Tonight at 10 P.M. "Spike" network (channel?) will run the two-hour series premiere of "Blade: The Series" about the vampire hunter whose last movie ("Blade: Trinity") used Esperanto here and there. If this is the series premiere on which Aaron Chapman worked in Vancouver as an Esperanto dialogue coach, it might be worth watching – at least, if they kept the Esperanto in.
Particularly for young Esperanto speakers, I'd like to recommend the netzine La Amikeco, which is published by a group of primarily Asian young Esperantists. It's attractive and interesting, and you can find the latest issue, and links to back issues, at http://www.la-amikeco.net/. Enjoy! (And notice that next year's International Youth Esperanto Conference is going to be held in Hanoi ...)
For those interested (and those with iPods), I've posted MP3 files of five pieces of literature in Esperanto on-line. These are as follows:
William Auld's poem "Ebrio" (Inebriation);
Albert Goodheir's poem "Dek nordaj strofoj" (Ten Northern Verses);
My own punfest "Tra tempo kaj spaco kun Ferdinando Feguto: 1" (Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: 1), in honor of the late Reginald Bretnor who, as the anagrammatic "Grendel Briarton", invented the Feghoot character;
My own short "memoir" "Ursoj" (Bears) (and, mind you, everything in the story is true, though I have taken a liberty or two with the sequence of events);
Baldur Ragnarsson's apocalyptic poem "Finosortas" (The Fated End).
La katalogo "Pasporta Servo 2006" (1320 gastigantoj en 92 landoj) nun haveblas cxe la libroservo de ELNA. Por trovi informojn kaj kovrilbildon, vizitu nian retbutikon. Kodo PAS008, prezo $22.20. NOTO: Ni mendis nur 30 ekzemplerojn, do se vi deziras acxeti cxi tiun katalogon, estos pli bone fari tion baldaux.
Robert Read has pointed out to me that LiteralSystems' series of audiobook recordings now includes Sacxio Oka's Esperanto translation of O. Henry's famous short Christmas tale "The Gift of the Magi" as read by Derek Roff. You can hear this 22-minute MP3 recording (or simply download it into your iPod) from here.
Don't forget that ELNA offers a free ten-lesson Esperanto course, taught by an individual tutor, via ordinary snail-mail; you can request the first lesson of the course by sending an e-mail to the ELNA central office, including your name and street address in the message. If you prefer, you can register for the e-mail version of the course at http://pacujo.net/esperanto/course/.
This course is aimed at English speakers. For those who might prefer to learn through Spanish, the Argentine Esperanto League offers an e-mail version of the course at http://esperanto.org.ar/curso_por_email/.
The first lesson in the "First Esperanto Course" lesson is available as a scanned PDF by clicking here.
For those in California and neighboring states, don't forget the Tut-Kalifornia Esperanto-Konferenco, which will be held at the Hallmark Inn in the university town of Davis, California, just west of Sacramento, over the weekend of March 24-26. You can find some information about the conference, and a sign-up form (in PDF format – print and mail) at http://www.esperanto.org/esos/tkek/ .