April 12 (Tuesday) 7 pm — Quail Ridge Books hosts (at St. David’s School’s Performing Arts Center, 3400 White Oak Rd, Raleigh) Fred Chappell for his new fantasy novel A Shadow All of Light. Chappell will also be at The Regulator Bookshop on April 19 (Tuesday) as part of a month-long North Carolina tour.
April 16 (Saturday) 10 am to 6 pm -- Oak City Comicon at the Raleigh Convention Center with Howard Chakin (Star Wars and dozens more), Tommy Lee Edwards, Rico Renzi (Spider-Gwen, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), and more.
April 19 (Tuesday) 7 pm -- Flyleaf Books hosts Ready Player One author Ernest Cline for the paperback tour of his novel Armada. "Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he's spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure. But hey, there's nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? After all, Zack tells himself, he knows the difference between fantasy and reality. He knows that here in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don t get chosen to save the universe. And then he sees the flying saucer."
April 27 (Wednesday) 6 pm -- Flyleaf Books presents (at Cat's Cradle, 300 E Main St, Carrboro) NY Times bestseller Felicia Day with her memoir You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost). Co-Sponsored by NC Comicon.
Support Bull Spec
[or Donate Bitcoins]
- The Exploding Spaceship Reviews Black City Saint by Richard A Knaak and Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire
- The Exploding Spaceship Visits Norwescon 39 in SeaTac, Washington!
- Friday Quick Updates: a packed weekend, Felicia Day on Wednesday, news and new events, and more!
- The Exploding Spaceship Reviews The Emperor’s Railroad by Guy Haley
- The Exploding Spaceship Reviews Shadow and Flame by Gail Z Martin and Grave Visions by Kalayna Price
Monthly Archives: March 2010
Due to ongoing issues receiving e-mail directed @bullspec.com addresses (including missed submissions without any failure message to the recipient!), I’ve changed to a new mail host. There will likely be some transition period while different DNS servers update, and I … Continue reading
As I mentioned over on BULL SPEC’s Facebook page there will be a serious array of desserts at the launch party, thanks to the lovely and talented (and infinitely patient) Mrs. BULL SPEC. She saw a blog post on Will Gwaltny’s … Continue reading
Over a hastily constructed and eaten sandwich for lunch, some photos posted onto the Bull Spec Facebook photo page: Going from proofing the first issue: To receiving the first shipment: To finding it in the store: I didn’t take a … Continue reading
By Monday, Durham (The Regulator Bookshop, Sci-Fi Genre Comics & Games) and Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill Comics, Internationalist Books) had their first stack of copies in stock. Tuesday saw Raleigh get some BULL SPEC #1 love at Quail Ridge Books … Continue reading
Shipping. Blurbage. Submissions status. Or: “It’s compressive, intelligent, and enlightening.” And open!
Well, I’ve printed a holiday greeting cards list number of shipping labels… but no UPS truck in sight. So a quick update on two topics. Blurbage! From Tim Deal of Shroud Publishing, on my interview of D. Harlan Wilson: “It’s … Continue reading
You are (well, everybody is!) cordially/enthusiastically invited to the BULL SPEC #1 launch party on Tuesday the 23rd of March at 7 PM! The host will be Durham’s The Regulator Bookshop on 9th Street. (720 Ninth Street to be exact.) So … Continue reading