31 July 2010

And now for something completely different

From what I originally planned.

Today's blog was going to be all about my ReConStruction program schedule, but it's not yet ready for prime time. The program posted on the site July 28 has some major inconsistencies. While the good folks running the con sort that out, I decided to take this opportunity to point everybody in the way of two very good causes.

You know about the first one: Save our SJ. The response to our campaign has been fantastic. The donations literally have meant the difference between life and death to one of the good guys. Thank you to everybody who contributed. If you haven't, here's thirteen reasons why you should.

If you have a little more good will to spread around, you might want to check out Trisha Wooldridge's blog-o-rama for the Bay State Equine Rescue. Trisha is a writer, food critic and the go-to person when it comes to horses. Believe me, if you write any kind of historical romance or traditional fantasy, you need her expertise. Once a year, to give back to her favorite four-legged friends, she sells guest blogs and advertising to raise money to provide a future for abused and neglected horses in Massachusetts. Today, July 31, is the day.

The best part is you don't need to do anything but enjoy the results. Trisha has assembled a first-rate group of guest bloggers to amaze and delight you. Just check out her blog from 9 a.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday. And if you feel like hitting the donate button...well, I won't tell you not to.

Meanwhile, I'll be hitting the refresh button on the ReConStruction site. The tenth North American Science Fiction Convention (i.e., the US version of the World Science Fiction Convention when WorldCon leaves the continent), coming to Raleigh, NC, August 5-8, promises great guests, splendid events, a grand time for all and two Samhain authors: Marcia Colette and me. Hope to see you there!

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