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If you live in the NY area, please join us at the Queens Book Festival, August 7th. I'll be on a panel with Jenn Brissett, Steve Vera, and Elizabeth Crowens at 11am. "Confronting the Multiverse"
The umbrella genre of speculative fiction, including science fiction and fantasy, has gained a broader popularity over the last decade and has opened the door for authors of various backgrounds to write their own stories more reflective of their worlds. In this panel, authors will discuss their visions for the future of speculative fiction, and how broadening the scope of the genre and engaging with various communities better enriches on the world. Moderated by Jennifer Marie Brissett.
http://www.queensbookfestival.nyc/authors
The Newest & Most Inclusive Literary Event in Queens. Debuting August 7, 2016, the festival will be the largest literary gathering in the borough!
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You want to find the roots of violence in a culture? Look to the way some parents treat their children. In almost every case of a violent adult, you will find history of that person abused as a child: physically, sexually, emotionally, financially, spiritually. We look at the violent actions of adults and throw billions of dollars of tech and bombs at the problem, meanwhile we ignore the children, millions of them (including here in the USA), brought up in abusive environments, who have no way to express their pain and deep suffering -- until they become adults. Then you'd better watch out, because they will surely make you suffer for the life they never had. If you want to stop the endless cycle of violence in the world, look no further than the children. Free them from the cycle of abuse, and I promise you the world will change with them.
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In August I’ll be appearing at the Queens Book Festival and the Writer’s Digest Conference. Hope you can come by to watch the panels, get your book signed, or just to say hi!
http://www.matthewkressel.net/2016/07/13/queens-book-festival-and-writers-digest-conference/
In August I'll be appearing at the Queens Book Festival and the Writer's Digest Conference. Hope you can come by to watch the panels, get your book signed, or just to say hi!Queens Book FestivalSunday, August 7th, Marquee Stage, 11:00 A.M.The umbrella genre of speculative fiction, includin
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Here's my Readercon schedule. One reading, one signing, one panel (and one bourbon, one scotch, and one beer, in the bar). See you all soon! http://www.matthewkressel.net/2016/07/04/my-readercon-schedule-4/
I'll be attending Readercon in Boston, MA this weekend, July 7-10. Here's my schedule while I'm there. Hope to see you soon!Friday July 084:00 PM B Reading: Matt Kressel. Matt Kressel. Matt Kressel reads a new short story, soon to be published in the Cyber World anthology, edited by J
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LAUNCH PAD, edited by Jody Lynn Nye and Mike Brotherton is one of 14 great science fiction titles now available as the Adventure SF Bundle at http://storybundle.com. Name your own price, and a portion of the proceeds goes directly to the Challenger Learning Center for Space Science Education. Three weeks only.

LAUNCH PAD, with stories written by the Launchpad Workshop alum, contains my story "The Last Probe."


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Here's the audio from the June 15th Fantastic Fiction at KGB with guests Marc Laidlaw and Daniel Braum. (Daniel's audio is not included in this recording). http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2016/06/23/audio-from-june-15th-with-marc-laidlaw-daniel-braum/
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Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present: David D. Levine and Helen Marshall, TONIGHT at the KGB Bar, 7pm. Hope you can join us! http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2016/06/24/david-levine-helen-marshall-july-20th/
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Thanks to Noah Beit-Aharon, the video of our "Bible as Fantasy Literature Panel" from Arisia 2016 is now available for your viewing pleasure. This was a lot of fun so I'm happy it's now online. "What can we gain from viewing the Bible as fantasy literature, rife with active gods, prophecies, and larger-than-life heroes, and complete with centuries of fanfic from Dante to Milton and onward? How is the Bible treated in fantasy?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6NCYITJTCc 
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I've been listening to the Geeks Guide to the Galaxy podcast for a while now (lately, while I go to the gym), and I really enjoy the episodes host David Barr Kirtley produces. There are always thoughtful, intelligent discussions, and David is always well prepared for his guests. For example it's pretty obvious that before each guest comes on (if it's an author) he reads their books, sometimes many of them, and has lots of questions to ask, not the superficial ones that you usually hear in mediocre interviews, but really intelligent questions about specific details/thoughts/ideas from someone's work. I've been enjoying these podcasts for a while and I thought it was high time I gave back, so I just signed up for their Patreon. Even if you don't donate, I highly recommend this podcast if it's not yet on your radar. https://www.patreon.com/geeks?ty=a
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New praise for King of Shards from The Reporter Group, the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton, NY. "Kressel does an excellent job in fashioning a fantasy world based on Jewish lore and in creating interesting characters and a suspenseful plot. Although it took time to understand the underlying theology of the Shards, that didn’t slow the action." They also review works by Lavie Tidhar and Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman. The full review is here: http://www.thereportergroup.org/Article.aspx?aID=4373
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Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present: David David D. Levine and Helen Marshall, July 20th, 7pm at KGB Bar. Hope you can join us! http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2016/06/24/david-levine-helen-marshall-july-20th/
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Here are Ellen Datlow's photos from the June 15th Fantastic Fiction at KGB with guests Marc Laidlaw and Daniel Braum. http://www.kgbfantasticfiction.org/2016/06/23/photos-from-june-15th-with-marc-laidlaw-daniel-braum/
Marc Laidlaw and Daniel Braum read new stories to an appreciative crowd. Ellen's photos can be found here.
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IT Professional, Part-time Writer, Full-time Nerd.
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  • Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer
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    IT Services Specialist, present
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Multiple Nebula Award finalist. Author of KING OF SHARDS
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Author of KING OF SHARDS, fantasy trilogy out October 2015 from Arche Press. Author of many short stories, including the Nebula nominated "The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye" and "The Sounds of Old Earth." Co-host of Fantastic Fiction at KGB. Web developer and coder. Occasional Yiddishist. Website at www.matthewkressel.net.
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King of Shards debuts October 13th, which Huffington Post calls, "a unique fantasy cosmos" and "an engaging new epic fantasy."
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