Web-Con: Nerdcon 2014

So a couple weeks back I went to Nerdcon.  It is a small con – run by one young woman – in Truro, Nova Scotia.

10256086_1441732836064614_8407817334326032470_nI went as their author guest and had a wonderful time.

At this con I was able to meet alot of people, including a couple fellow writer, I’m met new friends, and even, hopefully, made new fans.

What more could an author ask for?

Well — I did learn a couple new things.

For IMG_0899one thing I turned out to be worthy.  I know right?  Who saw that coming?  NOT ME!!!

“Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.”

I don’t know about you but since I’m holding it in the air I’m about to get all the powers of Thor.  That means, to the best of my knowledge, I get flight, strength, lightning powers and the sex appeal of Chris Hemsworth.

Booyeah!!

I also got my booth officially sponsored.  I got Sheppard to say that my booth was his favorite!!

SO all in all it was a great con – I sold lots of books and I met a whole wallop of new people.

Con: Successful!!

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Geekdown: Auto-Buy Author List

Welcome back to every bodies Favourite Segment  STEALING FROM MATT LEDREW!!  Today I look at the ten authors on my Auto-Buy list.  These are the authors that regardless of knowing ANYTHING about their latest book – I’d pick it up!  So here they are – in no particular order!

WARNING: Many of them are Forgotten Realm authors cause I love the realms.  Also I’ve interviewed a bunch of them!  So…..I’m gonna brag about that too.  Click on the author’s name for their interviews.

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Top Ten Authors That I’d Put On My Auto-Buy List

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Authors That I’d Put On My Auto-Buy List. I’ve got to come up with my own Top Ten Tuesday banner. Or at least update that one. Lord I’m lazy.

Anyway, marching orders this week are for the Top Ten Authors That I’d Put On My Auto-Buy List. I assume this means authors I’ll buy just because. Authors that I’m so enamored with the work of that I’ll just buy their title because chances are even if I don’t like the subject matter, I’ll like the book. Our styles mesh, for lack of a better phrasing.

This is actually pretty hard. I can’t think of very many. The one that jumps to mind right away is:

10. Stephen King

10. Stephen King, I’ll buy just about anything by him. Fiction, non-fiction, short stories, novels, screenplays… whatever he wants to write, I’ll pick it up. Sometimes I’m not a fan (Just…

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Sexy Robot Women!

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Technically, they’re called Gynoids , which refers to anything which resembles or pertains to the female form. Sounds pretty awkward doesn’t it? But if female robots become a reality, chances are, this is what they’ll be called. Assuming of course that the copyright on Fembots holds.

In any case, in honor of my recent foray into the world of cyborgs, today I thought I’d dedicate a post to honoring the many examples of female androids, cyborgs and robots that have come to us over the years. Whether they come in the form of seductresses, pleasure models, heroines or protectors, gynoids have served as a means of social commentary and exploration over the years.

In addition to being a cool concept and a chance for some expanded anthropological exploration, they tell us much about our perceptions on women, don’t you think? Whereas older representations regarded female robots as little more than…

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Spider Notes: I’m in a Store

GOOD NEWS EVERYBODY!!

I am proud to announce that my first book – Never Been to Mars by Larry Gent – is now for sale in a brick-and-mortar store.

That’s right I’m in a Store – a store that sells books and comics.

I am proud to announce that my book is available at Quantum Frontier Games and Comics!!

Quantum Frontier – 3087 robie Street Halifax Nova Scotia – is a comic book store that sells board games (like Game of Thrones and X-wing as well as Settlers of Catan and Pandemic), comics, Magic Cards, collectibles and now Never Been to Mars by Larry Gent!!
Quantum also has the DANGER ROOM!!

“The second floor of Quantum Frontier houses our Danger Room where we host Friday night magic, Board game night, and other regular events. The space is also available for casual drop in gaming, meetings, tournaments and other gatherings.” – Patrick McMerty

So Never Been to Mars is available there and he even has some signed copies to sell as well.   I don’t know who they were signed by – some hobo probably.

JOKE

He has copies signed by the author – ME!!!

So if you were unable to get a copy after I sold out at Hal-Con then mosey on over to his store and pic up a copy!!

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Tuesday Test: Pixar Movies

Welcome back to Tuesday Test.  Did you hear? Incredibles 2 was annouced.  How awesome is that?

Pixar is amazing.  They’ve done Finding Nemo, Toy Story, BRave, Incredible, Up, Wall-E and many many more.  Today we celebrate everthing PIXAR with the …well…the PIXAR Crossword!

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Tome of Geek: The Frontier by Kenneth Tam

A while back I got my hands a wonderful alternate history book called The Grassland.  Today I look at the books sequel – and the latest book in the His Majesty’s New World series – The Frontier by Kenneth Tam.

For those who have forgotten HMNW is an alternate history science fiction is a world where the discovery of an alien planet changes the history of time and reshapes the struggle for resources.

In 1881, explorers in the rocky mountains on either side of the Canadian-U.S. border discovered gateways to a new planet.  The British Empire and the Unites States quickly partnered to settle and exploit this rich Earth-like world…

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