Saturday, October 28, 2017

Book Events, Third Contact Movie and Indie Week Canada

Authors and Books:

The Alliance of Independent Authors

The Alliance of Independent Authors is a Membership organization of indie authors & advisors.They offer a variety of resources, for example: four different podcasts each month aimed at varying skill levels; members showcase; advice blog and more. Three times a year the Alliance of Independent Authors host a free online author conference fringe to London Book Fair, Book Expo America and Frankfurt Book Fair. Read details about these resources other benefits offered by ALLi. 

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20 Books Vegas: November 3-5       

This conference is about what it takes to make money as an independent author. Topics include making money, leveraging multiple revenue streams, social media, federal tax issues, business organization & structure, plus more. Eleven guest speakers are scheduled to participate. Check out the details of this event.
Tuscon Festival Of Books: March 10-11

Self-published and emerging authors are welcome to apply. The selection criteria for Indie Author Pavilion participants is outlined here.

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WATCH: Third Contact ~ SciFi Mystery Thriller by Simon Horrocks

MoMo Film Festival: Call for Entries 
"One of the most interesting and exciting events from around the world." ~ BBC World News

Submit your mobile film now to the Mobile Motion Film Festival.

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Indie Week Canada 2017
Music Festival
Industry Conference 
Nov 7-12

Indie Week Canada has become one of Canada’s premiere indie music festivals showcasing 250+ acts from all over the world in front of music industry professionals offering 6 nights of showcases, 25+ venues, music industry panels, industry judging, demo listening sessions, mentor-ships, sponsored stages and more. Click here for details.

Michael Egleton


His music has been described as: "Fresh... New sound cut from an old cloth... Innovative and full of life experiences."

Sneak Peak at Michael Egleton’s new track ‘Situations’ off the upcoming album ‘In The Q’
Artist's Website

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Film Festivals, NaNoWriMo, Indie Music Monday and More

Enter Zed Fest Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2017

Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition was founded to encourage and support independent low and big budget, filmmakers, who work in the horror, suspense, science fiction, drama,action, adventure, and art house genres. Deadline is Oct 27, 2017. Submit your screenplay.
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The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival

Artemis Motion Pictures presents The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival. The event is dedicated to honoring female action and empowerment heroes, the men and women who pioneer them, and the undiscovered talent of the future. Submit your film, short or screenplay.

The 5TH Annual IndieCork Film & Music Fest

The present and future of IndieCork, a festival of film and music. Read here
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FirstGlance Film Festival Los Angeles
Call For Entries

Enter your work to the the 18th annual FirstGlance Film Fest. Guidelines, awards and details here.

Short Online Contest

20 shorts are competing. You can watch and vote for free. Winner receives prizes valued at of $2,000 and a premiere at FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia (Fall 2018). Hosted by It's a ShortWatch and vote here.

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Authors and Books

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  • Check out the Topshelf Annual Indie Book Awards. $175,000 Cash and prizes to over 350 winners and finalists. All books get FREE advertising until December 2018. Details here.

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  • COVER WARS: Authors enter your book in cover wars for free book promotion. 15 book covers are posted each week. Vote for your favorite cover. The cover withe most votes becomes the book of the week. Read about competition and rules.

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  • The Ealing Club, an iconic British rhythm and blues venue welcomes you to an evening of music on October 21. Acts Include: The Robert Hunter Band, The Bronsons, The Wilbur Project and JJ Symon. Lots of property development going on in this part of London. Best go see the show while you still have an opportunity to experience it at The Ealing Club. Read all about it and the bands on the bill.  


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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Comic Strip Cartoonist Magazine and Rubber Clown Car



 Congratulations On Your 1 Year Anniversary Issue!


Order the Fall issue of Comic Strip Cartoonist magazine. Back issues available.


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♪ Rubber Clown Car

The band's new record Slave to the Algorithm is available on Bandcamp. Listen/Order


  Original art by @dandyserenity


Rubber Clown Car formed in 2006. The band is described as a mixture of XTC, Rob Mould, The Damned, The Who, GBV, The Replacements and Mathew Sweet. Rubber Clown Car has also been described as The Beatles on Quaaludes. 


Rubber Clown Car:

Dirk Prysby – Guitars, Vocals
Fred Beasley – Drums, Vocals, Guitars
Tony Pantalones – Bass, Keys, Everything else

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Oxford, England: Indie Music Venue The Cellar Scheduled To Close Next Year. More than 10,000  supporters sign petition to save iconic nightclub. Local government officials side with The Cellar against closure.

Official Selections Announced For 20th Annual First Glance Film Festival Philadelphia. Check out the indie films to be screened October 6-8

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Books and Authors
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