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.
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Category Archives: announcements
So, yeah. This isn’t the newsletter, though October’s is coming real soon now. This is… This is something new. (Or old.) This is, dare I say it, a try at an e-issue, starting small, seeing where it goes. Let me know if … Continue reading
The preliminary eligibility list for the 2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy has been announced, including 79 titles published by NC authors last year. Cover gallery time? Cover gallery time!
I’ve very excited to announce that we’ve added another author to the already amazing lineup for the 3rd annual Bull Spec Summer Speculative Fiction event. That author is Robert V.S. Redick, author of The Chathrand Voyage Quartet, recently completed with … Continue reading
Thanks for sending a story to Bull Spec! We are indeed open and reading submissions as of October 1, and yours has been received and tagged into the submissions process. Where it goes from here is: a first reader (right … Continue reading
Wait. Just wait a minute. Year 2 has barely started and I’m talking about Year 3? I’m talking about Year 3. When I started Bull Spec, I committed to two years. Thanks to an awful lot of support (and trust, … Continue reading
OK. Here we go, announcements time! 1. Bull Spec #5 is available now! IN PRINT: You can (1) come to Quail Ridge Books tonight for the launch party at 7:30; (2) wait until early next week for the issue to … Continue reading
While print copies won’t be available until the launch party at The Regulator on Wednesday, January 12th, BULL SPEC #4 is available now for orders and downloads and sample previewing in the usual places. Again the cover is from Carrboro’s Jason … Continue reading
With issue 3 available for pre-order, our poetry editor is hungry for more poems. Please feed him! We want poetry that takes one outside the ordinary, grabs the reader in the guts, and offers up a feast. The best guide … Continue reading
Whew. It’s been quite a ride, but Bull Spec #3 is now in the printer’s hands. That means: Sample is up at Issuu! (Includes the complete “Happenings” section so dig in!) You can pre-order issue #3 right now! If you are … Continue reading