Friday, January 14, 2011

The Trekkie Gang

“…and the Romulans would have gotten away with it too,
if it hadn’t been for those meddling Starfleet kids…”

I like to photoshop in between rounds of writing, drinking coffee, and hunting mimes. It gets the creative juices going and in the case of the above: "Starfleet Scooby," lets me workout mashup ideas that are not quite big enough to fill a novel. I did this back in December and recently its been popping up on blogs, Facebook, tweets and wherever people are interwebbin'. <--- It could be a word.

To answer a few question I've been getting via email almost weekly, 1) No time frame yet on a Night of the Living Trekkies sequel and 2) Film rights have been nibbled at but are still available. I hope to know more on both of those in the next six months. How frakin' epic would a Night of the Living Trekkies movie be? The Trekkies Book Trailer kind of answers that question.

In movie news, looks like the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies movie is a go again. Seems like its been up and down, but now appears to be full speed ahead. We should see Zombieland 2 this year which I'm really looking forward too. Max Brooks WWZ might actually go into production this year. That's a big "might." I recently reread the novel and was reminded at what a challenging book it is to adapt. And if your looking for a good new ZombComedy to sink your teeth into, take a look at Doghouse. The editor of Fangoria, during one of his ZomBcon panels, couldn't say enough nice things about Doghouse and after watching it on DVD, twice, I have to agree.

More writing stuff ----> I'm excited about the Spring issue of Murky Depths which will have my short story "Momentum," amongst its dark pages. The story has never been in print and was the first piece of mine produced in audio for the amazing podcast, the Drabblecast. Also excited about the German version release of Trekkies, later this summer. We might also see the Spanish version available in the fall.

Thinking about jumping into the e-publishing game with a small collection of short stories. Just thinking about it. From what I hear its a lot of work, with not much to gain. I have a handful of short stories that were produced in audio but never appeared in print, and or e-print. They all need editing, rewriting, then more editing. It might make an interesting in between novels project. And , no this would not be the cover. Just more photoshopin'.

Live long and prosper.

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
-Carl Sagan

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Die Nacht Der Lebenden Trekkies

The German version of Night of the Living Trekkies or "Die Nacht Der Lebenden Trekkies," will be available July 2011.
Much Joy!