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Month: April 2017

Writing Excuses Cruise 2017 or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you know I’ve been posting about eBay Auctions for the last few weeks.
There’s good reason for that. The auctions are going to fund my Writing Excuses Retreat trip.
Myself, Bennett North and two other people from my writing group, Rhody Writing Group is going on the Writing Excuses Retreat Cruise in July.
Writing Excuses started off as a Writing Podcast with Mary Robinette Kowal, Brandon Sanderson, Howard Tayler and Dan Wells.
They had been doing a Writer’s Retreat on the land via Mary’s parents house in  Tennessee until two years back when they decided to put it on a boat.
This year, instead of having the cruise out of Florida, they’ve decided to synchronize it with WorldCon in Finland.
What’s the mean?
It’s means I’ll be leaving the country for the first time in dog’s age.
Long enough in fact I needed to renew my passport that thankfully that only took two tries to get done but it’s done.
The less I think about current escalating foreign tensions the better hence the Dr. Strangelove title of the post.
We’ll be going to Germany by way of Ireland.
Once in Germany and on the boat we’ll be going to Copenhagen, Sweden, Estonia, St. Petersburgh, Russia.
The 4.5 layover in Ireland on the way home should be interesting.
You can read up on previous Cruises from Bennett North’s review of 2015 / 2016 Cruise.
I’ll be continuing to post auctions even after the cruise is over. The ten long boxes of comics aren’t going to just disappear over night by themselves.