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A podcast where emerging and award-winning writers of fantasy, horror, sci-fi, and the weird come together in a fractured storyscape.
A podcast where emerging and award-winning writers of fantasy, horror, sci-fi, and the weird come together in a fractured storyscape.
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Updates and a Special Thank You to Carlos Hernandez and Daniel Stalter

Posted by Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers (Creator)
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Hello Backers,

As you can see, another Chibi has been added!

Zig-Zag Claybourne has been Chibied!
Zig-Zag Claybourne has been Chibied!

Actually, there were two, but I'll show you the next one in our subsequent update. I know, I know, tease.  Jennifer Chu is working as hard as she can to finish the chibis of the authors, along with special guests Fran Wilde and Cat Valente for the exquisite corpse story, "It Began in Red Hook." Those need to be completed first so we can have the custom the sticker sheets made. Also on her plate are the meta-story chibi and those for the backers who bought drawings of themselves. Though we may be a little late because of time constraints and familiar obligations, she's super focused and will complete every drawing on her list. As you can see, they're worth the wait.

While I'm here, I need to give a special thank you to Daniel Stalter and Carlos Hernandez. Daniel is a BSFW organizer and successfully completed the first Kickstarter for his graphic novel, "Dream Crashers." Even though Daniel is not a producer for the Kaleidocast, his insight was critical to our decision making process in how we go about funding Season 2. 

Then there's Carlos Hernandez. Besides allowing us to produce his beautiful story, "The Magical Properties of Unicorn Ivory," he was also a steady font of information and confidence. Carlos has years of experience managing crowdfunding projects from games to anthology series. He and I must have had over a half-dozen conversations during the campaign. He was especially helpful during the middle of the campaign when there is an inevitable and precipitous drop in participation.  

Thank you both for your guidance and friendship.

And Now, The Story behind the Story: Zig-Zag Claybourne & The Aliens Cloned Trent Darcell.

The Aliens Cloned Trent Darcell was written as a tribute to David Bowie before he passed. It came about as a realization that certain mysteries in the world had been staring us straight in the face all along, whereas other mysteries, such as the appeal of boy bands, had no solution, and tying all this together was the unbreakable cool of Ziggy Effing Stardust himself. But it is not about David Bowie. It's about glorious, unending change, and it happens to be one of my favorite stories because it's a jam session set to a paragraph beat.

We'll be doing more of these in following updates. Stay tuned.

And yeah, I was kidding about holding out on you. Here's the other newly completed chibi.

D.T. Friedman, in chibi form.
D.T. Friedman, in chibi form.

 

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