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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My software began working again today but I’m still going to leave Friday Photos. For this last official day of Friday Photos I’m giving you some shots from Oz Comic Con but I’ll put all the rest on Instagram for you, loading them a few at a time to tease and tantalise ...

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People were very patient with me at OzComicCon. I have 10 interviews for you to enjoy. You’ll notice the slight amusement at the end when I unveiled my signature question. Despite my low technology everything came out fairly well. Ander Louis C.S. Pacat Troy Barnes Craig Bruyn Marianne de Pierres Nath Stones ...

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Here’s a quick summary of my thoughts about Oz Comic Con and what I plan to do over the next few articles before I run out of material. I’ll also finish Authors by Alphabet. I spent the weekend wandering around talking to all the authors and as many of the ...

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Not enough exclamation marks for my liking today. Looking at me I’m sure I look cool, calm and collected but this weekend is Oz Comic Con and I’m going, not only that but they’ve been kind enough to give me media accreditation. So, just because I can and because I have ...

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There’s something that’s been totally fascinating me at events such as SupaNova, Armageddon (now called AMC Expo) and other events such as these which include “stars” from movies and TV series. If you’re not familiar with them let me explain a little. AMC Expo is an amazing event whereby you have a ...

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Gundagai has become one of those iconic places, if you’re driving from Victoria to NSW or to Queensland (or the other way round) you’ll almost certainly stop at Gundagai. I actually stopped there twice, going to and from Sydney for the Book Expo 2015. Most people don’t go into the ...

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This is the last article dedicated to the Book Expo of 2015. I’ll try to remember to mention it when I scribble a few words about the books I got there. Waves in the Desert by Kimberly Beadle Beadle is donating some of her sales to Oxfam, putting her money where her ...

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There are a couple of people who don’t fit into any category so they get an article to themselves with a few final words. Digital Dreaming by R. L. Black I was originally attracted by the typewriter, it’s a thing of sheer beauty and such amazing engineering but then I stood ...

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There were several publishers available at the Book Expo. I’ve showcased ASIM before and would have happily done so again but I didn’t think to take photos of them. There was also a shelf display for another publisher but without someone there to talk to I didn’t get around to taking a photo, Australian ...

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