Speaking of rooms: if anyone has a WisCon hotel room to share or needs a room to share for this year (at the Concourse or other lodging -- see http://wiscon.net/hotel/ ), feel free to comment on this post here or make a new post in this community!
When I was in single digits as a child (which was a LONG time ago as I am 35), I read a book in my school library which was about a hero on another planet (I believe it may have been Mars but I can't be certain). I can not remember this hero's name. He was a martial artist and I believe he had some sort of an animal companion.
I believe he was human, but was hiding from (and often getting into fights with) alien soldiers. It was a central detail that the main thing this character had going for him was his super human abilities with martial arts (but a made up/alien variety). Somewhere amongst the early chapters of the book, there were a few fight scenes in underground tunnels.
On the old copy of the book I was reading there was an illustration of some sort of hollow Iron Suit; maybe some sort of armor. I believe the name of the book was even some sort of reference to an iron suit, iron man, red suit, martian suit, hollow man etc. Problem is that whenever I search anything similar I just find 100's of Marvel references, to which this book was unconnected.
I would love to find out what this book was called as I loved it as a child and would even quite like to pass it on to my kids, if only I could remember what is was called. Any help would be much appreciated!
About 30 years ago.
Strong emphasis on Martial Arts (but made up),
Possibly Aliens, an alien army or alien soldiers,
References to some sort of suit of armor, possibly made of Iron.
The deadline for volunteering is April 19th (this Friday).
The list shifts as people sign up and as the programming committee processes those signups, but when I last looked, there were dozens of panels in that list, including ones on fandom, anxiety, epistemology, magic, queerness, social media, labor, specific books and TV shows, gaming, science, writing, bodies, improving activist skills, sex, and memorial.
Also, in your account, you can write/update your personal profile, including your short bio (for the pocket program) and long bio (for the web page). The deadline to update profiles is April 15, which is today! So if you know you want to volunteer for programming, do your bio today, then you can look at the "Panels Needing Panelists" list later in the week.
I had some fixes I wanted to attempt and it looked like the Dreamhack service might be sleeping or something, so I put together an automated way to bring up a Dreamwidth dev server.
It seems to be in decent working order now, so I'd love it if some other people could give it a try and suggest improvements!
One caveat: make sure the
develop branch on your fork (or whatever branch you set it to check out) is recent enough that #2412 is merged.
A male starling (you can tell by the corners of the beak - boys are blue, girls are pink - seriously) attacks the cake feeder. I think he's pretty young, firstly because he's still got a lot of brown in his plumage (mature males have a beautiful 'oil on water' sheen to them), but also because he's clearly not had a lot of experience perching on a feeder as he eats. He was flapping and making the feeder bang around the entire time, until he finally managed to get some cake.
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