BayCon 2013 Gift Baskets for Guests of Honor Contain . . . Our Phobophobia Books!

Attracting over 2,000 attendees from around the west coast annually, BayCon is the largest science fiction and fantasy convention in the San Francisco Bay Area. And lo and behold, our Phobophobia book was included in their guests of honors’ gift baskets this year—Great Scott! In reference to the current year, BayCon 2013’s theme was “Triskaidekaphobia,” or the fear of the …

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A List of Celebs’ Phobias Famous Fears

Our Phobophobia book depicts eccentric fears, such as, arachibutyrophobia: the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. Scary, right? Did you know that some of our favorite celebrities have bizarre fears of their own? Check out these famous phobias: 1. Aretha Franklin: Flying (aviophobia) (Source: Times Magazine. Photo by Personeelsnet.) 2. Johnny Depp: Clowns (coulrophobia) (Source: San Francisco Chronicle. …

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Panic—You’ll Feel Better Head Honcho Hello for May 2013

Knock Knock 100 Reasons to Panic about Getting Married

I have been a bridesmaid five times: Jennie (floor-length yellow satin), Amy (anything sleeveless in a color other than black), Leah (anything sleeveless, but only in black), Arielle (whatever I wanted, because my primary role was to help produce the wedding—in Spanish, in Spain), and Jamie (this one was both a friendship wild-card and fashion wild-card; I showed up in black patent-leather cowboy boots and a silk print dress to stand up for a relatively recent friend with whom I am no longer friends). I have seen many, many people panic about getting married. I myself have never panicked about getting married—like all good spinsters, I have instead panicked about not getting married, but fortunately I've grown out of that, along with recently transitioning out of spinsterhood.

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