March Updates: SLCC FanXperience Schedule & Redneck Eldritch Anthology

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I’m excited to announce that I’ll be on two awesome panels for Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience, taking place March 24-26 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. If you’re going to this amazing fan event, please do come listen to me, and to other authors and artists, as we discuss the Real Science in Science Fiction and the Universe of H.P. Lovecraft! The more people we have attending our panels, the more inclined event orchestrators will be to bring back these topics–and us contributors–again next year. So join us! And if you come to my panels, I might just bring some squishy foam brains to toss out that shamelessly plug my author blog. More on that later…

Here is my schedule!

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  • Thursday, March 24 — 5:00 PM: Real Science in Sci-Fi Literature and Film (Room 255F)
    Charlie Pulsipher, Sarah E. Seeley, John Steiner, Eric Swedin, Howard Tayler

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  • Saturday, March 26 — 8:00 PM: “Not Meant to Voyage Far”: Sceince in the Universe of H.P. Lovecraft (Room 255B)
    Nathan Croft, Sean Hoade, Sarah E. Seeley, Nathan Shumate, Eric Swedin, David J. West

Isn’t the shout-out artwork for these panels gorgeous? I’m so excited! And I will be selling books all three days at the Xchyler Publishing booth (Booth#ToBeDetermined in the vendors room). You can find more info by visiting saltlakecomiccon.com or browsing the panels here: http://saltlakecomiccon.com/fanx-2016-schedule/. I also keep my schedules for various events under my Events tab.

Oh, yes, and I mentioned squishy brains… Come to my panels, and the Xchyler Publishing booth, and I may give you a little souvenir that will look something like this (haven’t quite decided on the final design yet) (Now showing the updated design). I’ll even sign it for you, if you’d like–no purchase necessary! If you’re not into brains, no worries–I will also have a variety of bookmarks that shamelessly plug my fiction available for you to take at your leisure. 🙂

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Redneck Eldrtich News

In honor of the forthcoming Redneck Eldritch anthology, a collection of Lovecraftian horror novelettes and shorts set in abandoned mines, small towns, weird trucks, creepy outhouses, and questionable swimming holes, Cold Fusion Media will be releasing story “sneak peeks” on their blog once a week until the collection comes out. You can check out the first sampler, “A Hole in the World” by Ian Welke, here: http://coldfusionmedia.us/redneck-eldritch-sneak-peek-a-hole-in-the-world-by-ian-welke/.

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(“Signal Boost is Appreciated” Cover Concept Art by Carter Reid)

The anthology is expected to come out in time for the World Horror Convention at the end of April. My story, “Mine of the Damned Gods,” is a [Lovecraftian-redneck] retelling of Oedipus Rex that will appear in this collection alongside stories by several fine authors, including D.J. Butler, Garrett Calcaterra, Jaleta Clegg, Robert J. Defendi, Steve Diamond, David Dunwoody, Eric Jepson, Robert Masterson, Nathan Shumate (our collaborator), Scott William Taylor, Brad R. Torgersen, David J. West, SM Williams, and more. (I’ll let you know if a sample of my story is selected to go up on the Cold Fusion Media site so you can go check it out).

Thank you to all my friends and followers who keep up with me here on my blog and my social media accounts. Your support means the world to me, and I’m off to a very exciting start this year.

November Goals

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In this, the month of my birth, lots of things are happening.

This really cool thing called NaNoWriMo is going on starting yesterday. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s a great way to find and network with writers, both local and around the world. It’s also an excuse to write your guts out for a whole 30 days in an effort to get that novel you’ve always had niggling at the back of your thoughts down on the page. (Check out NaNoWriMo.org to learn more if you’re not already familiar with it). I have several projects I’m eager to finish, or at least make good progress on this month, so the silent word wars with online buddies will be a great motivator.

In Sarah Seeley’s authorly news, I joined the Horror Writers Association as an Affiliate member at the end of September after Salt Lake Comic Con. October was super busy for me on many fronts, so I haven’t had a chance to fully immerse myself in this wonderful professional community yet. But I’m super excited to be a part of it, and can’t wait to explore and tap into the resources and support they have to offer.

A poem I submitted to Leading Edge Magazine called “Dying Breath” has been selected for inclusion in their 67 3/4 fundraiser issue, which will feature work exclusively from Leading Edge alumni. More details on this publication to come.

I’ve submitted a short story for consideration in the second annual Utah Horror anthology, put together by the Utah chapter of the HWA. I’ve also been invited to submit stories to two other anthologies. One is based on Jason King’s fantasy universe in his novel Valcoria. The other is a project by Nathan Shumate, spinning off his successful Space Eldritch collaborations to create a redneck-themed Lovecraftian horror anthology.

My goals for this month are to complete the two short stories and continue to plow ahead with my novel-length expansion of “Curio Cay.” After that…we shall see.

Happy November, and good luck to everyone participating in the writing madness!

Check out “Driveless” in Latest Issue of Leading Edge Magazine

Issue 66 of Leading Edge, BYU’s student-run magazine of science fiction and fantasy, is now live on Amazon! My short story “Driveless” appears in this issue. Get your copy of the magazine at a great price and support a wonderful club that has nurtured editing and fiction writing in college students since before I was born (which is kind of a long time). Think of it as a birthday present for me, since it is the month of my birth and all.

Be sure to like the Leading Edge Facebook page and visit the Leading Edge Magazine website at www.leadingedgemagazine.com for the latest information on their publications, events, and antics.

To current editor-in-chief Kenna Blaylock, and all my friends staffing Leading Edge this year, you guys rock!

"Driveless" appearing in Leading Edge Magazine #66. *Coming soon!

Legends and Lore Facebook Launch Party

“Do you like mischief, Delilah?” – PERADVENTURE – LEGENDS AND LORE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF MYTHIC PROPORTIONS
Available now on Amazon!

What about you? Do you like mischief? If so, you should come to the Facebook release party for Legends and Lore tonight, October 22nd from 4:00-8:30 PM MST.

Among the prizes are a signed paperback of “Blood Oath: An Orc Love Story”

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And a paperback of Issue #66 of “Leading Edge Magazine,” which is due out later this week and features another new story of mine called “Driveless.” Leading Edge just revealed their cover yesterday on their Facebook page, and I’m really excited to share it with you here!

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Oh…I’m offering a $10 Amazon gift card too!

For a chance at these particular prizes, be sure to hit the event page at 7:00 MST during my featured time slot to participate in my games.

Other prizes include ebooks, paperbacks, key chains, bracelets, bookmarks, and more from Xchyler and each of the contributing authors in the anthology. You can check out the prizes on Xchyler’s Facebook Page.

It’s going to be a lot of fun.

Come revel in the mischief, win some cool swag, and get yourself a copy of Legends and Lore, filled with paranormal tales that are perfect for the spooky season.

You’re all invited!