today’s secret word is…

Kind readers,

next week, I’ll be interviewed by Ryan Bell for his podcast Life After God! I’m honored and excited.

A few days later, I’ll be giving my talk at the Center For Inquiry in Ottawa.

*breathing in a bag*

A kind person at CFI, Pat, created this wonderful banner:

I’m grateful to everyone at CFI for this opportunity (especially Diane Bruce), and I’ll be doing my best to give an interesting and inspiring talk! If you’re in the area and would like to hear me speak, do drop by. I’ll be signing copies of There’s a Hula Girl on my Dashboard as well.

In other news, I finally got around to cosplaying Pee-wee Herman last week. Naturally, I took some photos. Here are a few of them for your amusement 🙂

I have more secret words in store, and I plan to write a series of blog posts that will center around each of them.

I’ll have to take new photos of my office soon too—I’ve been moving a few things around to accommodate my ever growing collection of toys!

I got this on eBay yesterday… It was one of my very favorite toys when I was a kid. A picnic basket! Bears! What’s not to love?

And I’ll be making room for this sweet and delicious looking ode to cake and fun come Festivus!

It pushes all of my happy buttons. I adore those Lalaloopsy toys… The big dolls, the Littles, the Minis, the Tinies, the houses… I can’t get enough of the darn things.

And today, I learned that Shopkins is about to release little dolls. Be still my beating heart.

Food-themed little dolls—yes please!

For some reason, I enjoy cosplaying Pee-wee. Imagine that! 😉

I do plan on cosplaying Professor Snape again this fall (hopefully). I ordered a wig that has the messy, curly, flouncy style he had in Deathly Hallows 2, and I’ll be wearing this on top of my head:

The photos will capture the essence of my upcoming book of essays, Severus Snape and the Art of Being Human. They’ll celebrate the dignity and majesty of being human, simply human. I will be bringing the wig, crown and robes with me to Leviosa, along with my Pee-wee outfit, and my Silverheart costume.

There’s so much in store for 2016! Join me for the wild ride.

Your devoted
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor

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countdown to the Non-Conference

Kind readers,

the Non-Conference is almost upon us! Mercy.

My box of books is all good to go… If you’re going to the conference, please don’t hesitate to come to my table to say hello.

The conference organizer was kind enough to tweet this amazing thing that took my breath away:

I’m nervous, but I think I’ll be okay!

In other news, I recently had the honor of being interviewed by the awesome Intellectual Saviors.

You can listen to the interview here: Episode 132, There’s a Hula Girl on my Dashboard with Logospilgrim

They’ve very kindly invited me to return once Atheist Tiki Hour has been published.

After the conference, I’ll be a guest on Sean McGuire’s brand-new My Secret Atheist Podcast, and I’ll be returning to The Godless Spellchecker podcast again as well—I’ll be letting everyone know in each case when this happens.

In sillier news, I got Playhouse, baby. Here’s the toy kitchen set, fully loaded with play food. This thing is giving me joy like you wouldn’t believe 😉

And yes, I’ve already played with it.

In related news, after the Non-Conference, I’ll be taking and sharing my first set of Pee-wee cosplay photos, so get ready!

Basically, after this conference, I’ll be

a) writing (this fall, Atheist Tiki Hour: Your Guide to a Secular Blast. Crossing my fingers I’ll also be able to write the first draft of Outlaw in the Outer Reaches), & promoting my books

b) taking Pee-wee cosplay photos

c) writing

d) playing quietly with my toys

e) writing

f) speaking at the Center For Inquiry in Ottawa & probably Toronto

g) writing

h) preparing for Leviosa (I’m already on a panel, & I may submit two lectures. I’ll be writing Severus Snape and the Art of Being Human this winter, so that it’s ready in time for this convention)

In a nutshell, writing, promoting, speaking; otherwise, being as quiet as possible.

So there you go 🙂

Your devoted
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor

summertime fun

Kind readers,

we’re having a heatwave over here in southern Quebec… I’ve been feeling sleepy all weekend.

Almost only one month left until the Non-Conference. This is going to be an excellent event, I just know it. So many people I can’t wait to meet. I’ll have a table with fifty copies of There’s a Hula Girl on my Dashboard on hand, which should be more than enough, I imagine.

The support my book has received continues to leave me at a loss for words. People have had very kind words for my recent appearance on the Godless Spellchecker podcast, and my guest blog post on My Secret Atheist Blog.

I could share more! It’s all been profoundly encouraging. To all who’ve had uplifting words for me, and who’ve been reading Hula Girl and sharing their impressions with others: I truly can’t thank you enough ♥

I’ll be giving talks at the Center For Inquiry this autumn, in Ottawa and Toronto. It’s with immense joy that I can now say I’m a card carrying member:

The notion that I’ll be giving said talks makes my heart race a little, but I’ll be okay, I’m sure. I hope!

I’ll be doing some fun cosplaying in the very near future to thank everyone for their kindness… Here’s a clue.

Get ready for joyful silliness.

In the meantime, here are some treats for you.

Happiness is chocolate ice cream mugs and scented candy-shaped pens, don’t you think? 🙂

Your devoted
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor

celebrations

Kind readers,

MISTI-Con 2015 is getting very close… Only twenty-three days left until I head for New Hampshire.

The support I’ve received for my most recent book, There’s a Hula Girl on my Dashboard, has been going straight to my heart.

Here’s a sample:

I put so much of myself in this book… It means a lot to know that people have been enjoying it, or been encouraged or inspired by it in one way or other.

I’ll be signing copies of it in the Big Tent on Saturday, May 23th, during MISTI. I’ll also be bringing copies of The Severus Snape Paradism, and of Outlaw in the Land of Perfection.

Speaking of the latter, I will be cosplaying Reverend Silverheart for the Costume Showcase, which will take place late Friday afternoon during MISTI. Lovely fellow author C.A. Allen will be cosplaying Heaven with me… So get ready! We’re going to embody Silverheart and Heaven.

Appropriately enough, I saw this on Ello yesterday:

I am androgynous, genderfluid, non-binary, genderqueer. I am a bi-romantic asexual. I’ll be celebrating all of this when I cosplay Silverheart.

It looks like spring will be starting in earnest, at last, this week. This is extremely encouraging. I was beginning to think I’d never be warm again.

Apart from this blog, you can find me on Twitter, Ello, and Livejournal (what’s left of it, that is). I tried Tumblr again, but I simply don’t understand that platform. I love and need to interact with loved ones; on Tumblr, this is next to impossible. It makes me sad… So what’s the point?

Actually, I’ll probably become more active here on this blog.

I’m really looking forward to seeing many dear friends again at MISTI. I’ve missed them greatly.

Your devoted
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor