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Neil Gaiman, Sandman have “one tale still untold”

Neil Gaiman’s Sandman is widely considered one of the best graphic stories ever told. Chronicling the saga of the Endless, it follows Morpheus, the incarnation of Dream, as he returns to his realm after a long absence, and the events that unfold because of that absence. Filling 10 (11, if you count Endless Nights) trades, […]

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 20:56 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Pulitzers decline to honor Fiction this year

In a surprising decision, for the sixth time ever and the first time since 1977, the Pulitzer Prize committee has declined to award any of the entries in this year’s fiction category. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the other prizes were awarded as usual. Poetry was taken by Tracy Smith’s Life on Mars, History by […]

First-time author to use first book to raise funds for teens in need

When I first dreamed up the idea behind GeekingOutAbout.com, I was determined that one of the key things we would always do is to not only highlight what’s neat and geeky out there in the world but also to highlight those other creative people who are choosing to get up off of their butts and […]

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 12:00 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Announcing the winners of the “50 Word Story” contest!

When I say that it was tough for micro-fiction author Tim Sevenhuysen, co-editor Jill Pullara and myself to judge the winners of our first annual birthday contest, I’m not exaggerating. We received over 25 entries from 17 participants (because a person could enter more than once), and all of them were very, very good. Below, […]

Posted on June 12, 2011 at 09:00 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · 5 Comments
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Final hours for GeekingOutAbout.com birthday contest!

As a reminder, you have just 12 more hours left to enter the first annual GeekingOutAbout.com birthday contest! The deadline is midnight Eastern time tonight, and once again, here are the entry instructions and rules: 1. Write an original short story of exactly 50 words in length. Yes, “original” means no fan-fiction. You can enter […]

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 12:00 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · 5 Comments
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Reminder: Write a short story, win a fabulous prize!

Just a friendly reminder to let you know that there are only six more days remaining to enter the first annual GeekingOutAbout.com birthday contest! The deadline is May 31 by midnight Eastern time, and once again, here are the entry instructions and rules: 1. Write an original short story of exactly 50 words in length. […]

Posted on May 25, 2011 at 12:00 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Geeking Out About.com’s first birthday comes with presents for readers and writers

My first love has always been reading and the written word, so I was pleased to receive this guest post from Tim Sevenhuysen about microfiction. And after I finished formatting it for the website, I thought, “What better way would there be to celebrate GeekingOutAbout.com’s first anniversary (which was May 1), but with a creative […]

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 12:05 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · 3 Comments
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RIP: Stuart E. Hample, cartoonist and humorist

Last Sunday, a humorist and cartoonist named Stuart Hample died. He was 84, and according to the obituary that ran in the New York Times, it was due to cancer. Perusing the obituary, the thing that jumped out at me the most is that Hample collaborated with famed New York director Woody Allen on a […]

Posted on September 24, 2010 at 23:06 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Mrs. Stephen Fry gets book deal

Humor Tweetress Edna Fry has been cracking up her thousands of followers daily with tales of her neglectful, womanizing husband and their two adorable children (“we have six, but only two are adorable”).  Today, British publishing house Hodder & Stoughton have announced that they have secured rights to Mrs. Stephen Fry’s “top-secret diaries,” and will […]

Posted on June 15, 2010 at 11:49 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · One Comment
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Strippable Cover: Mark Twain’s own words, World-wide book groups, and John Scalzi has gone officially bugnuts

So here we are, starting a new book feature here at GOA, henceforth to be known as Strippable Cover. For those of you unaware, a strippable book are those mass-markets you buy in the airport bathroom’s newstand that have the ‘If you purchased this book without a cover…’ warnings in the beginning. That’s enough exposition. […]

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 23:19 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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