Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Flooding and Drought...maybe we should start listening to what the earth is trying to tell us.
October 31st, 2005
It's Halloween. You weren't expecting us to do anything special now were you? Oh you were? Well, good thing we don't like to disappoint. Without further ado, please check out our Halloween Invitational extravaganza!
October 30th, 2005
The Academy of Bards is sad to announce the passing of the excellent writer, LJ Maas. The complications from yesterday proved too much for her body to handle. We are looking into how to direct people to donate money for those who have expressed the desire to do so to help out her partner in this sad time.
We have had the honor of housing many of LJ stories over the past years and have had an excellent working relationship with her. This past summer, The Academy started a Hall of Fame. LJ was one of the authors who was consistently on the top of most lists. She was voted in as one of the best authors and two of her offerings, None So Blind and The Conqueror Series made the list for writing.
The last note we had going out to her fans was as a result of the Hall of Fame. It might be the last public note anyone got so we'd like to repeat it.
>From LJ Maas-
Good-bye LJ, it was always a pleasure to see you at a con with your ready smile and eagerness to listen to me gush about how awesome I thought you were. We'll miss you.
Very few people know that LJ Maas has a lot to do with my continuing to write after I finished 'First'. I was so blown away by its popularity, and being a very young writer, I worried that I'd never be able to match it. So, I wrote to her, my hero and inspiration at the time. She talked me through it, and convinced me to continue, and I did.
LJ Maas is the author of my all-time favorite novel, None So Blind, and I have looked up to her for a long time. I think it is an amazingly sad day, and I wonder if LJ ever knew just how beloved she really was.
A loss of not only great talent, but great heart in the Xenaverse. Rest well, LJ.
The Raven [alt/Über/complete]
The New Adventures of Xena: Warrior Princess "Welcome To The Neighborhood" by
Ernie Whiting [alt/Über/complete]
Added part 7 of Gravity by Lucid Dream
Added part 2 of A Librarian's Tale by T. Walker
October 29th, 2005
One of the best authors out there, LJ Maas, is in the hospital in intensive care. She took a fall and they are investigating whether or not she had a stroke. Please keep her and her partner in your thoughts. If we happen to get any other news, we'll let everyone know.
Her email is LJ Maas
I Want to Know What Love Is by
Added part 13 of Hindsight by Lois Kay
October 26th, 2005
Ghost Warrior by
Phantombard [alt/über-alt universe/complete]
Added part 3 of Spanish Eyes by Mary G
Added part 9 of Persian Encounter by Xanjaa and Patricia
A Heartfelt Thank You!
Well, I made it home safely and my luggage finally arrived over 24 hours later. I'm settled back at work. Ugh!
Before I get too settled, I wanted to thank the staff for another job well done. This was the best BardCon ever and a fitting way to end an era. I'll miss having the opportunity to see old friends and make new ones in the "Happiest Place on Earth".
Of course, I'll miss the excitement of the Talent Show. All of the acts were so wonderful. And the visuals... Who will ever forget seeing Denise and Renee in their leathers cavorting on stage??!!
I'd like to make a few acknowledgments on behalf of The Sublimes and myself:
The Sublimes would like to thank Tracy, Joob, Big T (Tara), Lauren and Linda for their constant support; Big T and Lauren for their guest appearances on 'Proud Xena'; and Lauren, again, as the magnificent costumer to the stars. We wore your creations proudly and I hope we did them justice. A special thanks goes out to Helen for her audio wizardry. You went the extra mile and it showed. We could not have done it without you!
I personally want to thank my cohorts in crime, Lil T (Tara) and Wendy. I'm so proud of you two. Thanks for working so hard and indulging me and all my dance ideas. It has been a pleasure working with you these past years. Now that it is over, I won't know what to do with myself. Oh yeah, rest up until there's another occasion. LOL!
Finally, a huge personal thanks goes out to Birda. Doc, I don't think I could have made it without your magical hands (get your heads out of the gutter; she's a very competent chiropractor!!). I'm so glad you were there. I know I wouldn't have been as effective without you!
OK, that's all. Now, back to your regular programming.
October 25th, 2005
Added part 2 of Cornwel's Cruel Summer
October 24th, 2005
Added part 36 of Phantombard's In an Age Before
October 23rd, 2005
Cyrene ex Machina by Annaria [classic/alt/complete]
Vampires, Ghosts & Lesbians Oh My! Just in time for Halloween Mavis Applewater & Bluefeather books are offering Mavis Bites! A collection of erotic Halloween Tales including two tales never released on line. For those of you unable to attend BardCon this weekend, you can purchase your copy today by visiting www.bluefeatherbooks.com
October 19th, 2005
Welcome to the Academy, Bard of Meta!
Surprise! by Bard of Meta [classic/alt/complete]
October 18th, 2005
Added part 35 of In an Age Before by Phantombard
The Tribe Press is please to announce the release of Paradise Found, 2nd edition,
by Cruise & Stoley—premiering at the Orlando BardCon the weekend of
October 21-23th, 2005. This long-awaited authors' edition is now professionally
edited and contains additional material, including an alternate ending. The book
is now 400 pages and will retail for $20. Anyone wishing to pre-order the book
may do so via the paypal account—
All additional orders will be processed after BardCon. Please email email@example.com more information.
October 17th, 2005
Request for Assistance
I need a huge favor. Post this whole statement if you have to. If you can't, I will understand. My gf and I are really in a bind. I lost my job a couple weeks after Katrina. Neither one of us have recieved FEMA help because of some kind of mistake on our applications that still has not been fixed a month later. Red Cross only gave us vouchers for clothing and decided that was all they could give. She lost her job today as well as any hopes of retaining her apartment. It was rented right from under her. I may have found a job in Asheville, NC but we are in desperate need of housing in that area. We do not have the best of credit but we have enough money to pay atleast three months rent up front. She is still employed until the last of November and will recieve a check until then as well as back pay for the time she did not get paid since the storm. I know this is the equivalent of airing my laundry but I have become more than desperate. We have no place to live. The temporary housing we acquired has come to an end. Also, we have two small kennel trained dogs. We are looking for a two bedroom house or duplex for no more than 800 a month. If anyone can help us, or know of someone who can please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 16th, 2005
The Dream by Evecho
October 14th, 2005
Alpha and Omega by
Added part 3 of A Journey of Love and Life by Lissa
Added part 8 of When We Met by BSoiree
Added part 3 of Feel Like a Woman by Evecho
October 13th, 2005
Added part 34 of In An Age Before by PhantomBard
October 12th, 2005
Paradise Springs by
Bard of New Mexico [complete]
Cruel Summer by Tanai
Walker (Cornwel) [unfinished/alt/original]
Added part 2 of Spanish Eyes by Mary G
October 11th, 2005
Added part 21 of Untitled (working title, Iditarod) by Redhawk
Added part 4 of Sausage Sizzler by Weebod
Added part 18 (the conclusion) of Twilight by Kim Pritekel
Added part 3 of Just Breathe by S. Lynne
October 10th, 2005
Added part 6 of Gravity by Lucid Dream
October 9th, 2005
Avenging Angel by Aurelia [Über/alt/complete]
Added part 13 of AK Naten's Second Son
October 8th, 2005
An announcement from CL Hart
A serial killer stalks the police officer who almost brought him to justice. Haunted by her failure, Detective Abby Stanfield retreats to a mountain resort where she becomes involved with Sarah, the beautiful woman in the cabin next door. And in so doing, she puts into motion a string of events that will have both women fighting for their love and their very survival.
Facing Evil ~ ISBN: 0-9765664-2-7
Hero of Arcadia by Barbara Davies [Über/alt/complete]
October 7th, 2005
Family Gathering by
Mavis Applewater [über/alt/complete]
October 6th, 2005
Added part 33 of PhantomBard's In An Age Before
Danon's Rescue by Irish Bard [complete]
La Otra by Crystal Michallet-Romero [original/short story/complete]
Heat and Hunger by Kelly Aten [complete]
October 5th, 2005
A Valiant Mind by D [complete/original/alt]
Added part 7 of When We Met by B.Soiree
October 4th, 2005
Added part 17 of Twilight by Kim Pritekel
Added It Began as a Joke by Iro B. Hunter
October 3rd, 2005
Added part 8 of Organi by Mickey Minner
Added the conclusion of The Return of Unlimited Sexual Favors by MJ and Cephalgia
October 2nd, 2005
Added part 8 of Spring Break by Lady J
October 1st, 2005
Added part 20 of Untitled (working title Iditarod) by Redhawk
Added part 32 of Phantombard's In an Age Before
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