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Spotlight on All-Star Storytellers:
Joe Coluccio

December 21st, 2014

Joe C photoThe Twelve Days of Story Night continues with a spotlight on another one this year’s top storytellers: Joe Coluccio.

Truly a man for all seasons, Joe is currently the President of Parsec, Pittsburgh’s premier science fiction organization, founded to promote awareness of all aspects of the speculative fiction genre. As part of its mission, Parsec annually sponsors Confluence, one of the country’s friendliest regional sf conventions.

Joe’s additional accomplishments include founding the comedy group Lackzoom Acidophilus, which had a Saturday night show on WYEP-FM (where Joe was an early program director), and a Sunday morning show on WURP-AM. They have also performed at various venues in and around Pittsburgh, including The Decade in Oakland.

A life-long writer and a member of the Pittsburgh writing organization Write or Die, Joe made his Riley’s debut at our Writers on Writing session back in May. His story, which centered on  . . . [Read and hear more at The 21st-Century Scop].

Spotlight on All-Star Storytellers:
Larry Ivkovich

December 19th, 2014

Larry IkovichIt’s almost here. Not Christmas. Not New Year’s Eve. I’m talking All-Start Storytelling, the event that will feature this year’s top storytellers from Story Night @ Riley’s Pour House.

With fewer than two weeks to go to the event, I’d like to begin highlighting some of the storytellers who will be appearing at our year-end competition.

First up is Story Night regular Larry Ivkovich, who made his first Riley’s appearance at the Writers on Writing session back in May. He then returned in July for Midsummer Night Stories and . . . [More at The 21st-Century Scop].

Vortex: Book Three of the Veins Cycle

November 4th, 2014

Vortex Cover

I’m thrilled to report that Vortex: Book Three of the Veins Cycle is now available.

Illustrated by Rhonda Libbey and produced by Fantasist Enterprises — the press known for illustrated fantasy books such as Blood and Devotion, Modern Magic, The Stories in Between, and others — Vortex goes on sale today across all major retail platforms.

So whether you have been following the books from the beginning or just hearing about the Veins Cycle for the first time, I hope you’ll consider climbing aboard for the final stretch of this wild and crazy ride.

Need more incentive?

[Read more at The 21st Century Scop.]

Storytelling @ Riley’s Presents: Masks

October 25th, 2014

masksThis month at Riley’s we’ll be telling stories about masks. Think Halloween, theatre, deception, and the roles people play in everyday life. The theme is open to a variety of interpretations, and we’re looking forward to hearing yours.

If your interested in sharing a story, you can let us know by posting to our event page or signing up at Riley’s on the night of the event, October 28. We’re interested in told stories. . . .

[More at The 21st-Century Scop.]