I had already made two appearances in the virtual reality world Second Life. I figured my third time would be old hat. Alas, the metaverse had it in for me. My scheduled appearance on Meet the Author with host Adele Ward (aka Jilly Kidd) went nowhere near as planned.
To start, Second Life was having rolling server shut downs. So when I attempted to login five minutes before the start of the show, I was blocked out and couldn’t get back in. Luckily I could still dial my voice into the conference line for the audio feed. However, a nice bloke named “Secondo” (a very apt first name) had to take my place on the stage. For the entire first half of the show, the crowd was convinced I had shown up in the guise of an ostentatious vampire complete with top hat, frilly coat, and fangs. I’m a horror fan, but more George Romero than Anne Rice. Continue reading →
I’ll be making two appearances at the end of March to celebrate the release of THE LOVE BOOK.
The Love Book Reading/Release Party When: Saturday Mar 22, 2008 @ 7:00 PM Where:Freebird Books 123 Columbia Street Brooklyn, New York 11231
What more could you ask for: booze, used books, and four bastardos a-readin’. Joining me will be fellow Blacksmiths for Literary Progress, Brian Cogan, Mike Faloon, and (flying all the way in from Chicago) Tim Hall. C’mon down to scenic Red Hook and join us at the finest little book shop in all of Brooklyn. More info at www.freebirdbooks.com.
This will be my third appearance on “Meet the Author” with host Jilly Kidd at the Red Sky Club in the Written Word Area. The show kicks off at 2pm SLT (or 5pm EST, 10pm GMT) and will be broadcast on SLCN TV.
Once again, I had a blast appearing on the Meet the Authors show in Second Life. Adele Ward (aka Jilly Kidd) and I had a great Q&A about short stories, influences, and my writing style. I read excerpts from “Taking the Happy Bus on Home” and “The Fabulous Omar,” both of which are part of my new collection of stories, The Love Book. Not only could the people who showed up enjoy the event, but it was broadcast throughout Second Life by SLCN.
My alter ego, Beelzebubba Rasmuson returns to Second Life this Sunday (9/9) for another in-world reading and discussion as part of the Meet the Authors program. I’ll be reading an excerpt of “Taking the Happy Bus on Home” from The Love Book as well as participating in a Q&A session with our gracious host Adele Ward and other SL residents. In addition, the event will be broadcast throughout Second Life by SLCN.
The Full Details are:
Meet the Authors Host: Adele Ward (aka Jilly Kidd), produced by Joysco Location:Joysco Convention Center with a simulcast throughout SL via SLCN When: Sunday, September 9th, 2:00pm SLT (5:00pm EST)
I’ll be reading an excerpt of “The Fabulous Omar” from The Love Book while talking part in the first ever “Meet The Authors” show in Second Life. I’ll be showing up as my alter ego Beelzebubba Rasmuson along with fellow Podiobook authors Tim Hall and Seth Harwood.