The Crossroads of the Aether
Zebulon Vitruvius Pike. Gentleman adventurer, mercenary explorer, dime novel hero and veteran of the late unpleasantness. After serving in the US Aeroship Cavalry and as special agent to the President, Pike left government service to travel the world. When not saving civilization as we know it from science pirates, abominations of nature and invaders from the beyond, Professor Vitruvius occasionally lectures on topics of interest in history, science and technology.
I went to the con Friday in just shorts and a t-shirt. A number of dealers had to do a doubletake to recognize me because I am usually costumed.
I had registered for a three-day pass earlier in the week but for whatever reason I was not on their list. I had to wait in the rain for a manager to finally show up, look at my receipt and give me a badge.
There were a number of things that caught my eye but I picked up only a single Godzilla DVD and a…
I hadn't been going to Tekkoshocon for a few years. They had moved from the Convention Center to a downtown hotel and there simply wasn't room for them. Far too many people packed into far too small a space so I stopped going. They returned to the Convention Center last year but I didn't go then either. I think I saved myself $30 and went to Steel City Con instead. This year I went with my…Continue
Back in October at the Steel City Beard and Mustache Club competition, I purchased a mustache mug from One Eyed Cat and it quickly became my favorite mug. And, yes, it's because it's essentially an adult sippy-cup, specifically designed to keep my beverage out of my mustache.
Well, at one point some months…Continue
I have had it argued to me that science and religion are wholly compatible because, in fact, Christianity invented science. Not merely that many great and foundational scientists, such as Copernicus, Newton, Pascal, Kepler and even Galileo, were believers, but that it was their Christian faith that allowed them to reveal the secrets of God’s creation. What’s more, I recently watched a documentary called “The Privileged…Continue