Should I really be surprised? Imagicopter is expanding in leaps and bounds.
We now have a shop on CafePress.com offering hats, mugs, and buttons to promote Imagicopter. I figured it would be fun to see how that worked out. We are picking up artists as well as new writers, and events are developing all the way into 2010.
The Desoto (Mississippi) Arts Council is sponsoring an event on September 12, 2009. I wish I could take the credit for it, but credit where credit is due: M.R. Williamson took the lead on this and it was his effort that made it happen. Thanks, M.R.! And, by the way, there is talk of making this an annual event.
Late September may see Imagicopter in Jackson, Mississippi at the Central Library. Jennifer Mulvihill is currently working hard to make this happen. Look for something around the 26th of that month.
Still trying to finalize the Imagicopter presence at the gmx Convention in Nashville, Tennessee on the weekend of October 2-4. Having a little trouble connecting with the convention personnel, but there has been some movement there.
Halloween in Hot Springs, Arkansas? Looks like it. Once more, M.R. Williamson is working with the local literary authorities to bring Imagicopter there. That would be in concert with The Poets Loft and The Golden Leaves Bookstore. We are tentatively scheduled for Halloween from 5:00 PM on.
We should be back to Clinton, Mississippi in early November, if Jennifer Mulvihill has anything to say about it. Jennifer and M.R. have been absolutely invaluable to the Imagicopter effort over the last couple of months. I wish I had a dozen like them.
On the personal front, I am especially excited about the current project to produce a short promotional video for my novel Ascendant. Stephen Zimmer and Cineline Productions are currently working with me on the project and it really looks good. Still just in the preliminary (talking) stage, but looking good. Stay tuned for more as this develops.
Oh, yeah. And I've got the manuscript for Emperor, the sequel to Ascendant, nearly ready for Sam's Dot. I expect to see Tyree Campbell, my publisher, at the Imagicopter August event and be able to hand it to him then. With any luck, Emperor will be available before MidSouthCon next year.
Lots going on, and Imagicopter hasn't even left the ground yet. Hmmm... What have I gotten myself into?