This is news I’m all to happy to boost the signal for.
My buddy and fellow author, A.L. Olson, has a new book out entitled, Checkmate. This is a title you’l want to check out but more importantly, all the proceeds go towards a very special and important cause.
I have not had the opportunity to read the book yet (I’m on some writing deadlines at the moment) but the premise definitely caught my attention and I’ve already purchased it and downloaded it on my iPad. One of the reviews indicated that the book has more than a few surprise twists, something that yours truly loves. Game on! Um, pardon the pun.
Additional details can be found here. Go show a talented writer and an awesome writer some love. And by all means please repost and spread the word.
A pro-tip for the fanboys. There are healthier more responsible ways to deal with your performance problems, unresolved mommy issues, or that tiny embarrassment you’d rather the world not know about. However harassing women, is certainly not one of them.
You may also want to avoid questioning a woman’s gaming credentials because that woman may turn out to be Techlife’s gaming & social media editor, Rae Johnston.
One of the things that always seems to trip people up when it comes to analyzing marginalized identities in stories is the difference between a story that has fucked up shit in it versus a story that says fucked up shit.
This is a very important distinction that everybody analyzing narrative media needs to understand.
So I’m going to help a muthafucka out right quick.
And over on Comics Alliance, Andrew Wheeler eloquently breaks down why this Uncle Tom House Slave incarnation of Alex Summers needs to take the bench and sit his ass down.
And as a buddy pointed out, the blue eyes (Alex originally had brown eyes) is such a metaphor to selling out.
To quote the ladies from School Daze:
“Girl, you know you weren’t even born with blue eyes.”
“Blue contact lenses.”
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I’m currently at the airport heading out to Seattle for Norwescon 36. Just like the theme states, I’ll be there to Save The World and/or possibly take it over. Oh don’t act shocked, you know how I gets down. In any event, much fun will be had. If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you. Feel free to say hi.
Here is my schedule for this weekend
So I dithered about posting on these because I don’t like bringing the authors any additional publicity. For many books, the worst enemy is obscurity. But I had to share my pain, folks.
Remember Victoria Foyt and Save the Pearls? Remember how we all wondered how any author could hit such serious WTF territory?
I bring you the latest Foyt-esque forays from two other authors. You’re welcome.
I’m currently in Memphis and I’m living it up like a rock star for MidSouthCon 31. Below is my itinerary for MidSouthCon 31 this weekend. If you’re in attendance, stop by and say howdy.
10:00AM – 11:00AM W Diversity vs. Tokenism
Guests of Honor: Ross Lockhart, Kimberly Richardson
Panelists: Hilaire Playa, Laura Underwood, Denny Upkins, Stephen Zimmer
Writing beyond your race, sex, or orientation without tokenizing your characters
3:00PM – 4:00PM W Spread Too Thin
Panelists: Robert Krog, Tracy S. Morris, Van Plexico, Kirk Stevens, Denny Upkins
How to prioritize and manage your time