"I’m interested more than anything in borderzones, edges, transition states, weird linkages, crossbred life-forms, hybrid creations. I can’t really get excited in things after they’re settled into place. I love to place my work on the edges between states of beings, and to see what kind of stories might live on the various borderlines."
"And did you ever notice, the Voight-Kampff test (the test Deckard gives to determine humanity) doesn’t really use questions? Rather, Deckard describes a scene and the subject of the test reacts to it. There’s a really important lesson here: literature is our Voight-Kampff test, and it helps us to be human…
"Reading strengthens what clinicians call ‘empathic imagination’ — the ability to imagine the situation of another."
Bear Pit Zines presents… Bristol Comic and Zine Fair Downstairs at Cafe Kino.
Sunday 23rd September 2012.
The Bristol Comic and Zine Fair returns for a second year to celebrate the world of DIY publishing.
The Fair brings together brilliant artists, writers and makers from across Bristol and further afield for a one-day market. There’ll self-published zines, homemade comics, handmade books, alternative publications and all things in-between on offer.
Come along and meet creators, be inspired, and pick up great art and writing at affordable prices!
How to get a table
We are currently offering half tables (around 3 feet) to self-publishers, zine makers and comics artists.
If you are interested in exhibiting at Bristol Comic and Zine fair, please email us with a brief statement about yourself and your work, and links to images or your website*.
The deadline for applications is 5pm Wednesday August 29th 2012
*please note that as space is limited we will not be able to guarantee all applicants a table space.
11. Abstract algebra is too dang complicated: "Unlike the ‘modern math’ theorists, who believe that mathematics is a creation of man and thus arbitrary and relative, A Beka Book teaches that the laws of mathematics are a creation of God and thus absolute…A Beka Book provides attractive, legible, and workable traditional mathematics texts that are not burdened with modern theories such as set theory.”—ABeka.com
We are still breaking down recordings from 15 X-Day Drill — hours and hours of bands, Bobtisms, sermonizing, effigy-burning,etc. This is part two of the first (2-hour) “Live Hour of Slack” recorded at X-Day, before an audience at the Caffeina’s café in Wisteria campground — right after the whole southern half of the state was hit with freak high winds and heat that knocked out the power almost everywhere BUT Wisteria. In fact, about 20 minutes into this show you hear lightning hit maybe 100 yards from where we were gathered. At this July 3 show, the main ranters were Papa Joe Mama, Dr. G Gordon Gordon, Dr. Hal Robins, and yours truly, Rev. Ivan Stang, with help from Priestess Pisces.
NOTE: Facebook shut down our original Slack Hole page because photos of penii had appeared on it (the breasts — mostly from X-Day photos — didn’t seem to bother any people or robots). So it has been replaced, and in many ways improved (thanks to Rev. Pockets!)
2. Dragons were totally real: “[Is] it possible that a fire-breathing animal really existed? Today some scientists are saying yes. They have found large chambers in certain dinosaur skulls…The large skull chambers could have contained special chemical-producing glands. When the animal forced the chemicals out of its mouth or nose, these substances may have combined and produced fire and smoke.”—Life Science, 3rd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 2007
1. Dinosaurs and humans probably hung out: ”Bible-believing Christians cannot accept any evolutionary interpretation. Dinosaurs and humans were definitely on the earth at the same time and may have even lived side by side within the past few thousand years.”—Life Science, 3rd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 2007
"I can happily imagine a world in which A Song of Ice and Fire simply keeps on going, like the little engine that could. I can imagine a world in which Brandon Sanderson endlessly continues the story of these kings, queens, knights and soldiers well into the 22nd century or as long as there’s money to be made, whichever ends first. A world in which the children of Jon or Tyrion or whoever’s still alive continue to conspire and fight and think pointed thoughts in italics, where the new banner of the Lannisters simply asks “Where do whores go?” and it takes five chapters for someone just to go to the toilets.”