Friday, December 21, 2012


On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013, I will be joined by more than 50 other writers from around the blogosphere to help launch the Beta Test of Phase 1 of the return of Amazing Stories.

Amazing Stories was the world's first science fiction magazine. Published by Hugo Gernsback, the Father of Science Fiction, the magazine created the genre's first home and was instrumental in helping to establish science fiction fandom – the fandom from which all other fandoms have evolved.

The magazine itself ceased publication in 2005; in 2008 the new publisher, Steve Davidson, discovered that the trademarks had lapsed and applied for them. The marks were finally granted in 2011.

Phase 1 introduces the social networking aspects of the site and the Blog Team, more than 50 authors, artists, collectors, editors, pod casters, designers and bloggers who will address 14 different subjects on a regular basis – SF, Fantasy & Horror literature, anime, gaming, film, television, the visual arts, audio works, the pulps, comics, fandom, science and publishing

I can't tell you how excited I am to be part of this blog team. It is a great bunch of bloggers. Some of them are old friends and some of them are new, but it's a great group and I am proud to be a part of it.

I will be blogging about art, of course (among other things). I will be writing about the visual language of science fiction and fantasy. As the time grows closer I will be able to tell you more and provide links and hints as to what you will see. It's going to be exciting!

It's not going to change what happens here. i will still post pictures and videos and goofy stuff here and there. It's not going to change my life, either. It's not gonna make me rich and it's certainly not going to help me with the blocked bathroom sink that's looking more and more like it needs a plumber, nor will it help me keep the cats' litter box full nor help keep it clean.

Nevertheless, it's a great opportunity and I'm going to try to keep it light and fun. More importantly I hope that all of you will join me in January when all the fun begins.

Those wishing to participate in the Beta Test should request an invite by emailing the publisher, Steve Davidson.

End of announcement. We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog program.

I've been here and there. I've drawn a lot of pictures. I've written a bit, too. I'm not good at this self-promotion thing. Look, you want to know about me? just visit these websites. Okay?

1 comment:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Congrats on being part of that awesome blogging team!

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