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Stefon Mears
Attended Northwest Institute of Literary Arts
Lives in Portland, Oregon
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Bill and Ted's first band did not rock nearly as hard.

http://youtu.be/WZ-1DYwaxrE

All right, full confession. I remembered this song out of the blue today. I knew the video because I used to pop, and it led me to watching videos I might otherwise have disdained, if I liked any of the dancing.

I console myself that it also exposed me to a lot of great rap.
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The Big, Big 80s!!!
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I learned today that my sneeze sounds like, "payroll" to an automated phone tree.
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Saw this in the store today. I didn't know Innsmouth had their production lines rolling again. I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Their pockets are some deep ones...
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They must have gotten some behind-the-shadows benefactor or VC funding to shore up their operation base. Or maybe some big inhuman corp is extending their tentacles out to snatch up land?
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Okay, confession. I actually laminated those cards because of an idea I had for brainstorming fiction. But I will use them for the FATE campaign too.

Or, at least some of them.
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There's a great fantasy bundle over at Story Bundle right now. Includes a Neil Gaiman novella, plus novels from Brandon Sanderson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Peter David, David Farland, Tracy Hickman, and Kevin J. Anderson.

http://storybundle.com/
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 Why I am just now starting to read The Wheel of Time. http://bit.ly/1gXg13q
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It is on my to read list. 1. because the only access I had to the books when they first came out was none...they weren't in the book store I frequented for some odd reason. 2. when I finally gone my hands on the first book it was some weird Walmart special that was only the 1st half of the first book. I said no. 3. Then there was so many books and we all knew he was gonna die before he finished. I just decided to wait. 4. I don't know anyone who made it past book 8.
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The King in Yellow, True Detective and ... Blue Oyster Cult? There is a connection...
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I think that approach to immortality would require You to have a Lovecraft fixation. At least, for narrative purposes...
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Oh, and I have a story in the new issue of Fireside Magazine, alongside
+Chuck Wendig, +Karina Cooper, and +Dantzel Cherry. Includes art from Galen Dara (http://www.galendara.com/).
http://firesidefictioncompany.com/issue11/
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Thank you!
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I expected to find a Conan analog in Joe Abercrombie's Logen Ninefingers (from his First Law Trilogy). Instead I found a fresh take on the berserker. http://bit.ly/1nkeWHh
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I haven't read those. I'll have to check them out.
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I've read some of +Eric Edstrom's short stories. He tells a good story.
 
Sorry folks, can’t help but post this. Undermountain is up to #336 in the whole overall Kindle free list and #1 over Veronica Roth's free Divergent Novella in a couple Teen SF categories. Fun! http://amzn.to/1ac68KK Please consider grabbing it right now (even if you don't care about reading it) to see if we can break the top #100.
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Writing, editing, Capoeira, teaching, fundraising, grant writing
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Introduction

Stefon Mears grew up in California, Middle-Earth, and Amber. He went to U.C. Berkeley intending to major in Genetics, but the call of storytelling compelled him to graduate with a B.A. in Religious Studies (double emphasis in Mythology and Ritual). He later earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, with a Fiction major, and has published many short stories, poems and essays.

Stefon has been an invited guest at a major Vodou ceremony in New Orleans, taught classes in the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira, spoken on a panel at a World Fantasy Conference, and engraved his own set of Norse runes.

Stefon has worked as a professional audio engineer and played straight pool for money. He is an avid, lifelong fan of the San Francisco Giants. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and three cats, and when not writing he can often be found playing roleplaying games.

Stefon’s debut novel, Magician’s Choice, is in stores now.

Education
  • Northwest Institute of Literary Arts
    Master of Fine Arts in Fiction, 2010 - 2012
    I managed to take all four craft classes (in addition to everything else): Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children & Young Adult
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (double emphasis in Ritual and Mythology), 1988 - 1992
  • Sequoia High School
    1984 - 1988
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Legal first name: George (Stefon is my middle name), Sansão (Capoeira nickname)