Thursday, July 31, 2014


One of the great things about social media is the special events that get created. One of the popular ones going around these days is Throwback Thursday, which is usually accompanied by the hashtags: #ThrowbackThursday and #TBT.

I've been sharing Throwback Thursday photos on my Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages for a few weeks now and realized that I should also share them here so please enjoy this week's Throwbacks. Thanks for joining me for this short walk down memory lane. Also, if you're not already, please follow me on social media at any of the links above.

Happy Thursday!


Time to throwback some Thursday. Blake Wilkie and I at Dragon Con in 2004 promoting Shadow One, a book that sadly never came together. #TBT

Another #ThrowbackThursday to early 2005. My old day job did an article on me and a couple other writers for the company newsletter. Evil Ways was still a couple months away from being released so I used this mock up cover. #TBT

One last #ThrowbackThursday for this week. Not sure when this one was taken, probably around 2004/2005. Promoting the Fuzzy Bunnies From Hell comic books. #TBT


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The Noir Factory shared their picks for the Six Modern Voices for Hard-Boiled Pulp!
Some of my publishers made the list, which can be read here.

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Bobby and Cardiff Electric crew
I was an extra on episode 9 of AMC's TV series, Halt And Catch Fire. Episode Nine takes place partly at the 1983 Comdex Convention in Las Vegas. The shoot took place in a couple of different location in Atlanta, GA a few months back, before the first episode had aired. It was either late February or early April. I do remember it was chilly outside when I arrived early each morning. My dates are a little fuzzy.

I worked on the shoot for three days and had a fun time, although my feet were killing me at the end of each day after many hours standing and walking on hard surfaces. Oh, the pains of just being there, huh? :) I also spent some time fake drinking, fake smoking, and fake picking up women at the bar. I also had a lot of fake conversations on the con floor and got to fake flirt with the porn stars turned booth babes. Fun times. It was also my first time filming against a green screen, which was a neat experience. The shirt I wore was none to flattering, although it fit the era. It was a bit snug.
My 80's flashback wardrobe

For the most part, I'm blurry and in the background, although there is one scene where the cast walks past me while I'm talking with another convention attendee at the windows. It's a fun moment as it's one of the few in the series where the characters seem to be really happy and smiling.

I had fun and was excited to see myself in the episode.

Thanks to the cast and crew for a wonderful experience and thanks to the casting company that hired me. I had a blast.

Enjoy the photos.


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Wednesday, July 30, 2014


NOTE: I’m still taking some time off from the podcast, but I stop by the station to handle the interview and join the Starship Farragut “Conspiracy of Innocence” world-wide premiere announcement.

San Diego Comic Con was last week and none of the ESO crew were in attendance. Instead, Mike Faber and Mike Gordon decided to stay at home and talk comics with our good friends Doctor Q and Greg Plunket. Writer/editor Kyle Strickland is our Geek Seat victim of the week and Friend of the Station Michael Day joins us to announce the online release of the new Starship Farragut episode (written by a certain award-winning author). Plus, Rants, Raves, Khan Report, and Shout Outs!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: An Old Fashion Comic Book Talk at
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Table of Contents
0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
0:04:06 Rants & Raves
0:20:50 Kyle Strickland (Author) Interview & Geek Seat
0:35:16 An Old Fashion Comic Book Talk
1:22:49 Doctor Geek’s Moment of Science
1:24:28 ESO Khan Report
1:33:26 Michael Day from Starship Farragut
1:40:54 ESO Shout Outs & Show Close

Next on Earth Station One...

Next week, the ESO crew reviews Guardians of The Galaxy. Plus, the usual assortment of Rants and Raves, Doctor Geek’s Moment of Science, shout outs, The Khan Report, and we’ll strap another unsuspecting victim into The Geek Seat. Join us for an all new episode of the Earth Station One podcast.

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