On Saturday, July 6th, I will have a reading at 7:00pm during CONvergence. Will there be tears of blood? Sadly, my reading has to err on the hygenic side, so the answer to that is “No.”
However, I can do one better. You get to pick what I read. Here are the stories I’ll have on hand:
“The Button” – a Lovecraftian apocalyptic tale that fans voted me to write. It’s about a scientist who must make a terrifying choice as the end slithers ever closer.
“Fangs and Formaldehyde” – a vampire noir tale set in Las Vegas starring Atlas, an iconic character who helps other vampires. Somebody is hunting down other bloodstalkers. Who? And, more importantly… Why?
“Don’t Ignore Your Dead” – a very sad and sordid tale about one woman who is unable to let go of her guilt and get a good night’s sleep
An original story, un-named, never before been published… For your ears only…
I will be attending CONvergence as a guest this year.
Here is my schedule, though you should note that the later the panels get… The more unfiltered I shall be… In part, I think this is a mad conspiracy to access my pure decorum-less state. The later it gets coupled with a serious caffeine addiction. Oh, that’s my Kryptonite. Sure, I start out all nice and well-mannered, but Midnight beckons and my fangs pop out all by their lonesome. It’s quite terrifying, actually. Sharp, pointy teeth.
On that note, I suppose I should say: “Come if you dare?”
Friday, July 5
Science Fiction as a Hopeful Future vs. a Cautionary Tale
Gaming in the ‘Verse
Signing – Joseph Scrimshaw/Monica Valentinelli
Writing a Book in Someone Else’s Universe
Saturday, July 6
Reading – Monica Valentinelli
Vampire Literature From Dracula to Edward Cullen
This is the first of two posts regarding my GenCon: Indy schedule. This doesn’t include my signings at the DriveThruRPG.com booth, my meetings and social engagements, or any appearances for other publishers. The next update will have more information about what’s happening in the dealer’s hall. Please note that all of the Writer’s Symposium events will be in the convention center and not held at a separate hotel.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Margaret Weis Production booth
4:00 p.m. – Dealer’s Hall: Signing Tables
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16
10:00 a.m. Room 245: Online Presence SEM1345258
11:00 a.m. Room 245: Promotions, Sales, Publicity, Public Relations SEM1345259
1:00 p.m. Room 245: Networking, Not Name-Dropping SEM1345261
2:00 p.m. Room 245: Pitches, Proposals and Promises SEM1345262
3:00 p.m. Room 245: Signings, Podcasts and More SEM1345263
5:00 p.m. Room 243: Reading SEM1345279
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Margaret Weis Productions booth
4:00 p.m. Dealer’s Hall – Signing Tables
5:00 p.m. Room 245: Genre Blender SEM1345291
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
11:00 a.m. Room 243: VIP Panel Marketing Review WKS1345363
It’s too late! The living dead have already taken over the world. Your brains have been devoured. Nothing is left but spasms of ravenous need—an obscene hunger for even more zombie fiction.
Extreme Zombies is edited by Paula Guran and published by Prime Books. To celebrate this release, FlamesRising.com is hosting an EXTREME ZOMBIES GIVE-A-WAY for two signed copies in the U.S. I’ll be signing them with braaaaaaiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnsssssssssssss!
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I just picked up Shakespeare’s Kitchen: Renaissance Recipes for the Contemporary Cook and I couldn’t be happier. Not only does this provide recipes, which are based off of original instructions from the time period, there’s a touch of history included with each and every section, dish prepared, and anecdote.
My only critical comment is that I wanted to see more pictures of the finished recipes, but other than that I’m very pleased with this cookbook. It makes me giddy that I can read stories about life in the past while making traditional dishes prepared at a time when there were no ovens, refrigerators, or fancy tools. Imagine the luxurious art in this era! Royal banquets included the fabrication of fantastical “meat” beasts, edible portraits, and a whole lot more.
This, coupled with my love of etymology AND Shakespeare… Well, I’d rather like collecting historic cookbooks. I have a Roman-era and WWII cookbook already…
Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: Riddle me this…
Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: The Gym.
In My Ears: Something industrial and head-banging.
Game Last Played: Dragon Age: Awakenings
Movie Last Viewed: Despicable Me
Latest Artistic Project: In progress!
Latest Release: “The Dig” The Lovecraft eZine Issue No. 19