I barely got the songs from 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee out of my head before it was time to load in the first annual Blumey Awards. This is a local high school musical theatre awards program that’s tied to the national Jimmy awards (I think, or something like it) that gives scholarships, awards and a trip to New York for one lucky school. All for excelling in musical theatre. It’s pretty cool.
But I’ve crammed a bunch of hours in the theatre into the last three days. 8AM-5PM Thursday, 8AM-10PM yesterday, and a light day today, just 2PM-6PM. Then noon – 10PM tomorrow and I’m done. For this year. I’ve written somewhere around 150 light cues for ten musical numbers, none of which I’ve seen or heard in their full performance form, and there’s no real rehearsal.
Good thing we’ve got some awesome technicians, a great stage management team and an LD who cut his teeth on rock n’ roll. It’ll be a lot of fun tomorrow, and I hope I’ll get a chance to get some good photos.
But the big news is that I’ve been restocking my books, and I’ve ordered a SHITLOAD of print editions. I now have plenty of Black Knight Chronicles, Chosen, Headshot, Genesis and Bubba collections for these upcoming cons, and I’ll be putting up buy links here in the next week. But if you want to get your paws on them first, join me at ConCarolinas in two weeks! That’ll be the debut of Headshot, Genesis AND Bump in the Night, the Bubba the Monster Hunter print compendium! All eight Bubba stories in one handy volume! Perfect for the library of any home.
The library. You know, the room with all the porcelain furniture. This is a great way to introduce people to Bubba if they don’t have e-readers. Or just buy ’em an e-reader. But for people you don’t like that much, buy the Bubba book. It’s fun.