I'll be at the Seattle Retro Game Expo this Saturday and Sunday, so if you're near by, come over and get a free button and say hello! The show is in a new location this year, at Paul Allen's Living Computer Museum in SoDo, which is a pretty cool space you should probably come check out anyway.
Plus, if you give the super secret coded message "ARCTIC PUFFIN," you'll get a double secret freebie! I REPEAT: "ARCTIC PUFFIN."
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Okay, so Amazon has this new Amazon Underground thing where you jump through a couple of hoops to put their game app on your android device, and then download ACTUALLY free games on it (not the kind of "free" where it asks you to buy coins or energy or something every three minutes to power up enough to get through the next part, but the kind of "free" where you don't actually give them any money).
The cool part is that ZOMBOCALYPSE NOW, my epic, novel-length choose-your-own adventure book where you play a stuffed bunny in the zombie apocalypse, is one of the launch titles! And my understanding is that when you download and play it, I actually get paid? Somehow? If you have an Android phone, you should go get it! Right now I'm at like #600 in the free app store, LETS ROKCET IT ALL THE WAY UP TO 450 or 500.
The app version of the first Chooseomatic book, Zombocalypse Now, has just been added to the Humble Tin Man Mobile Bundle! Which means you can get it along with 11 other RAD gamebook apps, name your price, and decide how much of that price goes to charity! It's a WIN/WIN/WIN/WIN/WIN, so if you have an Android phone or tablet, YOU WOULD BE A FOOL NOT TO CHECK THIS OUT
But jump on it now, because as I write this the sale will only last for 6 more days, YOUR TIME IS RAPIDLY DIMINISHING
I'm at Norwescon at the SeaTac Doubletree all weekend, selling books just outside the dealer's room in Author Row, and lending my questionable expertise on writing, publishing and pop culture to a whole bunch of panels. The guest of honor this year is some guy named George? I'm also super excited about meeting Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson! And all you guys. Come say hi!
Here's my panels this year:
How Comics Art Has Changed
9:00pm-10:00pm - Cascade 5
Reading from Time Travel Dinosaur!
9:00pm-9:30pm - Cascade 1
Rise of the Superhero Comic Movie
3:00pm-4:00pm - Cascade 2
Forms of Plot Structure
4:00pm-5:00pm - Cascade 9
Level Up Your Indie Skillset
6:00pm-7:00pm - Cascade 9
To Reboot Or Not To Reboot
8:00pm-9:00pm - Cascade 6
Why Do We Love Superheroes?
9:00pm-10:00pm - Cascade 3&4
Comics on TV?
12:00pm-1:00pm - Cascade 3&4
Zombies Just Won't Die
3:00pm-4:00pm - Cascade 6
I'm at ECCC all this weekend, in artist alley, next to the guy who does Owly! So come say hi, and pick up the brand new Conspiracy Friends Volume 2 paperback (if for some reason you weren't a kickstarter backer, but you probably were, so it's all good). I also have plenty of copies of all three Chooseomatics, and some odds and ends. IT WILL BE A NONSTOP PARTY AT ECCC BOOTH C04, SO DON'T MISS OUT.
Also, for the first time in THE HISTORY OF FOREVER, it's super easy to find my table: Come through the main doors, then make very first right. Go all the way to the back wall and turn right again! Keep going ti'll you hit another wall, then back up four tables because you missed me. Look for my Zombocalypse Now & Time Travel Dinosaur banners!
WOOO ECCC 2015