Update To Begin All The Updates...
My mission (which I accepted prior to getting the "to do" list) is to try and catch up the Giniverse news so someone *ahem* can keep her butt-in-seat and focus on all that writing we do so love reading. Have no fear, The Gini is alive and sassy just like we like her.
So without further ado, let's commence the updating...
Coming soon to (another) a Kickstarter campaign near you!
|"Submerged" by Justin Adams, Varia Studios|
The picture featured to the right is the cover art for Submerged. The artwork for all three campaigns, including this piece, comes courtesy of Justin Adams of Varia Studios.
Gini's contributing stories to two of the anthologies: All Hail Our Robot Conquerors and Submerged. Just to keep everyone on their toes. Team Tuckerization, start your engines, and anyone else who wants to be in a story of hers (the Submerged story will be horror, the Robot story will be an Alien series short) get ready. Check out the campaign page for further info. They're planning a serious mix of prize goodness, including ebooks from Gini, at various backer times and levels. Be an early backer...you know you want to.
New way to keep in the loop on the Alien/Katherine "Kitty" Katt series news AND MORE:Gini's publisher for the Alien/Katherine "Kitty" Katt series, DAW, launched a new newsletter.
The DAW newsletter features: new releases, e-book and back-list promotions, giveaways, especially exciting media hits DAWthors have in the preceding month, and other most excellent news.
To take advantage of this direct from the publisher way to add to your Giniverse news stream, SIGN UP, then watch your inbox!
Swag from the Giniverse:If you haven't had a chance to swing by Museum of Robots and check out the collection of items available from the multi-verse of Gini you're totally missing out!
You know you need a Poof tote. ...just look at it.
I won't lie, I waved the Poof in many a person's face at SDCC this year. It's not my fault Mous-Mous felt feisty. I just facilitated the attitude. I mean, who am I to deny a Fluff Baby?
Interviews around the Interwebs:As you're aware, Gini's been out and about this summer. All that go-go-go equals plenty of interviews to be found online.
Gini also spent some time with Creative Play and Podcast chatting about "her writing trials and tribulations," her book, Plush Life, and the Kickstartered anthology MECH: Age of Steel.
If you've not had a chance to meet the Gini in the wild (or even if you have), here's the video of her full talk during the signing for Camp Alien at The Poisoned Pen on May 23rd:
and then comes...July:If you ever had a question you wanted to ask Gini but didn't feel you could (although, let's face it you can always ask...and you know she always answers) check out a her interview Q and A from Writerly Things. Mayhap author Tristan Vick already asked it for you.
And to give you a wee taste of the goings-on from SDCC 2016, watch the video from the Worldbuilding panel wherein Gini and her fellow authors: Jon Skovron, Claudia Christian, Seanan McGuire, Brandon Mull, and Scott Sigler, with moderator Cindy Pon, discuss how they build a living, breathing environment for their characters.
Early August feature:Since the Giniverse transcends borders (and time...) check out this interview with Zwartraafje. (Yes, it's in Dutch, but don't worry -- there's an English translation included. Just scroll down...all the way down...and it'll be there.) The interview celebrates all things Gini and, who knows, you may learn something you'd yet to discover. Gini guarantees that you will, since there were some very new questions asked.
I know, you're wondering if any movie-going or TV watching went on in the time of silence; this is Gini, so OF COURSE movies happened. If you missed any reviews head on over to Slice of SciFi and Pop Culture Geeks check out what she thought of:
Leave me a comment below, let me know what you'd like to be kept up-to-date about or things you'd like to see added to the news blasts.
So stay tuned, more to come, and I'll catch you on the flip side (I do hereby solemnly swear I used this phrase before ever meeting Gini, talking to Gini or reading her blog...blame Rocco from Boondock Saints).
Labels: All Hail Our Robot Conquerors, Camp Alien, DAW Books, gini koch, Giniverse, Museum of Robots, Poofs, Pop Culture Geeks, SDCC2016 panel, Slice of SciFi, Submerged, Team Gini, Team Tuckerization, The Poisoned Pen