Just a quick note to say that I'll be at Spokane Comicon on Saturday at Spokane Community College! I expect to see all you Spokanians there, NO EXCEPTIONS. I'll have the new Conspiracy Friends book for sale, so come get a copy. Also, I think my Mom is from Spokane? I TOTALLY HAVE SPOKANE ROOTS YOU GUYS, THIS IS GOING TO BE SO RAD
(Pictured here is the exclusive "Sprocket the Comic-Cat" book done for the convention by my friend Matt Brazee, who did a Conspiracy Friends guest strip last year. So you should totally get a copy of that too!)
This weekend is Vancouver Comic Arts Festival, which I will be attending along with roughly one million amazing comics people. It's free, so if you're a Vancouverite, come say hi!
I'm PRETTY FREAKING EXCITED to announce that we'll be debuting Conspiracy Friends Volume One at the show! I just got copies in this week, and they look great. I'm currently working on a method to sell signed copies directly from the site, but if you CAN'T POSSIBLY WAIT THAT LONG, and you're somewhere in the United States, you can get them from Amazon right now.
So, to recap, Yay, Vancouver! And Conspiracy Friends Volume One: not officially on sale yet, but actually kind of on sale.
This weekend is Fan Expo Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre (which is extra classy and Canadian because the r is before the e)! I'll be holed up with other authors, selling books and giving away buttons and partying like a rock star. I'm kind of excited to meet The Last Unicorn author Peter Beagle, not to mention Draco Malfoy and Judge Dredd and that Arrow guy from "Arrow" and Pippin and Q and Bruce Campbell and SO MANY CELEBRITIES OH MY GOD YOU GUYS.
Alas, this weekend is also Norwescon here in sunny Seattle, which means I had to choose between the two. It's the first time I've missed Norwescon in like 4 years, so HAVE AN EXTRA DRINK FOR ME, NORWESCON HOMIES.
I'm at Emerald City Comicon this weekend, so if you're one of the seventy billion people coming to the show, swing by and say hi! To find me, cross the sky bridge and hang a right, then find the escalator on the far wall and descend to the weird extra-space offshoot floor. I'm right next to legendary comics writer Peter David, and just a few tables down from John Scalzi, so let me assure you that the party over there will be HOPPIN'.
(Alternately, once you get your badges you can just enter the convention center across the street on the North side of Pike, take the escalator up three floors and BOOM.
Oh, and in on other news: kickstarter kickstarter kickstarter.
What’s better than Chooseomatic Books? FREE Chooseomatic Books! Our Kickstarter will fund an 80-page Chooseomatic that will be given away in game shops as part of Free RPG Day on June 21st. It will contain roughly a third of our upcoming third book, Time Travel Dinosaur.
Free RPG Day is an annual event designed to promote gaming and get new players into their local game shops. Depending on the level of funding, we’ll print between 700 and 7,000 copies, which will be distributed to participating game shops and handed out completely free of charge as part of this year’s event.
It's your first chance to order Time Travel Dinosaur, and Conspiracy Friends Book One, Clandestine Maneuvers in the Dark. And all the profits go to printing free books!
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.