The Moon, Europa

The Moon, Europa

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Writer's Panel

I spoke at a writer's panel in October but it took awhile to get the video... It's been edited slightly (for time).

The Science of Science Fiction

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A review of the con ... the Austin Comic Con, that is

This review in pictures in about 3 days overdue but it's been a busy week.  First let me say that my wife did an official review of the Austin Comic Con and you can see that review here. (Also, Crazy4ComicCon blog is a good resource for all things con, etc.)  Second, I'm going to stick with the pictures on this one.  In a day or two, I'm going to do my link-up blog entry to all the people that I met (fellow sellers) at the Austin Comic Con.  And, in addition to all that, you can view a short video that I put together here.

Anime characters?  (If you know which ones, let me know)
And a Jedi. 


Me.  And my table.  And my books.

There are more pics on the review that my wife did. Didn't want to duplicate too much.  Plus, you can see more on the video.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Austin Comic Con

We are here at the Austin Comic Con all weekend!  And so far it's been the best of the cons I've been to.  It is well-organized and busy.  There are a ton of cool people here and I've enjoyed meeting some of them.  If you're in the area, please stop by!  I'm selling copies of my book Europa, some t-shirts and some of my designs.

If you're reading this because you've bought a book or picked up a bookmark with my website on it, thanks for your interest!  I appreciate your comments so please leave one for me.  Especially if it's good feedback.

Monday, November 8, 2010

T-shirts are here!

I finally sat down this weekend and put together a few more t-shirt designs and set up a store at:
I will add a few obscure and amusing designs, most not related to Europa, as soon as I finish the graphics.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Social Media

I went AWOL from Facebook for awhile because I was trying to maintain JUST the [author] page since it's difficult to do both.  I've again created a profile that I will NOT maintain but my author page is back up and active.  If you want to "like" me, you can find me at "J.A. Sanderlin."  It will be the place I post most of the pictures.

Also, I do maintain a Twitter account:  @authorjas if you want to follow me.  It's mostly cool links that I've found but an occasional frustrated <140 character rant about writing and the like.  Also, if you know of any really creative and clever Tweeters, please let me know.

And as always, you can find me here at least once a week posting about ... stuff.

Thanks for your interest!

Monday, November 1, 2010

10 years living 300 km above the earth ...

Happy Birthday ISS!

I think this feat is significant and sad at the same time.  Significant because NASA, in cooperation with the science and technology of other countries, including Russia, has learned, and will continue to learn, a great deal about living in zero gravity, among other probably more amazing break-throughs.  And I can imagine that there are many, many more discoveries to be made in the International Space Station (ISS) that will take decades to both find and see into fruition.  However, I'm not a little sad about how we seem to have stalled at a relatively short distance away from Earth.  Perhaps it's the overall lack of cooperation and thus funding.  Perhaps it's the lack of vision of the popular vote (no offense).  Perhaps it's that we're happy to have gone this far and are fine with this achievement.  And while I'm not disputing that this achievement IS significant, I want to see us reach higher than this and start measuring in thousands of kilometers instead of hundreds.