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  • JMS at Joe's Pub

    JMS posted:

    Originally posted by Fans of J. Michael Straczynski

    Citizens of New York: I will be coming to your fair city to talk alongside eminently more qualified writers than I at the House of Speakeasy. The event will take place at the Joe's Pub facility (appropriately) at the New York Public Theater on September 20th. Previous speakers include Salman Rushdie, Jonathan Alter, PJ O'Rourke and Paul Haggis, so I can only assume someone who was actually *good* at this canceled and my phone rang.
    Nonetheless, I will be there, and for a small fee (tickets online soon) you can hear me speak. I will be hosting a subsequent event where, for a larger fee, I will not say anything at all, because I am a firm believer in giving the people what they want. I would sponsor a third event where I would not show up at all, but I don't think anyone here could afford it.
    http://www.houseofspeakeasy.org/j-michael-straczynski/
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

  • #2
    Tickets and more information available here:
    http://www.houseofspeakeasy.org/

    House of SpeakEasy returns to Joe’s Pub with a bang, not a whimper, this September – because whatever the newscasters say, This Is Not the End.

    Four writers; four stories; forsooth! what larks await. Discover not one, not two, but Thirteen Ways of Looking with award-winning novelist Colum McCann. Explore the art of life with biographer and historian Ruth Scurr. Hit the high notes with Queen of the Night author Alexander Chee. And rediscover the meaning of binge-watching with Sense8 and Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski. Shake off back-to-school election-season apocalypse blues with another Seriously Entertaining fix of literary cabaret.
    ETA: This looks interesting:

    The show asks each writer to riff on a given theme for fifteen minutes only. Whether the result leaves you howling with laughter or sorrow, it will be an evening you’re sure to remember.
    Last edited by Jan; 08-12-2016, 08:56 AM.
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    • #3
      JMS posted a link to an email interview with the House of Speakeasy folks:

      http://www.houseofspeakeasy.org/seri...l-straczynski/

      Lots of stuff there but the part that has me squee-ing (yes, I've been known to squee):

      HoS: What are you working on now?
      JMS: Helping out with two film projects for Legendary, writing a movie for MGM based on my Rising Stars graphic novel, writing a series pilot for Universal based on my Midnight Nation novel (it’s been a good year for my GN work), developing a pilot for ITV, just finished another pilot for CBS Studios, finishing up the last of my work in comics, almost done writing my autobiography, and starting my first novel in many years. Otherwise pretty slow.
      Emphasis mine. That's a book I seriously want to read!

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

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jan View Post
        Anyone going? I have my ticket, would be great to meet with fellow JMS fans.

        /longtime JMS fan, sometime but-not-often-enough frequenter of the JMSNews forums...

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        • #5
          I may be going. Still have some details to work out but it's possible. If so, would love to meet you.

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

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          • #6
            Sorry for the very off topic response, but every time I see the title of this thread I cannot help but think of the film, "Hercules in New York".
            Last edited by Dan Dassow; 08-24-2016, 06:05 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dan Dassow View Post
              Sorry to the very off topic response, but every time I see the title of this thread I cannot help but think of the film, "Hercules in New York".
              Brat that I am, I changed the heading! Now it looks like he's opened a bar. Joe's Comics....Joe's Pub. Natural progression, right?

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

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              • #8
                Looks like there are still a few tickets left for this. Link to buy:
                http://www.houseofspeakeasy.org/
                "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                • #9
                  http://www.sadanduseless.com/2016/09/mean-kittens/I'd like to go, I really would but cannot really justify the 12,000km round trip
                  "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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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ranger29 View Post
                    Anyone going? I have my ticket, would be great to meet with fellow JMS fans.

                    /longtime JMS fan, sometime but-not-often-enough frequenter of the JMSNews forums...
                    Hey, Ranger29 - I'm definitely going to be there. Hope we might be able to meet up. For recognition purposes, I'm short, round, have purple hair and will be dressed in black. Hope to see you there!

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

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                    • #11
                      I'll be there! Medium-ish height, brown hair, round, black skirt. PM me if anyone else will be there...

                      /can't wait, first time in a room with JMS. Will try hard not to bow/light incense, give offerings, etc.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ranger29 View Post
                        /can't wait, first time in a room with JMS. Will try hard not to bow/light incense, give offerings, etc.
                        Oh, that I wanna see!

                        Just checked the gates for my flights. My flight from Atlanta to NY leaves from gate B5.

                        It's the middle of the freaking night - somebody tell me again why I do things like this?? Thankfully I sleep well on airplanes.

                        See you on the flip side!

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

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jan View Post
                          Oh, that I wanna see!

                          Just checked the gates for my flights. My flight from Atlanta to NY leaves from gate B5.

                          It's the middle of the freaking night - somebody tell me again why I do things like this?? Thankfully I sleep well on airplanes.

                          See you on the flip side!

                          Jan
                          Nice one Jan! Have a great time!
                          Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

                          Kosh: Good!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jan View Post
                            Just checked the gates for my flights. My flight from Atlanta to NY leaves from gate B5.
                            When I used to fly to Texas from the Burbank airport, I always departed from gate B4, which was a bit unsettling.

                            Have fun Jan.

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                            • #15
                              Blerghh.....!!!!!!!!!!!!

                              Plane got in at 10:20AM. I got to the hotel at 2:00 PM thanks in large part to the President giving his last speech at the United Nations. Got some lunch but now it's too late to take a nap before tonight. Oh, well. I can sleep tomorrow.
                              Should be fun tonight.

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

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