Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Earth Station One Episode 152 – Taking Off: A Look at TV Show Spinoffs



By Geek Seat Victim, Jim Beard
The ESO crew takes a look at one of tv’s tried and true tropes, the spinoff. Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, and Bobby Nash are joined by Joe Crowe, Dan Carroll, and Greg Plunket to review the best and worst of the bunch, even including spinoffs of spinoffs! We are also joined by writer Jim Beard, who may be familiar with monsters, but can he survive The Geek Seat? All this, along with the usual Rants, Raves Khan Report and Shout Outs!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Taking Off: A Look at TV Show Spinoffs at www.esopodcast.com
Direct link: http://erthstationone.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/earth-station-one-episode-152-taking-off-a-look-at-tv-show-spinoffs/

Table of Contents
Happy Anniversary babylon 5
0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
0:05:22 Rants and Raves
0:27:09 Interview & Geek Seat w/Jim Beard
1:03:56 TV Show Spinoffs
1:55:28 The Walking Dead Series 3 ep. 11
2:12:04 The ESO Khan Report w/Todd Patton
2:28:19 ESO Shout Outs
2:32:31 Show Close

Next on Earth Station One...

Mrs. Peel, we're needed.

Next week, the Earth Station One crew is on the case with Steed and Mrs. Peel as we look back at The British Spy-fi thriller, The Avengers. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll have the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and ESO’s Khan Report! It’s going to be another fun episode next week at Earth Station One. You should join us.

And we want to hear from you. What are your favorite Avengers memories? Let us know at www.esopodcast.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

Check out ESO’s new Amazon estore here.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

BOBBY’S CON NOOGA PANEL SCHEDULE



Author Bobby Nash will be a guest at Con Nooga on March 1 - 3, 2013 in Chattanooga, TN. (due to work commitments, Bobby will only be at the convention Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3).

Here is Bobby’s panel schedule. He will also have a table set up with copies of his books on hand.

Saturday
11:00AM - Pulp Fiction: The return of the pulps! What defines it as pulp?
NOON - Plotter or Pantser? Using Outlines - Pros and Cons - discussion and workshop
1:00PM - Social Media - Platform: dos and don't for writing
3:00PM - So You Want To Be a Writer?
8:00 PM - What's My Plot? A No Holds-Barred Plot off! Challenge our authors with an idea and see who comes up with the best plot!
9:00 PM - What makes a Genre a Genre? Elements of different genres

Sunday
12:00 PM - Writing Believable Dialog - discussion and workshop
1:00 PM - Creating Believable Characters - discussion and workshop

Please stop by and say hi.

Bobby’s Earth Station One co-hosts, Mike Faber and Mike Gordon will also be in attendance as well as Bobby’s The Ruby Files co-creator, Sean Taylor.

Learn more about Con Nooga at www.connooga.com or on Facebook.


Saturday, February 23, 2013

RUBY GETS SHOT DOWN!

Added a couple thousand words to my story for The Ruby Files vol. 2 today. Still a bit more to do to reach the conclusion, but it’s getting there. Here’s a taste:

He stepped up next to “Raven” as she pressed the elevator call button.

“Hi there,” Rick said, a playful smile on his face.

“Not interested,” she replied without turning to look his way.

“How can you say that? You don’t even know what it is I’ve got to offer.”

This time she turned to regard him. Her lip curled up in contempt as she saw the detective’s wrinkled clothes and coat that was frayed around the edges. No way were they in the same ballpark, much less the same league. “Oh, I think I know what’s on your mind, buddy,” she said. “And trust me, it’s not going to happen so you can just tell your story walking, all right?”

The elevator arrived with a ping and the doors parted. She stepped inside without a second glance in Rick’s direction.

He followed her inside and stood beside her, both of them facing the lobby through the open door.

She sighed loudly. “You really are pushing your luck, aren’t you?”

Rick smiled at her discomfort, but kept on the charm. “Oh, you have no idea,” he told her. “I do some of my best work after my luck runs out.”

#####

Keep in mind that this is first draft. It might change a time or two before it gets sent off to the publisher.

Bobby

TAKING FLIGHT THIS MARCH!


Writer Bobby Nash and Artist James Burns, the creative team behind Lance Star: Sky Ranger "One Shot!" return for a 10 part Lance Star: Sky Ranger webstrip adventure at www.lance-star.com.

More news to follow.

Stay tuned.


MARK WHEATLEY COVERS RUBY FILES VOL. 2

The Ruby Files vol. 1 cover art: Mark Wheatley

New Pulp Publisher Airship 27 Productions has announced that Pulp Ark and Pulp Factory award nominated cover artist, Mark Wheatley will return as cover artist for the forthcoming The Ruby Files vol. 2.

Press Release:

Mark Wheatley, who crafted the beautiful cover for The Ruby Files vol. 1 has signed on to contribute a cover for the upcoming The Ruby Files vol. 2.

After announcing the news, Airship 27 publisher, Ron Fortier said, “Mark's gorgeous cover on volume one has deservedly been nominated for the Pulp Factory Award for Best Pulp Cover of 2012.  So you can image how thrilled and honored we are at having him on board for this new book. He's one of the most admired artist in the field today.”

Ruby Files co-creator, Sean Taylor also commented, “When I heard Mark Wheatley was back on board for another cover, I couldn't believe it,” Taylor said. “I mean, let's be honest, the stories may have really driven the book home for the first collection but what really, really attracted readers to the book in the first place was Mark's cover. We couldn't ask for better. Period.”

And Ruby Files co-creator, Bobby Nash added, “I’m thrilled to have Mark return to The Ruby Files. The cover to vol. 1 is great and really helped push the sales of the book. It’s a beautiful piece of art.”

On returning to The Ruby Files, Wheatley said, “I'm looking forward to being inspired by more lurid, irresponsible, titillating, pulp-pounding action!”

The Ruby Files vol. 2 is coming soon from Airship 27 Productions with stories by Sean Taylor, Alan J. Porter, Ron Fortier, and Bobby Nash. Interior illustrations provided by Nick Poliwko under a cover by Mark Wheatley. Rob Davis returns as book designer.

Keep watching http://rickruby.blogspot.com for more The Ruby Files vol. 2 news as soon as it becomes available.


Friday, February 22, 2013

IT WAS THE DAWN OF THE THIRD AGE OF MANKIND...

This is the story of the last of the Babylon stations.

An incredible cast.
With those words, one of my favorite television series began on this date, 20 years ago.

Happy Anniversary, Babylon 5.

I've had the privilege to meet most of the cast at conventions over the years. They're a great group. I even interviewed Claudia Christian for the Earth Station One podcast. You can listen to that interview here.

If you've never seen Babylon 5, I encourage you to pick up the DVDs (you can find them pretty reasonably priced). Seasons 3 and 4 are some of the best TV I've ever watched.
Happy Anniversary, B5.

Bobby
The Babylon Project was our last, best hope for peace.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Earth Station One Episode 151- The World of Mel Brook, Harrumph!!


Would you believe the iconic entertainer Mel Brooks visits the station and shares some laughs with the crew? No? How about his son, writer Max Brooks? No? How about Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, and Bobby Nash reviewing the great career of Mel Brooks with Sammi Stephans (Your Site of Sites), Patrick Freeman (Sci-Fi Janitors), Alex Autrey (7th Row Center), and Dr. Scott Viguie (Dr. Geek’s Laboratory). And loving it! Writer James Palmer feels some “high anxiety” as we strap him to The Geek Seat, and chairman Todd Patton tells us how it feels to be one of “the producers” of Con Nooga. Plus the usual Rants, Raves, and Shout Outs!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: The World of Mel Brook, Harrumph!! at www.esopodcast.com
Direct link: http://erthstationone.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/earth-station-one-episode-151-the-world-of-mel-brook-harrumph/

My rave for the week. Arrow renewed.
Table of Contents
0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
0:09:12 Rants and Raves
0:32:09 Interview & Geek Seat James Palmer
0:49:12 The World of Mel Brooks
1:52:31 The ESO Khan Report w/ Todd Patton
2:11:12 The Walking Dead Series 3 ep. 9 & 10
2:36:02 ESO Shout Outs
2:41:22 Show Close

Next on Earth Station One...

Next week, the Earth Station One crew takes a look at one of entertainment’s tried and true tropes, the spinoff. From Joanie and Chachi heading off on their own to Deep Space Nine spinning off of Star Trek: The Next Generation, ESO takes a look at some of our favorite spinoffs, not to mention a few of those that didn’t do so well. Plus, we look at what it takes to make a successful spinoff. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll have the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and ESO’s Khan Report! It’s going to be another fun episode next week at Earth Station One. You should join us.

And we want to hear from you. What are your favorite spinoffs and why? Let us know at www.esopodcast.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

Check out ESO’s new Amazon estore here.


Monday, February 18, 2013

ACC/ESO 150 PHOTOS (FINALLY)


Bobby Nash at the Atlanta comic Convention
Ah, procrastination, the writer's best friend.

I finally pulled photos off my camera from the Atlanta Comic Convention, held on February 3rd and the Earth Station One live recording at Titan Games and Comics in Smyrna, GA on February 10th.


ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION

As usual, ACC was incredible. The Super Bowl show never fails to bring in large crowds. I sold a few books, which is always nice, but it's always great catching up with friends at the show, and this time was no exception. If you've never been to one of the 4 Atlanta Comic Convention one-day shows each year, you should. They're great fun. Click for a larger view.


Bobby's table at ACC.
Creator's Row



Going inside to shop.

Hi, Lisa.

Nice crowds

Getcher books! Gethcher red hot books!

EARTH STATION ONE EPISODE 150 RECORDING

The Earth Station One podcast, which I co-host along with Mike Faber and Mike Gordon, took our show on the road to Titan Games and Comics in Smyrna, GA for our 150th episode. Several Friends of the Station joined us and we had a blast. You can listen to ESO episode 150 here. Click for a larger view.

The gang's all here.

Discussing the state of geekdom 2013.

ESO episode 150


Thanks to Titan for hosting us.

Onward to episode 200
Bobby

WHAT’S NEXT?

Let your fingers do the walking...

I was asked what was coming up next for me this year.
Thought I would share the answer here.

What’s next?

A lot of time travel for me this year.

Right now I'm working on a story for Airship 27's The Ruby Files Vol. 2, which takes place in the 1930s. Vol. 1 was recently nominated for several awards. Check it out at http://rickruby.blogspot.com

After that I dive into writing my first Fight Card novel in that series. www.fightcardbooks.com This one happens in the 1950s.

Then, I head to the 1960s for a Honey West/Domino Lady novel for Moonstone Books. www.moonstonebooks.com

After that, it's back to the present for Evil Intent for BEN Books. http://BEN-Books.blogspot.com and then back to the 1940s for Lance Star: Sky Ranger "Cold Snap!" for Airship 27 Productions. www.airship27.com

Whew. :)

Bobby

NEW BOBBY NASH INTERVIEW

Author Bobby Nash was interviewed by fantasy fiction writer Nadia Bashoo on her blog.
You can read the entire interview at http://www.nadiabashoo.com/author-spotlight-bobby-nash/#comment-229


Sunday, February 17, 2013

CALLING JUSTICE, INC!

From January's Previews. I've got a story in this one.

Art: Jay Piscopo

THE AVENGER: ROARING HEART OF THE CRUCIBLE

The Avenger: Roaring Heart of the Crucible is now available for pre-order. Moonstone Books’ third anthology collection chronicling new tales of pulp hero, The Avenger is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Titled, THE AVENGER: ROARING HEART OF THE CRUCIBLE, the book is scheduled for release in April 2013 in both softcover trade paperback and limited edition hardcover.

The Avenger: Roaring Heart of the Crucible features stories by New Pulp Authors Matthew Baugh, James Chambers, Greg Cox, Win Scott Eckert, Joe Gentile, CJ Henderson, Nancy Holder, Michael May, Matthew Mayo, Will Murray, Bobby Nash, Barry Reese, Chris Sequeira, John Small, and David White. Edited by Nancy Holder and Joe Gentile. Cover art courtesy of E. M. Gist (soft cover) and Jay Piscopo (hardcover).
Art: E. M. Gist
The greatest crime-fighter of the 40′s returns in a third thrilling collection of original, action-packed tales of adventure, intrigue, and revenge. Life was bliss for millionaire adventurer Richard Henry Benson until that fateful day crime and greed took away his wife and young daughter… and turned him into something more than human. Driven by loss, compelled by grief, he becomes a chilled impersonal force of justice, more machine than man, dedicated to the destruction of evildoers everywhere. A figure of ice and steel, more pitiless than both, Benson has been forged into an avatar of vengeance, possessed of superhuman genius supernormal power. His frozen face and pale eyes, like a polar dawn, only hint at the terrible force the underworld heedlessly invoked upon itself the day they created… The Avenger!

Exclusive HC BONUS material: An Avenger timeline by Rick Lai, a story by John Small, plus solo tales of the Avenger’s aides by Howard Hopkins!

Coming April 2013 from Moonstone Books. You can order the softcover trade paperback and limited edition hardcover now.

Art: Douglas Klauba
Learn more about The Avenger here.

In addition to Previews and your local comic shop, The Avenger: Roaring Heart of the Crucible is now available for preorder at the following:
Amazon (paperback)
Amazon (hardcover)
Barnes and Noble (paperback)
Barnes and Noble (hardcover)
Books-A-Million (paperback)
Books-A-Million (hardcover)
Indie Bound (paperback)
Indie Bound (hardcover)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Earth Station One Episode 150 – The State of Geekdom 2013


Dearly beloved geeks! We celebrate our 150th episode with the most guests ever! We gathered together at the new Titan Comics and Games in Smyrna, GA to discuss the current state of geekdom. ESO cohosts Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, and Bobby Nash presided over the event with the following representatives: Anthony Taylor, award-winning artist Mark Maddox, Alex Autrey (7th Row Center Podcast), Doctor Q, Mark Heffernan, Nikki Rau-Baker, Andrea Judy, Patrick Freeman, CD Ske, John Strangeway, Peter Cutler, and Victor Fishman. And there was much filibustering! God bless the United States of Geekdom!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: The State of Geekdom 2013 at www.esopodcast.com
Direct link: http://erthstationone.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/earth-station-one-episode-150-the-state-of-geekdom-2013/

Recording ESO episode 150
Next on Earth Station One...

Next week, the Earth Station One crew continues their series focusing on some of our favorite filmmakers. This time, ESO shines the spotlight on director Mel Brooks. Plus, if that wasn’t enough, we’ll a special interview, the Geek Seat, rants, raves, shout outs, and ESO’s Khan Report! It’s going to be another fun episode next week at Earth Station One.

And we want to hear from you. What are your favorite Mel Brooks movie moments? Let us know at www.esopodcast.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

Check out ESO’s new Amazon estore here.



IS WRITING REWRITING? YOU BE THE JUDGE.

Finally, a definition of writer's block I buy.

I joined in the conversation on the "Writing is rewriting" discussion on Sean Taylor’s blog.


Is Writing Really Re-Writing? (A Roundtable)

The axiom states that "Writing is rewriting" -- well, in your experience, is it really? Or is it the great lie that writing teachers and books about writing try to fool us with?

Is it possible to get it right the first time and require little to no really editing other than grammar and spelling from your draft version?

To get the skinny, we checked in with a group of tenured and new writers, and writers of both genre fiction and literary fiction, short stories and novels, poetry and comic book scripts.

In 3... 2... 1... Go!


Check it the discussion at http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/02/is-writing-really-re-writing-roundtable.html


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

GET 20% OFF MOONSTONE TITLES!

Moonstone Books is having a sale.
MOONSTONE
  
Beat the winter blahs back
with a stick...or a good read!
for the next 10 days only, get
20% off
 anything in stock,
even if it's already on sale.
just use the code: QSF3 when ordering!


That means you can get 20% off titles I worked on like Domino Lady: Sex as a Weapon, Domino Lady Vs. The Mummy, Green Hornet Casefiles, and Green Hornet Still at Large.

Learn more at www.moonstonebooks.com.

Bobby


Saturday, February 9, 2013

BOBBY STEPS INTO THE RING!




I am excited to announce that I will be writing an upcoming Fight Card novel under the Fight Card Books house name of Jack Tunney. I’ve been very impressed with the books that Paul Bishop and Mel Odom’s Fight Card Books have released and am honored to join the ranks of talented storytellers who are producing some of the best fight fiction ever.

Coming later in the year will be my novel, Fight Card: “Barefoot Bones.” Although still in the early stages, the novel will tell the story of the man known as “Barefoot Bones” from his less than stellar beginnings in the deep south where he learned to fight out of necessity. Then came a fateful encounter with Father Tim at St. Vincent's in Chicago taught him the sweet science of boxing. And from there to a battlefield in Korea where the stakes had never been higher. The one constant in Bones’ life has been fighting. Lucky for him, he’s good at it.
Also available from Fight Card Books.
Fight Card: Barefoot Bones
A novel by Bobby Nash
Coming soon!

As always, I’ll post more information and updates here as they become available.

Learn more about Fight Card Books at http://fightcardbooks.com.

Bobby


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