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A now, a very special message from the WOLD NEWTON READING EXTRAVAGANZA

Announcing the next WOLD NEWTON READING EXTRAVAGANZA! Hosted by Wet Asphalt's own Eric Rosenfield.

Monday Oct 3rd at 6:30pm at an EXCITING NEW LOCATION:
The Way Station
683 Washington Ave
btw Prospect and St Mark's
Brooklyn, NY

The world's greatest steampunk and Doctor Who themed bar!

With a special comic book audio-visual experience! You will SEE and HEAR COMIC BOOKS right before your eyes! With the authors presented IN THRILLING TRUE-LIFE 3D!

Dave Roman
Two-time New York Times bestselling creator of ASTRONAUT ACADEMY: ZERO GRAVITY

“There will not be a better all-ages graphic novel published this year than Astronaut Academy. Period.” – Marc Mason, The Comics Waiting Room


Jim Ottaviani
World's preeminant writer of comics about science, writer of FEYNMAN, the larger-than-life true story of the SMARTEST MAN ALIVE, a physicist who grew up in Queens, worked on the Manhattan Project at 23, won the Nobel Prize and wrote funny things about picking up girls.


On Thursday Nov 10th at 7pm
Will be multiple Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy award winner MICHAEL SWANWICK, whose new book DANCING WITH BEARS is about con men in a delirious future Russia.

With him will be recently Hugo nominated and critically acclaimed NK JEMISIN, in honor of the release of the final book of her INHERITANCE TRILOGY, THE KINGDOM OF GODS, which is about deities as weapons of mass destruction, a city on a spire and one hundred thousand kingdoms.

AND ALSO! There will also be an exhilarating STAGE COMBAT DEMONSTRATION by stage combat instructor, stunt man and KUNG FU MASTER MIKE YAHN.


Video from our reading event and more with Cathrynne M. Valente and Bell Dancing/Burlesque

If you click over to the Wold Newton Reading Extravaganza website you can get video of the reading that myself and Ed Champion hosted here in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, including Cat Valente reading from The Habitation of the Blessed which explores the myth of Prester John, Brian Francis Slattery and the West Constantinople Squeezebox Orchestra and sexy dancing!

There's also information about our next event in Januray, featuring Felix Gilman, Jeffrey Ford and Sharon Mesmer!

Wold Newton This Weekend and More Wet Asphalt in December

So the Wold Newton Reading Extravaganza recently inaugurated its new website which has video from the last reading by Brian Francis Slattery and Charles Yu as well as various bonus materials and awesomeness. This weekend will be another great event featuring Cat Valente reading from her book about Prester John, The Habitation of the Blessed, along with belly dancing and burlesque! All for free, at WORD bookstore in Greenpoint. See the website linked to above for more info.

Meanwhile, Wet Asphalt will probably continue to be light until the end of the month when I might have time to breath again. Stay tuned every body!

The Wold Newton Reading Extravaganza

Ed Champion and myself will be hosting a new speculative fiction reading series/carnaval of crazyness called the Wold Newton Reading Extravaganza. First event:

September 26th, 2010 at 6:30pm
at WORD Bookstore in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
With: Charles Yu and Brian Francis Slattery
Poetry by Jonathan Berger
Music! Comedy! Mayhem!

The idea is really to create a reading event that is so much fun people will want to come even if they've never heard of the readers in question, and to that end the event will be as much of a show and a performance as simple readings.

Charles Yu is the author of Third Class Superhero and How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe and was one of the National Book Foundations 5 Under 35 in 2007. He wrote a book with a time machine that runs on regret.

Brian Francis Slattery is the author of Spaceman Blues and Liberation and is one of my favorite writers as well as a musician who incorporates musical performance into his readings.

Jonathan Berger is a longtime, New York humorous poet who reads over music.

For more information and laughs, see the official web site.