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30

Jul

Boston Comic Con | August 8 - 10, 2014

Next week I’ll be at Boston Comic Con (booth D717) with Flutter & FUBAR swag as well as a preview of Flutter, Volume 2: Don’t Let Me Die Nervous. If you’re coming on Saturday, August 9, don’t miss the Queer Comics Panel at 1pm with Tana Ford, Amber Love, Joey Stern and me. See you there! 

Tatiana Maslany on playing a transgender clone

When we sat down with her during a roundtable before the panel, she became teary-eyed talking about Tony, the transgender clone she played for the first time in Season 2.

“I did a lot of research and it’s a subject that’s really important to me,” Tatiana said, tears forming in her eyes. “Yeah, it just means a lot to me that we could tell that story. And you know, I’m not a trans actor so is there a political sort of situation there and it’s not the most ideal, but what our show does is it explores identity. And what better way to explore it than through a trans male? We don’t see trans men on screen very often at all. And, you know, the best thing for me was when we heard the response to Tony, which was very polarized. But the best thing about it is it opens up a debate, and it opens up a discussion, and it makes the subject relevant and important and present in people’s thoughts, regardless of how they felt about Tony, whether they felt represented, whether they didn’t understand—whatever it is, these stories need to be told and we need to talk about trans stories and we need to have them represented to the point where it’s just, it’s just a given and it’s not exceptional anymore and trans actors get to step up and play these parts as well in the same way cisgender people have been doing it for a while. I felt a responsibility but I felt a large amount of gratitude and—”

“Joy?” co-star Maria Doyle Kennedy offered.

“Fuck yeah, joy!” Tatiana said. “Totally.”

More here

15

Jul

Flutter is coming to SDCC!
Flutter will be at Comic Con International San Diego, July 23 - July 27, 2014. Get your free Flutter swag, a copy of the graphic novel (if you don’t have it already), and see a preview of Flutter Vol. 2! Just stop by booth M-06 in the small press section. See you there!

Flutter is coming to SDCC!

Flutter will be at Comic Con International San Diego, July 23 - July 27, 2014. Get your free Flutter swag, a copy of the graphic novel (if you don’t have it already), and see a preview of Flutter Vol. 2! Just stop by booth M-06 in the small press section. See you there!

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about teams. This is partly because Lorde’s song “Team” has been on repeat in my head. But it’s also because I was recently asked why I chose to work with an editor before sending A Boy Like Me (ABLM) into the world. After all, the friend pointed out, my job title at infoplease.com is assistant editor so shouldn’t I be able to edit my own novel?
Absolutely not. Because it is my own work.
Read more: Happy Indie Story, Part Three: Smells Like Team Spirit

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about teams. This is partly because Lorde’s song “Team” has been on repeat in my head. But it’s also because I was recently asked why I chose to work with an editor before sending A Boy Like Me (ABLM) into the world. After all, the friend pointed out, my job title at infoplease.com is assistant editor so shouldn’t I be able to edit my own novel?

Absolutely not. Because it is my own work.

Read more: Happy Indie Story, Part Three: Smells Like Team Spirit

14

Jul

orphanblack:

OBTumblr is pleased to announce…
The Official Orphan Black #CloneClub Meetup!

Fans meeting fans! Activities! Crazy science! And dancing! Just so much dancing. At least we’ll be dancing.

Important #CloneClub Meetup facts:
WHEN: The meetup is Friday, July 25th from 1 to 3pm PT.
WHERE: Southpaw Social, 815j St., San Diego
WHO: Everyone in #CloneClub is invited. All people. All clones. All ages. All geek monkeys. All leopards. Bring your seestras. Bring your seestra-brothers. Leave your sharpened pencils at home.
WHY: For science.

#CloneClub Meetup FAQ
Do I need a Comic-Con ticket to attend the meetup? Nope. You don’t need a Comic-Con ticket OR a ticket for the meetup. ZERO TICKETS REQUIRED.
No tickets! That’s terrific news. So, how do I get in to the meetup? The meetup is first come, first served. The line outside of Southpaw Social officially starts at 11am PT. OBTumblr will be there early, possibly with snacks.
Cool. What will happen at this meetup besides, you know, meeting up?
*The very first Alison-inspired Cloneplay Theater Challenge.

*Rad Cosima makeovers.

(Yep. Really.)
*A delicious Helena buffet.

*A clone yourself photo booth.
*A pop-up shop with OB swag, courtesy of the BBC shop.
*And dancing. Did we mention the dancing?

I’m not a great dancer. It’s ok. Neither are we.

Can’t wait to see you there, #CloneClub!
xOBTumblr

orphanblack:

OBTumblr is pleased to announce…

The Official Orphan Black #CloneClub Meetup!

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Fans meeting fans! Activities! Crazy science! And dancing! Just so much dancing. At least we’ll be dancing.

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Important #CloneClub Meetup facts:

WHEN: The meetup is Friday, July 25th from 1 to 3pm PT.

WHERE: Southpaw Social, 815j St., San Diego

WHO: Everyone in #CloneClub is invited. All people. All clones. All ages. All geek monkeys. All leopards. Bring your seestras. Bring your seestra-brothers. Leave your sharpened pencils at home.

WHY: For science.

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#CloneClub Meetup FAQ

Do I need a Comic-Con ticket to attend the meetup?
Nope. You don’t need a Comic-Con ticket OR a ticket for the meetup. ZERO TICKETS REQUIRED.

No tickets! That’s terrific news. So, how do I get in to the meetup?
The meetup is first come, first served. The line outside of Southpaw Social officially starts at 11am PT. OBTumblr will be there early, possibly with snacks.

Cool. What will happen at this meetup besides, you know, meeting up?

*The very first Alison-inspired Cloneplay Theater Challenge.

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*Rad Cosima makeovers.

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(Yep. Really.)

*A delicious Helena buffet.

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*A clone yourself photo booth.

*A pop-up shop with OB swag, courtesy of the BBC shop.

*And dancing. Did we mention the dancing?

I’m not a great dancer.
It’s ok. Neither are we.

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Can’t wait to see you there, #CloneClub!

xOBTumblr

27

May

Happy Indie Story, Part Two: A Cover-sation with Artist Sarah Pruski

In a monthly series for Dead Darlings, I’m documenting the step-by-step process of publishing A Boy Like Me. For part two, Sarah Pruski and I discuss how she created the book’s cover.

13

May

Happy Indie Story, Part One: The Road to Publishing A Boy Like Me

In this new monthly series for Dead Darlings, I’ll document the step-by-step process of publishing A Boy Like Me. Here in part one, I discuss why I chose to go with an independent publisher for this novel.

05

Apr

nighthawk-postcards:

Kurt Cobain’s left-handed Fender Telecaster, covered with blue latex paint & etched with the words ‘I love Courtney.’ This guitar was destroyed at the end of ‘Scentless Apprentice’ in 1993 at the Hollywood Rock Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

nighthawk-postcards:

Kurt Cobain’s left-handed Fender Telecaster, covered with blue latex paint & etched with the words ‘I love Courtney.’ This guitar was destroyed at the end of ‘Scentless Apprentice’ in 1993 at the Hollywood Rock Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Kurt Cobain Died Twenty Years Ago Today

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Though he wasn’t found until April 8th, Kurt Cobain likely died twenty years ago today on April 5th in Seattle, Washington from what has since been ruled a suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. Though there have been many think pieces that have circulated around the web this week, Huffington Post put one together featuring how Cobain has been remembered 20 years later from musicians and other like-minded people. You can read how Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day remember’s Cobain below after the jump.

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