PG Holyfield Cancer Announcement and Support

Podcaster and author

Podcaster and author

What do you say when you find out you have cancer that’s terminal? The only thought that comes to mind is that classic from ‘Firefly’:
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Tracey: When you can’t run anymore, you crawl… and when you can’t do that –
Zoë: You find someone to carry you.

PG Support Network

Right now P.G. Holyfield is being carried by Vivid Muse and her hubby Chooch Schubert. The podcasting community has been asked to send their thoughts, prayers, messages, and open their wallets to put money towards his medical care. Part of the money will offset the medical costs and the rest will go towards caring for his young children in the form of a trust fund.

If you or someone you know has been a cancer survivor or in the fight with cancer, please donate in their name.

If you know PG, please donate. You know why.

If you would like to find out more about this situation and find out what you can do to help, you can read the announcement on PG’s site.

The Story so Far

PG Holyfield has been a podcaster and author of note since his book ‘Murder at Avedon Hill’ won the John W. Polidori Award for Best Vampire Novel of 2010 & the Silver Medal for Fiction – Fantasy at the Foreward 2010 Book of the Year Awards.

He’s gone on to host numerous podcasts, appeared at numerous conventions as a panelist, and mentored many up and coming podcasters. To say that his presence has had a formative effect on New Media would be an understatement.

Within the last month, PG has not only been diagnosed with inoperable, terminal cancer, but he’s been given an incredibly short timeframe by medical staff. With small children, this hits his family even harder than such a shock might under even ‘the best’ circumstances. Whatever that means.

If you can help by donating, please do so. But donations aren’t the only way you can support PG. Send him your warm thoughts via Viv or Chooch. Share the links. Buy the books. At this point, you are giving him piece of mind for his family and letting him know what he means to you.

If you don’t know him, please share in this fight against cancer by doing what you can, in whatever way you can. Fuck cancer.

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Buy “Murder at Avedon Hill” by PG Holyfield

 

Balticon 48

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Balticon 48 Panelist

I’ve had a year of sabbatical on this blog. Trust me when I say that I’ve just been burned out. However, the wheel keeps on turning and as such, GetFound Consulting [my business] has been busy this year. One of my favorite events to attend is Balticon, and this year I’ll be on several panels discussing issues that I deal with all the time as a web consultant.

If you are interested, Balticon runs from 23 May through Memorial Day. Online entry is closed, but you can still pay at the door.

And, should you be ever so interested in meeting me or seeing me in person, my official Balticon 48 schedule is posted below.

  • Developing a Mobile App – Where Do I Start? (Panel) (Moderator), Fri 16:00 – 16:50, Chesapeake (Hunt Valley Inn)
  • Marketing Platforms for Writers (Panel) (Participant), Fri 20:00 – 20:50, Salon B (Hunt Valley Inn)
  • Author Branding Across Platforms and Media (Panel) (Moderator), Sat 11:00 – 11:50, Derby (Hunt Valley Inn)
  • Website Workshop for SF Professionals (Panel) (Participant), Sat 19:00 – 19:50, Chesapeake (Hunt Valley Inn)
  • Author Promotion Materials (Panel) (Participant), Sun 15:00 – 15:50, Parlor 1026 (Hunt Valley Inn)
  • Blogging for dummies (Panel) (Participant), Sun 18:00 – 18:50, Chesapeake (Hunt Valley Inn)
  • WordPress 101 (Panel) (Participant), Sun 19:00 – 19:50, Chesapeake (Hunt Valley Inn)
  • Social Media Promotion (Panel) (Participant), Sun 20:00 – 20:50, Chesapeake (Hunt Valley Inn)
  • Etiquette & Gender Changes in Fiction (Panel) (Moderator), Mon 08:00 – 08:50, Salon B (Hunt Valley Inn)
  • Branding Your Work For Success (Panel) (Participant), Mon 10:00 – 10:50, Salon B (Hunt Valley Inn)
 It is very possible that this schedule may change as no schedule at Balticon seems to stay together past the printing stage of the guides. However, they hand out updates each day, so nab one of them to stay on top of your intended panels.

New site and stuff

I’ve had some ongoing issues and this is to test the site and newsletter functionality.