Allan Gilbreath

Time Is Fleeting

The year is wrapping up.  The temps have dropped and not returning to balmy for a while.  Holiday shopping is full swing.  Hopefully, I will be done with mine this week.

The legs and feet are feeling much better after 4 weeks of being off of them.  I will have to get serious about a diet after all this.  I am just happy to stand without stabbing pain 🙂

Wow, I have cleared out a ton of old work off The Desk Of Endless Tasks.  Now, I can get the fun stuff done.  The amount of housekeeping drudgery that can accumulate is just plain shocking.

Geek Tank Radio has been fascinating over the past few days.  I got to see the preview to Marvel Entertainment Live.  The costumes are amazing and the stunts are thrilling.  Takes the kids and enjoy a well done arena stunt show.  I also got to sneak a peek at the new animated movie Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse.  This is a plain and simple entertaining movie.  The sense of humor is respectful of the genre and age appropriate. Load up the kids and Spidey fans, get lots of popcorn, sit back, and enjoy.

The Fix-It Up show continues down the path of humorous advice while getting upstaged by our callers.  Happily, the squirrel still visits and we are having a good time.

I need to get back to writing my own material, but right now, I am about as creative as cabbage.  So we shall see what gets the keyboard flowing.

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Slowly I turned

Yes, I know that there is a fresh coating of dust on here, but I am happy to report that writing and other insanity is finally returning to my life.  I have even completed a short story for a writing request.  Yup, after over a year of manuals, protocols, and other business nonsense, it feels good to finally sling a little fiction.  I will keep you posted on the story and its progress.

This week on Geek Tank Radio (http://www.geektankradio.com), I get to discuss the upcoming missions to to our planetary neighbors Neptune and Uranus.  Start giggling now, the missions will to be to probe for gasses.  I will let you make your jokes.  I also follow up on Yellowstone Park and the increasing number of earthquakes in the that area.  Then I get to tackle the spooky side of physics with news about making entangled photons and the possible uses for the little darlings.

Don’t forget about the new swag at the Geek Tank Radio (http://www.geektankradio.com) website.

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Goth at the Gallery and Paranormal 101

ionsundergalleryThis coming weekend is going to be a blast.  Friday night is Goth at the Gallery.  IONS Gallery is hosting a Goth night where you can do your best Goth Distraught in 30 seconds or less and maybe even when a prize for it!

Saturday night is going to be the Paranormal 101 workshop and investigation at the gallery.  Expedition Unknown will be there to show people the tricks and tools of the trade while giving the attendees a glimpse back into the rough and tumble days of downtown Memphis.

As a quick note, I would like to thank everyone I met and chatted with at the UFO Day Festival.  In spite of everything, I had a good time with everyone.

New Orleans conference empowers genre writers with dialogue, contacts, and ROI

Great Article 🙂

The first annual New Orleans Genre Writers Conference was held June 5-7, 2015. The 3-day event was sponsored by Dark Oak Press and Media.

Convention producers wanted to offer attendees useful genre-focused panel time and a Big Easy dose of inspiration. Their goal is to perpetuate an annual convention package that caters to science fiction, horror, and fantasy genre writers, surrounded by the allure and ambiance of the City that Care Forgot,

Dark Oak Press and Media Managing Editor Allan Gilbreath opened his speech by welcoming attendees and guests to the Friday night Meet and Greet at the Howlin’ Wolf Den in New Orleans. Next, he asked if anybody’s head was ready to explode, alluding to the attention everyone had given toward the full day of panels.

Laughter ensued and whatever ice remained within that steamy New Orleans venue was broken instantly. Then the sorcery that Gilbreath works so well began to swirl about the room in a haze of colored can lights.

Allan discussed the availability of writers’ conferences for ‘everything on the planet’ from romance to how-to books.Per Gilbreath, “I’m not sure that’s writing. That’s teaching you how to type eloquently. Let’s face it. Genre is last.”

Then he turned it around, with, “Geek is chic. I love that right now.”

Finish reading at:

http://www.examiner.com/article/new-orleans-conference-empowers-genre-writers-with-dialogue-contacts-and-roi?cid=db_articles

The New Orleans Genre Writers Conference

nolapicI am so honored to have spent a phenomenal weekend at the New Orleans Genre Writers Conference in the company of good friends old and new who are dreamers of the fantastic. Thank you one and all, The Rob Cerio, Alexis Tucker, Pauline Blacker Grigsby, Kimberly Richardson, Jen Mulvihill, Michelle Brundage Weston, HDavid Blalock, Jason Fedora, Laura Wood, Kalila Smith,Sue Quiroz, Alys Arden, Debbie Soileau, Emily Bufford, Kirsten M. Corby,Marie Beau, Dionne Cherie Ballon and everyone else who attended and participated. I hope you all had a wonderful experience and I hope to see you all again soon 🙂