Geeky Topics for the A to Z Challenge
If you haven't heard about the A to Z Challenge, it's blogging the letters of the alphabet every day except Sundays. It's twenty-six days/twenty-six letters, starting with the letter A on April 1. You can go with a theme or wing it, but each day the post and/or topic must begin with the corresponding letter. You can get full details and sign up at the A to Z site or at my blog.
A theme isn't necessary, but it sure helps. (My first year, I winged it, and it was a struggle to come up with a topic for each letter.) Themes can be a lot of fun, especially for us geek types, as the topics are limitless.
Need some ideas? Here you go:
- Comic books - DC Superheroes, collectible issues, Spiderman facts, etc.
- Apps for smartphones and tablets
- Computer and console games
- Science fiction and/or fantasy - movies, shows, books, etc.
- Stars! Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, Starcraft, etc.
- Role Playing Games
- Monsters and creatures - favorites from movies, RPGs, etc.
- Collections - posters, figures, memorabilia, etc.
- Computer and tech stuff - just keep it simple for all to understand
- Cosplay, SCA, etc.
Are you participating in the A to Z Challenge? Can you think of any other geeky topics?
Alex J. Cavanaugh
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Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He is experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Online he is the Ninja Captain and founder of the Insecure Writer's Support Group. The author of the Amazon bestsellers, Cassastar and CassaFire, he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.
Woohoo! I (Allison) am super excited about the A-Z Challenge, as it is my first time. I certainly plan on a geeky theme.
And as long as we're talking about Alex... Today is also the day to reveal the cover for his upcoming book, CassaStorm!!
A storm gathers across the galaxy…
Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, his only struggles are occasional rogue pirate raids and endless government bureaucracies. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans.
After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, shaking Bassan to the core and threatening to destroy the boy’s mind.
Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmitting a code that might signal the end of all life in the galaxy. And the mysterious probe that almost destroyed Tgren twenty years ago could be on its way back. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…
Release date: September 17, 2013
Science Fiction - Space Opera/Adventure
Print ISBN 9781939844002
E-book ISBN 9781939844019
Congrats on the awesome cover, Alex, and thanks for stopping by!