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I'm back!

I'm back from a fantastic time at the Duke University symposium. Thanks to everyone involved! I'm grateful for the wonderful attendance at and reception of my presentation, and for the terrific conversations and talks I enjoyed.

In other news, my unabridged narration of Peter Crowther's moving story "Jewels in the Dust" is now available on the latest episode of the Tales to Terrify podcast.

I love this Doctor Who 50th anniversary trailer, "The Tale of a Madman in a Box." The sense of history it captures gives me chills.


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Apr. 24th, 2012 02:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the postcard! They always seem to come just when I need a pick-me-up. :-)

That trailer is gorgeous - very nicely done!
Apr. 29th, 2012 04:39 pm (UTC)
My pleasure! :) So glad to hear it came with good timing.

I loved that trailer.
Apr. 24th, 2012 07:17 pm (UTC)
Well, that's one ep. of TTT I'll have to download ASAP! Your last Genre History segment was great, too -- but where does one find a copy of The Death of Grass without paying collectors' prices?
Apr. 29th, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much! :D

Isn't it crazy that The Death of Grass is hard to get in the USA? It's quite cheap to get a new copy if you go through, for example, Amazon UK (but of course you have to pay shipping from there). I've found that the used version of No Blade of Grass, the US title, is a bit more reasonable, price-wise, but a new copy of The Death of Grass from the UK is still less expensive.
Apr. 25th, 2012 02:15 am (UTC)
Fantastic trailer! Thanks for sharing!
Apr. 29th, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
My pleasure! Glad you liked it, too.
Apr. 25th, 2012 03:45 am (UTC)
I'm glad that everything went so well at Duke. I'll probably never get the chance to hear you speak (before an audience) in person, but I wish I could.
Apr. 29th, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you! It couldn't have been better. It was a packed room, and Q&A kept going until the director had to bring things to an end. I was very pleased.

I haven't given up hope; it wasn't that long ago that I spoke at UCLA. Maybe I do that again one of these days. Goodness knows I'd love to see you in "your neck of the woods"! It's so kind of you to say you'd be interested. *hugs*
Apr. 25th, 2012 03:35 pm (UTC)
A couple items of possible interest:

First, Mutant Reviewers From Hell is doing a Reading at Knifepoint feature on The Hunger Games. Part 1 is up, with the rest likely to be posted sometime in the future.

Personally I suspect you won't care for this next one, but you might appreciate the perversity of the premise and it may interest others who pop by here. It's a new series called Nyarko-san, which is about a guy whose girlfriend is Nyarlathotep. There are some entertaining articles by one Jason Thompson (who among other things illustrated a comic book adaptation of Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath) to educate anime fans on the background material, explaining the Cthulhu Mythos, telling them who Nyarlathotep and Cthugha are, and background cameos in the series by Lovecraft and Derleth.

Edited at 2012-04-26 10:58 am (UTC)
Apr. 29th, 2012 04:48 pm (UTC)
Oooh, thanks so much for the heads up! I'm anxious to follow up on both of these, especially the MRFH feature (which might be useful for my class). I really appreciate the links! You're the best.
Apr. 30th, 2012 01:54 pm (UTC)
An interesting follow-up. Apparently sales of Lovecraft anthologies in Japan increased significantly not long after the first episode of Nyarko-san aired.
May. 5th, 2012 12:06 am (UTC)
Hey, that's great news!
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