I had a great time at Balticon. I recorded an update each day, but was unable to edit/upload them. I figure I’d share them anyway.
Day_Zero_Update, Thursday May 26th. Apologies for the pops. I hope future updates won’t have them.
SiglerFest – A mini con for and by horror/sci-fi author Scott Sigler
Ravenwood – An excellent podcast by Nathan Lowell
Cooley’s New App! – Video coming soon!!!
Jim aka Synaptic Jam
A friend of mine, Mr. Brand Gamblin, is endeavoring to raise funds for editing and covering his next book. Odds are good you know about his previous works if you’ve been following me for long. If you chip in some funds his way you’ll get some pretty great stuff in addition to knowing that you’re supporting an up and comer. Check out his video.
The bad thing about Kickstarter is, if he doesn’t meet his goals, he doesn’t get any money. None. Zippo. Nada. He’s got five more days as of this writing to make his two grand. He’s about four hundred shy. Coming that close and not making it is unconscionable. I’m probably misusing that word, but you get the picture.
If you give at the ten dollar level and can provide me with proof, I will give you a signed e-book copy of Through A Glass, Darkly. That’s in addition to Brand’s swag. Twenty-five bones to him will get you a signed paper copy. Forty-five will get you a signed paper copy of Through a Glass, Darkly and an e-pub of Ginnie Dare: Crimson Sands. Sixty will get you signed copies of both paperbacks.
These things apply only if you give after the writing of this blog post and only if/when Brand makes his goal. You will get your swag from me by the end of June.
Also, if you are a fellow creator I urge… No, I through down the gauntlet for you to support Brand in a similar fashion. Put up some bucks, put up some swag, send your fans to kick this goal in the butt. Let’s do this.
My horror anthology is now available at Good Reads. You can preview it here –
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In just a few days I will be bound for Maryland! This will be my third year going to Balticon and I don’t see giving up the tradition any time soon. There will be good friends there and a ton of cool panels. Better yet, I’ll be on some of those panels. So if you’re going to be there we should totally get together.
As of this writing here is where I will be panel-wise. (There is no publicized schedule available at this point.)
Friday 5/27 11:00pm – Exquisite Corpse – Late Night Style
Saturday 5/28 1:00PM – Brewing Your Own Beer at Home
Saturday 5/28 3:00PM – Live Galley Table with Ben Bova
Saturday 5/28 5:30PM – Reading
Saturday 5/28 10:00PM – Unlikely Disasters to Plan For
Sunday 5/29 10:00AM – Pitch Workshop
There will also be an epic party on the 28th hosted by James Durham that you should try to make. Hit me or James up for details or go listen to this.
Sadly, I’m going to have a metric ton of awesome competition for my reading. I do plan on recording it so there’s that. If you miss out on any of the goodness, there will likely be audio of it online somewhere.
If you’re interested in an e-book or paper copy of either of my books I will have some on hand for sale. We’ll also be selling CD’s with a compilation of stories from Flagship.
I look forward to seeing some of you there!