…and gone. Apparently, if you follow the Mayan calendar, that just means you start over from zero. The Roland Emmerich version had way more spectacle, but I think I prefer this way. A much better pretext for a party.
Anyway, I thought it might be timely to write up a talk I did at the Conflux 8 convention in September. The theme for the convention was apocalypses, and particularly apocalyptic fiction. My talk was on making use of historical apocalypses in writing fictional ones, and why I think it’s important.
Not very Christmassy, but here it is.