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Guest Blogging during the First Week of October 
9th-Oct-2010 07:54 am
Wow, looks like I've been busy! Besides taking in New York Comic Con/New York Anime Festival this week, I've also been doing a bit of guest blogging lately on the periphery of the academy. Check these two new posts out!
  • A book review of New Media, Old News: Journalism & Democracy in the Digital Age edited by Natalie Fenton at Sociological Imagination, a new webzine out of University of Warwick dedicated to publicly engaged social science. Needless to say, I've seen Natalie lecture, and she's brilliant--no surprise that the book is brilliant, too.
  • A guest post on Inside Higher Ed (BlogU) and University of Venus titled, "Community Means Us." I'd originally written the piece for this Livejournal but upon finished it realized that perhaps it was more appropriate elsewhere. I'm delighted and honored that the super-cool women of University of Venus were interested in publishing it!
10th-Oct-2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
The University of Venus piece sounds great, bookmarking for later reading because I must do silly work right now. I must say, it's very weird to sit in my own lazy chair while literally everyone on Twitter is going crazy about their time at NYCC and NYAF. It sounds like some intergalactic occasion that the whole world is attending. Is, say, NYCC worth crossing the Atlantic for? I'm thinking of doing so once, but I'm afraid it will turn out to be underwhelming after all the hype.
11th-Oct-2010 12:32 pm (UTC)
Whether or not NYCC is worth the looooong trip probably depends 1) upon what your objectives in attending the con are and 2) what sort of personal temperament do you have (i.e. what do you do when you see a living wall of people in all directions?). I suppose either it or San Diego Comic Con are worth seeing at least once...if only to say that you did it.

As for the University of Venus post, I hope you like it. And if you have any thoughts on it, especially since you're not American, please leave a comment to the blog itself. The founding editors are a bunch of awesome women, and they deserve much support. ^_^
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