Friday, July 26, 2013

WHOLE Lotta Lotta Goin' On

Happy Friday! Well, I'm back...and about to leave again. LOL Yes, it's a busy, busy world for me right now (and, right now, let me mention that you want to read to the end of this blog post, yes you do, you really, really do). San Diego Comic-Con was da bomb -- awesome to see so many of the Alien Collective throughout the event!

My highlight? I got to hug Wolverine! YES! I did some panels and signings and stuff, but WOLVERINE! IN PERSON! It was too awesome!
 









I also met Dr. Who...and though I'm not really a Whovian, he was mighty fine and mighty cool.








Note that there ARE Aliens in LA, and they wear A-MA-ZING costumes!
Yes, yes, more went on and yes, yes, I will tell you all about it, I promise. Only...not today.

Not today because I also realized I haven't actually done my Phoenix Comicon recap. I know! What was I thinking? Oh, wait...I was thinking I wasn't done with Alien Research, that's what I was thinking. But anyway, not to worry. Somewhere soon (I SWEAR) I'll do a compare and contrast about both cons. But before then, there has been a LOT going on in the time I've been gone, so let's get to it, shall we?

First off, is Comic-Con still fun? Check out the Slice of SciFi webcast and find out, as well as discovering some amazing new things being done with 3D printing and seeing how to wash your hair in space.

Next up, the CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: Steampunk vs. Aliens Kickstarter campaign is going well. But, we're not fully funded yet. So, if you want to see an Alien series short set in a Steampunk universe, please head over and support it. ALSO, one fan's already "in" the story, but I'm now offering TWO NEW tuckerizations as well. That means you'll be in this story, as a main or main supporting character, I might add -- but only if you hurry up and grab while the grabbing's good!

Now for some reviews. See what H. Bala thought of Touched by an Alien, what Under the Covers thought of Alien in the House, and what I Smell Sheep thought of Amazing and Waiting: Two Novelettes by Jemma Chase (yes, that's moi).

Then see what I thought of RED 2 over at Slice of SciFi.

Check out which authors Gizmo's Reviews feels deserve more recognition, chime in over at Tor.com about humor in science fiction, and then see the first stretch goal for CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE from Scott Lynch, a map of his created world of Karthain.

Last but in no way least, I'm thrilled to announce that When Josie Comes Home by A.E. Stanton (yes, that's moi also) has been chosen as an Editor's Top Pick by Musa Publishing. It's quite an honor and I'm so glad this story resonated so much with the Musa staff. So, if you haven't checked out When Josie Comes Home yet, there's no better time than now!

Well, there IS one more thing...just one little thing, really. Well, two little things. And they're the main reason this came out on Friday instead of Thursday. So, with no further ado...*drum roll please*...

 DAW Books has just bought Books 12 and 13 in the Alien series! Meaning Alien in Chief will be coming out in December 2015 and Camp Alien will be coming out in May 2016! (Wow, when I type that out, it seems so very far away. Only I know it really isn't. LOL) So, more of Kitty and Company for all of you!

Now that's really it for today. I'll be gone all next week having fun with the chicklet so while I'll be on Twitter and Facebook, I will likely be quiet otherwise. Well, as quiet as I get. Figure of speech, okay? (Geez, tough room.) So, please support CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE, jump up and down with me about Books 12 & 13, and let's be readers out there! Peace out, my li'l gangstas, and I'll catch you on the flip side!

Love,
Gini

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4 Comments:

Blogger Adrian in Phoenix said...

:-)

July 26, 2013 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Gini Koch said...

:-D right back! LOL

July 26, 2013 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger bfree2read said...

Just looking at the photos of you with those 2 amazing actors makes me feel a bit weak (David Tennant was a great Dr. Who!).

Congratulations on "DAW Books has just bought Books 12 & 13 in the Alien series!" So much to look forward to in the next couple years.

July 26, 2013 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger Gini Koch said...

Thanks so much! SDCC was great and coming home to two sales in the Alien series was really the icing, whipped cream, and cherries on top of a great con sundae!

July 26, 2013 at 8:46 PM  

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