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Happy New Year!

Even though I’m on a mini-blogcation (owing to my temporary residence in the Cave of Open Lab), I’d like to take a moment to wish all of my readers and friends across the blogosphere, a very Happy New Year. I plan on being back to a somewhat normal blogging schedule in about a week (something…

I’m still here, I swear. Most of the time I’d normally devote to writing blog posts has been spent in the Cave of Open Lab?, the last couple weeks. But it will be worth it, I promise. Brief update, by the numbers: 900 posts (first reviews back on 266 of them; waiting on the remaining…

On Wednesday I posted the full list of the almost 900 posts submitted to Open Lab. As part of the process that I’m using to distribute the posts to my awesome reviewers, I’ve assigned each post a primary category. (Clearly, many of the posts can easily fit into more than one category, but based on…

And it is over! The submission deadline has just passed. No more submissions will be accepted for the 2010 edition of the Open Laboratory. I have lined up an impressive list of reviewers who will immediately start receiving their first judging lists and the complex process of winnowing down almost 900 entries into the final…

There are only FIVE DAYS left for submissions! Dig through your archives, through other people’s archives and submit! Note: if you have recently moved your blog, please e-mail Bora the corrected URLs for your entries The list is growing fast – check the submissions to date and get inspired to submit something of your own…

Open Lab Update: Twenty Days Left!

Only twenty days left for submissions! Dig through your archives, through other people’s archives and submit! I’ve already started to contact potential judges for this year’s anthology. We’re ready to roll! Note: if you have recently moved your blog, please e-mail Bora the corrected URLs for your entries The list is growing fast – check…

There is only one month left for submissions! Dig through your archives, through other people’s archives and submit! I’ve already started to contact potential reviewers for this year’s anthology. We’re ready to roll! Note: if you have recently moved your blog, please e-mail Bora the corrected URLs for your entries The list is growing fast…

Open Lab Update

The list is growing fast – check the submissions to date and get inspired to submit something of your own – an essay, a poem, a cartoon or original art. Continue to submit your best posts, and the best posts you read online. Especially those art/cartoon posts, and poems! The Submission form is here so…

Open Lab 2010!

So this year, super science blogger Ben Young Landis was supposed to be guest editor for Open Lab, but alas, he has gotten a new job and will be moving and will no longer be able. So that meant that series editor Bora, aka the Blogfather, aka Papa Smurf, needed a new editor. And he…