SciFiChat Transcript: Great Taverns of Science Fiction and Fantasy

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SciFiChat: September 28, 2012
Great Taverns of Science Fiction and Fantasy

This week’s SciFiChat topic was Great Taverns of Science Fiction & Fantasy. We had a great time talking about these iconic places where people meet, plots are born and Pangalactic Gargleblasters. Callahan’s Crosstime saloon was mentioned quite a few times.

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David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: Welcome to #SciFiChat. Topic: Great Taverns of Science Fiction & Fantasy. moderator: @DavidRozansky. Please introduce yourself to the chat.

David A. Rozansky @scifichat: Welcome to #SciFiChat. Topic: Great Taverns of Science Fiction & Fantasy. moderator: @DavidRozansky. Please introduce yourself to the chat.

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: .JLichtenberg Tweetgrid been’s working fine for me. #SciFiChat

MarcNash @21stCscribe: @robynmcintyre well intoxicator idoes that, but lubricant has dula sense of oiling & greasing the gossip glands/other inhibitions #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: Checking in to #SciFiChat. David Rozansky, publisher, Flying Pen Press. http://FlyingPenPress.com/DavidRozansky/blog/about-me

Esau Kessler @edan_book: @GLHancock I remember a bar scene with a 3 breasted waitress in Total Recal. #SciFiChat

Sue Lange @suelange: Hi all. I’m following along with #SciFiChat but don’t know if I have anything to contribute. Can’t remember names of taverns just now.

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @21stCscribe The term might have unfortunate connotations for aliens, but we’re all humans here…right? #scifichat

MarcNash @21stCscribe: ok #scifichat gotta go cook supper for my kids. They treat my home like a tavern… Laters

Tony Noland @TonyNoland: Tony Noland here. Writer, blogger & poet. #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @suelange Not important. We talk around the subject a lot here. #scifichat

David A. Rozansky @scifichat: #SciFiChat Q1: What is the best tavern in all of #Fantasy? #LOTR #VulgarUnicorn #DnD

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: #SciFiChat Q1: What is the best tavern in all of #Fantasy? #LOTR #VulgarUnicorn #DnD

MarcNash @21stCscribe: @robynmcintyre I chose it deliberately, cyborgs in particular #scifichat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @scifichat I’ve been exercising my SF writing chops lately myself. Also poetry now and then. #Scifichat

Deirdre Murphy @Wyld_Dandelyon: @JLichtenberg im almost out of lunch hour anyway. Will watch as much of #scifichat as I can from my kindle until then.

Sue Lange @suelange: I’m so there. RT @robynmcintyre: @suelange Not important. We talk around the subject a lot here. #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: @edan_book Seems I remember a hookah bar with a green Orion slave girl. Ahh, Star Trek… #SciFiChat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @JLichtenberg Innocuous until someone gets behind the wheel and wipes a bunch of innocents out, you mean #Scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @DavidRozansky Spider Robinson’s! #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: The Vulgar Unicorn from Thieve’s World, just because it was Thieve’s World. #SciFiChat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: And I would LOVE to check out the bar at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe #scifichat

Tony Noland @TonyNoland: A1: The Prancing Pony! #scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: RT @robynmcintyre: @DavidRozansky Spider Robinsons! ==> YES! #scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: Hi All. I’m Tanya. I write fantasy fiction. My new book is Root Bound (imprint: Baba Yaga Press). http://emmaseries.blogspot.com #SciFiChat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: Esau Kessler, writer, working on a 3 novels just completed a draft of short SF story “The Oil Badgers” http://goo.gl/6rZKf #SciFiChat

MarcNash @21stCscribe: @robynmcintyre speak for yourself! #scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @richmagahiz Well, I said relatively and when used judiciously – prob with alcohol is it takes away JUDGEMENT about judicious #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: My best #DnD memories always seem to begin in a fantasy tavern. My favorite, the speakeasy with Orcs playing poker in back room. #SciFiChat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @EmmaSeries Hi Emma – we love hearing from new writers. Thanks for the link. We’re discussing TAVERNS – any in your book? #scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: A1: I’d have to go with The Vulgar Unicorn from Thieves’ World, too. I read it years ago, but it still sticks with me #SciFiChat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @JLichtenberg Like dancing on tables and invisible rings? #scifichat

Sue Lange @suelange: Nice image: RT @DavidRozansky: My best #DnD memories…, the speakeasy with Orcs playing poker in back room. #SciFiChat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @scifichat A1 How about this story with a unicorn playing chess in a bar? http://bit.ly/QL5F6r #Scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @DavidRozansky So warm and cozy, until the fighting breaks out #scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: INTRO: I’m Jacqueline Lichtenberg, widely pub’d prof SF/F/Romance writer, with a series being worked into a video game #scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: @JLichtenberg No taverns in my book, sadly. My protagonist is under-aged. :-) #SciFiChat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @robynmcintyre Did they have a bar there? I don’t remember now #Scifichat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: @DavidRozansky like the tapestry of the dogs playing poker but with Orks instead? #SciFiChat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: INTRO cont’d: Almost forgot. Today my Vamp Romance THOSE OF MY BLOOD came available in ebook for 1st time!!! #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @EmmaSeries I spent a lot of time in bars as a kid #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @richmagahiz No, but I like to imagine they have a good one #scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: I played an Orc with a drinking problem. Does that count? RT @DavidRozansky: the speakeasy with Orcs playing poker in back room. #SciFiChat

Sue Lange @suelange: Congrats! At amazon? RT @JLichtenberg: Today my Vamp Romance THOSE OF MY BLOOD came available in ebook for 1st time!!! #scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @EmmaSeries under aged! Oh, now THAT raises an interesting question. Would a Secret Hideout or Tree House qual as TAVERN? #scifichat

Jason Tudor @JasonTudor: Hello #SciFiChat I love is baaaar …

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @robynmcintyre @EmmaSeries It all becomes clear, now #Scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @JLichtenberg Congrats! #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: The tavern that starts the video game Baldur’s Gate was a hoot. #SciFiChat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: @JLichtenberg congratulations on the video game deal, Jill! #SciFiChat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @richmagahiz Hey! All I got was coca cola #scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: @robynmcintyre Actually, the father is a bar musician, so they’re there, in the background. I just didn’t set any scenes in them. #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: @JLichtenberg Hee hee. Callahan’s Lemonade Stand? #SciFiChat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @scifichat A1 Not sure of the fantasy creds, but Moe’s Tavern is the only place you can get a Flaming Homer #Scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @EmmaSeries A bar musician. Fascinating. We forgot to include MUSIC in TAVERN defn! #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: #SciFiChat Q2: What makes for a good #Fantasy-genre tavern? #books #TV #Movies #bars #VulgarUnicorn #DnD

David A. Rozansky @scifichat: #SciFiChat Q2: What makes for a good #Fantasy-genre tavern? #books #TV #Movies #bars #VulgarUnicorn #DnD

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @richmagahiz Wouldn’t want a Homer – flaming or otherwise LOL #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: I ran an anochirnistic #DnD campaign at Genghis Con once, Gnollcon ’64. Great hotel bar scene with gnolls and Shriners. #SciFiChat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: @JLichtenberg Can’t have a great tavern without music. #scifichat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @robynmcintyre Did you work that into any stories you’ve written? #Scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @edan_book anyone interested in a Sime~Gen Videogame can go to http://simegengame.com & sign up for NL #scifichat

Sue Lange @suelange: Wenches. Lots of wenches. RT @scifichat: #SciFiChat Q2: What makes for a good #Fantasy-genre tavern? #books #TV #Movies #bars #VulgarUnicorn

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @scifichat A2: The clientele and – very important – the bartender! #scifichat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @scifichat A2 A good brawl now and then always clears the air #Scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @richmagahiz Actually, I’d forgotten until this conversation. It was boring. #scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: A2 BEST taverns have dim light, privacy, MUSIC, dancing, backroom for orcs to play poker, unbreakable furniture? #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: Fantasy taverns must be bigger on the inside than they appear on the outside. #SciFiChat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: LOL! True, but LOL! RT@suelange Wenches. Lots of wenches. RT @scifichat: #SciFiChat Q2: What makes for a good #Fantasy-genre tavern?

Jason Tudor @JasonTudor: #SciFiChat A1: Any place Moonglum rolled into with Elric. A2: Moonglum. ;) Also, Fahfred and Grey Mouser

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz : @scifichat A2 Usually there’s a mysterious cat skulking in the shadows too #Scifichat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @suelange TONS of wenches #Scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: A2 Seedy characters, dark corners, and secrets. #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @richmagahiz A2: And someone in a hooded cloak in a corner #scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @EmmaSeries @suelange and what’s guy equiv of wench? #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: Fantasy taverns must have a bard singing of long lost quest, saucy wench that’s smarter than a whip, and a one-eyed barkeep. #SciFiChat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: @suelange #scifichat Wenches, music, bartender, strong drink, violence…

Sue Lange @suelange: Hunk with a big…sword? RT @JLichtenberg: @EmmaSeries @suelange and what’s guy equiv of wench? #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @JLichtenberg Lusty farmlads #scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @richmagahiz Shroedinger’s Cat loves taverns. The mouses are well steeped #scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: @JLichtenberg Or an unlimited supply of replacement furniture #scifichat

Sue Lange @suelange: Yes, violence. Lots of violence. RT @edan_book: @suelange #scifichat Wenches, music, bartender, strong drink, violence…

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: Don’t forget the dwarven brawls. No, we don’t toss dwarves. They toss us. #SciFiChat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: @richmagahiz @suelange Tons? So wenches are procured by weight? #SciFiChat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @edan_book Boobage That’s the technical term #scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: @JLichtenberg @suelange Anything that looks like Viggo Mortensen #scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @DavidRozansky don’t forget the pickpockets. What’s a good Tavern w/o pickpockets and con men/women? STABLE BOY? #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @EmmaSeries Yeah, baby. #scifichat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: Let me get this out of the way: Han shot first! #SciFiChat #StarWars

Jason Tudor @JasonTudor: More A2: smoke,commotion, song, free flowing ale, several fights, the smell if urine, a bear skin somewhere, and lots of wood #scifichat

Sue Lange @suelange: Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! RT @EmmaSeries: @JLichtenberg @suelange Anything that looks like Viggo Mortensen #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @edan_book So? In my book that makes him the survivor. #scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @DavidRozansky What about a good Scottish sword dance troupe? #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: If it’s a high-class tavern, there’s sure to be a sprite drwoning his sorrows in a shot glass. Literally in the shot glass. #SciFiChat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @DavidRozansky Oh and a dart board!!! #scifichat

Sue Lange @suelange: Depends on their legs. RT @JLichtenberg: @DavidRozansky What about a good Scottish sword dance troupe? #scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: RT @edan_book: Let me get this out of the way: Han shot first! #SciFiChat #StarWars #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @DavidRozansky Nothing worse than a soggy sprite #scifichat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @edan_book Well, only planetside #spacebasedweightlossprogram #Scifichat

Jason Tudor @JasonTudor: #SciFiChat An appearance by Cerebus the Aardvark would go a long way.

Esau Kessler @edan_book: @DavidRozansky Dwarven Brawles is SOoo a character name. #SciFiChat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: A2: Don’t forget the boozy singer doing a song totally different from the lounge act #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @edan_book I LIKE it. Write it and I’ll read it. #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: Best fantasy tavern? The Chubby Duckling from the movie rapunzel. Breaking into song. I have a deram! #SciFiChat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: Has anyone mentioned the 7 ft tall fireplace opening into which one hurls one’s glass after a toast? #scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: @edan_book @DavidRozansky Also the name of my next heavy metal band #DwarvenBrawles #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: That movie was Tangled, not Rapunzel. Sorry. #SciFiChat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: @suelange @EmmaSeries @JLichtenberg I look like Viggo Mortenson. #SciFiChat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @edan_book Dwarven Brawles is not a character, it’s a rock band! #scifichat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @JLichtenberg Wenchelman http://bit.ly/QL7jFa #Scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: RT @DavidRozansky: That movie was Tangled, not Rapunzel. Sorry. #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @DavidRozansky Which reminds me – a secret door is required for any good tavern #scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: @edan_book @suelange @JLichtenberg #scifichat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: @robynmcintyre LOL. Oh, you don’t know what you are getting into, sister. #SciFiChat

Von Malcolm @VonMalcolm: NORMans!!! #Cheers MT #SciFiChat Q2: What makes for a good #Fantasy-genre tavern?

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: #SciFiChat Q3: What is the best tavern in all of #SciFi? #books #TV #movies #startrek #starwars #firefly

David A. Rozansky @scifichat: #SciFiChat Q3: What is the best tavern in all of #SciFi? #books #TV #movies #startrek #starwars #firefly

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @robynmcintyre Definitely there must be a back exit, and window that can be repurposed as exits. And upstairs rooms for rent #scifichat

Sue Lange @suelange: I can see that. RT @edan_book: @suelange @EmmaSeries @JLichtenberg I look like Viggo Mortenson. #SciFiChat

Sue Lange @suelange: Restaurant at the End of the Universe? RT @scifichat: #SciFiChat Q3: What is the best tavern in all of #SciFi?

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @JLichtenberg And a huge open hearth with a roast on a spit tended to by a skinny little boy #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: Oh, and each night at half-past 11, a wild-eyed lunatic stumbles in screaming about the undead, just before expiring. #SciFiChat

LivesWritr @writrllves: #SciFiChat love the bar scene in Star Wars, Favorite bar scene on TV has to be from Star Trek, The Trouble with Tribbles.

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @scifichat A3 I prefer Quark’s over the cantina or 10-Forward #Scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: A3 Has to be the Mos Eisley in Star Wars, no? #scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: RT @EmmaSeries: A3 Has to be the Mos Eisley in Star Wars, no? #scifichat

Jason Tudor @JasonTudor: #SciFiChat A3: Munden’s in Cynosure. This is a Grim Jack reference. All hail Tim Truman and John Ostrander! :)

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @EmmaSeries Actually, Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon has my vote because it tends to the life-crisis emotions #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: A3: Club Obi Wan in Temple of Doom – best part of that movie #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: Star Wars cantina, still hard to beat, but also any tavern with Mal, Jayne and River in attendance. #SciFiChat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @EmmaSeries A good tavern is locus of news-distribution and woe-sharing #scifichat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @scifichat A3 Note the picture of Alex’s moloko bar here #ClockworkOrange #Scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: RT @robynmcintyre: A3: Club Obi Wan in Temple of Doom – best part of that movie #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: Any one of hte bars will do, if listed in teh yellow pages under “Hives of Scum and Villainy.” #SciFiChat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @scifichat A3 Oops, dropped the link http://bit.ly/QL7Tmw #ClockworkOrange #Scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @DavidRozansky That’s “Wretched hives of scum and villany” #scifichat

Sue Lange @suelange: Sounds like a good #scifichat: RT @io9: What monster would you consider having sex with? http://on.io9.com/gGF7pZ

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: My personal favorite is Callahan’s. Not the place, it’s the people. And the talking dog. And whatever that thing is. #SciFiChat

David A. Rozansky @scifichat: Please join #SciFiChat in progress. We’re discussing Great Taverns of #SciFi & #Fantasy. #books #TV #movies #startrek #starwars #DnD

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: Please join #SciFiChat in progress. We’re discussing Great Taverns of #SciFi & #Fantasy. #books #TV #movies #startrek #starwars #DnD

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: @JLichtenberg Fair enough, but I’m sticking with the Cantina – it’s epic & still stands as a memorable pop culture ref #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @JasonTudor I love hearing classic American songs in other languages. #scifichat

Jason Tudor @JasonTudor: A3: The bar in Blade Runner where Deckard meets Taffy Lewis. #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @DavidRozansky And Callahan floating 3 feet behind the bar #scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: @JLichtenberg A good tavern is also a place to meet people and change up the plot #cantina #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: Milk Bar in Clockwork Orange was…um…unique.. #SciFiChat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @DavidRozansky I mainly know it from Usenet’s alt.callahans http://bit.ly/QL8l44 #Scifichat

Star Wars Spielzeug @Star_wars_: RT @edan_book2012RT @EmmaSeries: RT @EmmaSeries: A3 Has to be the Mos Eisley in Star Wars, no? #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @JasonTudor Caveat – the performances can’t be good – although I’m sure the Ukrainians over-emote nicely #scifichat

Sue Lange @suelange: Omigod, my klout score just went through the roof becaue I used the word “sex” in a #scifichat tweet. So that’s the secret.

Jason Tudor @JasonTudor: #SciFiChat Has anyone mentioned Ten Forward from Star Trek?

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @DavidRozansky A nice place to kick back with one’s droogs #Scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @EmmaSeries Yes, “meet people” – a tavern is about socializing, whatever a species considers necessary for that. #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @richmagahiz I don’t like a guy who looks better in a false eyelash than I do #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: .@JasonTudor The street vendors in Blade Runner stands out, too. #SciFiChat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @suelange You have a @klout ticker running? #Scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: A neighborhood tavern is a place where you can always find a shoulder to cry on and a cheery face to celebrate a triumph with #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @JLichtenberg And taverns/bars excellent public meeting places for cutting a deal #scifichat

Sue Lange @suelange: No, but I must go get one now that I know there is such a thing. RT @richmagahiz: @suelange You have a @klout ticker running? #Scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: @JLichtenberg I think your idea of a tavern is a lot more pleasant than mine is. #scifichat

Mike Shields @MatchesMalone: How’d I forget about #scifichat? I apologize for tuning in late….

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @JLichtenberg We used to have a bar a block from our house. Kinda glad it’s gone now #cansintheshrubbery #Scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @EmmaSeries Well, there’s upscale and downscale… #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: #SciFiChat Q4: Boil, boil, toil and trouble, mix and name a fantasy or science-fiction drink, on the double. #scifi #fantasy #bars #cocktail

David A. Rozansky @scifichat: #SciFiChat Q4: Boil, boil, toil and trouble, mix and name a fantasy or science-fiction drink, on the double. #scifi #fantasy #bars #cocktail

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: RT @jasontudor: #SciFiChat Has anyone mentioned Ten Forward from Star Trek? ==>yes, couple of times. LOVE IT

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: Larry Niven had a multi-species bar, too, didn’t he? #SciFiChat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @scifichat A4 Jovian Sunspot #b5 #Scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: @MatchesMalone If you start screaming about the undead, I wouldn’t be surprised. #SciFiChat

Mike Shields @MatchesMalone: @DavidRozansky Was that in Ringworld? #SciFiChat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: A good tavern might be the place to hire mercenaries or a merchant captain to sail you away from trouble #scifichat

Jason Tudor @JasonTudor: #SciFiChat A4: Romulan Ale. On that note, need to depart for a bit. Ciao.

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: @robynmcintyre I’ve heard of upscale bars. My girlfriends who wear makeup tell tales of them. #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: Short Round’s Monkey Brain Dacqueri – enough rum and curacao to give you a monkey’s brain #scifichat

Sue Lange @suelange: Sloe Gin Afterburn: #SciFiChat Q4: mix and name a fantasy or science-fiction drink, on the double. #scifi #fantasy #bars #cocktail

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: A4 the Sime~Gen fans do amazing things with Trin Tea which isn’t intoxicating but is relaxing (to Simes that is.) #scifichat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: @JLichtenberg or find a pair of leather pants & some Raybans. #Terminator Perhaps grill a biker. #SciFiChat

Mike Shields @MatchesMalone: @scifichat A4: Vulcan Mind Probe. That was easy. The ‘aye, it’s green’ liquor, Saurian Brandy 7up #SciFiChat #scifi #fantasy #bars #cocktail

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @scifichat A4 Who remembers the small animal-based drink the Baron has in the film version of #Dune? #Scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @robynmcintyre Romulan ale ail’s you fast. #scifichat

Von Malcolm @VonMalcolm: Here’s a Sci-Fi Cantina Curveball: Loverboy by Billy Ocean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdXryyFw7No #ScifiChat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @richmagahiz Forgotten all about that. What a good memory you’ve got. #scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @edan_book Oh, sure, a really great tavern has to serve grilled biker on toast. #scifichat

Sue Lange @suelange: Marsgarita, marstini, Marshattan RT @scifichat: #SciFiChat Q4: mix and name a fantasy or science-fiction drink. #scifi #fantasy #bars

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: A4; A Quantum MindWarp. Not sure what’s in it. Vodka, probably. #scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: RT @richmagahiz: @scifichat A4 Who remembers the small animal-based drink the Baron has in the film version of #Dune? #scifichat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @robynmcintyre That movie had its moments #Scifichat

Luna Flesher Lindsey @lunalindsey: Get behind the scenes of “Let the Bugs Work Themselves Out” at my guest post on JoUE Blog: http://tinyurl.com/9fpalyk #scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @EmmaSeries It’s not vodka it’s wodka #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @JLichtenberg LOL Absolutely Wodka. #scifichat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @scifichat A4 Where are all the #TrueBlood fans? http://itsh.bo/QAGCWD #Scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: Troll Spit. Milk of Magnesia, whiskey, sour mix, vinegar, Tobaxco, in shot glass, dropped in a mug of mead. #SciFiChat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: @JLichtenberg Only if you’re my grandfather or have consumed at least 6 of them. #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @DavidRozansky With whiskey rocks to keep it cool but undiluted! #scifichat

Sue Lange @suelange: Yum. RT @DavidRozansky: Troll Spit. Milk of Magnesia, whiskey, sour mix, vinegar, Tobaxco, in shot glass, in a mug of mead. #SciFiChat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: The Lush’s Top 10 Alcoholic SciFi Beverages http://wp.me/p1dVWf-eR #MuddersMilk #SciFiChat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @robynmcintyre Maybe on Titan where terraforming has made it snow whiskey sours? #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: @suelange That makes you are the winner of this week’s Callahan Award for Worst pun. #SciFiChat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: RT @edan_book: The Lushs Top 10 Alcoholic SciFi Beverages http://wp.me/p1dVWf-eR #MuddersMilk #scifichat: View media: : : : RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @VonMalcolm That’s hilarious. A Star Wars Cantina curveball, indeed. #scifichat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @scifichat This is the TV ep I saw recently that caused me to suggest today’s theme http://bit.ly/QAGM04 #Scifichat

Sue Lange @suelange: I’d like to thank my…RT @DavidRozansky: @suelange That makes you are the winner of this week’s Callahan Award for Worst pun. #SciFiChat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @robynmcintyre @DavidRozansky Do those really work well? #whiskeyrocks #Scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @richmagahiz True Blood fans would just ask for Bloody Marys with real blood. #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: @edan_book Thanks for the link. Yes. Spice Beer. That’s good stuff, drink to your dead relatives. #SciFiChat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: I’m going to have a black hole hangover by the time this chat is done #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @richmagahiz Fun on a Bun – what about the pub fare? We haven’t talked food! #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: #SciFiChat Q5: Any personal stories from hotel bar at cons or writer conferences? #writing #scifi #fantasy #worldcon #askagent #askauthor

David A. Rozansky @scifichat: #SciFiChat Q5: Any personal stories from hotel bar at cons or writer conferences? #writing #scifi #fantasy #worldcon #askagent #askauthor

Sue Lange @suelange: I was going to say “S*x on the Regolith,” but I can’t use another 25 tavern wenches following me. RT @DavidRozansky: #SciFiChat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @richmagahiz No idea – don’t drink whiskey #scifichat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: “And the blood was ankle deep. And the River Skral ran crimson red…” from Klingon Drinking song #SciFiChat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @robynmcintyre @richmagahiz yes I did talk food – biker on toast #scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: A5 I hope to have several after the World Fantasy Congress this November #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @scifichat Once had ppl ask me if I had taken a room at the hotel ’cause I was dancing on the table – hadn’t drunk at all #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: Black Hole. You can’t see it, it takes forever to drink, but it will leave you for a loop (a space-time continuum loop). #SciFiChat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @scifichat A4 “It’s green” http://bit.ly/QAH2MG #Scifichat

Mike Shields @MatchesMalone: @DavidRozansky A5: Have one once removed… Credit card got left behind.. #SciFiChat #writing #scifi #fantasy #worldcon #askagent #askauthor

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: A5 I once sat over a 5 hour 5 martini lunch with the head of Harlequinn Books trying to explain SF Romance before it existed #scifichat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: @robynmcintyre @richmagahiz in other words just…true.blood. :-D #SciFIChat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: @edan_book Also, the song I plan to have sung at my wedding. #scifichat

Mike Shields @MatchesMalone: @DavidRozansky A5(2): And picked up a year later…. #SciFiChat #writing #scifi #fantasy #worldcon #askagent #askauthor

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: A5 another ST con, someone asked me a question and I pontificated a VERY TALL POINT about ‘zines for about 6 hours #scifichat

Sue Lange @suelange: Good 1. RT @DavidRozansky: Black Hole. You can’t see it, it takes forever to drink, leave you for a space-time continuum loop. #SciFiChat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: A5 this last Worldcon I sat from 10AM to 6PM with various writers and fans and the creators of the Sime~Gen game #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @JLichtenberg Did you and Bill Clinton go to the same speech coach? #scifichat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @robynmcintyre Bloody Marys are food, practically #Scifichat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: @EmmaSeries I want the theme to “Game OF Thrones” at mine. #SciFiChat #WinterIsComing

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @JLichtenberg In sm circles that might be considered s*it on a shingle #scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: A5 If you think I tend to talk a lot – you’re getting the picture. #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: Mu story involved buying a drink for a scantily clad girl painted all blue. Sigh. #SciFiChat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @robynmcintyre Nope, there isn’t a speech coach that would have me. #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @DavidRozansky What? Not a hooker w/ 3 boobs? #scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: @edan_book Yep. Winter is coming, indeed. #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @richmagahiz Not for me – I hate tomato juice #scifichat

Mike Shields @MatchesMalone: @JLichtenberg I’ll take you. Can teach you everything you need to know in ten minutes. #scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @DavidRozansky It’s harder to be green than to be blue #scifichat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: Several recipes for Klingon BloodWine & more.. http://goo.gl/smNcn #SciFiChat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: @robynmcintyre I was making progress until the Klingon guy showed up. #SciFiChat

Jon Bonnell @jbonnell: A5 Most cons I spend at parties, not in the bar… or I wouldn’t have cash left for crap. #scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: @edan_book And you’ve reminded me that all five books are currently staring at me judgementally from my bookshelf. Thanks. #scifichat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @robynmcintyre I still remember one I had in Madison, Wisconsin in the ’70s with fondness #Scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @jbonnell Best time to go to a bar at a con is when it’s closed. #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @edan_book I’ll stick to hard cider and B52s #scifichat

Jon Bonnell @jbonnell: A5 Although do remember one NASFiC in a bar with David and CJ Cherryh, David Lee Anderson, and Anne McCaffery. That was a day! #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: @JLichtenberg Scantily clad girls painted any color are difficult for me. Paint &clothing have nothing to do with it, actually.. #SciFiChat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @jbonnell I’ll bet. Lucky you! #scifichat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @robynmcintyre I rather like whisky, but these days partake more of brandy #Courvoisier #likeaboss #Scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: Whoa. RT @jbonnell A5 Although do remember one NASFiC in a bar with David and CJ Cherryh, David Lee Anderson, and Anne McCaffery. #scifichat

Denver Picks @DenversBest: Buzz for @MilkBarDenver: http://sch.mp/0yGPn – RT @DavidRozansky Milk Bar in Clockwork Orange was…um…unique.. #SciFiChat

Jon Bonnell @jbonnell: A5 and there was the one time with Jack Chalker. Still dont know why he was carrying a ziplock with toiletries in it. #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @DavidRozansky Well, you know what John Hiatt said about being easily led… #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: Until you’ve had rum with a pirate cosplayer… you don’t know Jack. #SciFiChat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @edan_book For external use only #Scifichat

Joshua Sinason @JRSinason: hey cool it’s #scifichat time!

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: #SciFiChat Q6: What is the worst thing about running a #SciFi or #fantasy tavern? #bars #startrek #starwars #DnD

David A. Rozansky @scifichat: #SciFiChat Q6: What is the worst thing about running a #SciFi or #fantasy tavern? #bars #startrek #starwars #DnD

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: http://www.kindlegraph.com/ that’s a website where authors autograph Kindle editions #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @DavidRozansky Yeah, I think the Callahan’s bad pun award needs to head back to you #scifichat

Sue Lange @suelange: The wenches and guys with big swords. RT @scifichat: #SciFiChat Q6: What is the worst thing about running a #SciFi or #fantasy tavern? #bars

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: That’s awesome. @jbonnell – the one time with Jack Chalker. Still dont know why he was carrying a ziplock with toiletries in it. #scifichat

Joshua Sinason @JRSinason: The greatest cosplay moment I ever saw was a guy dressed as The Flash riding a segway #scifichat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: @EmmaSeries I do what I can. Watch the series! Easy, & guilt free. (Note: I plan to dress up as Drogo for hollow’s eve.) #SciFiChat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @scifichat A6 On a space station, the room never stops spinning #b5 #Scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: ROFLMAO!!! RT @DenversBest: Buzz for @MilkBarDenver: http://sch.mp/0yGPn – RT @me: Milk Bar in Clockwork Orange was unique. #SciFiChat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @scifichat A6: Cleaning up after fights – never know what’s trash and what’s patrons #scifichat

Jon Bonnell @jbonnell: A6 Dragon’s never tip. #scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: A6 the worst thing about SF/F taverns is “they just won’t go HOME!” #scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: A6 Having to constantly replace the furniture #scifichat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @DavidRozansky Practically in your back yard. Please do give us a report #Scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @jbonnell I resent that! I ALWAYS tip, even if it’s just a wing. #scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: A6 Alien secretions are a major pain to clean up. #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @EmmaSeries Need to invest in a self-sealing, self-cleaning bar #scifichat

Mike Shields @MatchesMalone: Just got some really good information…. That has nothing to do with #scifichat, unfortunately….

Jon Bonnell @jbonnell: A6 It’s hard to patch blaster holes. #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: The worswt thing about a fantasy tavern: The blood, oh the blood, make it stop. #SciFiChat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: @robynmcintyre b52s are SWEET. I prefer a Caucasian for that matter. #SciFiChat #TheDudeAbides

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: @richmagahiz Good one. #SciFiChat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @edan_book My younger sister is the one who likes White Russians #scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @DavidRozansky But the blood comes in all colors. Soon the floor is black with it all. Orc blood conditions the wood nicely #scifichat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @DavidRozansky One of Joe Straczynski’s #Scifichat

Jon Bonnell @jbonnell: A6 The ghosts of past patrons just won’t go home! #scifichat

Mike Shields @MatchesMalone: @DavidRozansky Why? That’s one of the ingredients…. ;) #SciFiChat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: @DavidRozansky The trick with the blood is to irradiate the place so it won’t rot and stink. #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @JLichtenberg Enough blood in the wood and it becomes iron wood #scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: RT @richmagahiz: @DavidRozansky One of Joe Straczynskis #scifichat

Sue Lange @suelange: Uh oh. Gotta go. It’s marstini time. It’s been fun. #scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: @robynmcintyre @edan_book Robyn, I have a nice cousin I can introduce her to… #scifichat

Mike Shields @MatchesMalone: @edan_book Thanks for the RT… #SciFiChat #scifi #fantasy #bars #cocktail

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @EmmaSeries Thanks, but we’re old – she’s been married for decades, LOL #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: The damnable imbedded subliminal messages in the commercials at halftime. Somebody stop the signal. #SciFiChat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @scifichat A6 Butterbeer makes for nasty hangovers #Scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: @robynmcintyre It’s ok, my cousin won’t mind. #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: The worst trouble with #SciFi taverns. silly questions, everyone knows the answer. Tribbles. #SciFiChat

Von Malcolm @VonMalcolm: Cleaning Up After An Orgy. MT #SciFiChat What is the worst thing about running a #SciFi or #fantasy tavern? #bars #startrek #starwars #DnD

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: A6 The damned hobbits drink up all the profits #scifichat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: @robynmcintyre Viggo Mortenson played a white Russian in “Eastern Promises” thus..bring us full circle. #SciFiChat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @richmagahiz I hear someone is actually producing butter beer but as a kid’s drink. #scifichat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: @suelange tootles. #SciFiChat

Jon Bonnell @jbonnell: What, you giving free refills again? RT @EmmaSeries: A6 The damned hobbits drink up all the profits #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @edan_book Saw that, but I’m always willing to come back for more Viggo #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: @EmmaSeries Silly you, hiring a hobbit to do a dwarf’s work. #SciFiChat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: Sigh. Swoon. @edan_book @robynmcintyre Viggo Mortenson played a white Russian in “Eastern Promises” thus..bring us full circle. #SciFiChat

David A. Rozansky @scifichat: Last call for pangalactic gargleblasters, #SciFiChat is closing! Transcript available soon.

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: @jbonnell It was an early bird special. How was I to know? #scifichat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: @DavidRozansky you can’t stop the signal. (removes shades OWEEEE queue The Who) #SciFiChat #MrUniverse

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: RT @DavidRozansky: @EmmaSeries Silly you, hiring a hobbit to do a dwarfs work. #scifichat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: @EmmaSeries @robynmcintyre I missed something. ? #SciFiChat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @scifichat Sorry for all the teetotalers who just couldn’t get into the subject – the rest of us had fun… #Scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @edan_book He was right, you know. #scifichat

Jon Bonnell @jbonnell: BTW: Meeting Neal Stephenson Monday. Woot! #scifichat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: @robynmcintyre nude fight scene. scarred for life. #SciFiChat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @jbonnell Have fun – report back! #scifichat

David A. Rozansky @scifichat: If anyone is interested in being a guest on #SciFiChat, Fridays. 3pm, tweet @DavidRozansky with request. #scifi #fantasy #authors #books

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: If anyone is interested in being a guest on #SciFiChat, Fridays. 3pm, tweet @DavidRozansky with request. #scifi #fantasy #authors #books

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: Thanks for the fun, folks. It was out of this world. #scifichat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @edan_book What are you talking about? That was the best part! #scifichat

JLichtenberg @JLichtenberg: RT @ruthharrisbooks: Dressing—and undressing—your characters. Modern Women. God is an Englishman. http://ow.ly/e3QOb #scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: @edan_book I was just pimping out my Russian cousins to Robyn’s sister. #scifichat

Baba Yaga Press @EmmaSeries: Kewlness! RT @jbonnell BTW: Meeting Neal Stephenson Monday. Woot! #scifichat

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: I also need #SciFiChat topic suggestions.

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @DavidRozansky One came up earlier – which aliens would you be willing to shtup? #scifichat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: @EmmaSeries Ah, I see. lol! wow! #SciFiChat

Rich Magahiz @richmagahiz: @DavidRozansky I guess we scared the bots away for good with our debauchery, huh? #scifichat

Lichtenberg @9Cups: RT @davidrozansky: If anyone is interested in being a guest on #SciFiChat, Fridays. 3pm, tweet @DavidRozansky with request. #scifi…

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: .@richmagahiz Hmm, best scifi bar band, The Bots. #SciFiChat

Esau Kessler @edan_book: @richmagahiz @DavidRozansky The bots will never stop. Even well after humanity departs. #SciFiChat

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @edan_book You have them confused with cockroaches #scifichat

David A. Rozansky @scifichat: Next #SciFiChat Fri Oct 5, 3pmET. #WriteTip edition. Topic: Keeping Multiple Series Going. Guest: @GiniKoch. Program: http://is.gd/X15z92

David Rozansky @DavidRozansky: Next #SciFiChat Fri Oct 5, 3pmET. #WriteTip edition. Topic: Keeping Multiple Series Going. Guest: @GiniKoch. Program: http://is.gd/X15z92

RobynMcIntyre @robynmcintyre: @DavidRozansky Yay! Love @GiniKoch #scifichat

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