Thursday, February 28, 2008

Blog Updates: Feb. 28, 2008

Jeff Carlson - "Moving At The Speed Of Sound"

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Rosemary Jones - "Cute cover, can’t wait for the Encyclopedia to be published."

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Mike (Wall) - "Beautiful ash", "Ships in the night", & "Repost for a friend(Does life imitate art?)"

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Word Weavers - "Fantasy Submissions Still Open!", & "The Controversy of Dues"

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Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest - "Matt Wallace, marketing genius ", & "Fran Friel, movie director "

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Frank E. Bittinger - "My Website", "My Friend’s Book.", & "10 Things About Me."

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David Thorpe - "Return of The Cambrian (a poem)", & "Love Furies"

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Louise Bohmer - Lachesis Publishing - "Another Bit o’ Good News for a Lach Author, and Some Bits and Bobs ", "Authors, Be Careful: Ocean Mist Press", "Lillian’s Love Premiere at The Rockland County Exhibition", & "Preditors and Editors Donation Button -- P & E Needs Your Support"

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Dark Horse Comics - "DREW GODDARD: TALES OF THE VAMPIRES EXTENDED PREVIEW!"

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Scott Nicholson - "queen of the country of the damned"

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Roy C. Booth - "Roy & Cynthia Poetry Publication News", & "Book Deal Now Official!"

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Rick Evans - "Updated Version of To the Edge od Extinction, Chapter One"

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Writers Together - "Press Release"

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Tor Books - "Tor Podcast Directory", "USA Today Articles on the Movie, The Box (Based on the book, Button, Button) ", & "Space Vulture Website"

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Michael Laimo - Horror Author - "FIRES RISING--HUGE CONTEST!", & "HEAR ME READ FROM FIRES RISING AT DREAD CENTRAL"

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Mythosian Chronicles - "New Illustrator"

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Ben Eads, Dark fiction writer - "Writing excersize! Come join in!", & "Everybody write!"

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Cynthia Leitich Smith - "SCBWI Bologna 2008 Author-Illustrator Interview: Babette Cole", "Keeping Cynthia Leitich Smith Weird", & "SCBWI Bologna 2008 Art Director Interview: David Saylor of Scholastic"

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Jodi Lee - "LBF Books - David Lee Summers Shares News!"

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The Write Fantastic - "Talking sense on Print on Demand"

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Planet Pride - "Alien Weather", "Pluto’s Moons, Nix and Hydra, may have been Adopted", "Cassini Rev 60: Feb 25 - Mar 7 ’08", "Did A Mega-collision Alter Venus?", & "Pan in the Fast Lane"

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Kevin Lucia - "Reviews: 'Loves Me, Loves Me Not', by Claudia Gabel "

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Author R.M. Hamilton - "decisions...decisions...decisions"

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Maria V. Snyder, Author - "Study Series Contest & Blog Party", & "Spotting Sparks"

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Graveside Tales - "OTR (Old Time Radio) - Inner Sanctum"

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Di Francis - "things going on"

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Stargate Command - "ALERT! Helpful SGC info how You can easily protect your page from Hackers, Phishers, Spammers! "

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Yasmine Galenorn - "Witchy Chicks Contest", & "RWQ URL and Other URLs"

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Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc - "EDITING/PROOFING SERVICES."

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Horror Library Blog-O-Rama - "Why Horror? - by Erik Smetana"

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Ash Krafton - "Deliverance!"

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Robert McCammon - "New McCammon article/interview"

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Heather S. Ingemar - "Knives at 100 Word Stories"

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Sylvia Engdahl, SF author & space advocate - http://towardtomorrow.blogspot.com/

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Robert J. Sawyer's Blog - http://sfwriter.com/blog.htm

Bulletins & Other News: Feb. 28, 2008

The Intergalactic Bank of Timbuktu - IBT Staff Meeting Cancelled
"Sorry folks, but we had to cancel our upcoming staff meeting. Seems we can't all make it on that day. We'll reschedule ASAP and let everyone know."

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Grim Trixter - Brandy Leah Schwan - Edgar Allan Poe 200 Project
In 2008, the EAP200 Project will be launching a special Website to Poe that will allow admirers of Poe's literature and life to pay tribute to him online. Well-know authors, performers and other celebrities will play a part in this tribute as well: http://www.myspace.com/poe200

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Ben Eads, Dark fiction writer - Would you like to be a zombie?
"Dark fiction writer James Cheetham can make your dreams of being a zombie come true! Click the link below to see some great examples: http://www.cheethamzombies.blogspot.com
Or visit his myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/jamescheetham"

Are you a dark fiction fan?
"Keep your eyes on this press www.ashen-eye.com, their premiere issue is forthcoming and by the looks of the contributors thus far it will be amazing! You can keep track of this press by visiting their site, or visiting their myspace page http://www.myspace.com/asheneye. It will be an amazing first issue! ~ Ben"

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Michael Laimo - Horror Author - HEAR ME READ FROM FIRES RISING AT DREADCENTRAL.COM
"I'm the featured reader this month at Dread Central's Dreadtime Stories, where I read from my new novel FIRES RISING. Check it out here: http://www.dreadcentral.com/node/26270
Hope you enjoy it! ~ Michael"

DARK RIDE is at the printers and will be out in 3 weeks

"Order your copy now before it's sold out: http://www.borderlandspress.com/"

News worth reposting:

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Stargate Official MySpace - Ark of Truth Video Messaging!
SGA Video Messaging now includes clips from Ark of Truth: http://www.sgamessaging.com/

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Brandon Layng - New Anthologies From 13HS will be looking for Subs
Check my blog or the 13Human Souls blog for more details on two new anthologies; A NEW BREED OF SERIAL KILLER and INNARDS ON THE OUTSIDE.
http://www.myspace.com/13foxes
http://www.myspace.com/13humansouls

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Word Weavers - Features: Cheri Chesley, Matthew Alan Pierce

  • Author Feature ~ Cheri L. Chesley
  • Writing Excerpt ~ From Dark Curse of Whispers by: Matthew Alan Pierce
  • Spotlight Trading Card ~ Charlotte Emma Gledson
Come check out the new Features at Word Weavers

Requiem for the Damned Horror Anthology Available Now!!
The Word Weavers Horror Anthology "Requiem for the Damned" is now available for purchase at Lulu.com. This collection of the macabre contains stories from some of the best minds in horror today.
With fantastic cover and interior art by John Stanton, edited by Jennifer L. Miller and Jordan Bobe and formatted by Cassandra Lee. This book will keep you up at night, get your copy today!
Due to graphic sex and violence, parental discretion is advised. http://www.lulu.com/content/2088659
Word Weavers Anthologies | http://www.freewebs.com/weaversofwordshttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/WeaversofWords/

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Are We Alone? - Encore presentation available February 25, 2008: "The End of Food"
Do you find eating tiresome? Is taking time to chew taking too big a bite out of your productivity? Well, you can soon say goodbye to the burden of beefy burgers and chlorophyll-ridden lettuce - you'll be able to pop a pill for all your nutritional needs! As much as you may find this too much to swallow, what we call "food" is changing. Indeed, you might not recognize the dinner of the future if it landed on your plate today. In this hour, a look at high and low-tech visions of dinner time... whether E.T. would ever get a hankering to snack on Homo sapiens... what percentage of a Twinkie is mined... and growing meat in the lab. Plus, food fights of the past and future. Guests:
| You can listen to this and other episodes at: http://radio.seti.org/

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Blog Updates: Feb. 26, 2008

Big God Network - "BGN Interactive Guide"

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Jeremy C. Shipp, Dark Fiction Writer - "A message from the director of EGG (the short film I wrote)"

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Cara North - "I changed a headlight and started a Yahoo loop!"

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Nicola Griffith - "Curve magazine interview"

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Marc Vun Kannon - "After the S. Carolina Book Festival"

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rob (Robyn Thurman) - "More News"

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A. Lee Martinez - "It’s Breakin’ Meets Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo!", & "Talking in Code"

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Yasmine Galenorn - "Guest Blogging Tomorrow (with contest), and a few Q&As "

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Eric Morgret - "Strange Aeons"

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Rosemary Jones - "Doing the Snoopy Dance for a First Sale"

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Cynthia Leitich Smith - "Tantalize Audio on Sale February 26!", "SCBWI Bologna 2008 Author-Illustrator Interview: Paul O. Zelinsky", "Eternal: the Line-Edits Revision", & "SCBWI Bologna 2008 Editor Interview: Pauline Mermet of Bayard Editions Jeunesse"

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Tor Books - "Paper Cuts Post: Back from the Dead"

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Sherrilyn Kenyon - "Weak coffee and strange kids LOL"

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Bret Jordan - "ACARINA"

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Alethea Kontis - "H.M. Fish Story"

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C. L. Freire - Tween Fantasy Writer - "Your Own Personal Bucket List"

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Ben Eads, Dark fiction writer - "The dark fiction spotlight is back online!! And better!", "The dark fiction spotlight 4 is live!", & "The dark fiction spotlight 'State of the union.'"

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Frank E. Bittinger - "Possible Press Release", & "Short Fiction"

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Lisa Erin - "Saturday’s Kids"

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The Intergalactic Bank of Timbuktu - "Final Staff Meeting Before NorwesCon!"

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Jodi Lee - "LBF Books - Tracy Goodwin Shares News!", & "Puppies Everywhere"

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Planet Pride - "Pan in the Fast Lane", "The Enceladus Enigma", "mercury and venus - together!", "Underwater Robot Helps NASA Explore Europa", "New Horizons Crosses 9 AU", "Background Planet", "Getting involved!", "Stellar runts could harbour alien worlds", "Toward Alpha Cen B b", "Giant leap for planet-spotting technique", "A True 'Ring Moon'", & "Saturn’s Dark Materials"

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Brandon Layng - "Beautiful Baby", & "Two New Anthologie from 13HS"

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Mike (Wall) - "Repost for a friend(Does life imitate art?)", & "February breeze"

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Louise Bohmer - Lachesis Publishing - "Good News for LBF Books and Lachesis Publishing Authors"

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Heather S. Ingemar - "'Knives' at 100 Word Stories", & "Booksigning, Lewiston Hastings "

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Fantagraphics Books - "From the archives: Peter Bagge Hate Q&A circa 1997"

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Michelle Marquis - "Whiskey Creek Press is celebrating 5 years! Giveaways!"

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Kung Fu Grindhouse Ninja and the Warriors of Fire

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Are We Alone? - "Hungry? Listen now to the End of Food episode"

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Book Trailers from COS Productions - "Romance, Girl Talk and Fun! "

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Rue Morgue Magazine - "Rue Morgue Magazine Issue 76 Sneak Peek: Mulberry Street"

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Vern - "10 things I hate"

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Karina L. Fabian - "The Saga of King Kluck on Video"

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Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc - "FOR THOSE OF YOU ATTENDING MY TEA PARTY THIS SATURDAY!", "BOOK SIGNING THIS SATURDAY! CALLING ALL MY TAMPA PALS!", & "A MAN OF TWO WORLDS THE MOVIE PROJECT SCRAPPED."

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Scott Nicholson - "chapter a day"

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Tim Waggoner - Gencon Writer’s Symposium

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David Louis Edelman - "An Introduction to ""Mathralon"" "

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Daniel Braum - "Last Stop up at the Daily Cabal"

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Armand - "Special Project Update 1"

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Nojo - "The Birth, Death, and Rebirth of the Warhammer 40k RPG: Dark Heresy "

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Roy C. Booth - "Roy and Cynthia at MarsCon"

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Horror Library Blog-O-Rama - "A Taste of Blood - by Dan Naden"

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Tony Eldridge - "Big News For The Samson Effect"

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Word Weavers - "Have you paid your dues?", "Books to Movies Reviews and Young Author Features", & "Did you forget the ESSAY CONTESTS?"

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Jenn Nixon - "I was going to do a book review, but...(Rant) "

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13Human Souls - "New Anthologies from 13HS"

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Minnette Meador - "Starsight Poster - Check this out!"
Check out Minnette's new blog on Blogspot.com: http://minnettemeador.blogspot.com/

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Sylvia Engdahl, SF author & space advocate - http://towardtomorrow.blogspot.com/

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Robert J. Sawyer's Blog - http://sfwriter.com/blog.htm

Bulletins & Other News: Feb. 26, 2008

Ben Eads, Dark fiction writer - Are you a dark fiction fan?
"Keep your eyes on this press www.ashen-eye.com, their premiere issue is forthcoming and by the looks of the contributors thus far it will be amazing! You can keep track of this press by visiting their site, or visiting their myspace page http://www.myspace.com/asheneye. It will be an amazing first issue! ~ Ben"

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Grim Trixter - Brandy Leah Schwan - Vincent Price Performing Edgar Allen Poe's Tell-Tale Heart
"For my friends like me who also love Vincent Price and Poe I was happy to find Vincent Price performing Edgar Allen Poe's Tell-Tale Heart on you tube. I added the video to my page if you would like to see it. I can never get enough of Vincent Price, or Poe. The brew of the two has always been inspiring. Of course, I also love Christopher Walken reading The Raven ~ Brandy."

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Battlestar Aries/ BSR-26-CDF 6TH FLT.FLAGSHIP - Aries New Forum Board
"We would just like to announce that Battlestar Aries new forum board is NOW online. We would like to invite our current crew members that are here on myspace and then all of our friends here, to join the forum board so WE CAN ALL get to know one another better. When you register, all information will be kept confidential and will also be validated carefully for security purposes wise due to a recent attempt to hacked the main site. WE thank you all for your understanding on this matter: http://ariesengineer.forumup.it/?mforum=ariesengineer"

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Stargate Atlantis - Ark of Truth Video Messaging!
SGA Video Messaging now includes clips from Ark of Truth: http://www.sgamessaging.com/

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Michael Laimo - Horror Author - DARK RIDE is at the printers and will be out in 3 weeks
"Order your copy now before it's sold out: http://www.borderlandspress.com/"

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Brandon Layng - New Anthologies From 13HS will be looking for Subs
Check my blog or the 13Human Souls blog for more details on two new anthologies; A NEW BREED OF SERIAL KILLER and INNARDS ON THE OUTSIDE.
http://www.myspace.com/13foxes
http://www.myspace.com/13humansouls

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Daniel Braum - Last Stop at the Daily Cabal
Check it out at: http://www.dailycabal.com/

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Word Weavers - Features: Cheri Chesley, Matthew Alan Pierce
Come check out the new Features at Word Weavers

Requiem for the Damned Horror Anthology Available Now!!
The Word Weavers Horror Anthology "Requiem for the Damned" is now available for purchase at Lulu.com. This collection of the macabre contains stories from some of the best minds in horror today.
With fantastic cover and interior art by John Stanton, edited by Jennifer L. Miller and Jordan Bobe and formatted by Cassandra Lee. This book will keep you up at night, get your copy today!
Due to graphic sex and violence, parental discretion is advised. http://www.lulu.com/content/2088659

Poetry Submissions Open Till Wednesday!!
Poetry Submissions are now open again. They will remain open until Wednesday the 27th. If you have anything you'd like to submit, please do so.
Email submissions to: wwanthologysubmissions@gmail.com Please put: POETRY SUBMISSION in the subject line of your email. Please include a short bio with links in your submission.
Word Weavers Anthologies | http://www.freewebs.com/weaversofwordshttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/WeaversofWords/

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Minnette Meador - Meador - Starsight Posters...Check this out!
Derrick Freeland of Overcast Productions (www.myspace.com/overcast_publications) has designed goreous new posters for the upcoming release of Starsight, Volume I by Minnette Meador. Check out this great poster and watch for release information to come on Minnette's blog: www.myspace.com/minnettemeador

News worth reposting:
Are We Alone? - Encore presentation available February 25, 2008: "The End of Food"
Do you find eating tiresome? Is taking time to chew taking too big a bite out of your productivity? Well, you can soon say goodbye to the burden of beefy burgers and chlorophyll-ridden lettuce - you'll be able to pop a pill for all your nutritional needs! As much as you may find this too much to swallow, what we call "food" is changing. Indeed, you might not recognize the dinner of the future if it landed on your plate today. In this hour, a look at high and low-tech visions of dinner time... whether E.T. would ever get a hankering to snack on Homo sapiens... what percentage of a Twinkie is mined... and growing meat in the lab. Plus, food fights of the past and future. Guests:
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You can listen to this and other episodes at: http://radio.seti.org/

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Fandomaniacs - Fandomaniacs: Episode 7
We're back from our break with some RPG and video game reviews. We review Colonial Gothic, Scout Roleplaying Game, Faery's Tale and more.
For more info, please visit: http://www.fandomaniacs.com/

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Willie Meikle - Lovecaftian short story now on podcast
"My story "Aboard the Vordlak" is available to listen to on this months Cthulhu Podcast: http://cthulhu.mypodcast.com/ This podcast is inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and his Cthulhu Mythos. You will hear readings of his works, and horror or ghost stories by other authors. The Lovecraft "period" is primarily the 1920's and you will also hear music from that period. ..."

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Blog Updates: Feb. 24, 2008

C. L. Freire - Tween Fantasy Writer - "The Road Well-Traveled is the Most Entertaining One of All", & "Seventeen and Strong"

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Fandomaniacs - "Episode 7: We’re Back with Game Reviews"

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Markedeloy - "No Honor Among the Dead"

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outside in the movie - "Bang for the Buck"

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HARPER PERENNIAL - "I’ve been reading poetry today...", & "Excerpt: The Seven Days of Peter Crumb"

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Rosemary Jones - "Precious Dragon and The Dragons of Babel"

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Willie Meikle - "Cthulhu Podcast", & "Hot Line update from Sledge Hammer Horror Productions"

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Martin Treanor: Horror Author - "MANY, MANY THANKS FOR ALL THE BIRTHDAY WISHES"

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Boxcar Astronaut - "Boxcar Astronaut hits 50!"

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Authors of Myspace - "New Books Added - Week of February 24th 2008 ", & "Author Interview - Sascha Aurora Akhtar"

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Author R.M. Hamilton - "Heart of a Lioness"

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Word Weavers - "Poetry Submissions Open Till Wednesday!", & "Word Weavers Realeses: Requiem for the Damned an anthology of Horror!"

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JAMES AND DADDY - "Update 24th feb 2008"

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Brandon Layng - "An Evil Dead: The Musical Proposal "

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Di Francis - "Happy Hour of the Damned", & "7 year old boys think my office is cool"

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Planet Pride - "Hiding Dione", "The Next Great Planet Debate", "Planet Hunter Prepped for Tests", "Map of Tethys – February 2008", "The Rays of Rhea", "Cassini Uncovers Invisible Rings at Saturn", "New Horizons Catches a Break", & "Cassini Finds Mingling Moons May Share a Dark Past"

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Mike (Wall) - "Passions", & "Come and see the show"

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Bailey - "New Temporary Submissions Address."

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Tom Tancin - "Perfection Preview"

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Yasmine Galenorn - "Gamers Unite!"

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Matt Browne SFW - "Can the following Google Ads be made more compelling?"

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Cynthia Leitich Smith - "Bone, Coe Booth, Sarah Dessen, David Levithan, Courtney Sheinmel, Spiderwick, Writing, and More", "Brothers, Boyfriends & Other Criminal Minds Giveaway--Autographed Copy ", & "SCBWI Bologna 2008 Agent Interview: Stephen Barbara of Donald Maas Literary Agency"

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Roy C. Booth - "Of Cigar Chomping Ducks, Gill Men, and Other Parts of Lost Youth "

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Lawrence Dagstine - Speculative Fiction Author - "The Literary Bone Issue 1 - Free Magazine Download"

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Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest - "2007 Final Nebula Ballot"

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Fantasy Scribbler - "War of Mists Announcement"

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Kevin Lucia - "Killing Time Reviewed", "Sign Up For Newsletter", & "New Short Story in Horror Anthology"

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Jenn Nixon - "Update and another book review."

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Grovont (aka Tim Sandlin) - "My Mom Knew Your Mom in High School"

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Christine Jones - "Mariard has got the GO!"

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Meatspider Studios - "New Cthulhu Ebay Auction!"

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Matthew Peterson - "500 Eager Young Readers and Lots of Reviews"

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Louise Bohmer - Lachesis Publishing - "Marked in Red - Updated"

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Ben Eads, Dark fiction writer - "The dark fiction spotlight podcast episode 3 is live!"

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Rue Morgue Magazine - "Rue Morgue presents THEM"

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Mythosian Chronicles - "Fifth Book in the works"

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Dark Horse Comics - "Exclusive Shaman Warrior Vol. 1 eComic on Dark Horse.com", & "Take a look at the Hellboy: The Golden Army Comic!"

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Fran Friel - Writer - "Don’t Blame Me - It Was Wayne’s Idea!"

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Michelle Marquis - "Shipwrecked! out now from Amira Press"

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Jennifer L. Miller - Fantasy-Horror-Sci-fi Author - "Two New Publications and other news..."

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Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc - "ARE YOU OVER 30? GET READY TO LAUGH! THANKS AMA!", & "T-SHIRTS AND POERY CARDS ADDED TO THORN HOLLOW!"

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Horror Library Blog-O-Rama - "A Stinging Epiphany By AJ Brown"

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Eos Books - "Vampire Legos", & "CORALINE TRAILER"

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Alethea Kontis - "Friday Magic"

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Jodi Lee - "Twice in Two"

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Tor Books - "Tor Podcast Directory"

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Maria V. Snyder, Author - "Insane!"

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Quake - "Life’s Distractions"

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Sylvia Engdahl, SF author & space advocate - http://towardtomorrow.blogspot.com/

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Robert J. Sawyer's Blog - http://sfwriter.com/blog.htm

Bulletins & Other News: Feb. 24, 2008

Are We Alone? - Encore presentation available February 25, 2008: "The End of Food"
Do you find eating tiresome? Is taking time to chew taking too big a bite out of your productivity? Well, you can soon say goodbye to the burden of beefy burgers and chlorophyll-ridden lettuce - you'll be able to pop a pill for all your nutritional needs! As much as you may find this too much to swallow, what we call "food" is changing. Indeed, you might not recognize the dinner of the future if it landed on your plate today. In this hour, a look at high and low-tech visions of dinner time... whether E.T. would ever get a hankering to snack on Homo sapiens... what percentage of a Twinkie is mined... and growing meat in the lab. Plus, food fights of the past and future. Guests:

You can listen to this and other episodes at: http://radio.seti.org/

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Word Weavers - Requiem for the Damned Horror Anthology Available Now!!
The Word Weavers Horror Anthology "Requiem for the Damned" is now available for purchase at Lulu.com. This collection of the macabre contains stories from some of the best minds in horror today including:

Jennifer L. Miller, Eric Enck, Cassandra Lee, Dave Rex, Jordan M. Bobe, Colin M. Maguire, Charlotte Emma Gledson, Matthew Alan Pierce, Jane Timm Baxter, John Stanton, Jessica Lynne Gardner, Kevin Lucia, Michael A, Beaudry, Stephen W. Roberts and Scott Harper.

With fantastic cover and interior art by John Stanton, edited by Jennifer L. Miller and Jordan Bobe and formatted by Cassandra Lee. This book will keep you up at night, get your copy today!
Due to graphic sex and violence, parental discretion is advised. http://www.lulu.com/content/2088659

Poetry Submissions Open Till Wednesday!!
Poetry Submissions are now open again. They will remain open until Wednesday the 27th. If you have anything you'd like to submit, please do so.
Email submissions to: wwanthologysubmissions@gmail.com Please put: POETRY SUBMISSION in the subject line of your email. Please include a short bio with links in your submission.

Word Weavers Anthologies | http://www.freewebs.com/weaversofwordshttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/WeaversofWords/

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Fandomaniacs - Fandomaniacs: Episode 7
We're back from our break with some RPG and video game reviews. We review Colonial Gothic, Scout Roleplaying Game, Faery's Tale and more.
For more info, please visit: http://www.fandomaniacs.com/

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Willie Meikle - Lovecaftian short story now on podcast
"My story "Aboard the Vordlak" is available to listen to on this months Cthulhu Podcast: http://cthulhu.mypodcast.com/ This podcast is inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and his Cthulhu Mythos. You will hear readings of his works, and horror or ghost stories by other authors. The Lovecraft "period" is primarily the 1920's and you will also hear music from that period. ..."

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Steve Anderson Design - Star Wars Celebration Japan announced
Check the link: http://starwars.com/community/event/celebration/news20080223.html

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Linda Mooney - I'm blogging daily now, so read what I wrote about editors!
Check out what I have to say today about editors: http://lindamooney.blogspot.com/

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Michelle Marquis - Shipwrecked! out now from Amira
If you love sci fi erotic romance, check out "Shipwrecked" by Michelle Marquis at Amira Press: http://www.amirapress.com/

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Stargate Atlantis - SG-1 Nominated for Saturn Award!
Stargate SG-1 has been nominated for Best Syndicated / Cable Television Series. The list of nominees: http://www.saturnawards.org/nominations.html

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Tor Books - New Podcast: David Lubar & F. Paul Wilson @ NEIBA
A new podcast is up “David Lubar & F. Paul Wilson at the New England Independent Booksellers Association” You can find it here: http://www.tor-forge.com/podcasts

2/19 Releases from Tor Books
You can find the listing this new blog post: 2/19 Releases from Tor Books
www.tor-forge.com | www.myspace.com/torbooks | www.myspace.com/torteen | Facebook Group | http://twitter.com/torbooks

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Armand - 2006 Godzilla Plaque Dedication Blog
"A new blog has been set up memorializing the March 2006 Godzilla Plaque Dedication. Go here: http://godzillaplaque.blogspot.com/"

News worth reposting:
Actor and 50's Sci-Fi icon Ben Chapman: October 29, 1928 - February 21, 2008
Ben Chapman who along with Ricou Browning played the Gillman in the 50's science fiction classic "Creature From The Black Lagoon" passed away earlier today in Hawaii.
More details can be found on The-ReelGillman site: http://www.the-reelgillman.com/ It should be noted that Ben played the Gillman in all out of water scenes while Ricou Browning did all the underwater scenes. Ben will be missed. So long Gillman.

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Author Thomas Saint McReynolds - "From the Shadows" contest!
Details can be found at: http://www.myspace.com/triadcontests

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The Smoking Poet - THE SMOKING POET: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – SPRING 2008
For full submission guidelines and contact information, visit: http://thesmokingpoet.tripod.com/
Spring 2008 Issue Deadline: February 28, 2008

The Smoking Poet's FIRST ANNUAL SHORT STORY CONTEST
Details can be found here: http://thesmokingpoet.tripod.com/id17.html

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"Into The Basement, The Movie" - AUDITIONS ARE OPEN
Check this blog entry for details.

Convention Listings - Updated 02-24 -2008

Chibi Chibi Con - Anime convention: March 1 - 2, 2008, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA.
Blog: http://chibichibicon.wordpress.com

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Nishikaze IV: March 8, 2008, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
Website: http://www.nishikaze.org/news.php

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Anime Oasis Nana: March 13 - 16, 2008, Boise, ID.
Webite: http://www.animeoasis.org/

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Norwescon 31: March 20 - 23, 2008, Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport, SeaTac, WA.
Website: http://norwescon.org/
LiveJournal community: http://community.livejournal.com/norwescon
MySpace profile: http://www.myspace.com/norwescon
Norwescon Forums: http://www.freepowerboards.com/norwescon/
Forum for parties and rule changes at Norwescon: http://norwesconclubs.freeforums.org/

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Sakura-Con 2008: March 28 - 30, 2008, Seattle WA.
Website: http://www.sakuracon.org/

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GameStorm 10: March 29 - 30, 2008, Vancouver, WA.
Website: http://www.gamestorm.org/

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World Horror Convention 2008: March 27 - 30, 2008, Salt Lake City, UT.
Website: http://whc2008.org/

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Portland Comic Book Show: April 13, 2008, Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR.
Website: http://www.portlandcomicbookshow.com/

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Just A Game Con: April 19-20, 2008, Corvallis OR.
Website: http://home.centurytel.net/GOMC/JAGC.htm

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Stunptown Comics Fest: April 26-27, 2008, Lloyd Center Doubletree, Portland, OR.
Website: http://www.stumptowncomics.com/

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Emerald City ComiCon: May 10-11, 2008, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, WA.
Website: http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/

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Otafest 2008: May 16 - 18, 2008. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Website: http://www.otafest.com/

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MisCon 22: May 23 - 26, 2008, Missoula, MT.
Website: http://www.miscon.org/

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Crypticon Horror Convention: May 23 - 25, 2008, Doubletree Inn & Conference Center, Seattle, WA.
Website: http://www.crypticonseattle
.com/

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The Pirate Gathering: May 23 - 26, 2008.
"We are an organization within the boundaries of the Society for Creative Anachronisms (or SCA for short) which deals in all aspects of nautical life between the historical periods of 600 through 1650 AD.

The 9th Gathering is ever closer to our doors. We are looking to have the gathering at Horning's Hideout on the same weekend as usual (Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-26th 2008). For those of you not familiar with this site, it is in the Forest Grove/Hillsboro area." The Gathering: http://thepirategathering.org/

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CONduit XVIII: May 23 - 25, 2008, Salt Lake City, UT.
Website: http://conduit.sfcon.org/

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Enfilade: May 25 - 27, 2008, Olympia, WA.
Website: http://www.nhmgs.org/conventions.html

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ConComCon 15: June, 2008 - Details to be announced.
Website: http://www.swoc.org/ccubed/

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Westercon 61: June 3 -6, 2008, JW Marriott Resort, Las Vegas, NV.
Website: http://www.westercon61.org/

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Spokane Comic Convention: June 7, 2008.
MySpace profile: http://www.myspace.com/spokanecomicon07

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SpoCon 2008: August 1 - 3, 2008, Spokane, WA.
Website: http://www.spocon.us/
MySpace profile: http://www.myspace.com/spocon

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Fandemonium 08: August 1-3, 2008, Nampa Civic Center, Nampa, ID.
Website: http://www.fandemonium.org/

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Dragonflight 2008: August 8 - 10, 2008, Bellevue, WA.
Website: http://www.dragonflight.org/

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Denvention 3 - The 66th World Science Fiction Convention: August 6 - 10, 2008, Denver, CO.
Website: http://www.denver2008.com/

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Gatecon CA 08: August 21-24, 2008, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Website: http://gatecon.com/vancouver/index.asp

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ValhallaCon: August 29 - 31, 2008, Bellingham, WA.
ValhallaCon is the successor to VikingCon, Bellingham's premiere SF/F convention. ValhallaCon 2008 will take place in Bellingham, Washington, and is tentatively scheduled for August 29 through 31, 2008
Website: http://valhallacon.com/
LiveJournal community: http://community.livejournal.com/valhallacon/
MySpace profile: http://www.myspace.com/valhallacon

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PAX 2008: August 29 - 31, 2008, Seattle, WA.
Website: http://www.pennyarcadeexpo.com/

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Kumoricon: August 31 - September 01, 2008, Portland, OR.
Website: http://www.kumoricon.org/

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Mountain-Con 4: September 19 - 21, 2008, Salt Lake City, UT.
Website: http://www.MountainCon.org

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Foolscap X: September 26-28, 2008, Bellevue Sheraton, Bellevue, WA.
Website: http://www.foolscapcon.org/
LiveJournal community: http://community.livejournal.com/foolscapseattle/

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RainFurrest 2008: September 26 - 28, 2008, SeaTac, WA.
Website: http://www.rainfurrest.com/

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Tactical Solutions 2008: October 17 - 19, 2008, Coeur d'Alene, ID.
Website: http://tactical-solutions-gaming.tripod.com/index.html

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VCON: VCON 33 is planned for October 2008. The exact weekend is yet to be determined.
Website: http://www.vcon.ca/

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Orycon 30: November 21-23, 2008
Website: http://www.orycon.org/orycon30/

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Eugene Game Gala (EGG): February 6-8, 2009, Eugene OR.
Website: http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/EugeneGamesGala/

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Radcon 5a: February 13 - 15, 2009, Pasco. WA.
Website: http://www.radcon.org/news.php

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North American Discworld Con: Sept 4 -7, 2009 at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, AZ
Website: http://www.nadwcon.org/

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2009 World Fantasy Convention: November 5 - 8, 2009, San Jose, CA
Website: http://www.sfsfc.org/worldfantasy/wfc2009/

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Rustycon: January, 2008, Location TBD
Website: http://www.rustycon.com/
LiveJournal community: http://community.livejournal.com/rustycon
MySpace profile: http://www.myspace.com/rustycon

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Conflikt 2: January 30 to February 1, 2009
Website: http://conflikt.org/
LiveJournal community: http://community.livejournal.com/conflikt

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Seattle in 2011 World Con Bid:
Website: http://www.seattlein2011.org/


Additional Convention Links:
Bell Con 2007
MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/bellcon2007

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BeyondCon: Website: http://www.beyondcon.org/

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ConQuest NW: Website: http://www.conquestnw.com/

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Potlatch 17: Website: http://www.potlatch-sf.org/

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ConHeaven - For more details check out the ConHeaven blog

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Blog Updates: Feb. 21, 2008

Frank E. Bittinger - "An Article I wrote..."

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Planet Pride - "A Cassini at Saturn Progress Report with Linda and Tom Spilker", "Dawn in the Oort Cloud", "Epimetheus In the Way", "Ultrasound could help explore watery moon", "Astronomy Cast Ep. 76: Lagrange Points", "Herschel on the Edge", & "BLG-109: A Distant Version of our own Solar System"

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Radcon - "Join Us!", & "Its over?"

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Ross Edward Pattermann - "Clockwork Man, Part III "

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Authors On The Rise Book Reviews - "Proud Soul’s by Bobby Ozuna"

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outside in the movie - "Looking at the Big Sky"

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Word Weavers - "Call for Submissions: Fantasy and Fiction"

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Michael G. Munz - "A Shadow in the Flames getting positive reviews!"

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Di Francis - "manuscript ghosts"

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Derek Gunn - "Repost: Contest 1"

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Space Box 2 - "Story for Prologue: The Mostly Distorted Record of Flight 745 (First Edition)"

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Fantagraphics Books - "Deitch & Woodring in Seattle March 8!"

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Michelle Marquis - "Blurb for Midnight Becomes You!"

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Interzone - "Micrcon 28"

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Eos Books - "Bram Stoker Award nominees", & "THE SHARING KNIFE: Legacy an SF Site Best of 2007!"

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Louise Bohmer - EiC Lachesis / LBF Blog - "From Our Friend John Paul Allen"

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World Ends; Take Stairs - "The Balancing Act"

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Wade of Aquitaine - "Latest Guest at I-CON 27"

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Terry Goodkind - "A letter to all my fans RE: TV Mini-Series!"

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Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc - "HARDBACKS OF CALLOUSED - THE TOMBSTONE TALES!", "THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HAS JOINED MY YAHOO GROUP FOR PAGANS!", "I JUST GOT MY FIRST ORDER FROM MY BOOKSTORE!", & "NEW ONLINE STORE!"

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Roy C. Booth - "Productions Update 2/21/08"

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Cynthia Leitich Smith - "SCBWI Bologna 2008 Agent Interview: Susanne Koppe of Auserlesen-Ausgezeichnet Literary Agency", & "SCBWI Bologna 2008 Author-Illustrator Interview: Emmanuel Guibert"

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Nicola Griffith - "Periphery", & "Planet Google"

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David Thorpe - "F.R.David", & "Life... and death. But only online"

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Author R.M. Hamilton - "Real Giant Bird?"

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Book Trailers from COS Productions - "Horror, Thriller or Paranormal - Comment to Win! "

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Minnette Meador - "Centurion’s Helmet to One Lucky Person", & "500th Myspace Friend!"
Check out Minnette's new blog on Blogspot.com: http://minnettemeador.blogspot.com/

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Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest - "Apex Lanyard"

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Offworld Book Club - "The Fanatic’s Top Ten Recent Science Fiction Books", & "Citizen Rich’s SciFi Top Ten"

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Dark Horse Comics - "The Umbrella Academy FINALE! On Sale Today!"

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Susan Kearney - "Win a Susan Kearney book", & "Bloggin at between the Sheets"

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Kevin Lucia - "Contest for free anthology"

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Jen (Greybon) - New Hodgepodge & Xyeido blogs at www.sonechki.com.
On Hodgepodge: "Hanging Rhino", and "The Blue Planet 'Deep Sea'"
On Xyeido: "Better Read Than Dead by Victoria Laurie", & "The Marvel Tarot"

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Sylvia Engdahl, SF author & space advocate - http://towardtomorrow.blogspot.com/

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Robert J. Sawyer's Blog - http://sfwriter.com/blog.htm

Bulletins & Other News: Feb. 21, 2008

Actor and 50's Sci-Fi icon Ben Chapman: October 29, 1928 - February 21, 2008
Ben Chapman who along with Ricou Browning played the Gillman in the 50's science fiction classic "Creature From The Black Lagoon" passed away earlier today in Hawaii.
More details can be found on The-ReelGillman site: http://www.the-reelgillman.com/

It should be noted that Ben played the Gillman in all out of water scenes while Ricou Browning did all the underwater scenes. Ben will be missed. So long Gillman.

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Author Thomas Saint McReynolds - "From the Shadows" contest!
Details can be found at: http://www.myspace.com/triadcontests

News worth reposting:
Are We Alone? - Encore presentation: "Driving Evolution"
We've all descended from a common ancestor, but, as Homo sapiens, we no longer brachiate through trees and have long abandoned our stone tools for iPods. Evolution has shaped us into the big-brained, bipedal, text-messaging specimens we are today. But it didn't happened without a lot of pressure. We'll look at some of the forces that have driven human evolution - from the snake-phobia that sharpened our eyesight, to the anger-management that was a prerequisite for civilization. Also, how your Blackberry may be changing the brains of future generations. And, are we engineering our own successors through robotics?
Guests:

You can listen to this episode at: http://radio.seti.org/

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Tor Books - 2/19 Releases from Tor Books
You can find the listing this new blog post: 2/19 Releases from Tor Books
www.tor-forge.com | www.myspace.com/torbooks | www.myspace.com/torteen | Facebook Group | http://twitter.com/torbooks

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Word Weavers - Features: Christine Aisenberg, Jimmy D. Gillentine
Come check out the new Features at Word Weavers! Click here to check them out now: http://www.myspace.com/weaversofwords
Word Weavers Anthologies | http://www.freewebs.com/weaversofwordshttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/WeaversofWords/

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The Smoking Poet - THE SMOKING POET: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – SPRING 2008
For full submission guidelines and contact information, visit: http://thesmokingpoet.tripod.com/
Spring 2008 Issue Deadline: February 28, 2008

The Smoking Poet's FIRST ANNUAL SHORT STORY CONTEST
Details can be found here: http://thesmokingpoet.tripod.com/id17.html

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"Into The Basement, The Movie" - AUDITIONS ARE OPEN
Check this blog entry for details.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Blog Updates: Feb. 19, 2008

Planet Pride - "Many, Perhaps Most, Nearby Sun-Like Stars May Form Rocky Planets", & "Titan"

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Word Weavers - "Attention Colorado Word Weavers", & "Guest Blog: Cheri Chesley, I Used to be Shy "

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Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest - "Courting Morpheus cover art", & "The Next Fix cover art"

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Kevin Lucia - "What do I want to write?", "Featured Poet on Perpetual Magazine", & "This Week’s Reviews"

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Jeremy C. Shipp, Dark Fiction Writer - "My new novella ""Flapjack"" published--the yard gnomes of the world rejoice "

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Stungeon Studios - "Cave Faun", & "Painter Sketch"

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Jodi Lee - "So much for being quiet and unavailable...EiC @ LBF!", & "Name Game"

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Authors of Myspace - "Author Interview - Brandon Ford", "Author Interview - Paul D. Aronson", & "New Books Added - Week of February 17th 2008"

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Jenn Nixon - "Another book review", & "Love and loss of a character. (and another book review!)"

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Louise Bohmer - EiC Lachesis / LBF Blog - "Update Number 1 for Lachesis / LBF Changes - Submission Update", & "Stay Tuned for Lachesis, LBF, Sinful Moments Press Update Soon"

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Tellon - "Tellon Visits New York City!"

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Frank E. Bittinger - "Check out my friend Melissa’s e-books", & "Things Are Going Well"

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Roy C. Booth - "Writing Updates 2/19/08"

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Mike (Wall) - "Here lies two lovers"

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Scott Nicholson - "subjectivity"

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Waste Of Space - "WOS Update"

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Writer's Digest - "Do Amazon Shorts Pay Off?"

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A. Lee Martinez - "In Memory"

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Tor Teen - "2/19 Release -- Grease Monkey by Tim Eldred"

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Tor Books - "2/19 Releases from Tor Books"

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Nicola Griffith - "Jumper"

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Michael Laimo - Horror Author - "FIRES RISING NOW AVAILABLE!", & "ALL YOUR BIRTHDAY WISHES"

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David Thorpe - "Word sums (poem)"

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Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc - "CALLING ALL WITCHES, PAGANS, WICCANS AND CC’S! PLEASE REPOST!", "THE BTL COLLECTIVE SHOW A HUGE SUCCESS!", & "WHEN PLAYING WITH KNIVES..SAFETY IS IMPORTANT...KIND OF FUNNY STORY...NOW"

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Jessica Lynne - "A Moment"

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David Louis Edelman - "This Thursday: My Reading at the Library of Congress"

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Vern - "A few comments on the languages of Faerie

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Karina L. Fabian - "Sub-Zero Snowboarding!"

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Eos Books - "Sneak Peak: THE OUTLAW DEMON WAILS"

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SciFi Fanatic - "The Fanatic’s Top Ten Recent SciFi Books", & "Citizen Rich’s SciFi Top Ten"

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Cynthia Leitich Smith - "SCBWI Bologna 2008 Editor Interview: Fiammetta Giorgi of Mondadori Children’s Books", & "SCBWI Bologna 2008 Editor-Publisher Interview: Carmen Diana Dearden of Ediciones EkarĂ©"

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Jordan M. Bobe - "Gore soaked new writing", & "Updates"

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Chris (Heather_Sky) - "Beware the Seller who makes money off high shipping costs", & "New Naturalist Style Northwest Collage Painting"

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Author R.M. Hamilton - "Novel number 3."

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Norm Cowie - "Evil, evil, evil ... love "

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Geralyn Beauchamp - "Get Ready For Six Weeks Of Gut Punch Writing!"

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Di Francis - "radcon report"

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Lisa Erin - "Tears."

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Justin Schwan - "Question for writers"

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Are We Alone? - "Driving Evolution"

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Lincoln Crisler - "Our Shadows Speak Re-Release!"

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NexGen Pulp Magazine - "Remembering Faryn"

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Yasmine Galenorn - "2008 Diabetes Auction Time"

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Paul Halpern - "School of the Simpsons"

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Gary Starta - "Blood Web Reviewed"

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Bailey - "Technical Info For Dark Recesses Submitters"

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Sherrilyn Kenyon - "New week, new thoughts "

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N. D. Hansen-Hill SF Fantasy Horror - "Today’s agenda"

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Jenna Solitaire - "Wow."

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Jen (Greybon) - Hodgepodge & Xyeido blogs at www.sonechki.com.
Hodgepodge: JacketFlap - for writers & illustrators: children & YA books and a month of funky sculpture continues with The Freemont Troll (Go Freemont! )
Xyeido: Tarot Writing Prompt -- Inside a Tower

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Sylvia Engdahl, SF author & space advocate - "A Book about Psi that Everyone Should Read" is now up at: http://towardtomorrow.blogspot.com/

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Robert J. Sawyer's Blog - http://sfwriter.com/blog.htm

Bulletins & Other News: Feb. 19, 2008

Are We Alone? - Encore presentation: "Driving Evolution"
We've all descended from a common ancestor, but, as Homo sapiens, we no longer brachiate through trees and have long abandoned our stone tools for iPods. Evolution has shaped us into the big-brained, bipedal, text-messaging specimens we are today. But it didn't happened without a lot of pressure. We'll look at some of the forces that have driven human evolution - from the snake-phobia that sharpened our eyesight, to the anger-management that was a prerequisite for civilization. Also, how your Blackberry may be changing the brains of future generations. And, are we engineering our own successors through robotics?
Guests:

You can listen to this episode at: http://radio.seti.org/

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Tor Books - 2/19 Releases from Tor Books
You can find the listing this new blog post: 2/19 Releases from Tor Books
www.tor-forge.com | www.myspace.com/torbooks | www.myspace.com/torteen | Facebook Group | http://twitter.com/torbooks

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Word Weavers - Features: Christine Aisenberg, Jimmy D. Gillentine
Come check out the new Features at Word Weavers! Click here to check them out now: http://www.myspace.com/weaversofwords
Word Weavers Anthologies | http://www.freewebs.com/weaversofwordshttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/WeaversofWords/

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The Smoking Poet - THE SMOKING POET: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – SPRING 2008
For full submission guidelines and contact information, visit: http://thesmokingpoet.tripod.com/
Spring 2008 Issue Deadline: February 28, 2008

The Smoking Poet's FIRST ANNUAL SHORT STORY CONTEST
Details can be found here: http://thesmokingpoet.tripod.com/id17.html

News worth reposting:
Darkened Horizons - TILL DEATH DO WE PART NOW AVAILABLE
Darkened Horizons presents "TILL DEATH DO WE PART" available at: http://www.lulu.com/darkenedhorizons
(Not recommended for children! Strong graphic violence, sexuality, and profanity.)

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Yasmine Galenorn - Mark Henry Guest Blogging At The Witchy Chicks
"You can meet new author (and zombie aficionado) Mark Henry over at the Witchy Chicks

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Jennings Grove - Chapter 9: Third Night, Part V
Part V of Chapter 9 is now live! Read more at: http://jenningsgrove.gravesidetales.com

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The Edge of Propinquity - Volume 26, February 2008
| where he's making history (of a sort) as our first 'official' male Guest Blogger today. Drop in and wish him good luck with his new (and first) book that's coming out in a few days! ~ Yasmine" You can look over the Edge at: http://www.edgeofpropinquity.net/default.asp

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Locus Online - The Locus Awards
If you are a subscriber and you would like to vote then go to: https://secure.locusmag.com/2008/2008PollAndSurvey.html