About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the creator of the Pax imperium, including, The Far Bank of the Rubicon. You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

Congratulations to the Orion Team!

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Earlier today NASA successfully tested the Orion capsule, designed to take astronauts beyond low Earth orbit. Continue reading

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the creator of the Pax imperium, including, The Far Bank of the Rubicon. You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

The Perfect Gift for Any Pathfinder Fiend

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The Pathfinder Monster Codex is a great addition to any Pathfinder library, providing unique and useful content on twenty popular races of monster. Continue reading

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the creator of the Pax imperium, including, The Far Bank of the Rubicon. You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

How Anita Sarkeesian Made Me a Better Writer

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Anita Sarkeesian has had a major impact on my work. It’s better because of her. Continue reading

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the creator of the Pax imperium, including, The Far Bank of the Rubicon. You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

Story Con 2014 Arrives This Saturday In Vancouver Washington

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Story Con is a convention laser-focused on helping readers find their next great book. Continue reading

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the creator of the Pax imperium, including, The Far Bank of the Rubicon. You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

NASA Awards Contracts for Manned Flights

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NASA granted contracts to two companies for manned spaceflights to and from the International Space Station. Continue reading

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the creator of the Pax imperium, including, The Far Bank of the Rubicon. You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

NASA: “Major Announcement” Regarding Manned Flight (Watch Live)

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Today NASA says it has “a major announcement” about the Commercial Crew Transportation program. Watch live at 4pm Eastern. Continue reading

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the creator of the Pax imperium, including, The Far Bank of the Rubicon. You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

Adjustable Monitor Stand Makes Any Desk a Standing Desk

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The “Lift” adjustable monitor stand by Uncaged Ergonomics can make any desk a sit/stand desk. Continue reading

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the creator of the Pax imperium, including, The Far Bank of the Rubicon. You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

Space News from TMRO Today!

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The vidcast TMRO is the ideal way for a space geek to stay caught up on the latest news on government and private efforts to bring humanity to the stars. Continue reading

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the creator of the Pax imperium, including, The Far Bank of the Rubicon. You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

The Digits: STEM WebTV for Kids

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The Digits is a STEM focused web TV program for kids ages three to six. Continue reading

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the creator of the Pax imperium, including, The Far Bank of the Rubicon. You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

Matthew Mather and the Emerging New Path in Publishing

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Matthew Mather has had tremendous success as in indie author in the last year. The means to his success may represent a new normal in publishing. Continue reading

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the creator of the Pax imperium, including, The Far Bank of the Rubicon. You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

Great Geek Debates: Disney Princesses vs. Hayao Miyazaki

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Miyazaki’s female leads offer a far more complex picture of what it means to be a person. They often have agency outside of their relationships to men. Continue reading

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the creator of the Pax imperium, including, The Far Bank of the Rubicon. You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

PAX Geek Parenting Panel Covers a Lot of Ground

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Last Saturday geek parents and geek kids got together at PAX to talk about raising the next generation of geeks. Continue reading

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the creator of the Pax imperium, including, The Far Bank of the Rubicon. You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

An Interview with Always by My Side author Susan Kerner

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Author Susan Kerner has written a book to empower children whose father is not able to be with them. Continue reading

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the creator of the Pax imperium, including, The Far Bank of the Rubicon. You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

GeekMom/GeekDad PAX Scavenger Hunt Begins NOW!

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This year’s PAX Prime panel includes a photo scavenger hunt. Happy hunting! Continue reading

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the creator of the Pax imperium, including, The Far Bank of the Rubicon. You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

GeekDads and GeekMoms Are Coming to PAX Prime!

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PAX Prime is coming Labor Day Weekend and the GeekDads and GeekMoms are back with a panel and a new photo scavenger hunt… Continue reading

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the creator of the Pax imperium, including, The Far Bank of the Rubicon. You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.

Why the Kindle Is the Most Disruptive Invention of Our Time

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The Kindle is now the dominant device in ebook publishing, leaving many to worry about Amazon’s dominance. But if your competitors behave stupidly is it your fault if you win the race? Continue reading

About Erik Wecks

Erik is a husband, father, and full time writer living in Vancouver, Washington. The author of both non-fiction and fiction, Erik spends much of his time hunched over a keyboard. He is the creator of the Pax imperium, including, The Far Bank of the Rubicon. You can find more information about the things he has published on his website.