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H.P. Lovecraft Roundtable

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Recently I returned to one of the finest literary podcasts around, The Drunken Odyssey with John King.

We talked Cthulhu mythos, Lovecraft’s work overall, as well as the tentacled monster in the middle of the room — the elements of racism and xenophobia present in his original works.

How to navigate the art and the artist? Can we? Should we?

What can be learned from all of this and how best to apply it moving forward?

Did I say anything that makes me sound smart?

Have a listen and decide for yourself!

Episode 227 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

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MattyLovesPodcast Episode 46: “Stranger Things, indeed.”

New show! Matty and I breakdown the amazement that is STRANGER THINGS.

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Welcome back to another episode of MattyLovesPodcast! In this episode, Matt de Simone and “Dr. Tom” Lucas discuss Netflix’s wonderful new, original series, Stranger Things. 

The fella take a look at the cast and crew, elaborate on why the show is such a breath of fresh air, and also talk about the future of the series.

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MattyLovesPodcast Episode 45: “Pokémon Go! or, no?”

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NOTE: This episode was recorded over a week and a half ago. The reason for this disclaimer is to appease Matt’s Poké-ego (he’s almost a Level 22 at this point). And yes, he’s spent a little coin on the game. Enjoy Matt’s hypocrisy at the end of the episode. Thank you.

Welcome to another episode of MattyLovesPodcast!

This episode focuses on a trend that has swept the entire world (for those who can play): Pokémon Go! Matt de Simone tries to explain the game to “Dr. Tom.” 

Meanwhile, while Matt’s hunting for Pokémon, “The Street Shaman” has began to building Legos in his spare time to help dial back his time in front of the Netflix and the whatnot.

It’s a nice, relaxing, and informative episode. Enjoy!

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Podcast Anniversary Week!

A mere year ago, Matty and I fired up the laptop and started recording. A year later, we have roughly 40 episodes and with no plans to stop, who knows how far we can go?

Thanks to all for listening, even if only for a minute. To celebrate our anniversary, we knocked out several episodes which have been trickling out over the last week.

Rather than clog your inbox with several posts, here they are (little secret — I went on a long holiday and completely unplugged). Sorry to vomit all this content out on ya.

Enjoy.

 

I’m Falling Through Fall.

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I’ve gone from my UN-summer of surgery to FALL-ing forward through to the end of the year. Since the end of September, I have been keeping rather busy. It’s a good kind of busy, sure, but between you and me – I had to live October one single day at a time because my workload was pushing all of my tolerances.

I did what I could to keep the blog up, but I have let a number of cool occurrences pile up, so here’s a capsule post to get us all up to speed.

The Conventions:
My convention season has been short (again, back surgery) but productive. I kicked if off locally at the Speculative Fiction: Southeast 2015 conference. This was the first year for the event, but it ran silky smooth and I had a great time sitting on panels, making new friends, and selling books. I am not sure exactly how it happened, but I did end up sitting on a panel with Orson Scott Card. He was a little cranky but generally well disposed. You hear about this guy’s politics and you figure he’s going to be a big ball of hate but he manages to keep most of it inside.

Two weeks later I was off to Necronomicon 2015. This con leans more to gaming and science fiction/fantasy in general. I enjoyed sitting on a number of panels but I didn’t really sell that many books. Now, you all know that sales are not what drive me as a writer, but still it’s satisfying to know that you have potential new readers. So, it was a nice weekend in Tampa but I am not sure if I would go back as it wasn’t the cheapest con in the world.

As I write this, I am two days away from BizarroCon. This is the one I have been waiting for. My year as an NBAS author has come to a close. I am, for the most part, pleased with the experience. It brings me great satisfaction to have Pax Titanus out in the world, but now it’s time to move on to the next big thing. What will that be? Hopefully I will find my answer in Portland!

New Releases
I’ve managed to land stories in two recently released anthologies and the Orlando Weekly – all horror, no less.

Check out my “Tales From the Crypt” style yarn in Potter’s Field 5. This was a story I have been trying to tell for some time. I’ve grateful to the folks over at Alban Lake Publishing for giving it a home.

Robert the Doll (just Google him) is a famously haunted doll from Key West. Since first learning his story, I have been decidedly freaked out. I’ve needed to work it out of my system for some time. Thankfully, I’ve found my outlet in Southern Haunts: Magick Beneath the Moonlight. Here I worked my fears into a Twilight Zone-ish tale of the classic dilemma of wrong place, wrong time equals AHHHHH!

The Orlando Weekly recently ran one of my new Flash Fiction pieces. Click here to learn the fate of one ill-prepared necromancer.

Press and Media
All I did was stand in one spot for long enough and a media tour sprung up under my feet. I’ve done a good chuck of press lately. Plenty here to check out if you are so inclined.

I was interviewed for the YouTube series, Hangin’ With the Authors.

My NBAS brother, Scott Cole, chatted with me for a bit on his blog, 13 Visions.

Incoming NBAS author, Anthony Trevino, interviewed me as he kicked my ass out the door.

Orlando Literary king, uhhh, John King, had me as a guest on his well-travelled podcast, The Drunken Odyssey.

I returned for a special Halloween reading. And then I did another (that you can listen to here)!

Mr. King pulled me off the couch and dragged me down the street, reading all the way. No longer can I linger in the shadows of the House of Mouse.

The Podcast
Matt de Simone and I continue to pollute the airways. Our Podcast continues to churn forward. This is pure fun for me. Give it a listen, there’s a show and a topic for everyone.
Looking at this post, I now understand why I’ve been so tired lately. It’s a good tired, though. The kind of tired that comes from honest hard work. Thank you for giving me a reason for doing all of this.

I’m not sure what 2016 will bring, but it’s hard not to feel like I’m on the verge of a breakthrough of some kind. It’s your support that’s making it happen. As always, I appreciate you. Thank you for taking the time to read my work, to buy my work, to suggest it to a friend.

Until next time,
Tom

Episode 175: The 5th Annual Flash Fiction Spooktacular!

Recently I had the opportunity to read live with a number of very talented folks.

Check out this Halloween-themed spooktacular show!

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Episode 175 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

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In this week’s episode, I share a recording of a Halloween show in Jesse Bradley’s prose reading series, There Will Be Words, in which I was a reader.

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Besides moi, the show featured

Raymond McKee

Will Garland

Danita Berg

J. C. Sevcik

Peg Martin

Catherine Carson,

and Tom Lucas.

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NOTES

Check out Michael Hearst‘s new album, Film Music and Other Scores, Vol. 1.

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Episode 175 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.

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MattyLovesPodcast EPISODE FIFTEEN: “Night Brothers of the Night”

The show is getting better and better. Join us every Friday this month for Halloween-themed fun and jibber jabber.

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Episode fifteen continues our Halloween Primer!

DR. J explains his dissertation, DRAGON MAGAZINE, and gaming.

SID better explains CREEPYPASTA for the listeners, the SLENDERMAN, and STEPHEN KING’S “THREE LEVELS OF HORROR.”

MATT talks briefly about MARBLE HORNETS.

The guys talk about the joy of research and horror.

“DR. TOM” talks about the game, “Call of Cthulhu.” Roll for insanity.

Star Trek VI somehow makes its way into the conversation.

MATT speaks briefly on the new comic, Tokyo Ghost in relation to Mike Judge’s Idiocracy.

What does it take to write HORROR? How do some of these guys come up with this stuff? SID explains.

The guys also give a few of their favorite HALLOWEEN films.

Enjoy one of the most enjoyable discussions yet.

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