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The Winter Notebook Swap

It’s a Monday, it’s a triple notebook swap day AND it’s an ipad cover swap day! Let’s go! Lets do the sticker key! Top Left: The luchador is the amazing El Mariposa from James Lawrence, the Caffeinated Cryptid is from Ephemeragrrl Bottom Left 1: Top sticker is Portal Bookshop, bottom is Ephemeragrrl again and I […]

The Winter Notebook Swap

Setting Up the Books

I got to do something really fun earlier today; a double notebook swap! At the start of the week too! It’s always a nice feeling, setting up the books for the next six weeks or so and I thought I’d walk you through it. On the left! My Travellers Notebook. Marguerite and I got our

Setting Up the Books

Selections for 2022 Award Voters

Hello everyone! The genre fiction award season has been generous this year, with nominations for both the Hugos and the Ignyte awards. I’m not sure when the Hugo voting materials will be made available, but being a digital content creator who works for free means I can make it available now and to everyone. Please

Selections for 2022 Award Voters

2021 Eligibility Post

Hello nominators, thanks for stopping by. The Full Lid (Unpaid)My free weekly pop culture newsletter, edited by Marguerite KennerWe published 52 issues in 2021 with guest writers including Alex Acks, Kat Day, Margaret Dunlap, Kit Power, David Steffen and Chloë YatesEligible for Best FanzineA zip file of the complete 2021 issues in PDF is available

2021 Eligibility Post

Hugo Voting Packet for 2021

Hello Hugo voters! Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m Alasdair Stuart, and I have the great honor of being a Hugo finalist four different categories this year. And since I’m a digital creator with most of their work available for free online, I can do a round-up post like this, pointing you in a

Hugo Voting Packet for 2021

Thirteen Storeys by Jonathan Sims

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. Editor’s note: Spoilers for themes, but not specifics. Jonathan Sims knows a thing or two

Thirteen Storeys by Jonathan Sims

2020 Eligibility Post

Hello award nominators! Thanks for stopping by. I’m Alasdair Stuart and I had a very big year. This post lists it all, including date ranges for episodes and issues along with a few personal favorites.  And continuing on from last year, pay or affiliation is also listed. My free weekly pop culture newsletter, edited by

2020 Eligibility Post

Stop the Clock

So I’ve got about six books on my Kindle I’m in the middle of, 100 or so comics on my ipad and another few books too and a number of podcasts so large it crosses a timezone on my phone. This is a year which has reduced everything it hasn’t outright taken with, weirdly, the

Stop the Clock

Camp Cretaceous

Editor’s note: spoilers Camp Cretaceous‘ first season arrived on Netflix last week. It’s not only better than you expect, it’s substantially better than the movie it happens just to the left of. The series follows a group of children who are the first to test out Jurassic World’s summer camp. Dairus Bowman (Paul-Mikél Williams) is a

Camp Cretaceous

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