Reality Skimming

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Lovely BD Card from Elizabeth
Birthday card for Lynda Williams from Elizabeth Woods It was my birthday yesterday and it was pretty special. Flowers delivered to my place of work by my husband, David Lott; a fabulous (they are pretty damn cool) kindle reader from my sister Holly Williams; enthusing with Krysia Anderson about her first draft novella for the Okal Rel Legacies series; a warm family weekend; greetings from friends on facebook and some cool digital greeting cards from friends, including the one shown as a screenshot above, sent by friend and fellow writer Elizabeth Woods.


Monday, August 24, 2009
PG Exhibition Aug 2009
Elizabeth Woods and Lynda Williams at Prince George Exhibition

Had a good visit with family and friends at the Prince George Exhibition earlier this month, where anthology author Elizabeth Woods and I manned the P.G. Library's author table. Not particularly an SF crowd passing through but we had a good time hanging out. Great popcorn. And discovered super-cold ice cream chips.

PS Just back from Conversion 25 in Calgary today, but David Lott's file transfer batch job is hanging on the home network and I'm away again starting tomorrow, so pictures from Con-version will have to wait until the weekend. :-( Met some new Edge people (new to me at least), bought a sword, did two panels, and took pictures to help me remember and share.

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Friday, July 03, 2009
Launch Well Wishers
Fun launch last night! Thank you one and all who attended. We'll get some pics up soon. Here's a couple missives from those who didn't make it and wanted to:

"I am flying to Miami tomorrow, and I return end of July. I will miss
another launch. And I LOVED Far Arena! Ann's pregnant!! I love Perry
D'Aur's observation about Ann's understanding of Gelack culture. Horth
negotiating trade agreements, Dorn Earth ambassador, and Amel finally
ending the past for Erien and Ranar. I loved it, loved it."
- Elizabeth Woods

"While I am quite sure that we are not able to make it today I am more than happy to help you out with any future events if at all possible ... I hope that your thing goes well today!"
- Ash Larsen (Society for Creative Anachronism)

Also heard recently from ORU reader Rémi Després-Smyth who I will be sending a review copy of Part 5: Far Arena. And will be looking at Opus 4 work this weekend. Spoke with Opus 4 editor Sheila Flesher at the launch last night and introduced her to the two PG authors attending the launch. Oh, and ran into a contact of Elizabeth's in Quiznos yesterday who saw me reading Far Arena out loud to Tegan and said "I've read that book, it was good!". Turns out he's going to be teaching math and science in PG and is a sci fi fan. New contact met last night is Tyler, a reporter who is starting up a new journal for downtown distribution...if memory serves. Also renewed my acquaintance with John Bell of CFIS's story tellers program and was delighted to have Ann Tiffany and Jacklyn Baldwin among the attendees at the launch. Not to mention Catherine's Finnish contact and the young neighbour she's been telling me about. Nicole K. won the Pan-Demish Tournament. Nathalie Mallet won the "over 20" class which I figured is sort of a like the nobleborns. The McGees (Weston and Nicole) turned out and were game about wearing capes and taking part in the tournament. Much, much thanks to the usual suspects for setup and take down! Krysia, Angela, David, Tegan, Catherine! And to Margaret Johnson of Friends of the Library.

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Monday, June 29, 2009
Far Arena Feedback - Woods
Feedback from Elizabeth Woods on Part 5: Far Arena
> I am so loving Far Arena! I am at the part where they have just
> arrived on Rire. You never fail to completely enrapture me. I am
> so glad tomorrow starts my summer - I can sit and read!

Elizabeth have volunteered to help my exterminate typos in Part 6: Avim's Oath by giving it a read-through. Jennifer Lott has also helped out on this front, and editor Richard Janzen will be doing the copy-edit this summer. Not certain of the release date yet, but hoping for winter 2010.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009
Okal Rel Universe presentation at 3:30 pm today will take place in the Bentley Centre at UNBC

Today's Okal Rel Universe presentation: "The Creative Campfire of Science Fiction", will take place at 3:30 pm today in the beautiful Bentley Centre of the University of Northern B.C. Many, many thanks to the organizers, especially Dr. Robert Budde and Bridges convener Joanna Smythe; to the Bookstore in the person of manager Mardeana Berg; the awesome Barry Wong of copy services at UNBC; Publisher Brian Hades for putting books on a Greyhound for us last night; David Lott for taking the day off to help and wearing his Ann T-Shirt!; Jennifer Lott for helping me organize; performers Tegan, Holly, Jennifer and Mel for working up the role-play skit; Paul Strickland for organizing bios of Okal Rel contributors and supporters; Steph or Conrad for agreeing to video the event; Elizabeth Woods for organizing the readings by anthology authors on Saturday and Janet Marren, Community Outreach Librarian of the Prince George Public Library, for making the Saturday readings part of Bridges.

For more about the Bridges Festival celebrating community and the arts see:

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Readings at Bridges Festival by Okal Rel Legacies anthology contributors

The schedule is up for the Bridge Conference at UNBC. Featured here are screen shots from it that link to the Bridges Homepage. From there, click on the words Bridges Festival Schedule.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Elizabeth Woods Organizing ORU Contributor Readings
ORU anthology contributors living in Prince George get their own half hour slot 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Saturday June 13 in room 7-158 at the University of Northern B.C. Author Elizabeth Woods has agreed to MC the half hour and sign people up for readings. The "local author marathon" is organized by Janet Marren of the Prince George Public Library, and is taking place in parallel with the Bridges community arts conference. Many thanks, as well, to Paul Strickland for organizing the creation of bios featuring some of the great people behind the Okal Rel Universe.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Elizabeth Woods Re-reads Throne Price
Comments from Elizabeth Woods after Re-reading Throne Price

It is starting to happen! People who read Throne Price first and were puzzled by the density of the underbrush are coming to it after reading parts 1, 2 and 3 of the saga and feeling the same joy I have always felt when sunk into the saga. Much thanks to Elizabeth Woods for sharing her reaction with me. The iceberg below the waterline emergeth! (PS Elizabeth also got a bit of a sneak peak at Part 5: Far Arena, because she was helping me out with proofing.)

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Visit to Elizabeth Woods' Class
Lynda Williams speaks about the Okal Rel Universe at Elizabeth Woods' class Nov 2007 A sample picture from my appearance, today, in the classroom of Elizabeth Woods, one of the authors in the ORU Anthology 1 and a member of the First Expansion. Enjoyed the questions! More pictures of this, VCON and Sentry Box launch soon.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Review of Righteous Anger by Elizabeth Woods on 2007

Delighted and honored by Elizabeth Woods' review of Righteous Anger, on Click title or image above for full review.

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