|GalaxyCon Coverage and Interviews Forthcoming|
by Mary Wood - Saturday, March 15th 2003
Category: Old News
To site visitors and interviewees alike, I want folks to know that my coverage of GalaxyCon I, March 7-9, is on its way, albeit with some unexpected delays. On top of work and mid-terms, I've had a somewhat sudden death in the family that has thrown me and my schedule a bit off my game.
At GalaxyCon, I had the opportunity to get loads of coverage and one-on-one interviews with many of the guests, Farscape and non-Farscape alike. Though my coverage is slower than I'd hoped in coming, it is coming. Interviewees, your time was not spent in vain! Site visitors, I've got some great stuff that will be well worth the wait!
As to the delay, some of you may remember roughly a year ago when I was all over the boards and forums talking about my nephew's sudden confrontation with Leukemia and taking that opportunity to remind folks that if you're not already a blood, platelet, marrow or organ donor, do give it some consideration. Well, after what we had hoped was a completely successful bone marrow transplant, Marc relapsed with a vengeance a few weeks ago and his body, already ravaged from the initial onslaught of cancer, simply didn't have the strength to fight it this time. He had just turned 32.
I wouldn't normally turn this Farscape site into a me-thing, but some of you have asked over the months how Marc is doing and again, it makes for an appropriate time to remind folks that blood and organ donation is free and truly life-giving. If you can't donate, maybe you know someone who can. Somewhere out there, a total stranger gave up a day of his busy schedule to donate some bone marrow to a man he didn't know and bought Marc an extra year of life that he wouldn't have otherwise had. I've also found that the passing of loved ones is a sharp reminder to the rest of us to enjoy our lives to the fullest - it honors our loved ones and helps us to heal.
For me, part of living life to the fullest has meant going to conventions and 'Scaper meets and meeting so many scores of cool people. 'Scapers do indeed rule!
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