Linkspam: May 7th, 2021

On Fridays, we will share links to news, blogs, and anything else we find interesting.  We can’t catch everything, so you are invited to self-promote in the comments!

Book Clubs

Baker Thief by Claudie Arseneault – May 10th – New England Aces – Video Call
The Art of Saving the World by Corinne Duyvis – May 21st – Aces NYC – Video Call
The Asexual Equation by R. J. Seeley – May TBD – AVEN Chicago Meetups – Unknown
Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria – May and June – The Ace Space – YouTube Live + Discord
Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson – All May – The Great Ace Club – Blog Comments
Ace by Angela Chen – All May – Asexual Book Club – Blog Comments
The Lightning-Struck Heart by T. J. Klune, and
When Aster Falls (Interactive Visual Novel), and
Siren’s Lament (Web Comic) – May TBD – Club de Lecture Aro-Ace Néfaste (CLAAN) – Unknown

The Great Ace Club does not always read ace books. CLAAN is a French speaking group, but the reading materials are available in English. Most regional book clubs are currently meeting online and welcome non-locals.

News & Outreach

The asexual homoromantic relationship on the comedy TV show Everything’s Gonna be Okay is given a positive review.

Aro Blogging

The Carnival of Aros for April was published, on “Self-care, self-love, and aromanticism“.

Multiple aro surveys have published results: Experiences of Stigmatization, Discovering A-spec Identity, and Aromantic Experiences in Fandom.

Jes Layton wrote about (lack of) aromantic awareness and amatonormativity.

Calls for Participants/Support

Carmilla DeWinter and DasTenna are still looking for German short story submissions to an anthology, with the deadline extended to May 31st. (German)

Aces & Aros is looking for volunteers.

About Siggy

Siggy is an ace activist based in the U.S. He is gay gray-A, and has a Ph.D. in physics. He has another blog where he also talks about math, philosophy, godlessness, and social criticism. His other hobbies include board games and origami.
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2 Responses to Linkspam: May 7th, 2021

  1. Frawley says:

    This week I tried writing up a history of the language of asexuality in the decades before AVEN was founded.

    https://nothingradical.blog/2021/05/04/the-language-of-asexuality-before-aven/

    • Siggy says:

      Thanks! I meant to include that but forgot, so thanks for poking me. I will surely include it next time.

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