PAX East 2018 is over. I’m enjoying my traditional day-after recovery day, unpacking, washing wearable swag, sorting through the discarable cruft of promotional material, and discovering that my personal PAX White Whale, the Limited-Edition PAX pin, is nowhere to be found. I spend three god damned days pursuing that thing and my success in obtaining it was met with an equal mixture of frustration, relief, and accomplishment.
It is nowhere to be found. I imagine it is currently existing in some secret, hidden place, such as behind some hotel furniture. There it sits, laughing to itself in its maniacal, evil pin-laugh thinking it has bested me. You may have won this battle you pinny bastard, but this is a war and…well I’m not sure where I’m going with that, but I think you get the idea. (UPDATE: Found the sonovabitch. It was in the seldom used and hidden pocket in my backpack, which I can only assume I used so I absolutely wouldn’t lose it)
The real reason for this post is to make a small announcement about something that is a big deal, at least for me. Through the tremendous efforts of some amazing people, I will be part of a published piece of work.
You and 42: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Douglas Adams has just been announced for pre-order! The contributions of my alter (real) ego are scattered throughout the book and there is no shortage of notable contributors, including Jem Roberts, the official biographer of Douglas Adams as well as an essay by Martin Adams, of Adams-Smith-Adams, who, if you are familiar with Douglas Adams, should ring the appropriate cognitive bell. There are also a number of contributors I have come to know and call friends from across the US, across the pond, and all over the world.
Though my contribution is small, my anticipation and excitement for this book is enormous. Also, author’s proceeds from the book go to Save The Rhino, a cause that was very dear to Douglas Adams himself.
And so, in closing, maybe check it out.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: https://youandwho.weebly.com/you-and-42.html
Till next time,