The letters pages! Sadly, comics don’t do that anymore. But in the 60s and 70s, you got questions (and answers!) like this: God, I miss the Silver and Bronze Age!
It’s been such a year! I can’t begin to express my gratitude for all the awesome things that happened this year. And then some not so good things, too. All in all, a year. And even if I HAD an atavachron, I don’t think I’d go back and change anything.
I am overwhelmed! OWST continues to be on geek gift lists all over the place – Today I found out I was at Geek Sugar and the Wireless Catalog! Nice!
LOL – But this is pretty awesome – Obsessed With Star Trek made Ain’t It Cool News’ Gift Guide! See the coolness here!
So, in a week where a new generation’s Spock comes out of the closet (and bravo, Mr. Quinto! Welcome aboard!) my mom sends me a totally awesome birthday card: What makes it awesome, you have to understand, is that my obsession with Star Trek was partly fueled by the fact Mom thought I was wasting time watching such a “silly TV program.” Sci-fi has simply never been her thing. She was far more into sitcoms and prime-time soap operas like Dallas (and now pro wrestling,…
So, many eons ago (or Yesteryear, if you have access to the Guardian of Forever) I worked for the design company doing designs for Star Trek trading cards and the Original Series Collectible Card Game. In the development process, we came across images of crewmen extras who weren’t credited as having names in the show. But we couldn’t put “Ensign Joe” on the cards. So, to be fair, we threw employees of our company, Fleer/Skybox and Viacom into a drawing and would pick random names…
Another radio interview posted online, from Barry Morgan at CJAD. Thanks Barry! I have had such a great time talking to people, not just about the book, but about Trek in general. I know some people have problems talking on radio or TV. Self-absorbed ham that I am, I have NEVER had that problem. So all these interviews have been so much fun. I hope I do get to revisit with a lot of these people with another project, Trek-related or not, again.
Why write? Well … for moments like this …. There are other reasons, which are a separate post. But on this sunny day … for the first time in my life, I walked out of a bookstore an author. Awesome.
This about sums up Kung Fuesday today … I never know what to expect when I walk onto the mat. Well, my old pal, Frustration, of course. But then, he follows me everywhere …
I have to say, I love my publisher, Chronicle Books – they’ve done some really cool, creative things to support my book – check this out: I wish I could be there! I did sign a copy of the book, though – so if you are in the SF area, stop by!!!!!