|I'm In It To Win It!
||[Oct. 12th, 2010|11:31 pm]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
Matthew Kressel and Ellen Datlow, the hosts of the Fantastic Fiction Reading Series at the KGB Bar here in New York City--where I'm tentatively scheduled to read in February--are having another raffle to raise funds for the series. As usual, they've got some great items to raffle off, from rare signed books to professional story critiques to yet another of Neil Gaiman's used keyboards (how many keyboards does that guy go through?). The raffle officially started yesterday and will last until October 25.
The full rules can be found here: http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/kgb-raffle/
The full list of items being raffled off can be found here: http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/store/
However, here is a list of items I don't want you to buy raffle tickets for, no matter what, because I want to win them and I don't need the competition, capice?
+ A signed copy of Haunted Legends, edited by Ellen Datlow and Nick Mamatas, plus an ARC of same
+ A Tuckerization by Lucius Shepard, as well as a signed copy of the book in which said Tuckerization will appear
+ A Tuckerization by Richard Bowes
+ A signed ARC of The German by Lee Thomas (gay Nazi ghosts are the new zombies, you mark my words!)
+ A Tuckerization by Brett Alexander Savory (I'm hoping he'll either make me a dead pig or a leering clown!)
+ A Tuckerization by Joe R. Lansdale (please, please, please let it be for a new Drive-In story!)
+ A copy of the Phantom anthology signed by editor Paul Tremblay (preferably in pickle juice!)
+ A Tuckerization by Laird Barron (I'm hoping he'll make me an unspeakable entity, but I will accept being the guy said entity drives mad/eats/subjugates instead)
As you can see, I like Tuckerizations. Maybe it's because I think every novel or story would be greatly enhanced by a character bearing my name. Just think how brilliant The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Kaufmann would have been!
Anyway, go, buy raffle tickets and support this New York City bedrock of appreciation for speculative fiction and the folks who write it. Yes, even if it means preventing me from winning the items I want. *sigh* It's for a good cause, after all.