Today, we celebrate Pi-Day. Tomorrow, we beware the ides of March. This Saturday, of course is St. Patrick's day. So hopefully the Luck 'O the Irish will be in full effect all week. And with that, on to the plugs!
This Week's Plugs
Cap'n Dade's Place - Artwork, model-building, and photography by Dade W. Bell.
Master Plan - Game designer Ryan Macklin's monthly podcast on game design, focusing on "indy-style" roleplaying games. He has a new podcast online featuring an interview with Chad Underkoffler of Atomic Sock Monkey.Â You can also read Ryan's Master Plan Web Column and his reviews. Ryan also wrote twelve stories for The Edge of Propinquity during its first year. You can read his series, Hidden City, here. More on a charity project from Ryan below.
Postcards From Hell - Here's a clever idea. Subscribe and get thirteen horror flash-fiction pieces mailed to you on postcards for the thirteen weeks leading up to Halloween 2007. Only $6.66 to subscribe! (Email version available for half that price). This is a project of writer Jeff Crook. The project is also a paying market ($50 for a 500-word piece) that is open to submissions.
The Devil's Panties - Wonderfully funny geeky webcomic by Jennie Breeden.
The Lady of Shalott - A short film adaption of Tennyson's poem "The Lady of Shalott," in a modern setting, featuring the music of Fusion Fable. By Phantom Media, in cooperation with Housebit Players and Fusion Fable. Co-Produced by Katrina Joyner, who operates Angelic Press and publishes Kinships Magazine.
All this month is Small Press Month.Â
I will haveÂ a table at the Boston Zine Fair on March 24-25 in Boston MA. The 25th is also the New England Area Gather'ing' in Salem MA, which I'm considering attending if I can make it up there after the zine fair in time.
Our next event after that will be the Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo in Columbus OH on April 21.Â
MayÂ 5th is Free Comic Book Day. It's also Free Zine Day. We are currently planning on distributing some freebies at Gateway Comics in Wareham MA.Â We may have a presence at some other stores in our area as well.
We'll be heading back out to Columbus for OriginsÂ in July, where we will be volunteering for the convention.
We're also tentatively looking at attending Pi-ConÂ in West Springfield MA in August.
Finis: A Book of Endings to Give People New Beginnings: This is a project that Ryan Macklin is putting together to raise money for Red Cross hurricane relief. The book is a collection of endings done in the style of the old Choose Your Own Adventure books. I'm one of the authors who was chosen to contribute. You can get an update here, and I will post more on this when an official release date is announced.
Goodsearch - A search engine that donates 50% of its revenue to charities and schools designated by its users. You may choose the charity you are contributing to when you initiate your search. My friend Katie is making a special appeal for users of Goodsearch toÂ suport Turning Point of Lehigh Valley (Allentown, PA), a domestic violence agency in her home town.
Plugs for My Stuff
My website, with my comics, my zine, andÂ calendar/linksÂ pages,Â is Dandelion Studios. I write fiction for The Edge of Propinquity. I will have a new story up tomorrow. Go read it! You know you want to! I write comic book reviews for Comic Widows. You can also check out my Comicspace page and my Livejournal. I haveÂ two groups here on Gather: Geek TravelÂ and my new group, Magic the Gathering Players.