Ian's book Garnox Rises is now available for the Kindle reader and Kindle apps! It's an epic-scale space opera with lots of spaceships and ray guns and savage alien villains. So if you like that sort of thing -- and who doesn't, really? -- hop on over to Amazon.com with nine bucks and download this latest venture in a young writer's life.
Yeah, me and Laurie King (!) and Leslie Klinger (!) ... I am awed to be in such company. And I try not to use the word "awed" except when I really mean it. Seriously, I Am Not Worthy. But I'll be there anyway.
The event is called Sherlock Seattle, and is going to be quite the to-do for any and all fans of Sherlock Holmes in all his incarnations and interpretations. It's all gonna happen at the Broadway Performance Hall in the Capital Hill district of Seattle, WA, October 4th, 5th and 6th, 2013, with the festivities starting on Friday afternoon and running through Sunday afternoon.
On April 6th I got to give a talk at the Hunstville-Madison County Public Library, one of my favorite public speaking venues! It was a Sherlockian talk which the folks at the library had teasingly entitled "Uncovering Irene Adler." You can still see details on their web site. It was well-attended and a lot of fun! I guess as long as people are interested in Sherlock Holmes, they'll also be interested in Irene Adler.
The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation (NYITF), the only critical body that focuses on OOB Theatre (that is, New York plays presented in houses with fewer than 100 seats), has announced nominations for the current season, and 'R.U.R.' is, to say the least, well-represented. My script is nominated as is director Valentina Fratti and many of the actors and designers. If you saw the production you can vote on it at their website.
The NYITF's mission statement says it was "created to bring recognition to the great work being done in New York City's Off-Off-Broadway, to honor its artistic heritage, and to provide a meeting ground for this extensive community. The organization advocates for Off-Off-Broadway and recognizes the unique and essential role it plays in contributing to American and global culture."