J. Michael Straczynskis letter on Harlan Ellison

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Harlan hit the brakes. Glanced in the rear and side mirrors. “Goddamnit,” he said, “she’s all alone.” He punched the steering wheel, then – an inner decision made – got out of the car and walked the half block down to her. We didn’t know what the hell to do any more than the guys watching from the shadows.

I popped the door enough to hear what was being said, and to be ready to jump in if anything went wrong.

Read more  J. Michael Staczynski’s letter about his friend Harlan Ellison’s death.

Celestial Attic Podcast – June 29, 2018

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This is today’s Celestial Attic Podcast, the weekday calendar edition. This is also a format change to a shorter calendar-only podcast for consumption in your daily flash brief on Amazon’s echo or other audio device. Look for longer podcasts featuring news, reviews and interviews on the weekends.

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Celestial Attic Podcast – June 28, 2018

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This is today’s Celestial Attic Podcast, the weekday calendar edition. This is also a format change to a shorter calendar-only podcast for consumption in your daily flash brief on Amazon’s echo or other audio device. Look for longer podcasts featuring news, reviews and interviews on the weekends.

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Celestial Attic Podcast – June 27, 2018

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This is today’s Celestial Attic Podcast, the weekday calendar edition. This is also a format change to a shorter calendar-only podcast for consumption in your daily flash brief on Amazon’s echo or other audio device. Look for longer podcasts featuring news, reviews and interviews on the weekends.

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Celestial Attic Podcast – June 26, 2018

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This is today’s Celestial Attic Podcast, the weekday calendar edition. This is also a format change to a shorter calendar-only podcast for consumption in your daily flash brief on Amazon’s echo or other audio device. Look for longer podcasts featuring news, reviews and interviews on the weekends.

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Save the Date! Picnic at the End of the Universe

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September 29, 2018 from 11 am until 7 pm, Celestial Attic will be hosting its first ever Picnic at the End of the Universe. This event will be a giant, geeky, potluck / picnic celebrating all the geeky arts. Best of all, it is all FREE!

There will be giveaways, prizes, music, games and demos to enjoy. There will be a costume contest as well. Cosplayers, bring your best!

We will also host a Really, Really Free Market that day. It is a sort of swap meet where you leave the geeky stuff you don’t want, and take what you like. You can either take the remains back home at the end of the day or let us donate them to charity. This is a great way to let your books, stickers, buttons, DVDs, T-shirts, games, toys and tapes find a new home.

Bring a dish, drink or dessert to share. Bring a game to play. Meet people. Enjoy the day.

We could use sponsors to buy burgers, dogs, buns, condiments, plates, cutlery and cups. If you are interested in getting your shop or product in front of Cleveland’s geekiest people, then this is an opportunity you will not want to miss. Email: cleveland@celestialattic.com.

 

Celestial Attic Podcast – June 25, 2018

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This is today’s Celestial Attic Podcast, the weekday calendar edition. This is also a format change to a shorter calendar-only podcast for consumption in your daily flash brief on Amazon’s echo or other audio device. Look for longer podcasts featuring news, reviews and interviews on the weekends.

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Akron-Canton Comic Con Today!

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It’s time for a small Comic Con in Akron. Just $5, free for those under 6, gets you a day of comics, guests, contests and cosplay. The show runs from 10 am until 4 pm at Chapparells Bingo located at 2418 S Arlington Rd., Akron Ohio 44319. Guest creators include Robert Kraus, Adam Fields, Jay Kalagayan, Tim Fuller, Marcus Calvert, Frank James Bailey and more. The event boasts hourly prizes, a costume contest, and free parking. Of course there will be thousands of comics as well.

You Should Read It!

 So you loved Black Panther and maybe read the comics by Nnedi Okraforand are looking for more. You should look for Who Fears Death. Okrafor’s storytelling is rich and moving. The first chapter is so dramatic and so full of potential that the reader is compelled to continue.

They journey travels a post-apocalyptic Africa with Onyesonwu, which means “Who Fears Death?” With skin the color of sand and a magical destiny to fulfill, Okrafor nestles the reader alongside Onye as she deals first with social rejection and cultural forces and then, as her powers grow, with something darker. The series has been optioned by HBO for a series with George R. R. Martin producing. It is one of the best Afro-futurist books out there. You should read it.

Call up Mac’s Backs in Coventry Village, or buy it from amazon with this link. Or, get it on Kindle for just $1.99.