Friday, September 8, 2006

LiveJournals you should know about

First up, there's my great friend Lloyd Penney (above), one of the most prolific letterhacks in science-fiction fandom. He's come thisclose to making the Hugo ballot for best fan writer several times and has won an Aurora Award. I suggested he start a LiveJournal so that all his LoCs (letters of comment) that normally appear scattered across dozens of fanzines could be seen in one place, and he has. You can read it here.

Second, Bakka-Phoenix Books, the world's oldest surviving SF specialty store, and a place I worked at back in 1982 (for, as I pointed out today to Chris Szego, the current manager and one of my favorite people, the princely wage of $4.25 an hour), has a LiveJournal community here. Chris and other members of the staff provide all sorts of fascinating comments not just about the goings-on at the store, but on what's way cool in SF books, movies, and TV.


At September 08, 2006 6:54 AM , Blogger Lou_Sytsma said...

Thanks for the heads up. I have added them both.

At September 08, 2006 6:59 AM , Blogger Lou_Sytsma said...

Ack - the link for Lloyd is to his picture not his Journal.

At September 08, 2006 7:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first link goes to Mr. Penney's icon rather than his LJ. :)

At September 08, 2006 10:22 AM , Anonymous The Guy in DKNY said...

I remember Tanya Huff saying that the old joke used to be "Work at Bakka, sell a book," as many of the staff there have all gone on to publishing contracts.


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