Each month on the second Thursday, 3 ARIA authors will be on hand at Narragansett Brewery from 6pm-9pm selling their lovely books.
This monthly event begins March 9th. Facebook Event link.
20 Years ago it was a Tuesday.
This is going to be a longer post than you may be used to. I’ve included a new section so make sure read it all!
Smarch? You’ve never heard of Smarch?
Click on the Youtube link. (It’s work safe, honest)
December’s Rhode Island Author Expo is still on and should be in person. If anything changes, I’ll let you know.
Boskone was a well attended virtual con was enjoyable from my living room.
Look like Necronomicon 2021 is not going ahead as originally planned and has been pushed to 2022 along with San Diego Comic Con. I’m happy both of these conventions decided not to attempt 2021.
While book 2 is plugging along and the price of the ebook version book 1 is $0.99 on every electronic platform.
Last bit of news is I’ve found on Youtube some hour long ambience music from Star Wars and while I have a lot of the soundtracks already, it’s nice to hear some ambience music while I write. The ads popping up are easily ignored.
Beast Wars Transformers is one of the better Transformer shows because while it is a show based on merchandise, the characters and stories weren’t aimed at kids. The characters and their voices are unique enough to make them all stand out (Rattrap, Dinobot, Blackarachnia, Megatron) and yes, while some even die their deaths aren’t just throw away to make way for new toys. The Gen 1 nostalgia doesn’t kick into high gear until the end of Season 2. At nearly 50 episodes, the show is worth watching beginning to end.
It gets a five out of five.
I would disregard it’s direct sequel: Beast Machines. It’s completely different animal and while it tried something different it was too different and not as enjoyable as Beast Wars. It’s bad when a few of the voice actors flip out at the fact their characters have changed so much. Sure, it’s the same characters and voice actors but the writers swung and struck out.
Transformers War for Cybertron could learn a few things from Beast Wars. While the show among a few other Transformer shows have decided to focus on the Cybertron before Gen 1, it’s a good nostalgia attempt that only fails on two points in my opinion: 1. Too short a season doesn’t allow for the characters to stretch. It feels like it’s rushing at points. 2. The male voice actors don’t do any favors due to too many of them trying to sound gruff. The woman voice over actors are dead on perfect and make them rememberable.
I bring up both of these series because War of Cybertron Volume 3 dips into Beast Wars continuity if the last shot of Dinobot has anything to say about it.
It gets a four out of five.
One of my resolutions is to post more here. The advent of Twitter, Facebook and the rest has made posting easier and easier.
They’re going to have three days worth of panels and with no airline or hotel fees to worry about I’d recommend checking out the schedule.
I hope things start to look up towards the end of the year.
Association of RI Authors will an isle at RICC like we usually do. So long as I can get the time off from work, I’ll be at RICC. Any updates on RICC will be appear here, on my twitter feed, blog and FB page.
I would love to go to ECCC as a vendor but I think I’ll wait off until I have three books.
I’m trying to be optimistic about 2021 and in person events…
The prologue and chapter 1 for book #2 has been posted to Wattpad.
I should note, these previews I’ve been posting haven’t been edited so there are most assuredly spelling and grammar errors.
I will be having the book edited prior to release.