Is it weird that, digital or no, I wish my fandom friends were around? Not even just because of this--because I have missed them terribly all week, and I wish that work and time and quiet and my own brain would allow us to at least meet digitally as if we were together IRL.

Hi folks. I try not to do this often, but if you're a fan of The Shop and can kick in a few bucks a month, it really helps in keeping this place going.

For anyone who won't be living in Worldcon time and likes mead, there's a wonderful virtual event on:

Hoo! Cloudflare went down, so we went down briefly.

No idea if we'll go down again until Cloudflare works itself out.

Every other week, we help local artist @mroliverblank run a liveshow called "The One Who Got Away", which is a blend of pre-recorded and live stories where people answer the question: "What would you say to the one who got away?"

We're live now.

What would you say to the one who got away?

I'm back tonight with another episode of shared catharsis. Each story we listen to, whether live or recorded, is like a warm blanket of empathy, and I want to share this with you.

Join us:

Free service offered: I'm a professional author and editor, with thirty years of technical writing and multiple books to my credit. I'm offering editorial and rewrite services, for any piece up to 8000 words. Preference given to folks on the front lines, CVs, revolutionary and assistance articles. DM me for details.

My wine zine released our first tshirt today:

All Cabernets Age Beautifully.

Proceeds going to the Anti Police-Terror Project.

Anyone here make IF games, or also participating in this weekend?

@Sacchan that looks amazing. What part of Japan do you live in?

Sorry for the very long downtime folks.

We're back now.

Ok, we're going down for a moment. See you all soon, hopefully!

Hey folks! Going to start the upgrade process now. You may notice some downtime.

The Navajo Nation near me has been hit really hard by covid. They’ve received next to nothing from the federal government.

If you have money to give, it would be a great idea to send it their way. They have a covid-19 relief fund on their website:

Hey folks! I’m going to do some maintenance on the Shop tonight, so there might be some downtime.

I will post more times between now and then so folks are prepared. 👍

Hey #django friends! I've been trying to solve this django channels testing issue for two weeks. Any help gratefully accepted:

RTs appreciated as well.

@dockers that sounds painful as hell. I hope y'all find a way to see each other in person soon.

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Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.