This weekend (March 19-21) will feature the Babel Con SF/Fantasy/ Horror convention in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It’s being held at the LSU Cook Hotel, and the webpage link is HERE! It’s much, much earlier this year than last, but I think they wanted to have it happen while regular school was in session so as to attract more visitors. You can click on a flyer at the web page.
If you’re in the area, feel welcome to drop in. And bring your kids if you’ve got ‘em. It should be a lot of fun. I won’t be there Friday but will be there all day Saturday for several panels, and will almost certainly be there some on Sunday as well. My panels will be talking about Dreams, where they come from and what they mean, about the “Paranormal, Supernatural, and Science,” and about Parapsychology.
In the meantime, I’m going to eventually do a post on “borrowed” titles, titles that have been used on books or stories that originated elsewhere. These are often very effective because of the resonance they generate. Some examples that hit me off the top of my head are: “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and “The Sun Also Rises” from Hemingway, which I believe he borrowed from the Bible. I know there’ve been plenty of titles borrowed from Shakespeare. Can you think of any such “borrowed” titles yourself, from books or music or anything else?
The title of this post is one such borrowing. Extra credit if you know where the first three words of this title come from.