February 2nd, 2009


I Hope I Get to See the X-Men Fighting the Borg!

It's official, I'll be at New York Comic Con this weekend, hanging out with Joe Mauceri and the crew from Fears Magazine, and selling some stuff. (I probably will not be there Friday, but definitely Saturday and Sunday.)

The good news is that the Fears Magazine table is actually in a public area downstairs at the Jacob Javitz Center, so you can come say hi if you like without having to buy a pass. I got myself a weekend pass anyway, though, because I want to see Comic Con in all its glorious insanity. If I don't see someone dressed as a tentacle-rape demon, I'm going to be very disappointed!

Also, Joss Whedon will be there, and I'm hoping to corner him at some point to discuss how his weird obsession with death is ruining everything he writes now.

Come Get Your Verbal Spanking!

Mark your calendars, there's another event this month I want to tell you folks about:

February 19th at 7:30 PM
(B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey or F/V to 2nd Avenue, http://www.happyendinglounge.com)
Admission: Free
Happy Ending Lounge: 212-334-9676

The legendary author, editor, activist and sexual provocateur Susie Bright joins us from Santa Cruz, California to celebrate her beautiful new hardcover anthology X: The Erotic Treasury (Chronicle Books), which includes a story set at In The Flesh which you will hear! Joining Susie will be contributors Paula Bomer, Ernie Conrick, Martha Garvey, Nicholas Kaufmann, Tsaurah Litzky, Marcelle Manhattan, Lisa Montanarelli, Chelsea Summers and host/curator Rachel Kramer Bussel (Best Sex Writing 2008, Spanked). Special guest Maxim Jakubowski, editor of the Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, also joins us from London. Note special start time (for February only): 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7. Arriving early is highly recommended. Books will be available for sale by Mobile Libris. There will be a Q&A with Susie and book signing after the reading.

I'll be reading from the story "Comeback," which is featured in X: The Erotic Treasury. So come on by February 19th and watch me turn beet red as I read a dirty story out loud to a roomful of friends and strangers alike! I've never done a reading of any of my erotica before, so there's a good chance there will be chuckling, blushing, and sudden bouts of random, involuntary stripping.

For more information, check out the In the Flesh Erotic Reading Series website.