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7th Annual San Diego ComicCon Slashers Dinner

Where: Panda Inn at Horton Plaza
When: Friday, July 22rd – 8:00pm
Come join us for an evening of fun and friendly company for the seventh year running! In addition to the usual tasty food and great conversation, we'll be almost like our own little mini-convention, complete with personalized badges, a swap-table, and more! A great way to meet new people, see some familiar faces, and have a great time. We hope you'll join us!

My apologies for the late announcement, this has been an extra busy year. Please help spread the word!

Full Details and Registration Information Here

I need to make sure the restaurant knows how many of us are coming, so advance registration is necessary. We had around 40 folks last year, let's see if we can't do better in 2011!

Gir!
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Community ownership


FYI I have contacted LJ about who will get ownership of this community since minotaurs is the only listed maintainer. I'll let everyone know what they say.

Edited to add: They transferred ownership to me. I'll carry on in Stuart's stead as best I can (not that we're seeing a lot of activity lately). If anyone has any questions, let me know.
Pasty Pale White Boy & Pinoy Boy Toy!
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Heavy Ink comics controversy


If anyone out there buys their comics from Heavy Ink, an online comics retailer, I offer that you might want to reconsider, as the president, Travis Corcoran, seems to think shooting members of Congress isn't such a bad idea (to quote, "1 down, 534 to go," in reference to the January 8 shooting in Tucson, Arizona that left 6 people dead and critically injured U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, the intended target of the attack, being the first of the 535 members of Congress).

Needless to say there's been some significant buzz, including Paul Cornell asking readers not to buy his books from the site, and Nick Spencer specifically requesting that Corcoran stop stocking his books.

There's also been a lot of hemming and hawing from Corcoran - in a long, rambling diatribe he outlines his political views, and although at one point he says, "No, I do not endorse shooting at politicians in 2011," he seems to think an armed revolution is just over the horizon (i.e., shooting at politicians sometime in the future would be acceptable); on his Twitter account he says, "I don't incite the killing of any politicians; that would be illegal. I merely think that it's morally legitimate."

Although I hope I included enough links to pertinent information so that someone could make up their own mind about this, I'm posting this because I think this guy is a tremendous douchebag that deserves all the bad karma he can get. Is he entitled to his opinion? Of course, and he's equally entitled to spread it all over the internet if he so desires. I don't think, however, that hateful rhetoric like this should be rewarded, so I'm equally free to spread that opinion all over the internet myself.
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6th Annual San Diego ComicCon Slashers Dinner

Where: Panda Inn at Horton Plaza
When: Friday, July 23rd – 8:00pm
Come join us for an evening of fun and friendly company for the sixth year running! Just in case you're unsure, yes, we do mean slashers of the "homoerotic fanfiction" sort. In addition to the usual tasty food and great conversation, we'll be almost like our own little mini-convention, complete with custom badges, an awesome swap-table, and more! A great way to meet new people, see some familiar faces, and have a great time – we hope you'll join us!

My apologies for the late announcement, this has been a busy year.

Full Details and Registration Information Here

I need to make sure the restaurant knows how many of us are coming, so advance registration is necessary. We had around 35 folks last year!

Moo

5th Annual ComicCon Slashers Dinner

Where: Panda Inn at Horton Plaza
When: Friday, July 24th – 7:30pm
Come join us for an evening of fun and friendly company for the fifth year running! Just in case you're unsure, yes, we do mean slashers of the "homoerotic fanfiction" sort. In addition to the usual tasty food and great conversation, we'll be almost like our own little mini-convention, complete with custom badges, door-prizes, a swap-table, raffle, and more! A great way to meet new people and have a great time – we hope you'll join us!

My apologies for the late announcement, this has been a busy year.

Full Details and Registration Information Here

I need to make sure the restaurant knows how many of us are coming, so advance registration is necessary. We had around 35 folks last year, and we hope to make it an even bigger and better event this year!

Gir!
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A community for Minotaurs


The response to Stuart's untimely passing has been amazing and heartwarming and overwhelming. It's obvious he touched many lives and we all have a lot of good memories of him to carry with us.

I've started a community where we can share stories and pictures and have a place to gather to remember him. Everyone, please feel free to join and post to minotaursfriend, and pass the word on to anyone else you think would be appropriate.
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Sad news


It is with the heaviest of hearts that I post this today. My very good friend, and I know good friend of many of you, Stuart Carroll (minotaurs) passed away this morning, June 14. During the night he suffered a massive heart attack, and despite tremendous efforts to save him, he passed away at 6:00 a.m. He had good friends by his side until the end, and his family is gathering to decide on the next steps.

I met Stuart when I ran Gaylaxicon in 2004 in San Diego, and together we not only started San Diego Queer Sci-Fi, but became good friends. Many of us gathered on a weekly basis to play board games, and he helped out with the new local San Diego convention, Conjecture. He also brought me into slash fandom, and when we attended CON.TXT together last year I was stunned by how both famous and loved he was by that community.

I cannot express how sad I am right now. He was a truly wonderful, intelligent, witty spirit that will be sadly and sorely missed by those who knew him.
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Can anyone in the SD area help?

Apologies for non-fannish intrusion (from a fellow fan, anyway). Minotaurs suggested I post my query here:

This is probably a long shot, but it was suggested one of you might be able to, or might know someone who could help a good friend of mine out of an awful situation. She went out to San Diego for a job that turned out to be completely different than she was told, and now has to find a place to stay until the 19th of September. That's when she's got a plane ticket home to use if she can't find another job. She doesn't know a soul out there, and is scared. She'd be fine crashing on someone's couch, or floor. even. She was really enthusiastic about moving to California, and would love to be able to find another job there or in Seattle.
Might you know anyone with a spare room, or a spare couch she can surf while she looks for work/figures out what to do, or most likely heads home on the 19th? She's quiet, very responsible, nice, and will pitch in where needed. Please let me know ASAP, either by email (hyperfocused at aol.com) private message, or comment. (I'll actually be away from the computer from about 3:00 your time until 6:00ish)

Thanks in advance for any ideas or help.
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