This year I attended Oz Comic-Con with the view to getting more interviews. It took me three weeks to think of a question, it turned out to be suitable for both authors and artists alike so that’s what happened. I’m always amazed at how hearable the interviews are despite me ...

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There was a change this year and I haven’t managed to put my finger on it. It wasn’t the cosplay, that was as amazing as ever but I took fewer photos. It may have been the selling type people, there did seem to be a few different items this year. ...

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Yes, there is a connection. I’ll be at Oz Comic-Con this weekend and then the following weeks I’ll be writing about what I’ve done and who I’ve seen. There will be photos on Instagram, stuff on Twitter and Facebook and then some scribbles here. There are some awesome special guests coming ...

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I understand it’s an ambiguous title but I’d suggest the title is a little ambiguous until you know more. While it could stand for a writing implement called a ‘pen’ it has much broader connotations. It began as “Poets, Essayists, Novelists” but has since been expanded to include “Poets, Playwrights, Editors, ...

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I’m officially excited. I know, I’ve been officially excited by many things over the past year or two but this time it’s about my blog. This weekend is the Eighth Anniversary of this blog. It’s very exciting and without the writing here I would not be at uni and I ...

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I came home from Magnetic Island just in time for trimester 3 at uni and also to find how I’d been successful in my application to be a volunteer at the Independent Publishing Conference at the Wheeler Centre. It was fabulous fun. The first day was student day. If your application for ...

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You might remember me totally losing my cool the other day about the Book Expo not being a bookshop and if not, I did everything except swear so be warned. We’re currently in the middle of the Frankfurt Book Fair and I’d call it the elder sibling of our Book Expo. It is massive, ...

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Be warned, this is definitely a rant and a rave, I promise to totally lose my top here. You might remember I was booked in to be a panellist at the Book Expo in Sydney this weekend. I was excited R Us. I’d worked really hard last weekend to get ...

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The Cube @ Deakin, Burwood It’s the pointy end of the trimester, I’ve one week of classes left and then all assignments must be in the following week. One of my four assignments is almost done while the others are in moderate stages of research and just beginning. The due date for ...

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As you know I had good intentions of being really organised and using technology to its fullest extent to help me study for uni. And I’m sure you’ve read my rant about technology letting me down because the files were actually images despite telling me they were pdf. It meant ...

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I’ve mentioned Limmud Oz before, it’s a weekend of learning for those interested in Jewish topics. It’s massive, for every lecture I attended there were generally another two or three I would have liked to have seen. Held in alternating years in either Sydney or Melbourne we have some world class ...

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The panel with CS Pacat, Isobelle Carmody and Marianne de Pierres was interesting. They talked about a number of topics including getting published in Australia, how much work you need to do on your manuscript before submitting it to a publisher and their different journeys to publication. Carmody got her ...

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Don’t make the same mistake as I did today. Check your calendar the night before so you know where, when and who you’re seeing. Thank goodness my appointment messaged me half an hour before to confirm. Not so good was that I had a 20 minute drive and I hadn’t ...

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I had excellent intentions of sending lots of images to Instagram and Twitter while at Oz Comic Con. Great intentions which didn’t pan out. I’ve spent the past week, in between getting other things done, trying to find some nice and quick method of posting to both without getting anywhere. It seems ...

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