Welcome to PKBarb's BioPage
The first time I saw Farscape was during the chain reaction last summer when they showed the first six episodes on Saturday afternoon, with a repeat on Sunday. By the time they got to TFaL, they had me. I didn't discover any of the online goodies until several weeks later when I went to Scifi.com out of curiosity and found the BB and the Farscape pages. I learned that the episodes had names! And that there were fan sites with pictures and fiction and episode analyses and so much more - a whole world of Farscape!
Our local cable company didn't carry the SciFi channel at that time (we have a dish) so I became a Farscape monger - spreading Farscape near and far. We began having Friday lasagna parties for our friends and then marching them to the TV at 8:00. I put loads of notches in my remote control, and I ended up passing my episode tapes all over Vermont. Now the cable carries SciFi and I can keep my tapes mostly to myself. But we still have those lasagna parties!
Although I've been beta reading Farscape fan fiction for about 6 months, I never wrote anything myself (except what I had to do for school, work, etc.) before the convention report that Karl was kind enough to post. Now I have even more respect and admiration for all of you who've sent me your fiction to beta. You make it look so easy when it's on the page, but my hat's off to you for all the hard work you put in before I ever see your work.
I was born and grew up in Waterbury, Connecticut - skip 10 pages of childhood and adolescence - and went to college in Burlington, Vermont. My degree is in medical technology and I worked in the microbiology lab at the Health Department for several years - a sort of real-life vorc! I began quilting as a hobby and gradually turned it into a more-than-full-time business. During the past 20 years or so, my quilts have sold through galleries and museum stores across the country. I've been happily married for more than 33 years to my husband, Art, who's been dragged to every sci fi movie made since 1966. But it wasn't until Farscape that he became a real fan. (One more notch in the clicker).
Books? Well, I like Laurie Garrett's The Coming Plague and Richard Preston's The Hot Zone (remember, I'm part vorc); Stephen King's The Stand, The Tommyknockers, and most of his short stories; the Dean Koontz novels Watchers, Midnight, and Strangers; and all the Patricia Cornwell books. I read a lot of short sci fi stories too, and look forward to Gardner Dozois's anthology every year.
And that's about it from me - I hope to hear from you. Any questions about the Farscape convention? I'd love to answer them. Let me know what you think about the episodes I've reviewed - both the review and the episodes. Disagree? Tell me your point of view. Agree? This I really want to hear.