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Welcome to 2017! I have a feeling that, in spite of the current political and social climate and to spite the current political and social climate, this year is going to be a wonderful year. It's going to be a year filled with ups and downs, just like any year, and it's going to be a year when many of us take a stand for the things we believe in, when we fight for all that we have gained, and a year when we remind ourselves that every single one of us on this planet is a human being, that this planet is our only home in the universe, and that we do better when we see the beauty in this world in spite of the ugly and harsh realities surrounding us.

The start to my 2017 has been quite . . . exhausting. My job as a server has been quite demanding as of late where, with two exceptions in the last week and a half, I've worked some very long days. I'm tired, I want to take a nap despite knowing if I do I will be totally screwed up for my workday tomorrow, but it's all been worth it.

I am now officially registered to attend three anime conventions this year.

That's right. Three anime conventions this year. Right now, for all three, I am an attendee only. The first convention is actually too close to find out if I can upgrade to vendor status or even guest/panel status, and I'm okay with that. There is always next year. The first convention I will be attending is Shuto Con in Lansing, Michigan, being held in March.

The second convention I was turned down on exhibition space for, unless someone else cancels. Like with Shuto Con, there is always next year to get exhibition space at Anime St. Louis. This is in May.

The third convention is in July. I'll be making a return to Tokyo in Tulsa as an attendee. I do have something I wish to do at this particular convention, but I'm keeping things under wrap until I have the appropriate information in hand and have accomplished what I would actually like to do. There is no sense in announcing something before finding out if I can actually do what I have in mind. July is seven months away yet.

With all of that said, I'd like to announce a permanent price change on Portal to Gaming. It's gone from $3.99 to $3.49 as a way to rev up to Ravensrealm's launch. The writing has been going a bit slow, but I am determined to get that novel published this year.

More announcements will follow! 2017 is a brand new year!