A few days ago marked the one-year anniversary of the publication of “Cardinal Rule: a short story” via SolaPress Publishing.
I’m celebrating the one-year anniversary of the publication of “Cardinal Rule,” and my journey as an author, by doing an exclusive JoeysPen.com Giveaway of the Kindle Edition of the short story. All you have to do to enter the giveaway is to comment on this post. I will contact you at the email address you used to leave the comment. I will gift to you “Cardinal Rule” for you to read via your Kindle enable device. (I’m giving away a total of 12 copies.) Read more
Day Two of the Urban Axis IndyCon 2 was very informative. I got a chance to speak with a few more of the vendors. I also had the opportunity to talk to some of the people who organized the IndyCon. In addition being passionate about bringing artists together, all of the organizers are artists in their own right. We ended up discussing everything from graphic novels to video games to music.
This event was a very special moment to me. I finally got a chance to meet Jeff and Joyce Dickerson. I dubbed them my “Literary Parents.” We’ve been down with each other for many, many years, and they stopped by to support me and the Black Science Fiction Society. And they brought me chocolate. I love chocolate.
For Day Two, I interviewed IndyCon organizer Adam McCullar (aka Imije The MC), comic book producer Nicholas Hoo, IndyCon organizer Isaac Smith, comic book artists Raymond and Anthony Sanders, graphic artist Deforrest, literary supporters Jeff and Joyce Dickerson, and comic book artist Kevin Chapman.
I recently attended the Urban Axis IndyCon 2 in Decatur, GA, over the weekend of July 23-24, 2016. Jarvis Sheffield, founder of the Black Science Fiction Society, presented me with this opportunity. I served as the moderator for the Black Science Fiction panel. (That panel was the first time I got to meet a Jedi – live in the flesh.)
The road trip to and from the event with Jarvis Sheffield and Kwesi Jackson was fun and enlightening. I met a lot of interesting people at the two-day convention. It was great to be in the company of men and women (and their children) who wholeheartedly invest in their dreams. Many of the vendors are actively pushing the boundaries of what Black superheroes can look and feel like.
With iPhone in hand, I walked around the convention and interviewed a few of the artists in attendance. For Day One, I interviewed author Chasitie Sharron Goodman, business woman Trina Rezendes, graphic artist Isaiah Massey (aka IMass21), clothing designer Bruce Cunningham, artist/designer Kelly Crosby, and comic book artist Rod Brown. I also gave my impressions of the panel I moderated.