September 22nd, 2020

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Continuing my efforts to drum up more support on my Patreon, I posted a sample of one of the vignettes that I write for folks who support at $10/month or higher and a sample of a completed first-draft chapter that $20/month supporters get to see. I also posted a list of what I did in August on Patreon, as well as links to all the samples I put up.

Friday fanfare: U2, Mick Jagger, will.i.am, and Fergie performing "Gimme Shelter."

One of Dragon Con's American Sci-Fi Classics Quarantine Panels that they did over the course of the past few months: "Novelization Readings," featuring me, Gary Mitchel, Joe Crowe, Sue Kisenwether, John Hudgens, Michael Bailey, Alison Sky Richards, and Darin Bush both talking about and reading from our favorite movie novelizations. I read from Serenity, and the high point was Sue reading one of the more turgid passages from Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek: The Motion Picture novelization....

From the archives: my review of 42, presented in memory of Chadwick Boseman.

More remembering Chadwick Boseman with quotes from my reviews of his performances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

I was supposed to be Author Guest of Honor at Bubonicon 52 last month, but the convention was cancelled for obvious reasons. They did, however, hold a virtual con, as many cons have done, and I still got to be a guest. My programming was all archived, too: a reading from A Furnace Sealed, "Writing 101" with me, Susan R. Matthews, Lauren C. Teffeau, Walter Jon Williams, and Connie Willis, and "Mythology & Gods in Fiction: When Deities Matter" with me, Reese Hogan, Chaz Kemp, Rebecca Roanhorse, and Lauren C. Teffeau.

Receiving my contributor copies of the graphic novels Icarus and Jellinek, which I adapted into comic book form from Gregory A. Wilson's novel.

Talkin' anthologies with Randee Dawn and Michael A. Ventrella for the Pocono Liars Club.

Dragon Con was also cancelled in person this year, but they too did a massive virtual con, and I was on a ton of programming over the course of Labor Day weekend. All of it is archived in this post, including panels, readings, gab-fests, etc. on subjects ranging from music to Doctor Who to Sherlock Holmes to superhero movies to stuff that happened in 1985 and much more.

The only thing I really had to say on 11 September.

New stuff on Patreon since my previous update.

My appearance on "The Rotunda" radio show on WBOB 990 FM, conveniently archived.


KRAD COVID readings: "The Ceremony of Innocence is Drowned" from Star Trek: Tales of the Dominion War, "Partners in Crime" from Without a License, "Identity" from Baker Street Irregulars, "Cayo Hueso: A Tale of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet" Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5, "The Stone of the First High Pontiff" from Defending the Future: Best Laid Plans, "Alien Invasion of Earth!" from Thrilling Adventure Yarns, "A Bone to Pick" from Did You Say Chicks!?, "Four Lights" from Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Sky's the Limit</a>, "A Clean Getaway" from Pandora's Closet, "God of Blunder" from Ragnarok and Roll</a>, and "Ten Little Aliens" from the Farscape Role-Playing Game.

Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: "Rise," "Favorite Son," "Before and After," "Real Life," "Distant Origin," "Displaced," "Worst Case Scenario," and "Scorpion."

Star Trek: Lower Decks reviews: "Moist Vessel," "Cupid's Errant Arrow," "Terminal Provocation," and "Much Ado About Boimler."
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