Roberto and the iCEO pillow.
Our guest tonight is Roberto Hoyos of Throwboy Pillows. We talk about his Kickstarter campaign for Chat Pillows, and if you can’t wait for the Kickstarter to end, you should also check out his Pillow Fighters. For the most up-to-date news, follow Roberto on Twitter.
The Beast of Wolfe’s Bay is a hidden gem amongst independent comics. The book’s creator, Erik Evensen, has done a wonderful job of creating a unique comic experience. He combines a number of different elements to create a fun and exciting adventure that should appeal to almost anyone.
The story revolves around Brian Wegman, a young and rather brilliant anthropologist who cant seem to find the inspiration to finish his research and complete his graduate degree. As an 8th year grad student, the pressure to finish his degree continues to mount.
Tonight’s guest is Erik Evensen, the creator of the graphic novels The Beast of Wolfe’s Bay and Gods of Asgard. He gives us some insight into alternative publishing options for graphic novels and his experiences with e-publishing and print on demand models. You can get Beast of Wolfe’s Bay and Gods of Asgard on Amazon. And there’s a book trailer on YouTube!
A few weeks back we had HP on and had a wonderful time. We talked about enlisting social media to introduce the characters of her newest novel and the profiles are up!
Here are Facebook links to:
and Talis Black.
And here is a Youtube preview.
Tonight’s guest is the lovely and talented Juli Mayers of Wicked Little Studios. She gave us the rundown on all of the spontaneous events that popped up after Boston Comic Con was postponed last weekend.
Tonight’s returning guest is author H P Mallory. She talks about book one in her new Lily Harper series, Better Off Dead and why this is different from anything she has ever written. This new series is a modern retelling of Dante’s Inferno, with an unlikely cast of characters that include a recently and “wrongly” deceased person, a Guardian Angel with some less than angelic habits and an incomprehensible Scotsman. We also talk about H P’s use of social media and her stalwart fan base.
Please Stand By…
It’s been a horrific and taxing week for everyone here in Massachusetts and the entire country. Unfortunately due to the standoff between the Boston Marathon bombing suspect (#2), and police that has been ongoing all day, as of now, Boston Comic Con has been postponed until the “not too distant future”.
Everyone in the SFSN family is currently safe and sound and staying home and well away from any areas of danger.
If you’re looking for ways to help, please consider donating to The One Fund.
I’ll be updating this post when we find out more about the rescheduling process.
Edit April 19, 2013; 9:30 PM: It seems like the suspect is in custody, but the Convention is still postponed. No word on when it will be scheduled yet. Stay tuned!
Edit April 19, 2013; 10:20PM: The League of Ordinary Gentlemen is still having their Con After Party! Join us in helping them raise some money for One Fund (plus face painting!).
Also: Larry’s Comics in Lowell, MA is having a FREE mini Con for any vendors/fans/creators interested in attending. Read all the details here. (Not sure we’re going to make it to this one! But you should totally go, it’ll be awesome!)
There is really no other way to say it: Mythos is awesome. It’s a brilliantly written web series that draws you in immediately and keeps you coming back for more. When it ends you will be wondering, hoping, maybe even begging that they make more webisodes of the show because once you are hooked you can never get enough.
Mythos is essentially a retelling of the classic hero’s journey with many characters and archetypes you are already familiar with. Anyone who has read Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell will feel right at home here as the show draws heavily from their teachings. The show’s writer and lead actress, the beautiful and obviously talented Miriam Pultro, does a wonderful job of capturing the essence of the hero’s journey all while putting her own personal touch on the story.
The idea is simple enough, take the Hero’s journey, every story about gods, king’s heroes, legends, and myths that you have heard and combine them. Jung, and later Campbell, carefully observed that myths and legends from different cultures around the world were very similar. Not only in the way the stories were told, but that characters in these stories all had very similar archetypes. So what if these characters from different cultures and stories weren’t different characters? What if they were the same characters reappearing over and over again through history, legend and myth. Read More
Tonight’s show is backwards! Before we do the news and the poll, we talked to Mike Dougherty, the producer and director of the upcoming movie Z*Con. They just finished a marathon weekend of shooting for their Proof of Concept reel, which includes hundreds of extras, lots of stunts, and some SFSN swag if you look closely!