Looking Ahead to the Nebula Awards

April 14th, 2017

The Nebula Awards are coming to Pittsburgh next month.

The following is from SFWA’s official release for the event:

Focusing on three tracks relevant to professionals in the genre, attendees will be able to choose from career management, professional development, and expert knowledge panels and … [more at The 21st-Century Scop].

Last Weekend @ Riley’s:
The St. Patrick’s Day Shows

March 25th, 2017

Pittsburgh’s still the best place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. That’s according to Niche.com, which places the Burg ahead of Boston (the city that held its first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 1737) and Chicago (where they dye the Chicago River green in the saint’s honor). Pittsburgh’s Parade Day traditions might be younger than Boston’s, and our rivers might not ever go green, but Pittsburgh is still the best place to be for mid-March celebrations … and the place to be in Pittsburgh (at least for my money) is Riley’s Pour House.

This post is a follow-up to Parade Day @ Riley’s: Just the Beginning, which I managed to post between a couple of marathon gigs on Parade Day Weekend. I intended to be as timely with this post, but the St. Pat’s performance schedule proved to be even more demanding than the one on Parade Day. We played ten hours over two days, dividing our time between … (read more at The 21st-Century Scop).

Parade Day @ Riley’s: Just the Beginning

March 12th, 2017

The Parade Day Celebration at Riley’s Pour House topped all expectation — a veritable three-ring wonder featuring entertainment under the big top, in the pub, and even (when the famed Irish Belly Dancers arrived) on the bar.

If you were part of the multitude in attendance, you know what I’m talking about. If you weren’t, you’ll get a chance to make up for that next weekend, when we do it all again for St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

[More at The 21st-Century Scop.]

Parade Day Preview

March 11th, 2017

With St. Patrick’s Day Parade scheduled for March 11, a week in advance of the actual  St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Pittsburgh has the opportunity to celebrate all week long.

Last night at Riley’s Pour House, bagpiper John Walsh kicked off the weeklong celebration by marching through the pub in advance of our 8:00 show. John will be returning to Riley’s today along with the likes of Young John Gallagher, Mike Gallagher Himself, the Irish Belly Dancers, and … [more at The 21st-Century Scop].