Cover Reveal- He Sees You When He’s Creepin’: Tales of Krampus anthology

If you’re anything like me, the slow resurgence of Krampus into mainstream holiday festivities makes you very happy. It makes sense, given our recent freedom to be skeptical and embrace the darker sides of history (often the actual reality versus the mythologies of history we are taught in school). When I grew up in a Catholic school setting, my only alternative to being good was a stocking full of coal. Perhaps they sensed that if I thought I’d get a visit from a half goat, half man, my curiosity would get the better of me.

I look forward to reading this new anthology when it’s out in November!

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Title: He Sees You When He’s Creepin’: Tales of Krampus

Anthologist: Kate Wolford

Publisher: World Weaver Press

Publication Date: November 22, 2016

Book Description:

Krampus is the cloven-hoofed, curly-horned, and long-tongued dark companion of St. Nick. Sometimes a hero, sometimes a villain, within these pages, he’s always more than just a sidekick. You’ll meet manifestations of Santa’s dark servant as he goes toe-to-toe with a bratty Cinderella, a guitar-slinging girl hero, a coffee shop-owning hipster, and sometimes even St. Nick himself. Whether you want a dash of horror or a hint of joy and redemption, these 12 new tales of Krampus will help you gear up for the most “wonderful” time of the year. 

Featuring original stories by Steven Grimm, Lissa Marie Redmond, Beth Mann, Anya J. Davis, E.J. Hagadorn, S.E. Foley, Brad P. Christy, Ross Baxter, Nancy Brewka-Clark, Tamsin Showbrook, E.M. Eastick, and Jude Tulli.

 

54th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration

If I’m lucky, I’ll get to cover their all day dress rehearsal again this year – so you will get a sneak peek!

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Your L.A. Tradition!

Seasonal Music and Dance Spectacular December 24

  • Broadcast Live on KCET-TV
  • Performed at the Music Center
  • Streamed Live at KCET.org

WHAT:
The 54th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration – your L.A. tradition! Perfect for the whole family, more than 20 music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of Los Angeles celebrate the season during this free, three-hour holiday show. Even the parking underneath the Music Center is free. Highlights include Aditya Prakash Ensemble, blending classical Indian music with jazz and Latin rhythms; the Gypsy Allstars, featuring sons of internationally recognized Gipsy Kings; Grammy Award®-winning Chicano rock band Quetzal; and Grammy Award®-winning Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea. Dance highlights include Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY, directed by former Batsheva dancer Danielle Agami; JazzAntiqua Dance and Music Ensemble, presenting a piece inspired by classic gospel hymn, “Blessed Quietness;” Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet

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Indie Holiday Gifts Day 11

With so many independent artists, there’s a variety of unique gifts you can give. I’ll highlight one a day through the New Year!

Day 11 

Comic Books for Beginners

as chosen by Corey Blake, The Comics Observer

Day 1 – Holiday Gifts by Adam Emperor Southard Photography

Day 2 – HUCK FINN: The Robotic Edition & The Selling, a supernatural comedy

Day 3 – Fund an education Shakespeare Puppet Video in someone’s name

DAY 4 – The Puppet Maker’s Bones by Alisa Tangredi

Days 5&6 – LA Makerspace & The Coffee Bean 4 Kids (with special needs)

Day 7 – Emitown

Day 8 – The Ensuite Life

Day 9 – Family 4-Pack Theatre Tickets

Day 10 – Nancy Dobbs Owen Jewelry

Indie Holiday Gifts: Day 10

With so many independent artists, there’s a variety of unique gifts you can give. I’ll highlight one a day through the New Year!

Day 10

Nancy Dobbs Owen Jewelry

Online Store & Contact

Read about Nancy’s new Production Company the 3 Weyward Sisters

 

Day 1 – Holiday Gifts by Adam Emperor Southard Photography

Day 2 – HUCK FINN: The Robotic Edition & The Selling, a supernatural comedy

Day 3 – Fund an education Shakespeare Puppet Video in someone’s name

DAY 4 – The Puppet Maker’s Bones by Alisa Tangredi

Days 5&6 – LA Makerspace & The Coffee Bean 4 Kids (with special needs)

Day 7 – Emitown

Day 8 – The Ensuite Life

Day 9 – Family 4-Pack Theatre Tickets

Web Series Watch 6: Holiday Specials!

holiday specialsWEB SERIES WATCH moved to a new website and channel, and I hope you’ll follow/subscribe. Our show is a great way to get introduced to quality, new independent works.

WED 10am PT

w/ Cindy Marie Jenkins & Patty J. Robinson

A new monthly series to bring you the best in that wild west of entertainment: the Web Series!

This week we review Holiday & Children’s Web Series, including:

Singing Christmas Hedgehogs

My Gimpy Christmas

12 Days of The Unwritten Rules & The Unwritten Rules EP11: Merry Christmas

The McCracken Live! McChristmas McSpecial!

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Indie Holiday Gifts Days 5&6

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With so many independent artists, there’s a variety of unique gifts you can give. I’ll highlight one a day through the New Year! I got a little behind, but these special treats should make up for it!

Day 5

LA Makerspace Membership

makerspaceWith a successful Kickstarter, White House blog recognition and generally just phenomenal mission/outreach, LA Makerspace is an amazing place for kids and adults to use their hands and minds for fun learning!

These are regular Membership Prices. For a very limited time you can buy any of these Memberships with a ton of extra benefits through their Kickstarter Campaign that runs until January 2nd, 2013. Some deals are limited so pop over there asap!

Purchase Membership Here.

Start with a DAY PASS – $20/day – Under 13 must be accompanied by an adult 18+

Day 6

The Coffee Bean 4 Kids Campaign

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf may not be “Indie,” but their holiday campaign with The Help Group, a nonprofit school serving children with various special needs*, certainly is!

$1 from every purchase of these items goes directly to help the many programs available at The Help Group. There are so many, it’s hard to keep track, but something for everyone.

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*DISCLOSURE: I am the Outreach Consultant for The Help Group.

Day 1 – Holiday Gifts by Adam Emperor Southard Photography

Day 2 – HUCK FINN: The Robotic Edition & The Selling, a supernatural comedy

Day 3 – Fund an education Shakespeare Puppet Video in someone’s name

DAY 4 – The Puppet Maker’s Bones by Alisa Tangredi

Bechdel Test Talks EP6: Holiday Fare

Caroline Sharp

Etta Devine

Cindy Marie Jenkins

THE BECHDEL TEST TALKS

are a monthly series where my co-hosts and I look at various types of entertainment through the lens of The Bechdel Test.

Etta Devine & Caroline Sharp join me every month!

The Bechdel Test asks 3 basic questions for every story (originally applied to film):

1. Is there more than 1 female character (with a name)?

2. Do they talk to each other?

3. About anything besides men?

These perimeters are not meant to be judgement calls, but simply starting points for discussion.

WED 12/12 at 4pm PT, we’ll discuss Holiday Fare!

Article on Holiday Specials Caroline Mentions

Watch Bechdel Test Talk Ep3: Children’s Stories

Watch Bechdel Test Talk Ep4: Who’s Breaking the Gender Glass Ceiling?

Watch Bechdel Test Talk Ep5: Fantasy & Sci Fi

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