I may be preaching to the choir here, since about a third of the people reading this are either Alphans or at least Confluence-goers-who-hang-out-with-Alphans, but I need to do my part. So, many of you have heard me rave about Alpha before, and for a good reason. It's a writing workshop for teenagers who write genre fiction (specifically sci-fi/fantasy/horror). Words can not explain how awesome Alpha is, although Alpha is excellent at teaching how to use words to explain awesome things. Anyway, Alpha is looking for donations so that students who can't afford the cost of Alpha (which isn't too bad in the first place) can still go. Thomas does a better job explaining and soliciting donations. Read. Donate. Write. Alpha is love.