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Signal Boost: December 2015

Signal Boost“It’s the most wonderful time, of the year…”

Kind of.

While I am excited for what’s to come at the end of the year, here are a few highlights I’m incredibly looking forward to:

Thank Goodness It’s Over Party

Every year, we pat ourselves on the back at the start of November, congratulating ourselves on undertaking something as challenging as writing 50,000 words in 30 days. By the middle of it, the pat becomes a slap of regret, only to gradually turn into a zen-like acceptance of the November gone by, and the excitement for the cake and community at the Nanowrimo Singapore Chapter’s Thank Goodness It’s Over Party!

Date: 5th December 2015, Saturday
Programme Zone, L2, Bishan Public Library

This year, we have a longer than usual RSVP list, with children and young adult author and publisher Don Bosco making an appearance to mingle with writers, hopefuls, and hobbyists who’ve decided to take up this crazy endeavor.

Nanowrimo participants, regardless of whether you’ve won or not, RSVP on our forum thread here.

Non-participants who want to celebrate writing with us, come on down as well and we’ll see you all there!

Comic Fiesta

When Nanowrimo ends, another exciting event begins – yes, I’m talking about Comic Fiesta, an event of comic goodness, toys, games, and independent artists in Malaysia. This time, the weekend event will be held at the Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre, so do check it out if you’re near Subang!

Date: 19th – 20th December 2015, Saturday and Sunday
10AM – 7PM
Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre, Malaysia

I’ll either be roaming around with the gang (going with them this time!) or hanging around TEAMWorks’s booth trying to sell as many books as I can.

For more information, you click here.

Pulp Toast / Roti Bakar Issue #1

Pulp Toast #1 Cover


To be honest, the only reason why there are no pics of the books yet is because the PDFs are due to be sent for printing and I’ll only see them as they’re launched! Sounds risky, but I’m willing to take that.

Pulp Toast / Roti Bakar is something I decided to do for fun with the help of some of us from MAP 2014/15 in Singapore, and Prose-ACK!, a collective in Malaysia. Influenced by the pulp fic magazines and dime comics of the past, this fiction zine will be moving towards speculative fic, with stories no more than 3,000 words. Or snackable, entertaining fiction, if you will.

Our first issue, A Roll of the Dice, will be released during Comic Fiesta, so stay tuned for booth details and more updates!

To find out more about Pulp Toast / Roti Bakar, click here.

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