Monthly Archives: May 2015

OCD In Progress

Kage Baker was convinced that every one has a touch of obsessive compulsive urges. She was probably correct, too – that kind of intense focus is sought after in most arts and disciplines, and carefully cultivated. It’s what some people … Continue reading

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BayCon: Dispatch 5

Kage Baker really liked moderating panels. It gave her a sense of power, or so she always claimed. I think it actually just gave her a method to insist upon order, clarity, and sticking to the topic – things that, … Continue reading

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BayCon: Dispatch 4

Kage Baker loved staying in hotels. I think is was actually why she consented to go to conventions at all – the stress of being on panels and meeting people was assauged by the availability of comfortable bars and restaurants … Continue reading

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BayCon: Dispatch 3

Kage Baker was wont, at moments of extreme good fortune, to throw her head back and yell at the sky” “She’s ugly! Ugly!” This was a reference both to classic Latin drama, and classic Hollywood comedy:¬†Pseudolus The Slave ¬†(by Plautus), … Continue reading

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BayCon 2015: Dispatch 2

Kage Baker liked to get to a Con a day before she was actually due, It minimized the frantic race to get your passes and schedule, find your room, discover what indispensable item you had forgotten 8 hours and 300 … Continue reading

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BayCon 2015: Dispatch 1

Kage Baker loved going to science fiction conventions. She’d never been to one before her first stories were published. Her tastes ran more to Beatlefests, and even there she wore earplugs (to keep out the screaming) and spent most of … Continue reading

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Horribilis

Kage Baker had an enormous sympathy for Queen Elizabeth II, and her 40th anniversary speech of 1992,¬† in which the royal lady lamented her just-past Annus Horribilis: The Horrible Year. In 1992, there was a dreadful fire at Windsor Castle, … Continue reading

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