January 22nd, 2013

sarah

When your thoughts go sour...

...make them sweet instead, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh...

It's 2013 and everything is wonderful! Or at least, it's 2013 and everything is semi-functional for the first time in a while, which is nice. I'm out of bed, I'm doing things in the real world, and I'm no longer caught up on the contents of my DVR.

This is the current shape of my 2013, with travel dates and everything. Beautiful travel dates. Hope to see you sometime in the months to come. I'll start adding 2014 around February, once I've settled into the new year and confirmed a bit more of my travel.

Publications

"Laughter at the Academy: A Study in the Development of Schizotypal Creative Genius Personality Disorder (SCGPD)," February 2013.
"Emeralds to Emeralds, Dust to Dust," February 2013.
Midnight Blue-Light Special, March 2013.
"Daughter of the Midway, the Mermaid, and the Open, Lonely Sea," July 2013.
Velveteen vs. The Multi-verse, August 2013.
Chimes at Midnight, September 2013.
"Train Yard Blues," October 2013.

Parasite, unknown.
"Homecoming," unknown.
"Bad Dream Girl," potential.

Conventions/Appearances/Travel

Disneyland, January 4-7, Anaheim CA.
Conflikt, January 25-27, Seattle WA.
Vericon, March 22-24, Boston MA.
JordanCon, April 19-21, Roswell GA.
Disney World, May 17-23, Orlando FL.
OASIS, May 24-26, Orlando FL.
Musecon, August 2-4, Itasca IL.
Lone Star Con (Worldcon 2013), August 28-September 2, San Antonio, TX.
SFContario, November 29-December 1, Toronto Canada.

No fixed deadline/being written/unsold:

"Fiber"
"Carry Me Home"
"These Antique Fables"
"Pixie Season"
"Velveteen vs. Everyone"
"Velveteen vs. The Epilogue"
"Frontier ABCs: The Life and Times of Charity Smith, Schoolteacher"
"The Fixed Stars"
"Attractive Narcolepsy"
"Musical Patchwork"
"Honey Do"
"Loch and Key"
Half-Off Ragnarok
Echo
"How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea"
"Blended Family"
"Rhythm and Bruise"
Unnamed critical essay

...just looking at that makes me tired.

I need a nap.
princess

Strap on your skates for Antimony Price!

...and, you know, a whole lot of other characters. I am pleased to announce the Kickstarter for Glitter and Madness, an anthology about the "secret nightlife of the 20th century." Raves and roller derby, drugs and debauchery, nightclubs and naughtiness, it's all there, including a brand-new InCryptid novella, "Bad Dream Girl," about Antimony Price and her time with the Slasher Chicks roller derby team. (The other three teams in her league are the Concussion Stand, the Block Busters, and the Stunt Troubles. They're movie-themed. Can you tell I enjoyed myself?)

The Kickstarter is here, packed with lots of lovely goodies:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnklima/glitter-and-madness-the-speculative-nightclub-anth

But wait! There's more! One of the pledge levels gets you a copy of "Bad Dream Girl" as soon as the anthology funds, which means bam, in your inbox, more Price girl goodness. It's a $50 pledge, which isn't for everyone (obviously), but if this story would be enough to motivate you to pick up the anthology, or if the theme and list of AWESOME AUTHORS would be enough, take a look at the tiers, pick your poison, and help us turn the lights on at the club.

Because seriously, any anthology that gives me an excuse to introduce you properly to Antimony, who is quite possibly my favorite of the Price siblings, is a-okay by me.

Roller derby!