With just about 48 hours to go, the final week push continues with books from David Drake and James MaxeyPosted: 28 September, 2011
With two weeks left to go, the Bull Spec Year 3 Kickstarter has met its “drop dead or not” goal of $1000! Thank you all SO MUCH for spreading the word and contributing to this effort.
This Kickstarter project is to help fund the 60,000 words or so of original fiction, 20 or so illustrations, the reviews, the poetry, and the serialized graphic short story (and more!) which will comprise the four issues of the third year ofBULL SPEC which will run from about Spring/Summer 2012 through Winter/Spring 2013. At $0.05/word for fiction and poetry and $100-$200 per illustration, the year’s content budget will come to about $5,000. The printing budget adds another $5,000, giving a total budget for the year of $10,000.
This week sees Raleigh’s Quail Ridge Books hosting two events of note:
1. Thursday, September 16, 7:30 pm: Clay and Susan Griffith for The Rift Walker: Vampire Empire, Book 2:
So many links have popped up, but most recently a great review from Paul Goat Allen is a good place to get started. There’s a Facebook event by which you can invite your friends, the Quail Ridge event page to send around, and the current fall events flyer to print out and post and hand around as well.
2. Friday, September 17, 7:30 pm: Lewis Shiner for Dark Tangos:
You can of course read Richard Dansky’s review of the book, along with an at-length interview of Shiner, in Bull Spec #6. He also wrote a short essay for John Scalzi’s Whatever blog’s “Big Idea” series, about violence — very much worth the read, and there’s another (shorter) interview courtesy the book’s publisher, Subterranean Press. There’s a Facebook event with which you can invite your friends, the Quail Ridge event page to send around, and yes that current fall events flyer to print out and post and hand around.
There you go! Two reading events this week very much worth taking the time for.
Though yet, yet again you should have a stack of flyers you’re handing out, and likely have this stuff memorized and/or tattooed:
MONDAY AT DRAGON*CON:
11:30am Clay and Susan Griffith: Supernatural Alternative History
And the last of the The Missing Volume dealer room signings:
10:30 AM Kevin J Anderson and Rebecca Moesta
2 PM Tim Zahn
That’s it! It’s the last day! Don’t forget to check out of your room on time…
Though yet again you should have a stack of flyers you’re handing out, and likely have this stuff memorized and/or tattooed:
SUNDAY AT DRAGON*CON:
10:00am Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (AUTO)
11:30am Mur Lafferty (POD)
11:30am Gail Z. Martin (POD)
1:00pm Jason Morningstar (GAME)
1:00pm Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (ALT) — Steampunk Expo with Von Slatt device!
2:30pm Lou Anders (SFLIT)
2:30pm Clay and Susan Griffith (Pyr Books Presents!)
4:00pm Clay and Susan Griffith (Vampires)
4:00pm Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (The Missing Volume dealer room signing)
5:30pm Gail Z. Martin (EFF)
7:00pm Ann VanderMeer (SFLIT)
7:00pm Clay and Susan Griffith Greyfriar Reading w/James Marsters (ticketed event)
10:00pm Gail Z. Martin (DFH)
Whew. Tune in tomorrow for the Monday schedule for those staying all the way through to the end!
With the Lev Grossman event behind us (and it was awesome!) it’s really time to set our sights on the fall events. Things get started with a bang this week with readings from Lewis Shiner and NY Times bestselling author Terry Brooks. Please! Help spread the word about these events by printing, posting, and otherwise distributing this flyer!
You know the drill by now. Though you should have a stack of flyers you’re handing out, and likely have this stuff memorized and/or tattooed:
SATURDAY AT DRAGON*CON:
11:30am Mur Lafferty (READ)
11:30am Mark L. Van Name (READ)
1:00pm Clay and Susan Griffith (Plotting or Plodding)
1:00pm Erin Hoffman (PYR dealer room signing)
1:00pm Mark L. Van Name (The Missing Volume dealer room signing)
1:00pm Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (ALT)
2:30pm The Baen Books Traveling Road Show (Hyatt)
4:00pm Mark L. Van Name (SFLIT)
4:30pm Parsec Awards (doors at 4, reception to follow, Hyatt Regency V Ballroom)
5:00pm Clay and Susan Griffith (PYR dealer room signing
5:30pm Jeff VanderMeer (READ) (a “bring the house down” reading from his novel in progress BORNE!)
7:00pm Ann VanderMeer (WRIT)
8:30pm Clay and Susan Griffith (Collaboration panel)
10:00pm Gail Z. Martin (WRIT)
Whew. Tune in tomorrow for the Sunday schedule!