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Pirate For A Day

This coming Saturday, I get to return to a bit of stage with the Pirate Raid at the main library here in Memphis.  If you are in the area, please come out for the festivities.  As an appe-teaser, let’s just say that the battle between the buccaneers for Fortune and Glory and the enforcer for Capt. Hook will be served with a lot of HAM.  It is going to be quite the show.

Now that I have said that, let’s take a little look behind the curtain if you will.  Just what does it take to put on a show like this?  First of all, there are the costumes.  Some are far more difficult than others, but they are all a lot of work.  Not only do they have to look the part, but the actors have to be able to move and work effectively in them.  Next, there are all the props.  All of that stuff comes from somewhere.  You don’t get to see the hours of hauling and setting up.  The “Glamorous Side of the Business” as I like to call it.

Finally, there is the acting and maybe even a bit action.  Most of the players you will meet have been playing their characters for years and do them with practiced ease.  However, this time, there will be a sword fight.  What you get to see will be a short, entertaining, and hopefully thrilling bit of theatrics.  What you didn’t get the see was the weeks of practice.  The scripting of every single move, every single foot step.  You don’t get to see all of the sore muscles and bruised knuckles as the actors learn the choreography.  You don’t get to see the sweat of trying to get it right changing to the elation of knowing the show is going to be fabulous.

Come and enjoy the show.  We have put a lot of heart and sweat into making it look seamless and natural.  And yes, those swords really do hurt 🙂

Upcoming Appearances:

September 23rd Pirates Raid at the Benjamin Hooks Main Library
From 11 am – 2 pm
October 6th to 8th at ConraFlow (convention in Kenner, LA.)
http://contraflowscifi.org/

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Words on the screen

Getting words in a coherent fashion on the screen has been a bit of a challenge lately.  It is not a lack of ideas or projects, it is more a full compliment of distractions and time challenges.  Honestly, there are just weeks in this world where it gets too cumbersome to have uninterrupted thoughts.  However, there is nothing like escaping our crazy day to day world into a great project.  Lose yourself into a new world of different ideas and explore where they can take you.  Often writing can leave you wanting to know what is going to happen next just like a reader.  These days, a little escape is very good thing.

April: Renee Live

It is available on podcast!
http://tindeck.com/listen/afifl

Original Show Promo

Sunday, April 12th at 9pm EST! Join Skeptic Allan Gilbreath @AllanGilbreath (Dark Oak Press and Media) and I for a night of “Question The Skeptic”! We want to hear from you! What questions do you have that will challenge his beliefs! He can be snarky and will no doubt challenge you! Are you ready for it?! Call us at (607)241-9896 Join us in the live chat room on @W_DBN Diversity Broadcasting Network!www.diversitybroadcastingnetwork.com

TuneIn: WDBN

Geek Tank Radio

geekfb2500On April 4th at 1 pm on WREC 600 AM Talk Radio, Geek Tank Radio will broadcast for the first time.  I am very honored to be a founding cast member.  We will cover aspects of Geek Culture in our own very special way.  The show will be podcast and archived so that we can be reminded of our mental defects and gymnastics.    If you get a chance, listen in as the soon to be infamous Geek Patrol takes to the air delivering mirth, mayhem, madness, and mischief!

http://www.geektankradio.com/

ConNooga – Plot or Die

A live improv contest in which the performers are given a card with a person, place, thing, and event on it. You have one minute to come up a performance.

Thanks to Tamara Lowery for recording the evidence this actually happened.
With Marshall Ryan Maresca, Michelle Brundage Weston, Bobby Nash,Rachael Hill, Andrea Judy, Kimberly Richardson, Jen Mulvihill, Sean Taylor,Robby Hilliard, and other victims … You have been warned ……
https://youtu.be/ZhwguOS8GJI

The Desk Of Endless Tasks

As most of you know, I have a tendency to name the items around me in my everyday life.  None is as important as the Desk Of Endless Tasks.  This beast takes up most of the living room and is a huge corner desk with 6 foot wings down either side.  She is always piled up with whatever is next to be done.  Needless to say, I haven’t seen the surface of the desk in a while.  Happily, I am currently making massive strides in getting projects off the desk out to their fans.  Who knows, one of these days, I will actually be all caught up.  Yeah, I hear the snickering …..

The Desk of Endless Tasks

As I look over the desk and realize that there is a lot to do here I am also very happy and encouraged at what 2015 holds in store for myself and Dark Oak Press and Media.  There are so many wonderful things I am going to get to do this year and even more amazing people to meet.  With that said, there is indeed no rest for the weary or the wicked so it is time to add a little more diet Mt. Dew to the Probability Inducer and release the gamma locks.  Let’s see what little bit of madness is in the next folder positioned to the left of the digital to carbon-based life form tactile data interface portal ……