Monday, March 19, 2012

Show Night - March Madness

It's show night!  We're live at the Pizza Shoppe Collective at 7:00. The show is free as always, but donations will be accepted for Planned Parenthood.  If you can't make it, tune in live on our Ustream channel.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Report from the Winner's Circle

Our own Travis brings back fond memories and a first place showing in CINEQUEST Film Festival Writers Celebration.  We'd all like to congratulate him on his win!  Please see the following post, as originally appeared on his own blog, Blogging the Muse.

So this is the first blog post in a loooong time that hasn’t been a podcast episode or a reminder about some upcoming appearance. A job in academia tends to preclude a lot of basic writerly pursuits.
I’m sitting right now at a Starbuck’s in San Jose, CA, across from the San Jose Repertory Theatre, where I’ m awaiting the start of the CINEQUEST Film Festival Writers Celebration.  The screenplay I wrote with Jim Pinto, a horror-western called Death Wind, has made the Top 10 in the screenplay contest. This is not the first Top 10 or finalist status; DW got 2nd place at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival–L.A. and Top 10 in the Writers on the Storm screenplay contest, both of which felt like real achievements, except for the “always a bridesmaid, never a bride” result.  I’ve also participated in a bunch of panels at conventions like World Fantasy, Mile Hi Con, and, hopefully, World Horror in a couple of weeks.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Presenting Alysen, It's a Brand New Blog!

Our very own Alysen done got herself a blog.  Poetry on purpose.  Her first post is a piece she read on her very first night with the Samurai.  On the Day You Were Born.

Welcome to the internet, Alysen.  Now, let's go look at funny cat videos!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Why We Speak

During a group discussion today, it came up why we, as artists, do this.  I believe The Spider And The Fly said it best:

"We don't do this for outward attention (except Mikey). We do this to vent. We do this, because without something like spoken word, this would bottle up inside of us. That's why I've always written. This is more than "look at me!" (except Mikey) This is "listen to what I have to say." I don't want your body . . . I want your mind. (except Mikey) We are in this for that secret exhibitionism . . . but in the end, it's because we have to write. We have to speak. This is a great team of artists, that I now look up to. (except Mikey)"

It has yet to be determined what Mikey's motivations are.  I suspect it may be an excuse to wear crocs or an adult diaper in public and call it art.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Facebook Fan Page

We all know that blogs allow a person or group to publish something of substance pretty easily.  Or, perhaps more truthfully, blogs give you the chance to use your words for good or for evil.  But, what do you do when you have the attention span of a gnat?  You use facebook, that's what!

If you want to keep up with our verbal diarrhea, check us out there if you want up to the minute information on what we're doing.