Daniel Mills Announces Sale to ChiZine Publications!


We’ve long been fans of Daniel Mills’ fiction, and we’re excited to learn that he’s sold his latest book, Moriah, Vermont, to ChiZine Publications.

From his Facebook Page:

Contract signed & delighted to announce my second novel will be released in 2017 by ChiZine Publications. MORIAH, VERMONT (tentative title) is a tightly-wound skein of a book concerned with questions of faith, doubt, madness, and grief in the wake of the American Civil War. There are ministers and mediums, isolated villages, decrepit houses, and a cast of men and women damaged (perhaps) beyond repair. More information to follow, but for now, I will just say I am immensely excited to be working with Sandra Kasturi and Brett Savory and thrilled to be joining so many friends at CZP.

Dan has been telling me about this book for a while now, and I’m really excited to see that it’s hit a good home. CZP has been publishing some really exciting weird horror books in the last couple of years, and it’ll be awesome to see him join their lineup.

Kristin Dearborn’s Next Novel Will Be Called Woman In White

Local author Kristin Dearborn has announced that her next novel, Woman in White will be released in February 2016 from Darkfuse Books. Here’s what it’s about:

Rocky Rhodes, Maine.

As a fierce snowstorm descends upon the sleepy little town, a Good Samaritan stops to help a catatonic woman sitting in the middle of the icy road, and is never seen or heard from again. When the police find his car, it is splattered in more blood than the human body can hold.

While the storm rages on, the wave of disappearances continue, the victims sharing only one commonality: they are all male. Now it’s up to three young women to figure out who or what is responsible: a forensic chemist, a waitress struggling with an abusive boyfriend, and a gamer coping with the loss of her lover.

Their search will lead them on a journey filled with unspeakable horrors that are all connected to a mysterious Woman in White.

This looks pretty cool. Stay tuned for more details!

Catherynne M. Valente @ Phoenix Books!

Phoenix Books will be hosting author Catherynne Valente on Saturday, November 8th for what looks like a really cool event!

Join Catherynne M. Valente, the bestselling author of the Fairyland books, to celebrate her new novel for adults.  Radiance is a decopunk pulp sci fi alt-history space opera mystery set in a Hollywood—and solar system—very different from our own.  Catherynne is a staff favorite here at Phoenix Books, and we can’t wait to introduce you to her in person.

Catherynne M. Valente‘s first major novel, The Orphan’s Tales, won the James Tiptree Jr. Award and was nominated for the World Fantasy Award. Her next, Palimpsest, was nominated for the Hugo Award, and her recent YA phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making is a New York Times bestseller that earned starred reviews from all three major review outlets. Valente lives on a small island off the coast of Maine with her partner, two dogs, and a cat.

Costumes are encouraged for this event!

The event will take place on Sunday, November 8th at 2pm at Phoenix Books in Burlington. Admission is $3, which will include a $5 coupon for any of Valente’s books.

Kat Wright’s Star Wars Halloween Concert

Seven Days reported on this: Kat Wright will be holding a Star Wars concert tonight!

Fittingly, Wright will be dressed as Princess Leia — in a costume sewn by her mother, no less. And the rest of the band will be similarly decked out in Star Wars regalia, including Storm Troopers and robots. We have no other inside info here, but guitarist Bob Wagner pretty much has to be Chewbacca, right?

But the schtick goes beyond costuming. Wright informs us that the band has been dutifully learning music from the film’s John Williams-penned score, including the music from the cantina scene, the opening theme and, as evidenced by a rehearsal video Wright posted to the show’s Facebook event page, “The Imperial March.” Saxophonist Jake Whitesell charted all of the tunes for the band. No word on whether he worked up a rendition of this, though.

The show will kick off tomorrow night at Nectars at 9:00pm.

Green Mountain Games Festival!

Tomorrow, Champlain College will be hosting the Green Mountain Games Festival. It’s a game conference that will be showcasing gaming and student projects from around Vermont.

Here’s the schedule:

The speakers will include Jason Della Rocca, Edward Corlew, Bill Gardner and deitrich ‘Squinky’ Suinkifer. There will be dozens of games showcased throughout the day!

More details here.

Bakuretsu Con 2015 – This Weekend!

Vermont’s anime convention Bakuretsu con is this weekend! If you’re an anime or costuming fan, this will be the place for you to go this weekend. The con will take place at Hampton Inn & Conference Center in Colchester.

Here’s the registration hours:

  • Friday: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:30am – 9:00pm
  • Sunday: 8:30am – Noon

Here’s the full schedule for the convention.

Back To The Future Screenings!

Today’s the day when Marty McFly appears in the year 2015, and a bunch of theaters are screening the movies today to celebrate!

The Essex Cinemas and Cumberland 12 (Plattsburgh) will be screening the entire trilogy starting at 5:00pm. Tickets are $8 for all three.

The Big Picture Theatre in Waitsfield will be screening Back to the Future, starting at 5:00pm in their lounge, for free!

The North Adams Movieplex 8 in North Adams MA will be screening Back to the Future at 6:30, and will be screening a marathon of all three films at 4:30pm.

Tor’s Flights of Fantasy Tour!

Tor books is sending out a bunch of their debut authors out across New England for a short tour: Ilana Myer, Fran Wilde and Seth Dickinson. They’ll be stopping by the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Vermont this Sunday, October 18th at 4:00pm.

If you’re in the area, you should check it out: these books are fantastic.

Goosebumps Book Drive At The Essex Cinemas

The Essex Cinemas will be hosting a book drive to celebrate the opening of the upcoming Goosebumps film.

BOOK DRIVE ALERT! With the new movie Goosebumps headed to Essex Cinemas October 16th, we are excited to announce our Goosebumps Book Drive happening Oct 16th-30th! Book donations will get you entered into a raffle for prizes up to $50 in value, and the first 50 book donors on the 16th and the 23rd will receive a FREE Small Popcorn!!

Year Of Free Movies Is Back At Essex Cinemas!


Essex Cinemas is bringing back their Year of Free Movies contest!

Throughout October and November we will let you know via our website, newsletter, Facebook, and Twitter, when and how you can qualify for A YEAR OF FREE MOVIES AT ESSEX CINEMAS! From these mini qualifying contests we will select a winner, who will then have a chance at the grand prize of A YEAR OF FREE MOVIES AT ESSEX CINEMAS! Don’t worry, we are going to have many qualifying contests! The pass will admit the winner and one guest (per visit) to see one movie per week throughout 2016. Each attendee must be seeing the same movie at the same time.

Follow them on Twitter and Facebook for opportunities to enter.