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  • JMS Appearances 2021 - Virtual or In Person

    Obviously this year is kind of up in the air when it comes to conventions. Indeed, San Diego Comic-Con has just been rolled over to 2022 - though there's the possibility of an in-person event in November. But given that JMS has two books and a couple of audio dramas happening this year, there might be the possibility of small events that could be held safely. So, as the saying goes, Watch This Space!
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    I can't believe they already canceled San Diego again. I wonder if you are a bit relieved to hear that Jan? (I kid, but I know it is a lot of work, and fun, for you.)
    Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Looney View Post
      I can't believe they already canceled San Diego again. I wonder if you are a bit relieved to hear that Jan? (I kid, but I know it is a lot of work, and fun, for you.)
      Maybe a little relieved. Sadly, I think it's just too early for the degree of vaccinations needed, plus I don't think that international travel will have entirely opened up by then and that's a large component of attendees. But yeah, I'm going to miss it a lot! I love the energy there.
      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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      • #4
        Bringing back this topic and sticking it since it looks like there may be some events, virtual at least, to celebrate the upcoming TOGETHER WE WILL GO release. First up, for release day itself, Rain Taxi Events:
        https://www.raintaxi.com/j-michael-straczynski/
        via Crowdcast.

        J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

        Book Launch for Together We Will Go


        Tuesday, July 6
        5:30 pm Central — FREE!
        Crowdcast


        Known for his groundbreaking work across television, comics, films, and more, award-winning and bestselling author J. Michael Straczynski joins us to celebrate the publication day of Together We Will Go (Gallery/Scout Press), his stirring first foray into literary fiction. A powerful tale of a struggling young writer who assembles a busload of fellow disheartened people on a journey toward death, Together We Will Go grapples with the biggest questions of existence while finding small moments of the beauty in this world that often goes unnoticed. As Straczynski’s travelers cross state lines and complications to the initial plan arise, it becomes clear that this novel is as much about the will to live as the choice to end it—and that it’s a book readers will remember for a lifetime.

        Free to attend, registration required. We hope to “see” you there!

        "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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        • #5
          Oooooo just a month away. 😁👍
          Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jan View Post
            Bringing back this topic and sticking it since it looks like there may be some events, virtual at least, to celebrate the upcoming TOGETHER WE WILL GO release. First up, for release day itself, Rain Taxi Events:
            https://www.raintaxi.com/j-michael-straczynski/
            via Crowdcast.
            Thanks for the notification Jan, I signed up for it.
            All generalizations are false, including this one.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jan View Post
              Bringing back this topic and sticking it since it looks like there may be some events, virtual at least, to celebrate the upcoming TOGETHER WE WILL GO release. First up, for release day itself, Rain Taxi Events:
              https://www.raintaxi.com/j-michael-straczynski/
              via Crowdcast.
              The price is certainly agreeable, so no reason NOT to sign up for the event.
              Tuesday, July 6 5:30 pm Central — FREE!
              "This is not a clear and present danger? I must read the rule book again."

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                Iv'e love to but 5.30pm cetnral is 1,30 am for me, means i wouldn;r be asleep until well after 2 am
                Sorry, time zones are *hard*
                "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by phazedout View Post
                  Iv'e love to but 5.30pm cetnral is 1,30 am for me, means i wouldn;r be asleep until well after 2 am
                  Sorry, time zones are *hard*
                  At least one of these looks to have videos available afteward, Phase.

                  Second virtual event will be July 8 at 7:00 PM Pacific time (10:00 Eastern) via Chevalier's Books. Not much detail yet but the link is:
                  https://www.chevaliersbooks.com/

                  And third will be July 15 via Powell's Books. More details coming.
                  "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jan View Post

                    At least one of these looks to have videos available afteward, Phase.

                    Second virtual event will be July 8 at 7:00 PM Pacific time (10:00 Eastern) via Chevalier's Books. Not much detail yet but the link is:
                    https://www.chevaliersbooks.com/

                    And third will be July 15 via Powell's Books. More details coming.

                    Found it under the Events tab and then the Calendar, but the event doesn't appear to have a link yet 😢
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                    And - YES! - Chevalier's Books does have a Youtube site for Previous Events, so even if we miss the event "live", can possibly watch it later. Thanks Jan!!! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjA...eeT7A/featured

                    ?? With TWO books coming out, I wonder if JMS might potentially plan for in person events later in 2021 (on the Eastern Seaboard - Please Please?) or is that pretty much a no-go on account of the Virus?
                    Last edited by LateArrival; 06-21-2021, 06:17 PM.
                    "This is not a clear and present danger? I must read the rule book again."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by LateArrival View Post
                      ?? With TWO books coming out, I wonder if JMS might potentially plan for in person events later in 2021 (on the Eastern Seaboard - Please Please?) or is that pretty much a no-go on account of the Virus?
                      Good question. He's posted that he's fully vaccinated but conventions are such a large number of people in close quarters. Maybe somebody will ask him on Twitter.
                      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jan View Post
                        Bringing back this topic and sticking it since it looks like there may be some events, virtual at least, to celebrate the upcoming TOGETHER WE WILL GO release. First up, for release day itself, Rain Taxi Events:
                        https://www.raintaxi.com/j-michael-straczynski/
                        via Crowdcast.



                        Thanks for the heads up on this Jan it was a great event and loved the Story behind the Story. Was somewhat interested in the "purchase the book from our partner TODAY and get a bookplate signed by JMS", but that link only says Out Of Stock // Notify Me. 😥

                        FYI to those in different time zones: One of the event promoters mentioned that the event will (eventually) be available on their Youtube channel for a re-watch. https://www.youtube.com/user/raintaxiinc
                        "This is not a clear and present danger? I must read the rule book again."

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                        • #13
                          The recording of the Chevaliers Books event is now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4ho5G08pXU

                          And yes, he does answer a question toward the end with small, vague B5 news.
                          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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