Sunday, July 15, 2012

Friday the Thirteenth and 'War of the Worlds'

Photo Credit: Thayne Multimedia Productions/Wikimedia Commons

It looks like a lot of you liked my final concept sketch for my book cover. Thanks, all of you who left me those great compliments/Facebook Likes. Now that I've finished the final concept sketch, my next step is to make the final drawing, complete in full colour and detail. I really want to get this book out and available to you. There may even be a contest where you can win a free book cover promotion poster for The Fool's Illusion! So stay tuned!

If you're in the Sacramento area, then I suggest you take a look at my "This Weekend" schedule of sci fi/fantasy events going on in the area this weekend of the 13th to the 15th.  Speaking about the 13th, "Are you superstitious" as Stevie Wonder sings in his famous song? I'm not superstitious, but this past Friday the 13th wasn't a very good day for me. And 13 is my lucky number! (Yeah, right. I just said I'm not superstitious, didn't I? Duh!) Okay, it's just a very nice number to me. Nice because it's so infused with so many mythic elements, which are used in horror and other types of fantasy a lot, and being a writer of horror I have to like it and so do. How did the so called curse of Friday the 13th get me? I had to screw around with a lot of technical issues with my computer at home (but they're taken care of now).

About a week ago, I saw a really great "War of the Worlds" film. No, it was not Steven Speilberg's; it was not even the 1950s original (though I always go for the original with almost any movie first and foremost). It was one that was made by two great indie filmmakers who I had a great time talking with after the screening (which they presented live) at the Crest Theatre last Saturday. You can read about this out-of-this-world flick in my new movie review!

Well, that's it for this week! Until next time . . .

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