Although General Nelson’s knowledge of the Miesti came from her chat with Vanguarthe, we learned a lot more about the Miesti in Chapter Nine.

Convention appearance! I’ll be at the Ottawa Comiccon May 10-12! I heard a lot of amazing things about this show last year, so I’m really looking forward to attending. I was at Can-Con in Ottawa last year (and will be again this October), but I think the last time I went to a proper comic show in Ottawa was a couple decades ago. It’s good to see our nation’s capital get its own show at last. Come out and say hi if you’re in the area!

And now I’m going to gush all fangirl-like about a real adventure in space: Cmdr. Chris Hadfield’s recent video from the International Space Station about what happens when you wring out a wet towel in space has made the rounds on social media this past week, but in case you haven’t seen it you should take three minutes out of your day and watch, because it’s cool and not at all the kind of physics lesson you’re used to. And if you have seen it, did you know there’s a whole collection of equally cool videos from his ISS mission? Check out the Canadian Space Agency’s YouTube channel. Fangirl squeeeee! :-D