It is with a heavy heart, that I have to inform you that I’ve stepped away from Inveterate Media Junkies. This that frequent the site most likely noticed I subtly said goodbye on my last Capsule Review a few weeks ago. In fact, the reasons that I’ve stepped down are the same that have kept me from posting this sooner.
Last semester, when I was doing my work for MFA program, weekly Fall TV premiere reviews, and weekly comic reviews, I realized that amount time needed and the amount of time in a day never evened out. Somehow, I pulled through. It also helped that the television networks seemed to all shorten there premiere schedules so it really only ended up being a hectic two weeks that wasn’t near a school deadline. But it was enough that I realized that I needed to get a handle on my if I was going to do this again.
Get the rest of the scoop after the break
First, credit for the title belongs to Ubisoft and the team behind Assassin’s Creed 2.
The reason for the title is because after I returned from my residency at Seton Hill University, I came down with one of the worst colds I’ve had in a while. I’m still recovering, but I’m no longer feel like Clive Barker wrote the latest Hellraiser story in my throat or coughing so hard I could type with my forehead.
But that means I’m behind on everything. There are new things I want to tell you about and update things that were already planned.
- I will be starting a new feature on my Facebook Fan Page: Real Scrolls V: Skyrim. I will be writing weekly entries about a Skyrim character, but it won’t be in the typical high fantasy voice. I’m going to have some fun with the character’s voice, but it will depend on what kind of character I’ll be playing. All this week on my Page, I’ll have polls so You can decide the character. So come by, Like my Page, and join in something that I’m sure will be a fun time.
- I know I will be at three events this year: In Your Write Mind (June), Necon 33 (July), and Anthology 2013 (November). I will be updating my Appearances page with all the details as I get them. I may be presenting at IYWM and I may be on panels at Anthology again. So make sure you keep an eye out on any news. Who knows, I might be part of a signing or book release too. The year is still young.
- Many things have delayed the start Doctor Who Anniversary posts on my Screen Burn™ column at Inveterate Media Junkies. I wanted to have the First Doctor post up by the end of the January, unfortunately the cold put the kibosh on that. But it is coming and starting next Monday (February 4th) I will be my tweeting of the Second Doctor’s episodes on my Screen Burn™ Twitter account (@ScreenBurnIMJ). If you are a Doctor Who fan, make sure to follow me there for a fun time and to know first any news about the first post.
That’s it for now. But before you go, enjoy this awesome song and incredibly goofy video.
I am in the middle of getting ready for my only con of the year. The wonderful Anthocon! I’m only doing one panel this year as most of my time is filled with trying out a new Dark Fantasy RPG call Astonishing Swordsman & Sorcerers of Hyperboria. If you’ve read any tweets or blog posts over the last year, you know I’ve had the role-playing itch and I’m finally getting to scratch it. The fact that I will probably be playing with mostly writers is just going to be kick-ass.
The panel I’ll be taking a part of is “Tragedy and Personal Experience as Fuel for the Creative Fire” on Sunday. If you are someone planing to be at Anthocon, definitely stop by that panel. The dealer room will be open to the public all weekend, so you can find me there throughout the day if you can’t afford the price to get in for the panel.
I won’t update the blog while I’m there, but follow me on Twitter and Facebook for the fun and shenanigans that happens when a lot of writers congregate. But if you are in the New England area, you really should just come to the convention itself.
There is a Halloween interview extravaganza going on at InveterateMediaJunkies.com today. All the interviews are from contributors of the Hazard Yet Forward anthology–including my story, “January”–published this past August. My interview in on fellow writer, IMJ columnist, and Seton Hill graduate, Irene L. Pynn’s Princess and Her PS3 column along with A.G. Devitt, David l.Day, Kristin Dearborn, Ron Gavalik, Scott A. Johnson, Meg Mims, Nacy J. Parra, Lori Pollard-Johnson, and Jessica Warman.
The rest of the interviews are on Jason Jack Miller’s Sound Check column and Heidi Ruby Miller’s Geek Girl Underground column. Come by, check out the interviews–and how we would survive the zombie apocalypse–and don’t forget to pick up Hazard Yet Forward!
Hazard Yet Forward is a charity anthology to help a fellow writer and Seton Hill Writing Popular Fiction graduate, Donna Munro, as she kicks breast cancer’s ass. This is anthology is a huge effort, with over 70 authors and over 70 stories totaling over 700 hundred pages of fiction. They’re examples of all genres: from Romance to Horror to Mystery to Fantasy. So there is something for everyone.
As a charity anthology, all the stories were donated. We all care about Donna and hope this helps her with everything that is ahead of her. All money that the anthology makes will go directly to helping Donna with her medical expenses. Having a brother-in-law that passed away from brain cancer and my liver transplant, I know how fast those bills start to get out of hand, even with health insurance.