Welcome all the new peeps from
Chicago Pop Culture Con!
We had an amazing time at the con. We got to hang out with Wesley Eure and Kathy Coleman, a/k/a Will and Holly from Land of the Lost. They were there to sign autographs and so on but got an incredible surprise when one of their fans drove in from Canada with a series of home made props for people to share, including a full sized pylon and matrix table.
And, because our booth was right next to theirs, we had a steady stream of people who were able to discover the joys of McSciFi. A ton of fun was had by all, we made a bunch of new fans, and were able to meet some people who were really looking forward to stocking up on their McSciFi needs. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
BTW, by “we” I mean my amazing girlfriend Kim and me. She stuck by my side, and helped me with customers, for the entire event. That’s her prepping to brain Wesley with an oar.
Now, on to some coo coo cool new stuff.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: The classic tale and an anthology of twists, retellings, and sequels – This book contains the original version of the tale by Robert Louis Stevenson plus a diverse group of authors providing their own takes on the classic. This debuted at #1, on Amazon, in two Y/A categories, on Black Friday and shows no signs of slowing down. My story, HANK AND EDDY: BRO WARS takes an odd look at it all, what did you expect?, and provides a bit of a surprise. 100% of the net proceeds go to Deaf Blind International.
Just a Minor Malfunction – Issue #5 – This is a collection of some of the best, up and coming, sci-fi writers in the world … and me. My story, GEORGE, was originally titled BREASTS IN SPACE. It’s a satirical look at the current Young Adult market and features actual samples of what happens when an artificial intelligence attempts to write GAME OF THRONES. Yeah, it’s as twisted a you’re hoping.
Sci-Fi Lampoon Autumn 2019 – This highly anticipated debut of, what will be, an ongoing anthology series, features works from me and G.D. Deckard, Jeffrey G. Roberts, David Perlmutter, Stephanie Barr, G. Dean Manuel, John H. Dromey, a. stump, Boris Glikman, Ian K. & Christopher Scalzi, Stephen McQuiggen, Mike Van Horn, Tallis Steelyard, Richard Dalglish, Joseph Darlington, Rodney Milton, and Margret Treiber. My story, VORBLISS, is the most fun you can have with a psychic nun and a fatal disease.
Get all three and impress your friends with how much cooler you are than them.
If you want to order autographed copies of anything in the graphic below you can just email BillMcSciFi@gmail.com. McSciFi makes the perfect holiday gift for loved ones, or random strangers. If you’re in the continental U.S.and order more than three of anything I’ll even ship for free.
How cool is that?
The Hybrid Zero: 2-Pac has nothing to do with rap music and is, instead, a collection featuring magazine sized versions of JUNGLE GRRL and CASSANDRA AND THE CHANGELING SWORD. A beautiful mix of boobs, beer, ninjas, and philosophy. You could be the first being, who species identifies as human, on your block to have it.
One note, I sold out of the EDGAR ALLEN POE CHRONICLES and won’t have any more until after the first of the year. Sorry about that. But you can order non-autographed versions via the link. Signed or not, it’s a wonderful collection of reimaginings. My version of the story, THE OVAL PORTRAIT, features a robot and a darker ending than the original. After all, we all know that Poe is too lighthearted for most readers and I wanted to fix that.
However, I do have a few, less than ten, copies of TRUMPOCALYPSE. My story, THE GOOD LORD SHALL PROVIDE, is the happy tale of a future where the 1% live in gated communities and, if they don’t please the Trump heirs, are thrown out to become food for the rest of the world. Them’s good eating! There’s also cherry flavored opioids and Masta-Don dildos. Seriously, what more could you ask for this holiday season?
Lastly, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Kim and I got to spend time with her sister’s family and ate far too much food. I mean, seriously, there were so many platters they all didn’t fit on the table. And that doesn’t count the appetizers she had laden the kitchen with. It was nuts.
But we had a great time, enjoyed the complimentary vodka, and will do it again.
My thanks to each of you for your continuing support and fun interactions.
See you next week!