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ConTemporal 2014: Day One

ConTemporal 2014 is underway, and there’s even more mood-setting decorations throughout the hotel, music playing, costumes everywhere. Here’s a few photos, including of the massively expanded high tea room:

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Friday Quick Updates: ConCarolinas, The Manly Wade Wellman Award, Carolina Book Beat, MakerFaire, and more

Friday, May 30, 2014: Whew! A sold-out ConCarolinas is upon us, and quite a few folks are heading to Charlotte to see George R.R. Martin, Tommy Lee Edwards, Faith Hunter, David B. Coe, A.J. Hartley, Misty Massey, and too many others … Continue reading

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Carolina Book Beat preview: Gray Rinehart, Lex Wilson, and Jen McConnel

Monday, April 28, 2014: Today’s speculative fiction focus on Carolina Book Beat (WCOM 103.5 FM and online, 10 AM Eastern Time) is a special 2-hour episode! I’m very excited about this one as we really have a fantastic show planned. Gray … Continue reading

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2014 East Coast Game Conference, Day 1

April 23, 2014, Durham, NC: Thanks to a generous last-minute press pass, I had a chance to stop by day one of ECGC – the East Coast Game Conference – this morning at the Raleigh Convention Center. I’ve been to a … Continue reading

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Whispersync Deal Roundup: Night Shade Books, the Baen Free Library, and The Shambling Guide to New York City

There’s actually a significantly large number of local and regional authors in this roundup of ebook/audiobook deals:

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The Latest from Carolina Book Beat

The podcast for my talk a week ago with Tommy Lee Edwards on Carolina Book Beat is up!

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Carolina Book Beat preview: Tommy Lee Edwards

So tomorrow morning (Monday, Feb 3, 10 AM) I’ll be talking with illustrator Tommy Lee Edwards on Carolina Book Beat on WCOM-FM. It’s the first time we’ve tried an illustrator as a guest, so I wanted to put up some links … Continue reading

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Book Harvest collecting children’s book donations on Monday for their annual MLK drive

On Monday, January 20, 2014, from 1 to 4 pm, Book Harvest is having a children’s book drive at the Carolina Theatre of Durham. “10,000 Books for Kids (10KBK) is Book Harvest’s annual community-wide book drive on MLK Day and … Continue reading

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The Odyssey Writing Workshop’s Summer Session

Another press release of interest to pass along. The key data bits here: The program is held on Saint Anselm College’s beautiful campus in Manchester, NH; This summer’s workshop runs from JUNE 9 to JULY 18, 2014. The early action application … Continue reading

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Clay and Susan Griffith’s “Tribute: Nelson Mandela” comic to be released this week

Via local writer Sharon Stogner, a press release of interest to pass along. Note that the writers on the project are Raleigh authors Clay and Susan Griffith: —- Bluewater Productions is releasing a new tribute comic book biography on the … Continue reading

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