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All five of the principle co-hosts of the Star Chamber Show were at Imaginarium 2014 this past weekend, the debut of the brand new creative writing convention located in Louisville, Kentucky!
Join us this Wednesday night at 9pm EST as our co-hosts wind down from the big convention weekend and give you the scoop and stories from the three very busy days!
Join us tonight just a week out from Imaginarium 2014's debut! We will introduce you to a couple more awesome author guests scheduled to appear at the convention, Logan Masterson and Jay Wilburn!
Going to be a crazy and unpredictable show as always, starting at 9pm EST! Be sure to add us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/starchambershow and twitter at @starchambershow and keep up with the latest!
Get ready to have one of the wildest rides on a Friday Night Dance Party for all of 2014!
Visionary Composer, Film Maker and Master Percussionist, CG Ryche, joins Rated G Radio for 2 hours of Behind the Music!
CG combines the art of film, state production, drum choreography and musical performance into a live concert environment to create a diverse and multicultural brand of experience for all ages.
You'll hear music from 3 of CG's cd's: Imaginarium, Passages and Echos of Silence!
Want to ask CG a question or tell your story about seeing him live in concert? Call 323 657-1493 to chime in!
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Welcome back for another episode of The Star Chamber Show! With Imaginarium right around the corner we've invited in a new pair of guests, Authors Joann Buchanan and Tiffini Johnson. Both ladies will be appearing all weekend, but stop on by for a preview of the main event!
About Joann Buchanan:
I think we are like the universes conduits, and all that energy that’s floating around is made up of various stories. We listen, we pluck the stories from the sky, every particle has a tale and every tale a price…I think as writers, we are only telling what is already there.
I’m the mom of five children and have a wonderful husband who supports my passion for the written word. I own a small audiobook company called Empire Voices, we create theatrical audiobooks. Stop off at empirevoices.com for information.
About Tiffini Johnson:
Award-winning author Tiffini Johnson’s love of the written word started early: she wrote her first story at age 8. By the 4th grade, she was reading books aloud to classmates and by high school graduation, she had written over 100 books, many of which were over 2,000 handwritten pages long! Today, she is the author of 7 published books.
Tiffini is the recipient of the prestigious Who’s Who Award and the author of the award-winning, critically acclaimed, “The Character” and “Broken.” A relational activist at heart, Tiffini writes on social issues she is passionate about, including child abuse, the Holocaust and teen suicide. She travels all over the United States, speaking as a RAINN survivor. Her poetry has been prominently featured in multiple anthologies and two of her books are required reading in high schools and college psychology courses.
Entering the Star Chamber Show this Wednesday at 9pm EST. in the approach to Imaginarium 2014 are two of the guests to be appearing there! Authors Christopher Kokoski and Anderson O'Donnell will both be dropping by for a visit with our group of hosts!
And now for a little about each of them!
About Christopher: Christopher is a writer, speaker, national trainer, Christian, husband and father. He has presented at local and national conferences on a wide spectrum of topics including communication, public speaking, body language, cultural sensitivity, storytelling, behavioral change and influence.
He is the author of the standalone paranormal thriller, Dark Halo, the Past Lives novel series, the short story Drown published in the collection Man-Made Troubles and the forthcoming, Not By the Hair of My Chinny Chin Chin, which will be published in the collection, Imagination Reimagined in April 2014. The sequel in the Past Lives series is due out in 2014.
About Anderson: Obsessed with Dystopian/noir fiction, the Clash, and his two sons, Anderson O’Donnell holds an undergraduate degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross. He has studied creative writing extensively with biopunk genre master Jack O’Connell and poet Robert Cording, whose work influenced Kingdom’s high/low culture dynamic. Anderson lives in Collinsville, CT, with his family.
So join us this Wednesday at 9pm EST to meet not just one, but two fantastic authors!
We had a late cancellation of a scheduled guest, but the show must go on of course, so we thought we'd introduce the idea of a Wildcard Night!
Going to be unpredictable, but we will open the lines up and be talking books, maybe music, movies, and more, along with some co-host interviewing of each other!
We do have one big suprise to unveil though...we will be announcing the Guest of Honor for Imaginarium 2014!
Tune in at 9pm EST tonight for all the fun. Be sure also to follow us on Twitter @starchambershow and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/starchambershow
The Star Chamber Show brings you an extra special episode this week when the incomparable, amazing Lee Martindale stops by for a visit!
Writer, editor, publisher, and Imaginarium’s first ToastMistress Lee Martindale has been called “a force of nature” and “Hell on Wheels”, and she comes by both honestly. Already a longtime human rights activist and internationally-recognized commentator on size rights issues, she turned to writing genre fiction shortly after becoming a paraplegic in 1991, making her first professional genre sale to Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Snows of Darkover anthology. Since then, her work has appeared in numerous venues and anthologies, including MZB Fantasy Magazine and three volumes of MZB’s Sword and Sorceress series, as well as Turn The Other Chick, Witch Way To The Mall, and Fangs For The Mammaries (all edited by Esther Friesner),, Warrior Wisewoman 2 (edited by Roby James), Catopolis (edited by Janet Dever-Pack & Martin Greenberg), and Low Port, edited by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller.
Lee has edited two anthologies of original genre fiction, Such A Pretty Face: Tales of Power and Abundance, and The Ladies of Trade Town. A collection of her own short stories, tentatively titled HarpHaven Tales, is scheduled for publication Spring 2014.
When not slinging fiction, Lee is a Named Bard, a veteran human rights activist, a Lifetime Active Member of SFWA (where she’s serving her second term on the Board of Directors), a fencing member of the SFWA Musketeers, a member of the SCA, and a popular guest at science fiction conventions all over the country. She and her husband George live in Plano, TX, where she keeps friends and fans in the loop at http://www.HarpHaven.net.
So get ready, hold onto your seat, and prepare for one heckuva episode with Lee Martindale at 9pm Eastern this Wednesday!
Welcome to the 2nd episode of The Star Chamber Show! This edition will feature paranormal/urban fantasy author Eric Garrison, whose cover created by the award-winning Bonnie Wasson for Sinking Down, Book Two of the Road Ghosts Trilogy, is being released earlier in the day!
We also will have a visit from a most lovely lady of literature, Jorie, of the book blog Jorie Loves a Story! Known for having some of the most comprehensive reviews and interviews in the book blogosphere, Jorie will be joining our wild group of hosts for an unpredictable adventure!
Daybreakers, Leap Year, Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Youth In Revolt, Loss of a Teardrop Diamond
Film Geek Central welcomes the first films of 2010 in a big way!
DAYBREAKERS puts a sci-fi spin on the vampire story. In a world populated by vampires, the last remnants of humanity take one last stand. Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill star in this film from the directors of the fun Aussie zombie flick UNDEAD.
We love Amy Adams. But although LEAP YEAR looks like fun, we hope Adams doesn't get caught in the same trap as Kate Hudson and Katherine Heigel. In this one, Adams travels to Ireland to propose to her boyfriend, only to get diverted to Wales with a surly yet sexy Welshman in tow.
YOUTH IN REVOLT was delayed from its initial fall date, but is thankfully getting a slightly bigger release than we expected. In this one, nice guy Michael Cera invents a bad boy alter ego to snare the object of his love/lust.
THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS is cursed director Terry Gilliam's latest film. It is also unfortunately the last film from Heath Ledger. In order to fill Ledger's shoes, his character is now played by various people in various different realities. Friends and castmates Johnny Depp, Colin Ferrell and Jude Law stepped up to the plate while Christopher Plummer and Tom Waits compliment the cast.
THE LOSS OF A TEARDROP DIAMOND comes to us out of the blue, after an odd delay. Based on an unproduced screenplay by Tennessee Williams, the film stars Bryce Dallas Howard and is helmed by actress turned director Jodie Markell.
All this plus film news and our DVD Picks of the Week!
Hope to see you there, Film Geeks!
in Pop Culture
We talked to James A. Owen at Phoenix ComiCon last weekend. James is the founder and executive director of Coppervale International, an art and design studio that also published the periodicals International Studio and Argosy, develops television and film projects, and is redesigning an entire town in Arizona, among other ventures. James has written and illustrated two dozen StarChild comics, the award-winning MythWorld series of novels (published in Germany and France), the bestselling series, The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, the inspirational nonfiction book Drawing out the Dragons, and more. More than a million copies of his publications are in print, and are sold all over the world.
James began his career in publishing approximately two years before he was old enough to get a driver’s license, and was the youngest publisher ever to be an exhibitor at the San Diego Comicon. He founded Taliesin Press in 1992, both writing and illustrating the company’s debut publication, a Dickensian comic book titled StarChild.
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