Category Archives: Friday Quick Updates

Friday Quick Updates: Elizabeth Langston, Chris Giarrusso, Atomic Comedy, Powerful Women in YA Lit, Mary Roach, and more

Saturday, April 12, 2014: Yeah, it’s Saturday, but I didn’t get these out yesterday and there’s a big weekend ahead. Er. Upon us. First up, covering Saturday means 3 events to tell you about: 10:30 am to 4 pm — … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: N.K. Jemisin in Statesville this weekend, and Lev Grossman and Junot Diaz kick of the NC Literary Festival next week!

Monday, March 24, 2014: Via regular contributors The Exploding Spaceship comes news that Statesville, NC’s Mitchell Community College will host award-winning author N.K. Jemisin this weekend (Friday March 28 and Saturday March 29) as part of the 2014 Doris Betts Spring Writers … Continue reading

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Friday Quick Updates: Baen audio drama casting; H.G. Wells panel rescheduled; NC Lit Fest schedule; and upcoming events including Jenna Black and Kristen Simmons

Friday, March 14, 2014: Happy Friday everyone! There are some fun activities for teens and kids this weekend (a Divergent fan party on Saturday, Richard Peck’s The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail on Sunday), ahead of a three-author YA event at Flyleaf … Continue reading

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Friday Quick Updates: Allen Wold’s new collection, H.G. Wells panel, Mur Lafferty, NC Literary Festival adds Lev Grossman and Nathan Ballingrud, and (tons) more

Friday, February 28, 2014: Wow. There’s a lot to tell you guys about since my last news roundup 11 days ago. So much I hardly know where to begin! Let’s start with what’s new at bullspec.com: Coming to Town: Megan … Continue reading

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Friday Quick Updates, Monday edition: Alice Hoffman, Megan Shepherd and The Lovestruck Tour, and the Nevermore Film Festival

Monday, February 17, 2014: Tonight sees the first of two events with magical realist Alice Hoffman in the Triangle, ahead of Megan Shepherd, Megan Miranda, and the rest of “The Lovestruck Tour” later this week. Hoffman’s new book is The Museum of … Continue reading

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Friday Quick Updates: Mur Lafferty tomorrow, Deborah Johnson next week, a Book Club Moveable Feast this weekend, Jeremy L.C. Jones writes about Manly Wade Wellman, and more

Friday, February 7, 2014: Three “NEW-NEW” events this weekend, added to the calendar since sending the February newsletter barely a week ago, including Mur Lafferty’s Durham County Library (Southwest Regional Library) event on Saturday and a “Bookmarks Book Club Moveable Feast” event … Continue reading

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Friday Quick Updates: illogiCon is here!

Friday, January 10, 2014: I’m likely the last to post my own illogiCon panel schedule, so let me get that out of the way first: FRIDAY 3 PM — The Things About Thieves — SMITH FRIDAY 4 PM — The … Continue reading

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Friday Quick Updates: The Manly Wade Wellman Award’s prospective eligibility list is announced, and the many things I missed in the January newsletter

Friday, January 3, 2014: As usual, as soon as I click “publish” and “send” on the newsletter all manner of books and events and news come flying in or are finally finalized. Finally. Ish. First, the North Carolina Speculative Fiction … Continue reading

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(Early) Friday Quick Updates: The Manly Wade Wellman Award; some writing market and other links; and a special last-minute local author holiday bookstore

Thursday, December 19, 2013: The “Friday” quick updates are coming a day early today, ahead of a segment on 2013 in North Carolina science fiction and fantasy on WUNC’s The State of Things in the noon hour today. Tune in … Continue reading

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Friday Quick Updates: Local Black Friday and Small Business Saturday alternatives; another Carolina Book Beat focus on local sf on Monday; and the latest on the regional author holiday book expo next Saturday!

Friday November 29, 2013: While I’m probably somewhere in between the sentiment offered by Shimmer and the most commercial of line-up offerings at the big box stores, I did want to send out a roundup of what’s going on this weekend, … Continue reading

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