiently wait for hoverboards, self lacing shoes and time travel to become a reality, you can read Caseen Gaines’s book, We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy, to travel back in time and relive the making of the trilogy. This book is a great overview of the making of the Back to the Future trilogy. Full of personal stories from the set, facts and insider information, it is a quick read that fans of the series and movies, in general, will enjoy. If you haven’t watched the movies in awhile, it will probably make you want to dust off your copies and have a marathon. When I finished the book I marveled at how the Hollywood machine cranked out 3 quality movies in quick succession. I longed for the days when fans didn’t know about backstage drama and tragedies. There was a mystery about movie making not long ago that is lost in […]

2 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on July 27, 2015