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Ocilla Launch Party

A few weeks ago I hosted my thirteenth short story launch party. I only have one more to go before I will have written a short story and an “encyclopedia” article for each kingdom in Idhua. This launch party was for Ocilla, a small, south-western country between Lorgress and Souvin. …

tent interior

Provarian Launch Party

Really, the main reason to have a costume party like the Provarian Launch Party is to build a grown-up sheet fort. I spent the afternoon on Sat hanging sheets around our living room and rigging up strings to hold up old theater curtains over the ceiling for a tent roof. …

Souvin Launch Party

As I went through my posts for last year, I realized that I never posted about the Launch Party for Souvin that I hosted last August. It was in the middle of a busy period of camping trips, new housemates, weddings, my mom visiting and general summer fun, so I …

Mushroom Stew

Donan Launch Party

The Donan launch party was slightly truncated due to the cold-and-flu season, however a good time was had by those who attended the scaled back version. We had gnocchi made with pâte à choux, served with a mushroom stew, cabbage rolls and cranberry relish. There was spiced pomegranate juice and …

Flowers and Lemonade

Avarran Launch Party

Phew – the end of May and most of June were a wild ride! First, I was down in California for a week attending my PhD graduation; then, barely after I had arrived home, we found a new house to move into. (We had barely started house-hunting – it was …

Quest at the EMP

There is an excellent fantasy exhibit at the EMP in Seattle called Worlds of Myth and Magic. Last Friday, my friends and I attended “Quest” the opening festivities. It was a “costume encouraged” event and it was fun to have an excuse to dress up. I wore the peacock dress …

Tulips at Pike Place

Imagination Salon: Spring

April’s Imagination Salon was a spontaneous evening of food and friends. My friend E was visiting and late on Sat afternoon my sister and M and E and I decided to create an evening. We started with Lemon Curd filled Cream Puffs as our inspiration, because I am developing the …

Vanovsk Launch Party

It was a wild two weeks. I decided at the last minute to entirely re-write my Vanovsk story – and proceeded to write 15,000 words in five days. Then I madly edited it and cooked up a storm.  However, the party went off very well and the new and improved …