The Importance of “Live Watching”

There’s an emotional element (outside of the connection to the story) that’s missing when binge-watching a TV series instead of watching it week-to-week. You don’t get the experience of watching a story unfold over many months, the anticipation of a new episode and with it new developments, the rush when discussing it with friends — and the excitement once you’ve found a fandom filled with people who understand your love and become your partners in all of those experiences. I still marathon a ton of shows, but I am hard-pressed to think of any viewing that evokes the same long-term emotional highs of the shows I come back for every week, and every year.

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Hudson Valley Winter Book Fair!

On Saturday, December 12, I’ll be in Beacon, New York for the Hudson Valley Winter Book Fair with a plethora of writers from the area. You should come by! Books make excellent gifts and I’ll have copies of “Joss Whedon: The Biography.”

(I might also have cookies, so you should definitely come because I make excellent cookies.)

It’s from 11a – 5p at the First Presbyterian Church in Beacon. 
GPS address: 50 Liberty St, Beacon, New York 12508

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