Archive for the Bizarro Events Category

OUT NOW: “Red World”

Posted in Bizarro Books, Bizarro Events, Bizarro Fiction, Carlton Mellick III on April 30, 2012 by carltonmellick

My novelette “Red World” has just been released by White belly Press. It is a 30 page trade paperback with a very limited run of 100 copies. If you want a copy I suggest you get it right away.

This story tells the tale of a recovering junky trying to save his 8-year-old brother from a life of prostitution in a surreal version of New York City — a place where street kids mutate into fish-like creatures, the homeless stilt-walk through oceans of insects, and the only colors left visible to the human eye are shades of red.

For those of you who like darker urban bizarro tales similar to my novellas Egg Man or Crab Town, this is a story I recommend.

To reserve a copy contact Matthew Humphrey at:
whitebellypress@gmail.com

BizarroCon tickets available

Posted in Bizarro Authors, Bizarro Books, Bizarro Events on April 17, 2012 by carltonmellick

Tickets for BizarroCon are now on sale. If you are involved or want to be involved in the bizarro fiction scene this is a must-attend event.

Go to the website for more info.

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BizarroCon Reports

Posted in Bizarro Books, Bizarro Events, Bizarro Fiction, Carlton Mellick III, Uncategorized on November 30, 2011 by carltonmellick

BizarroCon was about a week or so ago and I’m still riding the high caused by this awesome event. For those of you who don’t know, BizarroCon is an annual four day meetup of about 80 writers and artists involved in the Bizarro Fiction genre. We get together at Edgefield Manor outside of Portland, OR, which is also a brewery, winery, distillery. It’s four days full of parties, workshops, crazy performances, readings, networking, brainstorming, and planning the future of the bizarro fiction genre. If you’re a writer of bizarro fiction, it’s something you should be going to every single year.

I didn’t write a con report for this year’s bizarrocon, but I recommend checking out these con reports from other attendees:

Sam Reeve’s Top 10 Highlights of Bizarrocon 2011

David W Barbee’s Fast Times at BizarroCon ’11

Brian Keene’s BizarroCon report

Spike Marlowe’s report

Nominees for the Wonderland Book Award

Posted in Bizarro Events, Bizarro Fiction on July 2, 2010 by carltonmellick

BEST NOVEL

FISTFUL OF FEET by Jordan Krall
SHATNERQUAKE by Jeff Burk
WARRIOR WOLF WOMEN OF THE WASTELAND by Carlton Mellick III
ARCHELON RANCH by Garrett Cook
ASS GOBLINS OF AUSCHWITZ by Cameron Pierce

BEST COLLECTION

SILENT WEAPONS FOR QUIET WARS by Cody Goodfellow
A MILLION VERSIONS OF RIGHT by Matthew Revert
SEX DUNGEON FOR SALE by Patrick Wensink
SCREAMS FROM A DYING WORLD by David Agranoff
SEE JACK by Russell Edson

BizarroCon – November 11-14

Posted in Bizarro Events on April 14, 2010 by carltonmellick

The dates for BizarroCon have finally been announced. It will be held at Edgefield Manor in Oregon during veterens day weekend. More information coming soon.

Sponsor a Bizarro Writer!

Posted in Bizarro Authors, Bizarro Events on February 25, 2010 by carltonmellick

Cameron Pierce is looking for people to sponsor him for his writing marathon next week. Donate money and get some free stuff, including copies of the book he plans to write during his marathon!

From Cameron’s website:

Next week, I will be going to the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon with Mykle Hansen and Carlton Mellick III for a three day writing marathon. I’ll be completing my next book, The Pickled Apocalypse of Pancake Island. I am currently seeking sponsors for this writing marathon. If you would like to contribute, here’s how the sponsorship levels break down:

$5 – Receive an original illustration of an Ass Goblin battling a flying shark.

$10 – Receive a signed advance copy of The Pickled Apocalypse of Pancake Island

$20 – Receive the limited “Pickled Edition” of The Pickled Apocalypse of Pancake Island (yes, this will really be a pickled book).

In addition, all sponsors will be listed on the dedication page of The Pickled Apocalypse of Pancake Island.

You can send any donations through Paypal to CameronPierce@hotmail.com. If you don’t have Paypal but would like to contribute, just shoot me a message.

For years, I’ve dreamed of going out to Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon for a three day writing retreat. It sounds like the most fantastic place. Every room is themed after a different author, from Edgar Allan Poe to Dr. Seuss, Gertrude Stein to Ernest Hemingway. This is the first opportunity I’ve ever had to go there, and it’s the last opportunity I’ll have for a few years.

Thank you, and please spread the word!

RadCon Report

Posted in Bizarro Events on February 17, 2010 by carltonmellick

Over on the Eraserhead Press blog, there is a write-up on RadCon that myself and the Eraserhead Press crew attended over the weekend. Check it out by clicking the image below:

Rose O’Keefe/Eraserhead Press was the small press guest of honor at the convention. Here is the RadCon bio for Rose:

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