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
SRGE is happening this weekend at the convention center! (It moved, so don't go to that weird hall over by Key Arena where it was last year) Two days of old school video game goodness! And the first ten purchases of the day come with a free Time Travel Dinosaur sampler SO GET HERE FAST.
It's official! The third Chooseomatic Book, Time Travel Dinosaur, will be released on July 1st! To feast your eyes on the cover, click here!
Peel yourself off the space-time continuum and prevent a time-traveling lunatic from destroying the one TRUE timeline (you know, the one where people evolved from DINOSAURS). Visit prehistoric times, medieval Europe, the steampunk 1800s, and a moon base in 2271 (and potentially be stranded in any of them, if your decisions are particularly awful). Reach one of 76 possible endings, or get stuck in a time loop and literally read this book FOREVER.
HOW CAN I ORDER THIS MAGNIFICENT BOOK, you ask? Ideally, through Kickstarter! We're launching the project this week, and the goal is to take an 80-page section of the book (titled Time Travel Dinosaur: Mesozoic Mayhem), and print it as a giveaway for Free RPG Day 2014.
Depending on the level of funding, we’ll print between 700 and 7,000 copies, which will be distributed to 700 participating game shops and handed out completely free of charge as part of this year’s event. We’re a small publisher, and although our books have been available through game shops since 2010, most people don’t even know we’re here. For us, this promotion means getting on the radar of hundreds of new sales outlets, and getting books into the hands of potentially THOUSANDS of new readers.
The Kickstarter is also your first chance to order Conspiracy Friends Volume One: Clandestine Maneuvers in the Dark. It collects the first six chapters of my secret webcomic, and has bonus material as well.
Woo, Time Travel Dinosaur! Woo, Conspiracy Friends! Woo, Kickstarter! Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook to be alerted when we launch!
UPDATE: WE ARE GO.