In Conclusion…

This is not your typical recap.

Imagination, also called the faculty of imagining, is the ability to form new images and sensations that are not perceived through senses such as sight, hearing, or other senses. –from Wikipedia

Just like this is not your typical blog event.

The twin spirits Romance and Adventure are always abroad seeking worthy wooers. As we roam the streets they slyly peep at us and challenge us in twenty different guises. — O’Henry

Or your typical blog.

Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better.–Ed Catmull

This is a celebration–a virtual festival, if you will.

Fantasy is the impossible made probable, science-fiction is the improbable made possible. ~ Rod Serling

We hope you’ve learned something new.

An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself. – Charles Dickens

We hope that you go on to teach that to someone else.

Science fiction is that prose narrative treating of a situation which could not arise in the world we know but which is theorized on the basis of some innovation in science or technology. ~ Kingsley Amis

We hope that you’ve been inspired…

All writing is writer’s block. It’s all so hard. But not tragically hard.-Alan Bennett

…amazed…

You untangle a knot with slow teasing, not sharp pulling, and believe me we have here a knot such as I have never seen. But I will unpick it. I will.– C.J Sansom

…even amused.

You can get someone’s attention by running your fingernails across a chalkboard, but that doesn’t mean you should do it.–Unknown

We hope that you go forth and write…

Every villain is a hero in his own mind.–Tom Hiddleston

…invent…

Anything that one man can imagine, another man can make real.–Jules Verne

..and create…

Science Fiction is that branch of literature which deals with the reaction of human beings to changes in science and technology.–Isaac Asimov

…with every fibre of your being.

‘The little priest was so much the essence of those Eastern flats; he had a face as round and dull as a Norfolk dumpling; he had eyes as empty as the North sea; he had several brown paper parcels, which he was quite incapable of collecting.’ – The Blue Cross

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the end of one adventure…

‘Mr. Elton must now to be left to himself. It was no longer in Emma’s power to superintend his happiness or quicken his measures.’ – from Emma

…and the beginning of the next.

“We quarreled last March – just before he went mad, you know – “ (pointing with his teaspoon at the March Hare) “ … And ever since that, he [Time] won’t do a thing I ask! It’s always six o’clock now.” – the Mad Hatter

So go forth into the unknown, take the road less travelled…

You’re a detective now. You aren’t allowed to believe in coincidence anymore.– Jim Gordon

And remember to always be your best.

You are the most talented, most interesting, and most extraordinary person in the universe. And you are capable of amazing things. Because you are the Special. And so am I. And so is everyone.–Emmet

Imagine this…

POSTSCRIPT

Thank you all for an amazing event! We couldn’t have done it without you! I hope you had as much fun as we did. I hope you learned something new, and got excited in ways you didn’t expect. And if you did, if you really liked this event, please take a moment to tell us what you enjoyed and what we can do to make it better! Fill out our survey and we’ll be sure to take your comments into account when planning our next event.

Next event? Absolutely! We already have some plans in mind and we’ll be announcing those later on, when the details are locked in place! Keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, or by subscribing to posts here on the blog! Did you miss out on the call for authors for Imagine This? Still want to write for us? Check out our page on “Join Us” and submit a post! We love guest authors and we love to hear from our readers!

Today is your last day to enter the rafflecoptor giveaway or to submit answers to our “Interview with you!” If you haven’t checked those out yet, please do so right away! Winners will be drawn and announced tomorrow. If you did comment on “An Interview With You” and would like to claim your free ebook prize do remember that you must send an email to vaugelycircular@gmail.com. Ebooks won’t happen automatically.

What’s in store for the near future? We’re not going to stop blogging just because our event is over! You’ll be seeing a post or two a week from me, Joel, and Alex, including a couple more from guest authors like Jordan Smith. I’ll be blogging from WorldCon in London in a few weeks, so look for posts on that!

I’m going to sign off for now, but I’ll see you around. After all, imagination isn’t something you do just at certain times of the year. It’s something you do every single day! What will you imagine next?

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In Conclusion… — 2 Comments

  1. This has been fun. I enjoyed the posts and the stretching of myself they encouraged. 🙂 Thank you for all the hard work you all did putting this together. And thank you to all the authors of the posts. They were great!

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