Here is an update of happenings, gatherings and whatnot:
Literary Death Match returns to the Twin Cities on March 1st – that’s next Tuesday to you and me! The last time Todd & Co. were here everyone had a great night and Maggie Ryan Sandford took the gold. You can read a summary of the event, with photos and sketches, right here.
The great Lupi Loops is planning an anthology of comics dealing with germs and germophobes called Germ Warfare. Submissions are currently being accepted – you can learn more about it over at Lupi’s site.
A longtime friend (has it been almost 12 years now??) and fellow author Katherine Kellogg Heflin has just released her first novel called Measure the Sea. Way to go Housey! Look for a review on The Boog in a few weeks. You can enter to win a free copy on Goodreads or visit Lulu to pick up a copy of your own! (okay, she’s not from the Twin Cities, but I am, so this still counts as TC news).
Daniel Olson, Twin Cities cartoonist and fellow Polk St. delinquent recently finished a 24-hour comic called Subsequently in Idaho. Olson always puts together some amusing stuff so make sure you clicky-click and check it out.
Fanboi is coming to Altered Esthetics in Nordeast Minneapolis starting March 4th. This is an exhibit of art inspired by fandom and devotion to characters, stories, or icons in film, music, or gaming culture. I will be there IN COSTUME – but which character will be the object of my devotion? You’ll have to peer into my secret closet to find out!
MIX is coming up (Minneapolis Indie Expo) and it’s totally worth checking out if you live in the Twin Cities and need a strong weekend injection of the amusing. Sarah Morean tells you all about it right down there…Check out some pics on Flickr.
The Geek Report returns from hiatus this Sunday the 27th. What is The Geek Report, you ask? Only the geekiest report in the land. New cast, new location, new geekery. Why don’t you tune in and find out what all the fuss is about?!
Did I leave you out? Did I forget to mention your story, your event, your wedding? Yeah, I know. Too bad.
Finally: Facebook – Tool or Toy? Leave a comment, maybe we’ll put up a poll and take an official, scientific, Internetty-type vote.
Mark McGinty, author of The Cigar Maker, and more…