I had thought it out of my price range, what with all the storm damage we've had to deal with this year, but I see they have day rates. My wife can't make it due to her shooting schedule, but it looks like I will be able to.
Question is, which day (or two) to attend? Looking over the schedule, there is always lots to do, and no day seems the obvious choice.
I wasn't living in Chicagoland the last time Worldcon came here, so I'll be glad to make it at all this time around.
Those of you going, any suggestions?
As I was watching the latest Doctor Who special, I was reminded of the Carpenter film, "Ghosts of Mars'. Seemed to fit - Mars, possession by some sort of awakened former life on the planet.
Upon reflection, I realized it was more like a cross between GoM and "Prince of Darkness", a Carpenter flick from the late 80's involving a cylinder of 'liquid evil'. The liquid would drip on someone, possessing them by some collective will and allowing them to spew streams of water to possess others. As a bonus, PoD involved a recurring tachyonic dream-message from the future, warning of impending doom. Now isn't that ood?
So, coincidence? Or is RTD a Carpenter fan?
As for the Doctor Who special itself, the less said, the better. Kind of a waste of an hour, for all the squandered opportunity and missed potential. There were a couple of germs of some good ideas in there, but they were either handled better in "Fires of Pompeii" (which was even referenced in the ep!) or taken care of in the blink of an eye!
An unfettered Doctor could be a great story, but deserves, nay, CRIES OUT FOR, more than a 5-minute character arc! Why even bother when you can have 30 minutes of lovingly shot but wasteful scenes of the Doctor saying he should reallllllllllly be going now.
So, I figure I should try a replace the power supply before jumping into a new machine. So, anyone have luck getting a PS from a particular vendor? Any mailorder suppliers you trust? It's been YEARS since I shopped for computer parts online, and not since I moved, so I would appreciate any thoughts.
I have a 3-year old Dell Dimension E510, and the dead power supply seems to be common. Hopefully that'll take care of it.
My home computer power supply appears to have died after a late-nite reboot by MicroSoft. So I will not be responding/posting much until this is fixed/replaced. Work computer is not letting me view ANY outside webpages at the moment (usually just webmail is restricted, but I think there are DNS issues today) so even that is out (posting from the wife's computer).
Maybe it's time to upgrade my desktop. Any suggestions on vendors/build-it-yourself sites?