Jan 242021

Well, the answer to this battle royale is quite simple – C19 wins every time. As much fun as conventions are, they don’t stack up to potential death and/or lifetime chronic illness.

Shows early in this year are pushing off to the fall, going virtual, or canceling.

We are looking at doing a couple of the virtual shows but nothing is confirmed as yet. The earliest possible in-person show I see is mid-May, however, we’re expecting that one to push out. That leaves a late June as the next. We think that is a coin-flip at this point.

From our vantage point, the most probable first show face-to-face show for TANSTAAFL Press will GenCon 8/5-8/8 in Indianapolis. We are actively lining up more in the fall but naturally, convention committees are reticent to make commitments. We are as much on edge as the rest of you. We will advise as more becomes known.

Hang in. Stay safe. Read more books.

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Jan 242021

It is with optimism and a sense of childlike wonder that TANSTAAFL Press flings open the door of 2021! With vaccinations on the horizon, it is looking like conventions will start up again sometime in the summer or fall. TANSTAAFL Press intends to be there to greet our long distanced friends, fans, and family! We […]

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Jan 242021

None of us is happy about how 2020 turned out. At TANSTAAFL Press we have another reason for this sadness. As of the end of 2020, we are separating business ways from Stephanie Weippert. This isn’t like some of the screaming divorces you’ve seen in other industries. Stephanie and TANSTAAFL have been growing in different […]

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May 262020

Welcome back to my count up list of SciFi movies. I left off with some massive ties at #18. I’ve realized my rounding to a single decimal space is problematic and causing many ties. SOooooo, I’m going to make some minor tweaks to the numbers to put one over the other in the ties. # […]

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May 132020

Welcome to the next installment of Tom’s greatest science fiction movies. Last week we talked about the BEST ten. Now let’s delve down a little deeper. I mean we haven’t even gotten to Star Trek or Star Wars, for goodness sake. At #11 we have a six-way tie #11 Children of Men – Rating 8.3 […]

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May 082020

I don’t know why, but recently I Googled “Best Science Fiction Movies.” I really wondered if I’d missed something. There are many folks out there who give us their views. I guess it is my turn. This will be a multi-part post. This one will contain choices from 1 to 11. Instead of counting toward […]

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May 072020

by Connie J. Jasperson This is the final post in a six-week blog tour series by members of the Northwest Independent Writers Association. Find NIWA at https://www.niwawriters.com/ The world is full of good, responsible publishers, both indie and small presses, as well as larger companies. They want to see you succeed as an author and […]

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May 012020

by William Cook This is the fifth in a six-week blog tour series for the Northwest Independent Writers Association. You can catch up with them at https://www.niwawriters.com/ How many times have you cursed the autocorrect function on your phone because it wouldn’t let you text what you wanted to? It was anticipating your next move, […]

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Apr 232020

by Mollie Hunt, Cat Writer This is the fourth in a six-week blog tour series for the Northwest Independent Writers’ Association.  NIWA serves Pacific Northwest writers working to achieve professional standards in independent writing, publishing and marketing. They say, “Write what you know,” and that advice is certainly valid. I write about a cat shelter […]

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Apr 142020

This is the third in a six-week blog tour series for the Northwest Independent Writers’ Association. Science fiction romance? Fantasy mystery? Western science fiction? Paranormal romance? Science fiction mystery? Gaslight fantasy? There’s a lot of ways to mix up genres within your fiction, and some writers really enjoy the possibilities as they combine genres. But […]

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