This Thursday! Infernal Poetry Salon!

CALENDARS AHOY! THIS THURSDAY! 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EASTERN! LIVE-STREAMED ON TWITCH! Some poets from our infamous (LOL) SITZFLEISCH POETRY HOUR and a few other verse-minded friends will be participating in an ALL-POET INFERNAL SALON! Sure, they’ll be the ones in the limelight, writing poetry AS YOU WATCH, but we always pull INFERNAL CARD PROMPTS from our BARAJA DEL DESTINO for the AUDIENCE TOO! … Continue reading This Thursday! Infernal Poetry Salon!

Casa Hernandooney at Virtual ICFA Next Week!

The Virtual International Conference of the Fantastic in the Arts is coming up on October 7, 2022 – October 9, 2022! This year’s online ICFA is on “The Global Fantastic.” This year’s Guest of Honor is Tananarive Due, and the Guest Scholar is Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay! At 2 PM – 3:10 PM Eastern Time, on Sunday, October 9th, Carlos and Claire will be presenting on of … Continue reading Casa Hernandooney at Virtual ICFA Next Week!

Negocios Infernales for Kaleidocast

Originally posted on C.S.E. Cooney:
PLAYDAY 1: AUGUST 19TH, 2022 In person, a whole game of Negocios Infernales can usually be played within 4-5 hours–sometimes fewer!–depending on how many people are playing and if they’ve played before. Online, it’s a bit different. Role20 slows everything down (though we’re very grateful to have it), so it usually takes two sessions of about 4 hours… Continue reading Negocios Infernales for Kaleidocast

Wolfe’s Arcana. Or: Midjourney, Meet Gene Wolfe

My friend Becca is visiting us here at Casa Hernandooney. As Carlos and I were putting the final touches on our savory apple pie (bacon, onion, thyme, smoked cheddar), she was wandering our apartment, surveying it as a patroness of a very goofy museum. Hearing her laugh out loud, I trotted out of the kitchen to see what’d she gotten into. She’d found my Gene … Continue reading Wolfe’s Arcana. Or: Midjourney, Meet Gene Wolfe

Progress Report: The Devil and Lady Midnight

Originally posted on C.S.E. Cooney:
Yesterday, Tina Connolly and Mary Crowell and I did our FIRST READ-THROUGH of our FIRST DRAFT. The first thing Tina said was that I should play Lucy (Lucy Lumen of Lucid Theater, Theatre of the Underground…), and even though I tried to protest, I mean… Who are we kidding? Of COURSE I wanted to play Lucy. And OF… Continue reading Progress Report: The Devil and Lady Midnight

A Day in the City, Ending in an Electric Circus

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I asked Carlos if he wanted to go the Electric Circus with me and a friend of ours: actor, audiobook narrator, and all-around goddess Carla Kissane. (She of “Shakespeare Cabaret” fame.) Before uttering an ENTHUSIASTIC YES, he asked, very naturally, what was an Electric Circus? So I went to the Arts on Site webpage and I read him… Continue reading A Day in the City, Ending in an Electric Circus

Gray Assassin / Infernal Negotiations

Last night, in celebration of Gregory Wilson’s/ Atthis Arts’/ Alligator Alley Entertainment’s Kickstarter for the Gray Assassin trilogy and TTRPG, Greg and Carlos and I–as well as the GLORIOUS TWITCH CHAT–played a skinned version of our own TTRPG “Negocios Infernales!” Except… we played it in Greg’s fantasy city of Cohrelle. So fun! Twitch chat on Greg’s channel all collaborated to contribute their own assassin, REQUIEM. … Continue reading Gray Assassin / Infernal Negotiations

Beautiful Book Art by Cassandra Khaw

Writer, artist, and game-designer Cassandra Khaw has been engaging with an AI in generating art for some things they love. Some of the things they love are MY things. Cass has taken some of my text from The Twice-Drowned Saint, Dark Breakers and Desdemona and the Deep, and Saint Death’s Daughter, as well as key words of their own choice, tweaked and re-tweaked to feed … Continue reading Beautiful Book Art by Cassandra Khaw

A Map of Ladies Death & Death Magics I Have Loved & Black Gate Reading!

Originally posted on C.S.E. Cooney:
Two things that the wonderful people at Rebellion Publishing (Solaris) offered for me to try for my book-launch week was: a listicle for SciFi Now on any topic of my choosing, and a short piece of Gizmoda’s i09. Other than blogs–and that one article I wrote for Apex a few months ago–I rarely write non-fiction. It’s this whole… Continue reading A Map of Ladies Death & Death Magics I Have Loved & Black Gate Reading!