I’ve loved designing t-shirts ever since the early days of Cafe Press, and have owned many shirts over the years designed by fellow fans. It’s an ongoing quest nowadays to find the right print-on-demand website that will do everything I want since screenprinting is not financially viable. I’m currently settled at Spreadshirt, which gives me the most options, but is far from perfect.
Michael Underwood stops by to share the origin story of Celebromancy, why having a bisexual main character was so important to him, and what’s next for Ree.
I was actually a little scared to start this book. The whole world seemed to have gone to crap in Ghost Story with all my favorite characters suffering, and Harry as an indentured servant for a mad faerie queen. First of all, I was worried it was going to be hideously depressing. How was he going to be able to deal with all the people who thought he was dead? How would they react when they found out what he’d become?
In Geekomancy, forthcoming from Pocket Books, author Michael Underwood introduces us to Rhiannon “Ree” Reyes, a barista-slash-screenwriter-slash-geek who discovers the ability to turn science fiction and fantasy props into actual power and pick up super skills from watching TV. With barely a glance over her shoulder, Ree jumps into a world where Magic cards are actually magic, strangers from Faerie hang out in bars, and Aberrant Muses encourage suicides so the Duke of Pwn can get their souls.
For the first time in years, I’m not going to Comic-Con. I made my decision almost immediately after last year’s Con, and it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought to resist the pull of the membership presale earlier this year. Once upon a time, I thought that if I prepared, learned the ropes and the tricks, and just went with the flow of the weekend, I was guaranteed a good time. But I didn’t have a good time last year. It had it’s moments, like cons always do, but the stress outweighed the fun, and what’s the point of that?
I was a geek in high school. This should come as a surprise to no one, but in case it does, let me add that I was an ‘under-the-radar’ kind of geek for years by virtue of the fact that I spent a lot of time by myself, so no one got the chance to find out just how deep the geek went. Truthfully, I didn’t even know just how nerdy I was until I surfaced from my solitude a few years later and discovered that most people didn’t get as myopically passionate about niche topics as I did.
This was the genesis for artist and graphic designer Adam Levermore’s original ‘Life in Roburbia’ series, the first print of which (‘At the Roburbia Cafe’) becomes available today. Levermore has become well known in the pop-culture community for his Serenity travel posters and Battlestar Galactica propaganda poster set from Quantum Mechanix, as well as other officially licensed tie-in art. For the first time, he has decided to play in his own universe.
This week my position at work was eliminated, so today is my last day. I leave on good terms, with no hard feelings, and no regrets. Unfortunately, I don’t have another income to fall back on – yet. With student loans and the lovely economic situation, I admit I’m a little scared. Though I’m confident I’ll find another job (hopefully a full-time position), I have no idea how long it…