Friday, September 10, 2010

Raise the Shields! Unnecessary Close-Up!

Warning: Noses in newspapers may appear larger than they really are.

Night of the Living Trekkies is officially out, and there have been some very nice write-ups and reviews.

  1. Zombies plus Trekkies. What could go wrong? The L.A. Times
  2. Trekkie goes where no zombies have gone before The NC Times / The Californian
  3. Romero meets Roddenberry in ‘Night of the Living Trekkies’ The L.A. Times
After looking at my picture in the NC Times I really wished I’d spend the $60 it would have cost to get a professional head shot taken. My wife says I’m a cheap bastard, but I prefer the term “thrifty” – derived from the name of the Roman Emperor, Thrifticus Maximus, who of course was a cheap bastard.

I’m extremely excited about the Book Trailer coming out in a week or so. Yes, Book Trailer! Quirk Books has done an amazing job with these trailers, my favorite being the one for Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.

Quirk is also running a contest for Night of The Living Trekkies. You can read all about it here, but basically if you hit the “LIKE” button on the NotLT Facebook page, you will be entered to win.

There has been some talk about book signings for Trekkies in October at a few Borders in Southern Cal, but nothing nailed down yet. Also it seems I may be going, with my co-author Sam Stall, to the first ever all-zombie convention, Zombcon, in Seattle, this Halloween weekend. But again, not nailed down yet. I’m not sure what Sam and I will be doing, but rumor has it that there is a Zombie vs. Trekkies Family Feud hosted by Malcolm Mcdowell, in the works.

Since most Zombies don’t talk I’m thinking the odds are tipped in the Trekkies' favor.

Anyway, trying really hard to ignore all of this and focus on finishing a new novel. Really need to just chain myself to a desk, and not get up until it’s done. Okay, back to the grindstone.


Ayn said...

You should come do a signing in Bay Area. I'll bring something delicious...!

If it's seriously a possibility, inquire at sci fi/fantasy bookstore in the Mission.

Kevin David Anderson said...

Such a beautiful looking book store. Seems like the perfect place for a Trekkies book sighing, but right now I'm limited to distances I can drive too.

But the drive would be worth it for one of your gourmet pizzas!