December 09, 2017

Add extra sparkle at KaCSFFS's Annual Holiday Party and Launch Event

What: Monthly KaCSFFS Meeting
When: Saturday, December 16, 2017

  • 6:00 p.m. setup
  • 6:30 brief announcements
  • 7:00 Palookaville Anthology launch with readings

Where: The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO 64111
Food Theme: Winter holiday food

Are you ready to shine?
We'll have the decorations up and the tables ready to fill, but the "sparkle" depends on you! Come prepared to mingle and munch with Kansas City's favorite fun fannish folk. Bring your favorite holiday munchies to share! Some people like to bring small presents or cards to share with other KaXFEN, but that's not required or expected.

As ever, please also bring favorite tabletop games or card games to share--playing times of 2 hours or less work best for meetings.

Special BONUS event! 
Palookaville Launch and Readings
This year's Holiday Party includes a special feature: Our local Pine Float Press provides some extra entertainment with live readings by three authors whose work is featured in their new anthology, Palookaville. What is Palookaville, you may ask?

Palookaville is a blue-collar supervillain antholology set in the shadows of the superheroic world. Second-string criminals, masked mooks and clued-in henchmen leave the stresses of the criminal world behind and live “normal lives” in the sleepy bedroom town of Powell Heights until the outside world muscles its way in. Fortunately, the citizens of Palookaville know all about muscle work.

Palokaville is a wonderfully weird, occasionally violent, often funny, deeply twisted revisionist look at the super hero genre.”
Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Punisher: Naked Kills and Black Panther: Power.

Our Author Guests
A. E. Ash
We're pleased to welcome three authors who will present live readings for the Palookaville

A.E. Ash is a writer, nerd, gamer, mooncalf but not a baker or candlestick maker (and nobody said anything about butcher). She writes speculative poetry and fiction because why not make good use of an over-active imagination? Ash lives in the Midwest with her super-rad husband and her lazy cats who do nothing at all to help her on the path to world domination. You can find her on Twitter at @dogmycatzindeed or on her blog. You can find more of her writing via her Amazon Author Page.

J. R. Boles
J.R. Boles is a speculative fiction author currently hanging her hat in the Heartland. When not writing, she and her husband spend their free time chasing after their fearless daughters and rescue pup. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City and American University Washington College of Law. She often hangs out on Twitter at @jrbolesauthor. You can see more of her writing via her Amazon Author Page.

Sean Demory is no stranger to KaCSFFS--he was one of our featured readers in October. He's an author of short fiction and the founder of Pine Float Press. His work has been included on the recommended reading list for Locus Magazine and has received honorable mention in the Best Horror of the Year, a fact that he’ll milk as long as possible. He is currently working on a range of projects that he’ll talk about at length given the least opportunity. Sean lives in Kansas City, Missouri and posts intermittently on Tumblr. His work also is available via Amazon.

KAXFEN who enjoyed Sean Demory's reading at the October meeting should be happy about his rapid return.

IMAGES: Many thanks to Jan S. Gephardt for the photo of the decorated holiday tree at the 2014 Holiday Party and the photo of Sean Demory at the October 2017 KaCSFFS meeting; to Lulu, and Pine Float Press, for the Palookaville cover art; to A. E. Ash's Amazon Author Page for her photo; and to J. R. Boles's Amazon Author Page for her photo.

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