May 2009 Blog Posts (19)

On Our Way to the BEA (Book Expo America)!

This will be the first year we are exhibiting. Booth 2142 - somebody play that number! It's been hectic, but I think we will get through. We will be introducing our initial catalog for 2009 - four books. We will be blogging, twittering (!?), and video interviewing all weekend. Check us out daily for fresh news. We will also be displaying the works and promotional materials of several members - so if you are in the tri-state area, come out and support your fellow members:

Audrey… Continue

Added by Diane on May 28, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

I'm one of two Guests of Honor for next year's Wiscon, :-D!!

Now that Wiscon 33 is over, I'm now free to announce that next year, Mary Anne Mohanraj (a writer, editor, and spec-fic community activist) and…

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Added by Nnedi Okorafor on May 26, 2009 at 9:12pm — 1 Comment

NUBIAN SPIRIT (DVD)

THE AFRICAN LEGACY OF THE NILE VALLEY



by Louis Buckley (Director, Producer, Editor and Narrator)



A Journey Through Ancient Africa's Golden Times



We know that the ancient Egyptians (Kamites) and Cushites

were indigenous to Africa and that they were Africans, but how…
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Added by The Cushite on May 23, 2009 at 10:37pm — No Comments

What's really going on?

I guess i just feel like venting. I know when I was a kid in the 90's, the generation before us was probably befuddled and bewildered with our fashions and music, and probably our attitudes too. But for the life of me, I can't understand the the downward spiral that this generation depicts. These damn kids don't seem to gravitate towards anything positive or sensible. Damn, I mean we had NWA and a lot of so-called "negative" role models, but in actuality the entertainment icons of that time… Continue

Added by Demetrius Littlejohn on May 23, 2009 at 2:08pm — No Comments

How Dark Is Too Dark?

When I first sat down to draft the concept that would develop into my current project, my goal was to illustrate some of the baser emotions I saw within myself. In doing so, I created a character that, at best, was uncaring and completely sociopathic. It wasn't long before I realized the character was so repugnant, that no matter how well I wrote the story, readers would never accept her as anything other than an antagonist.



So... I was left with the task of reconstruction. Over the… Continue

Added by William Butler on May 22, 2009 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

Amille Gets a Baby -- Ironics Story from Last Month!

Okay so, here's the short I wrote about the final major character in the Ironics story - Amille. It's longer than the others but oddly, it is the least developed. In total there are five viewpoint characters - Ronnie (here and in the initial Irony blog post), Garren ("human" from post 2), Noe (the Ironic smuggler/lover in post 2), Amille and the baby, who is still nameless here. One of them is the "villian" of the collage of stories. I have decided to… Continue

Added by VD DeVau on May 20, 2009 at 8:27pm — 2 Comments

East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (2009)

Just came back from Philly, from attending the only Black comic book convention in the US. It was awesome! Lions.12 did really good. I brought 40 comics with me and came back with five. It was smaller than most the cons I've been to, but I could feel the love. I got to see a awesome brother in the lord and ccas member there. Mark I had a good time brother. And I also got to meet Reggie Byers creator of Kidz of the King. Isay the greatest highlight if the trip was getting to minister to a boy… Continue

Added by GC Comics on May 19, 2009 at 7:15pm — 1 Comment

Unamused with My Muse

So, I've committed myself to writing fiction everyday just like I write do my research work everyday. And in spite of all the advice I've read and been given about daily writing and how rewarding writing everyday used to be for me --- I am uninspired. Well, that's not exactly right. I'll explain.



I have lots of ideas. Don't we all? Three of which I have been picking over for the last few years. I have posted some of the Ironics stories here but there are two other stories - one a… Continue

Added by VD DeVau on May 15, 2009 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

This is plain and simply awesome...

Here is my brother Emezie's latest animation. It is by far my favorite to date. It is titled Rock Opera and I have no idea what inspired him to create this particular twisted, imaginative, animated tale. It’s deep.



The story, the art, the music are all his own and they are all absolutely awesome- and I'd say that even if he weren’t my brother.…
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Added by Nnedi Okorafor on May 14, 2009 at 10:41pm — No Comments

The length of belief.

This is my first blog. And I plan to keep it brief. Ever since I heard this question, I've wondered what peoples answer would be regarding it. 'Can I walk a righteous path holding a beer?' Paradoxical in nature. But don't let that get in the way of how intriguing a question it is. I'd love to know peoples answer on the matter.

Added by Michael Herron on May 12, 2009 at 5:09pm — 1 Comment

I suspect I'll be using this blog more as a links/info dump than for commentary. Progress reports on writing/comic projects can be found at my dreamwidth account. Link of the day: http://www.poarch…

I suspect I'll be using this blog more as a links/info dump than for commentary. Progress reports on writing/comic projects can be found at my dreamwidth account.


Link of the day: http://www.poarchcreekindians.org/xhtml/index.htm Continue

Added by Florence on May 12, 2009 at 3:39am — No Comments

Characters in our story are White, Black, Asian. Hispanic, Mayan...so far. A main enabler is a Aphra, an industrial spy co-opted for the 2012 political campaign--black, beautiful, sexually aggressiv…

Characters in our story are White, Black, Asian. Hispanic, Mayan...so far.



A main enabler is a Aphra, an industrial spy co-opted for the 2012 political campaign--black, beautiful, sexually aggressive and decidedly "uppity".



You can read some of Aphra's episodes in chronilogical sequence (not their order of posting) FIRST



SECOND…



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Added by Team2012 on May 11, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

ORION

Hey everyone would love to know what you all think of the previews and teasers for Orion and for "9".

Added by Deonte Hollomon on May 11, 2009 at 6:20pm — No Comments

AMALGAM UNIVERSE: ACT II PART II, THE 1ST ALLIANCES: The Empire Strikes

AMALGAM

ACT II

Part two: The 1st Alliances



The EMPIRE STRIKES!



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The Tauntaun pulled up short as it reached the crest of this particular snowy hill. Luke reached down and patted the great beast’s neck in comfort.

“What’s the matter girl?” he asked. “It’s just our new friends.”

But the animal showed no sign of decreased agitation as it considered the goliath that stood a mere fifty meters away. A goliath so big that despite standing in a gully and… Continue

Added by Night Manager on May 10, 2009 at 5:36pm — 2 Comments

Dark fiction ning

NEW DARK FICTION GUILD STARTS



Authors James Cheetham and G.A.Buchholz recently launched The Dark Fiction Guild (http://darkfictionguild.com), an international, members-only community for authors, editors, publishers and other creators of high quality Dark Fiction, a broad genre that includes expressions such as poetry, drama, music and media (in print, music, movies, TV and the Internet), and encompasses such sub-genres as horror, dark fantasy, suspense, occult, supernatural, gothic… Continue

Added by Carole McDonnell on May 8, 2009 at 7:40pm — No Comments

New Novel Traverses the Globe in Mind-Expanding, Action Adventure



"Winner of Science Fiction Book of the Year 2009, San Francisco Book Festival"



New Novel Traverses the Globe in Mind-Expanding, Action Adventure

Adin Kachisi’s New Novel Weaves Drama, History, Myth, Cultural Expedition, Radicalism

NEW YORK – At the core of Adin Kachisi’s riveting new novel, Rise of the Anakim: Tablets of Destiny (published by AuthorHouse), are one man’s travels across four continents in a desperate attempt… Continue

Added by Adin Kachisi on May 8, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

Trek Spoiler: Not much detail, but some cool info. Anyone see the new sneak preview on Fringe May 5?

http://www.spike.com/blog/report-on-sneak/70893

Added by Bill Ladson on May 6, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

From the Lost Diary of TreeFrog7

Just wanted to let you know that my short story, From the Lost Diary of TreeFrog7, has just been published by Clarkesworld Magazine. Read it online… Continue

Added by Nnedi Okorafor on May 2, 2009 at 6:01am — No Comments

CFS: Special issue: Race and Ethnicity in Fandom (Summer 2011)

Special issue: Race and Ethnicity in Fandom (Summer 2011)



Transformative Works and Cultures

http://journal.transformativeworks.org/



http://community.livejournal.com/fight_derailing/4761.html



editor AT transformativeworks.org



SPECIAL ISSUE EDITORS



Sarah Gatson (Gatson AT tamu.edu), Sociology, Texas A&M University,

http://sociweb.tamu.edu/faculty.php?faculty_id=12

Gatson@tamu.edu



Robin Reid (Robin_Reid AT… Continue

Added by Carole McDonnell on May 1, 2009 at 2:11pm — No Comments

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Laser preamplifiers at the National Ignition Facility. (Courtesy: CC BY-SA 3.0/Damien Jemison/LLNL)

Topics: Alternative Energy, Nuclear Fusion, Nuclear Power

Physicists working at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in the US say they have passed…
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GIF image from Nature. The African baobab is one of the continent’s most recognizable tree species. Credit: Hougaard Malan/naturepl.com

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Africa’s iconic baobab trees are dying, and scientists don’t know why. In a study intended to examine why the trees are so long-living, researchers made…
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“Take care of your own and don't expect anyone else to do so, or at least not to put the same priority on it.” – Theodore Beale

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Inside the MiniBooNE tank, photodetectors capture the light created when a neutrino interacts with an atomic nucleus. Reidar Hahn / Fermilab

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Physicists are both thrilled and baffled by a new report from a neutrino experiment at Fermi National Accelerator…
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