I’m super excited to be talking with Bre. She’s got a really cool series of Fantasy novellas called Violet Blake, and she’s one of my favorite youtubers. I’m slightly offended that I didn’t get to be on “Champagne Thursday,” as I’m sure I’d about 3x as fun an interview with champagne, but what can you do. Maybe next time 😉
It’s #SpaceOperaWeek and I’m excited to have one of my favorite authors working in the field right now, Sarah Hoyt, on tomorrow to talk about her Darkship series, her inspirations, what space opera means to her and some of the helpful tricks she used to come up with such a rich and imaginative world like Eden. It’ll air live May 19th at 12:00 PM PST:
Robert Kroese has run eight successful kickstarters for his books — something very few authors can say they’ve done. It’s hard enough to get kickstarters funded, especially in the novel writing field. Robert and I will talk the strategies and secrets he uses, along with his current Saga of the Iron Dragon project, and probably a little bit about his most recent release Aye, Robot as I’m a big fan of that series. We’ll be having the chat Tuesday, April 4th at 12:00 PM PST. Tune in below:
Last week, I mentioned I would have Jason Rennie, editor and publisher of Superversive Press, the http://www.superversivesf.com website, SciPhi Journal and the infamous Forbidden Thoughts anthology that propelled several authors into bestseller status on Amazon. He is the creative genius of the future, one who I’m reliable told that Dragon Award Winning Author Brian Neimeier has referred to as a “Nexus” for all things sci-fi.
I ended up having strep throat, which curbbed my speaking ability for a bit. So we’re going live this week instead: Friday, Feb. 24th 2016, 11:30 PM PST.
I’m going to pick his brain and find out what in his mind makes for greatness.
Super sick today, laying in bed with a fever, but I did hit 500 followers over on the gab.ai social network. I love it over there, and want to help promote them. In honor of that, I am doing a book giveaway of a signed Star Realms: Rescue Run to mark this follower milestone.
I’m also going to be doing a beta test of their GabTV very soon for the Jon Del Arroz Sci-Fi Power Hour! It should be a lot of fun and we can talk geek culture together.
For now, get on Gab: http://gab.ai . Find me @otomo and my post about Star Realms for details on how to win.
Now if you’re not on there already, it takes some time to get activated. I have 5 invitations to the site I can give out. If you really want in on the giveaway leave a comment and I’ll make sure you get one of those invites.
I’m happy to announce our next Geekchats, which i teased at the end of last week with one of my favorite game designers (and people!) Mr. Damon Stone. This week we will discuss Living Freely, and what freedom means with author and columist James Poulos. James wrote the acclaimed book, The Art of Being Free: How Alexis de Tocqueville Can Save Us From Ourselves. I’ve read about half of it now and it is one great read filled with both deep philosophy and pop culture. You can check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HW6UKUE/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
The chat will be on youtube as always, and can be watched below:
Geekchats returns with its first installment for 2017! Last year we started this wonderful series with NYT Bestselling Author, Todd McCaffrey, as well as Amazon Bestselling Author, Michael J. Sullivan. I am super excited to talk about theme and gaming with Damon Stone. We’ve been on panels in person at a convention talking about just this topic, and it’ll be interesting to revisit and see how the importance of theme has changed since that time, especially with the current prominence of Legacy games. I hope to glean a little information on Netrunner’s forthcoming Terminal Directive expansion with that in mind.
You can watch the feed of Damon Stone and me below, which sill stream live on Wednesday, January 25th 2017 at 12:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.
Next week, we will have a social theorist who has written for Foreign Policy, The Federalist, Vice and the Week, James Poulos to talk about the meaning of freedom an discuss his new book, The Art Of Being Free: How Alexis de Tocqueville Can Save Us From Ourselves. Stay tuned for details!