Monthly Archives: May 2009

So, what to do with my plane fares…?

Turns out I have to rebook the tickets, rather than have them in credit. Yes, I *could* go to Conflux (but Tiger doesn’t fly direct from Perth to Canberra), or Continuum, but hubby isn’t all that interested. However, both of us are quite keen to visit Tassie. We’re thinking about the week prior to Conflux. Should we go Launceston or Hobart?

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So, what to do with my plane fares…?

Turns out I have to rebook the tickets, rather than have them in credit. Yes, I *could* go to Conflux (but Tiger doesn’t fly direct from Perth to Canberra), or Continuum, but hubby isn’t all that interested. However, both of us are quite keen to visit Tassie. We’re thinking about the week prior to Conflux. Should we go Launceston or Hobart?

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It’s wrong, isn’t it…

… that this headline from the ABC amused me:

Church of Scotland backs gay priest

*snicker*

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If it’s any consolation…

Well, no, it probably won’t be any consolation by the time I’m neck deep in moving in two weeks time, but we consoled ourselves on our non-Adelaide-ing with two rather expensive "investments" today. Decided it was time to buy the Wii. And two kittens! Thanks to Monissa for the second name – we’re calling them Phoenix and Gryphon! Don’t get them til we move, but it’ll be a nice reward 🙂

We also saw Night at the Museum 2. Very silly, much more so than the first one, which was done believably. This one was a bit heavy on the stupid side (Hank Azaria was very over-the-top, and seriously, the slapping monkey joke was old in the FIRST movie!). But the kids liked it, and even we had a giggle at times. Althoguh possiby not for exactly the right reasons!

Fun, if expensive, day.

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Call for Submissions: Spec Fic for Kids

Submissions are now open for an anthology of original speculative fiction stories aimed at the 9-13 year old market.

With a working title of “Spec Fic for Kids”, the aim for this anthology is to collect excellent stories by Australian authors (to be illustrated by Australian artists) into a work that not only stands as a book of enjoyable reading, but one that will also be marketed to schools, with an accompanying website offering free downloadable resources to utilise with each story in the classroom.

The anthology (and accompanying website) is aimed at a Worldcon 2010 launch.

Editor Tehani Wessely is seeking story submissions BY AUSTRALIAN AUTHORS between 1000 to 3500 words, in any of the speculative fiction subgenres, by July 31st, 2009.

Artists and teachers are also invited to express interest in collaborating on the project.

Minimum payment will be AUD$50.00 plus contributor copy.

Submissions should be made by email, attached in rtf file and formatted to usual submission standards to:

Tehani Wessely – specficforkids@gmail.com

Submissions close July 31st, 2009

Open to Australian authors only.

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