Friday spacegirl

This weekend was for catching up on my sleep. I’ve been struggling with insomnia this whole week, and I don’t want to get sick before (or during) my trip to Wyoming.

Friday we did my Volunteer Vixens spacegirl photo shoot. The setting was the Fernbank Science Center, which I’d never been to before. It was a fantastic backdrop! Some sneak peeks:

Yes, I have a raygun.

The planetarium, two stories up. I was perched on a wall looking down, trying very hard not to 1. look as scared and vertiginous as I felt and 2. fall to my death. fosteronfilm and tk0667 were crouched behind the wall, ready to grab me if I should topple forward, and I was too afraid to adjust my position . . . or move really.

But the pictures turned out nice.

(Photos by Dean Ansley.)


Writing Stuff

– 27-day reprint sale of my nonfiction article, “10 Myths About Writing for Kids,” to Absolute Write.
– 24-day “close but . . . ” from Shimmer with invite to submit again.
– 7-day no grabbie from JJA of F&SF (sigh).

– My author’s notes for “Beauty’s Folly” (out now in issue #5 of IGMS) in the editor’s blog.
– “The Conviction of Praxis” in issue #3 of Spacesuits & Sixguns

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27 Responses to Friday spacegirl

  1. samhenderson says:

    Nice pics!
    I think I’m going to take Emergen-C every day next week in preparation for Launch Pad.

  2. mouseferatu says:

    Beautiful and talented. It’s enough to make other authors feel inadequate. 😉

  3. Awesome pictures! Did you get to keep the tinfoil dress? 😉

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Hee! And yes, indeedy, I do get ot keep it–although I don’t know when I’ll wear it again. and are my kindly benefactors and contributed it to the cause.

  4. lizziebelle says:

    You space vixen, you!

  5. I like the planetarium pictures best; they definitely look like something out of an 80’s sci-fi movie.

  6. random_42 says:

    Would ANOTHER low wolf whistle be inappropriate or just unoriginal?

  7. alankria says:

    Awesome photos. My favourite is definitely the one at the top, with you in front of the globe (of the moon?) with amazing lighting. Looks like it was a really fun shoot.

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Thanks! Yah, I was surprised by how well the rotating moon exhibit turned out as a prop/background. My favorite pictures from that shoot were there, including one which I think is my all-time favorite picture evah.

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  9. dean13 says:

    Excellent! I will have to archive these for …. er … historical purposes.

    I like the shots in front of the orange globe. An wonderful mix of Jules Verne steam punk and pulp SciFi.

  10. kittymel says:

    great shots and yes, that is s killer place for a spacegirl shoot!

  11. basletum says:

    Whoa….nice gun…..;)

  12. Once again, I showed someone your pictures with the phrase “This is who I work for at Dragon*Con.” They were suitably appreciative.

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