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What would the Ricochetti in the Houston area say to a meet-up in January? Perhaps the afternoon of  January 16 0r 23 – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm? The last meet up was at a Rudy’s on the north side of Houston. We could do something like that again, or perhaps somewhere else. There are […]

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The Kujawas put on their yearly holiday Chili Fest. I missed a couple of these in the past and finally quit with the excuses (unlike The King Prawn) and drove up. Am I glad I did! Here’s why: 1) best chili I have ever had and 2) the Kujawas are very special people. The room […]

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So, I’m here for a couple of months, and I thought I should follow my own advice: who’s here? Who wants a meetup? If I can’t do better, I’ll try and make a circuit of mini-meetups with locals, but it seems like we should be able to organize an evening in a restaurant.  Preview Open

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Once again I’m going to the Chicago Auto Show, and I’m looking forward to hosting a Ricochet Meetup while in town.  We had a grand old time at the meetup last February and hope to have as much fun in 2016.  The venue is Greek Islands, 200 South Halsted Street in Chicago.  We will be […]

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I’ll be in Chicago next month for a joint concert of the New York and Chicago Bar Association Choruses.    (No, I’m not a lawyer – – but I actually have played one on tv.) I’m flying in a day earlier than most of the chorus, because I figured as long as I’m in Chicago, I […]

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As many of you know, Ricochet Meetups have gained mythological status both for the stories (Troy’s giraffe, Rob Long’s TP party, etc) they generate and the amazing camaraderie they create among the Ricochetti who attend. I love meeting my fellow Ricochet members, and for some time now, I have stubbornly maintained a separate website, fittingly […]

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Over at RicochetMeetup.com you can view some pictures and read a very brief description of our wonderful meetup in Simi Valley this weekend, hosted by David Sussman.  David will flesh out all the details shortly ( I see he has beat me to it!),  but I wanted to sing his praises first, noting that he […]

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Just when I was getting used to 2015 on the calendar, we are already 3/4 done… life’s moving too fast. Oct 3rd/4th is already upon us which means it’s time for the Left Coast Rico Meetup! Trek over to the Reagan Library, Stonehaus Winery and (for those staying overnight) Sunday Brunch! Preview Open

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Some of you may know that I’m kind of a slideshow geek. After each of the Ricochet Meetups I have made a video from the pictures shot there and put it on YouTube and linked to it in one of the post-meetup reports. In case you’d like to see Meetup videos by myself and others, […]

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As the speed of the Member Feed is outdone only by how fast Hillary’s poll #’s sink, I will intermittently remind folks about the Ricochet Meetup on Oct 3rd at the Reagan Presidential Library. –   Please see the OP for more details and hope to see you at the Conservative promised land!  https://youtu.be/UOaXTNVimJI Preview Open

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When one lacks organizational skills, as I do – mine’s limited to barking orders delegating from my desk in between naps – the last thing I should do is schedule a Ricochet Meetup. Then Melissa (6foot2inhighheels) and I discussed getting a SoCal group together and after some consternation, I realized there isn’t much to organize! Ricochetti are a resourceful bunch […]

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No Award at the Hugos

 

hugo-award-logoWell, if you’ve been following the Sad Puppies story, the votes are in. Rather than swallowing their pride and liking something on the merits, the Social Justice Warriors out of spite voted for no awards to be given in several categories.

Before the Hugos were a proxy for politics, they were about good science fiction. I’ve got a book on my shelf, or in a box, or maybe my brother has it, that is a compilation of Hugo winning stories from the ’50s and ’60s. Some of the stories are fantastic, amongst the greatest things I’ve ever read. Some aren’t all that great in my estimation, but they got the award because other people disagreed with me. It’s about the science fiction, not about the politics, right?

Even if it isn’t about the politics on the surface, it usually is in the end. It seems a group of people realized that A) it’s a major career boost to have that “Hugo Award Winning” on your dust jacket, and B) A relatively small group of people could swing the voting one way or another. And so the Hugos in recent years have gone to a small, poorly written, and overwhelmingly leftist set of stories.

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6foot2inhighheels already wrote a couple of dispatches from the Charlevoix Ricochet Meetup and you can see them here and here. Now that the meetup is history and I am at home with an honest-to-God keyboard, I wanted to write my meetup report. This was held the weekend of August 14-16 at 6foot2′s beautiful lake home […]

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