Posts Tagged ‘blog: appearances’.

This weekend: Webcomics Rampage in Austin!

RAMPAGE

This coming Saturday and Sunday, I’ll be in Austin for the Webcomics Rampage event at Dragon’s Lair!

A bunch of other cool people will be there too:

Danielle Corsetto / Joel Watson / Randy Milholland / E.K. Weaver / David Willis / Alex Woolfson / Dusty Jack and JD Saxon / Dax Tran-Caffee / C. Spike Trotman / Noelle Stevenson / David McGuire / Melanie Gillman

Dragon’s Lair Comics and Fantasy
2438 West Anderson Lane
Austin, TX, 78757
1pm-7pm both days

I will have books and games and I will be doing sketches! If you come, I will see you there!!

Monday November 10! THE TOURNAMENT

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I perform on an improv comedy team here in Los Angeles. We’re one of eight house teams at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica.

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That’s us! A nice-looking bunch! Our team name is The Audience. Our show features improvised music, and things happening to imaginary people, and jokes and so on.

The theater holds occasional tournaments, and this is the first time The Audience has participated in one. Over the last two weeks, we’ve won our nights and have now advanced to THE FINAL ROUND — which will be this Monday night, November 10!

In the tournament, two teams each perform for 20 minutes, and then two judges and the audience vote on which team had a better show. My team is up against the three-time reigning champion team, Cobranauts.

In another tournament several years ago, my old team lost to them! Now…THE CHANCE FOR REVENGE IS NIGH.

I’m really proud to be doing some smart stuff and good comedy with The Audience, and if you’re in the Los Angeles area, I’d like to invite you to attend on Monday night!

The show is free, and there is no drink minimum (though the drinks are pretty cheap). Advance tickets are not required.

We start at 8pm, but to ensure seats, getting there early is recommended. The theater’s at the Santa Monica Promenade (it’s the only theater with an entrance in an alleyway. Just like ALL THE BEST THEATERS).

We’re going to put on a great live show — I have a lot of fun with these knuckleheads. And, of course, the audience vote is a big part of determining the night’s winner, so if you attend, you’ll have a say in how the night goes for me.

Hope to see you there!!

The Annals of Improbable Kickstarters, and other things

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Here is a new short fiction anthology that I have a story in!

It’s called HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY!!! & Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects, edited by multi-award-winning anthologist John Joseph Adams and featuring a ton of excellent writers including Mary Robinette Kowal, Monte Cook (whom I briefly met at GenCon last week), Mur Lafferty, Scott Sigler, and many, many others.

The stories in the book all take the form of Kickstarter projects (the project description, tiers, updates, comments, etc.) for improbable things, like the robot army of the title, or cat assassins, or a divine taco, or in my case, “Live-Action Arena Tetris.” (Read more story summaries.)

The entire giant book is on sale right now for just 99¢ on Amazon! (update: due to various restrictions by Amazon, the special price is in the US store only.) Other ebook platforms will follow. This one is an ebook exclusive.

Speaking of crowdfunding, I’ll also be at:

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On Monday, September 15, I’ll be part of a panel discussion at USC along with filmmakers Meirav Haber (Stan), Kyle Rankin (Night Of The Living Deb), and Tracy Droz Tragos (Rich Hill), talking about…Kickstarter! I will try to sneak some jokes in, between all the LIFE-CHANGING ADVICE we will surely be dealing out.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

And speaking of jokes and japery…

FLIP ITTTTT

On October 4-5, I’ll be in San Francisco at the TableFlip gaming conference, presenting a talk about how themes can affect play in tabletop games.

Also speaking at the conference will be Max Temkin (Cards Against Humanity), Matt Leacock (Pandemic), and Volko Ruhnke & Brian Train (the COIN Series).

Attendance is limited and it’ll probably sell out before long, but registration is currently open!

That’s the whole rest of my year, as far as events go!

Hope to see you at one…OR ALL???????

GaymerX table location CORRECTION

I’m here in San Francisco! I showed up at the GaymerX2 location (the InterContinental Hotel) and found my table on the fifth floor, not the second like I mentioned the other day. I have no idea why I thought it was on the second floor. If you show up and look for me on the second floor, I don’t know what mysteries or treasures you will find…But I request that you then come up to the fifth floor and tell me all about it.

NEXT WEEK: THE BEST OF THE RESTORATION HARDWARE COMMENTS

A Packed July: San Francisco! Tesla! SDCC!

Oh man there’s a couple neat things coming up!

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THIS WEEKEND, IN SAN FRANCISO
(Friday-Sunday, July 11-13): It’s GaymerX2!

It’s a gaming convention with an all-inclusive mission statement (abridged below from last year’s original GaymerX Kickstarter project):

The stereotypes about gamers are many, but the core is the perception that gamers are usually straight white guys in dark rooms furiously mashing at a controller. That’s not the reality. Gamers come in all sizes, genders, races, and sexual identities.

Gamers, as a whole, have had to make space for themselves in a society that, for a long time, treated them as outsiders. They have come together and created a real community of people, but one that is not always welcoming if you don’t fit into the mold. Just like most gamers, queer geeks and gaymers want that same sense of community and belonging.

We are creating a convention where all types of geeks can come together, meet others like them, and have a blast without having to worry about what their peers think of them or being discriminated against.

We want to be clear this isn’t just for gay white dudes either. We want all genders, races, and sexual identities including our straight friends and allies to come together and have a gay, geeky good time. We believe very strongly that creating a space like this is not only important for building a strong community, but also showing new generations of gaymers that there are others like them out there, they are not alone, and there is a welcoming place for them, not just at GaymerCon, but as part of the larger gaming community.

I’ll be on the second floor in the Indie Alley section! CORRECTION: My table is on the fifth floor in the Expo Hall, table i21.

Last year (at GaymerX) there was a dude who proposed marriage on stage to his boyfriend and it’s just the sweetest doggone thing you ever saw.

Tickets may not be available at the door, so check the website if you’re interested in coming.

I’m pleased to be attending, not because I’m gay or make specifically gay-themed material, but because I want to support this effort to give gamers of all persuasions a safe space to have fun, and also because I want to meet the kind of person who would come to that sort of space!

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LATER THIS MONTH:
KPCC TESLA EVENT
(July 20)

KPCC, one of my local Los Angeles public radio stations, is throwing a Tesla party as part of its science programming for kids!

It looks like reservations to attend the live event are full up, but you can watch the livestream on their website at 1pm Pacific, Sunday July 20.

Why would you want to (besides a deep and abiding love for all things Tesla — after all, you’re reading this on the internet)?

Well uh I will be playing Tesla at the event

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STILL LATER IN JULY:
SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON
(July 24-27)

’Nuff said