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Boskone 54 – Sci-Fi & Fantasy at Boston’s Seaport

I had the opportunity to work at Boskone 54 as both a vendor and a panelist. I sat on some amazing panels and met some pretty spiffy folks. The event, overall, it was amazing. The people in attendance were voracious readers looking for new material to consume. I talked more about science fiction than I had in my entire life. I recommended books, sold some of my own, and had a chance to make some new friends with both readers and other vendors.

I was so incredibly nervous attending, but familiar faces through the New England Horror Writer’s made it bearable. I have to give a special shout out to Cat & Barry for making sure I had food and bathroom breaks. Trisha was kind enough to cover my table while I spoke on a panel and Suzanne talked geek with me while bringing me chocolate. I’m still constantly amazed with how wonderful this tribe of writers in the Northeast can be. I’m thrilled to have met them.

While at Boskone I also got interviewed by Max Bowen and Matt Zappa from Citywide Blackout of WEMF Radio. They were a riot to talk to and did a great job loosening me up while we shot the shit. We talked superheroes, zombies and where they intersect. If you want to check it out, you can listen over on Citywide’s Blog.

 In other good news, Nighthawks is currently in the process of being turned into an audio book. I’m thrilled and a slight be terrified. While that is being done behind the scenes I’m still in the middle of writing Morning Sun and on track to have it available come May. I’ll have even more good news coming in the next few weeks, but I wanted to share what I could now. Thanks for the support everybody, this wild and crazy ride is still going strong!

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Boskone 54 – Jeremy Flagg’s Schedule & Panels

DO YOU LOVE SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY?

Join me at Boskone, the longest-running science fiction convention in New England! Join more than 1,000 fans and professions for a weekend filled with panels, readings, kids activities, demonstrations, small-group discussions, filksinging, videos, games and more. I’ll be there selling books in the vendor area along with David Price. This will be the first time people can get Night Shadows signed! I’ll also be participating in a bunch of panels! Stop by and say hi!

Author Jeremy Flagg’s Boskone Schedule

Nontraditional Magazines
Friday 20:00 – 21:00, Marina 2 (Westin)

If print is dead, then printed magazines are. But, at least in our genres, they’re going strong as online magazine and perhaps we should include blogs and both audio and video podcasts. What is the future of the magazine online and in any mutation or combination? And what does this mean for the journalist/writer?

Panel: Jeremy Flagg (M), Robert B. Finegold M.D., Julie C. Day, Ken Altabef, Neil Clarke


The Perfect Teenage Hero
Saturday 11:00 – 12:00, Harbor III (Westin)

Teenage heroes are not just relatively younger adults. They are people who step up to save the world — perhaps because of their youthful enthusiasm, not-yet-dimmed idealism, and unique perspectives. What does it take for a young Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, or Katniss Everdeen to emerge? What experiences change them? To what extent are they just pieces in older players’ games? Can they really do it on their own?

Panel: Ken Altabef (M), Jeremy Flagg, Tamora Pierce, Lauren Roy, Erin M. Hartshorn


Autographing
Saturday 15:00 – 16:00, Galleria (Westin)
Jeremy Flagg, James Patrick Kelly, Jo Walton, C. S. E. Cooney


New England: The Legend, The Lore, The Mystery
Saturday 17:00 – 18:00, Marina 3 (Westin)

New England is often a setting in speculative fiction. What is it about this place that makes it so full of wonder … and dread? It’s a magical location beyond the page or screen. Let’s talk about the real mysteries, legends, lore, and supernatural goings-on here in New England.

Panel: Peter Muise (M), Theodora Goss, John Langan, Jeremy Flagg, F. Brett Cox


Boskone Book Party
Saturday 18:30 – 19:30, Galleria – Stage (Westin)

Join us for Boskone’s Book Party! See what’s just out from authors you love, and discover new favorites. The book party will include E. C. Ambrose ( Elaine Isaak ), Kristin Janz, Milton Davis, Ian Randal Strock, Cerece Rennie Murphy, Jeremy Flagg, LJ Cohen, Christine Taylor-Butler, Brenda Noiseux (M), Erin Underwood (M), E. C. Ambrose, Kristin Janz, Milton Davis, Ian Randal Strock, Cerece Rennie Murphy, Jeremy Flagg, LJ Cohen, Christine Taylor-Butler, Neil Clarke, Carlos Hernandez, Hillary Monahan, Grady Hendrix and more!


Reading by Jeremy Flagg
Sunday 10:00 – 10:30, Independence (Westin)


The _Sense8_ Sensation
Sunday 13:00 – 14:00, Marina 4 (Westin)

It’s shot on locations worldwide and produced by the creators of The Matrix and Babylon 5, yet this Netflix TV original has largely flown under the radar. (Still, season 2 starts in March.) Panelists examine the intricate storytelling and dizzyingly diverse connections of this sens8tionally groundbreaking SF show. From gender, race, and religion to the struggle of coming to terms with one’s identity, Sense8 treats its subjects in ways network television would never touch. SPOILERS ABOUND for nonviewers, but why not sneak a peek anyway?

Darlene Marshall (M), Lauren Roy, Gillian Daniels, Rob Greene, Jeremy Flagg

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Children of Nostradamus Novels On Sale for $.99!

 

In 1992, psychic Eleanor Valentine altered the fate of mankind before her assassination attempt on the President of the United States of America failed. Forty years later, Children of Nostradamus, individuals with extraordinary powers, begin receiving letters sent from the long dead psychic. As the world is plunged into chaos by a corrupt government, a shadow organization rises to power and only the a group of rogue Children of Nostradamus stand a chance of protecting mankind.

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Maine Author “Taste of Maine” Giveaway

In honor of C.L. Alden’s author debut, we are giving away some items a Maine Giveaway pack. Alden’s paranormal urban fantasy, “The Empire,” takes place in a small coastal Maine town struggling to find a place in a modern world. When Darcy returns to her hometown, she finds it isn’t only the living who want to weigh in on the future of Shorton, Maine. The Empire is available in print and kindle. The contest is International and runs from January 6th 7:00AM to January 20th at 7:00PM. I’ll announce the winner via the blog and Facebook so keep checking back!

Included in the giveaway:

  • Signed copy of The Empire by C.L. Alden
  • Signed copy of I.Am.Maine by Jeremy Flagg
  • Authentic Maine Seaglass
  • Predict-A-Pen
  • Strand Coffee Mug
  • Strand Postcard

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2017 Is Going to Kiss My Ass

Last year, 365 days ago, I posted the word that would guide me throughout the year. It took a few days of me mulling it about in my head and picking apart my life a day at a time, but underneath the successes and even the disasters, the word seemed to apply. In 2016, I abdicated far more than I anticipated. You can read more about my goals from the previous year in this post.

I released myself from obligations in my day job for self-preservation and while I thought I might be saddened by it, I made a healthy decision. Now I’ve been able to redirect my energies into my writing. I finished I.Am.Maine: Snapshots of Small Town Maine and released my first superhero novel, Nighthawks: Children of Nostradamus. Finding it didn’t provide joy to my life, I permanently shelved my graphic design book. I also decided to take some risks and submitted four short stories to various anthologies and had three of them accepted. In one year, my name showed up in four books with another showing up in January and then my own novel in February.

Emerge. For 2017, a year that will be filled with challenges unlike any before it, I need to keep my head up and move forward. I don’t want to hesitate, I don’t want to call it a building year like I did for 2016. In 2017, I want to push ahead and rise above the status quo.

I don’t want to spell out everything I have in the works, but the immediate pipeline has been secured. Northern Frights: Maine Horror Stories will arrive during January and Night Shadows: Children of Nostradamus Book 2 will come out on Valentines day. In April another installment of the Children of Nostradamus series will arrive and if all goes well, I’m expected three more books before the end of the year. This is the year of going big. There are no road blocks.

2017 is going to get its ass handed to itself. This ass handing begins on January 2nd. Stay tuned. Things are about to get super at RemyFlagg.com.

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