Author Archives: jamesdmacdonald

Happy Official Start of Leaf-Peeping Season Day!

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Hey, if we’re going to continue with the grand renaming of everything, I might as well plump for my own candidate. This date has long been the time when the New England autumnal…

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Fitzwilliam Fantasy Faire Map

Come on down! (Or up, depending on your starting point.)  13 Templeton Turnpike, Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire 03447.  Tons of vendors, shows, demos, and other fun.  Saturday the 5th.  9:00 am-3:00 pm. If you see me, say “Amaze me!” and I’ll … Continue reading

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Fitzwilliam Fantasy Faire

So there you are, wondering what to do, where to go, on an October morning. Specifically, October 5th, 2019. Why not come to the Fitzwilliam Fantasy Faire?  It’s Fair!  It’s Fantastic!  It’s in Fitzwilliam!(NH).  And, I’ll be there doing magic.  … Continue reading

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Vaudeville Again!

I’ll be doing my vaudeville thing at Newport, NH a week from Saturday, at 7:00 pm.   My turn is a recreation of a vaudeville magic act as might have been seen back in 1921, using the same patter, the same … Continue reading

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Read the Book!

Free download, in accessible, searchable Epub format, with live links to 740+ original documents: the Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election (“The Mueller Report”). Read it.  Really.  It’s important.  

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This Weekend

I’m doing the Maine RenFaire.  As always, if you come up to me and say “Amaze me!” I will do my level best. 550 ME-109 in Acton, Maine.  Saturday and Sunday July 27/28, 10:00am-5:00 pm.  Be there or don’t be … Continue reading

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HORROR FOR THE THRONE

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Ian Randal Strock’s Fantastic Books has contracted with James D. Macdonald, Judith K. Dial, and Tom Easton for an anthology of 40 short horror stories to be called HORROR FOR THE THRONE ONE-SITTING READS We will open … Continue reading

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Storyteller in Vernon Hills, Il

Stories Old and New with Meg Macdonald, Friday, June 21st, 11:00 AM at Barbara’s Bookstore, Hawthorne Mall, Vernon Hills Il. Admission: free. Be there, or have to explain to your children and grandchildren (in addition to an entire chapter in … Continue reading

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Vermont Ren Faire

Be there, or be square! The 2019 Vermont Renaissance Faire will be held in Stowe, VT, on June 22nd and 23rd. I’ll be doing magic on the Merchant’s Stage at 3:00 pm each day, plus walking around the fair grounds … Continue reading

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The Board Having Maturely Considered These Facts….

We left the site of  Major André’s hanging and temporary grave, to journey … to lunch! We went to the Old ’76 House (110 Main St, Tappan, NY 10983 (41°01’18.3″N 73°56’52.6″W (41.021752, -73.947940)), a half-mile away, which was the place … Continue reading

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