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The Geek Mook launch is next week! One of my Torchwood/pulp novel mashups has been adapted and used as the cover:

Geek Mook cover

Vignette Press invites you the launch of Geek Mook

Geek Mook explores the worlds of hackers, gamers, steam punk fashionistas, trekkies, neo-punk trainspotters and obsessives of all the other fixations that give us a reason to stave off death (and quite frequently sex as well). The book explores the ways the ways geek, literary and human have crashed up and mashed up in our lives and imagination. Geek Mook exposes the fleshy heart beneath the robot carapace.

Caught in the intersection of geekery and the literary, editors Aaron Mannion and Julian Novitz are Melbourne-based writers and academics. Geek Mook contributors are writers revealing their hidden geekery or geeks discovering repressed writerly tendencies.

Come for the launch and stay on to attend Mr McClellands Finishing School (dance party) for free.

When? 6pm for 6.30pm start, Friday 13 July 2012
Where? Bella Union, cnr Lygon and Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053

Geeky dress (pocket protectors/Cosplay) highly appreciated.

Check the event page on Facebook to get the latest updates on the event.

Mooks!

Jan. 19th, 2012 08:26 pm
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Firstly!

My Torchwood/Pulp mashup covers are being published in the upcoming Geek Mook, which I'm very pleased about. As are most fanworks created within the context of fandom, they were a labour of love to share with likeminded folk, so I'm chuffed about seeing them valued in a wider cultural context.

Secondly: here's a call for papers for the next mook, which is going to be on FAT! Very exciting. I'm all enthused about submitting something - I haven't written for a while, but I'm currently getting more and more interested in working on visual art - especially as I just picked up some embroidery for the first time in at least a decade.


Fat Mook


mook - 1. A bound hybrid publication issued in a series. 2. Not quite a magazine, not quite a book. 3. A collection of surprising, unconventional new writing.

fat - 1. The ester of glycerol and one, two, or three fatty acids. 2. Obesity; corpulence. 3. The best or richest part.

Vignette Press is seeking new work for the latest in its acclaimed series of mooks. After The Sex Mook, The Death Mook, and Geek Mook, comes Fat Mook.

In a climate where fat bodies are ridiculed, controlled, and feared, Fat Mook seeks to expand the ways we think about fat. We’re looking for work that says something both new and real about fat – work that is accessible but makes us think, that goes to hard places and takes us through them, that is ugly and beautiful and changes the way we breathe. We’re keen on art, photography, poetry, memoir, fiction, comics, non-fiction, and other innovative forms – surprise us!

We are looking for work that goes beyond stereotypes and broadens the existing take on fat. To this end, we particularly encourage contributions from people of colour, queer folk, gender diverse folk, disabled folk, and people from around the world. We also encourage submissions from men, as most fat work is written by women, but we welcome all submissions – we want to read your work.

Fat Mook will be the first collection of creative work on fat to be published in Australia.

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