Yes, it’s today!
PULP Literature Launch / Academie Duello Yule Party
at: Academie Duello Centre for Swordplay,
412 West Hastings, Vancouver BC
time: 7pm – midnight, blues dancing till 3am
tickets: $20 at the door
As is traditional with for the Duello Yule party, there is a potluck contest. If you wish to take part bring your best dish, sweet or savoury — you could win the title of potluck champion — though please don’t feel obliged to bring anything.
Here’s a schedule for the evening
7pm – doors and bar open, mistletoe bingo begins, have your picture taken with Santa.
7:30 – welcome, stage-fighting performances, readings by CC Humphreys, JJ Lee, and Kimberleigh Smithbower Roseblade.
8:15 – Mensur (German duelling sabre) lesson and tournament
8:50 – Prizes for potluck, bingo and tournament
9pm – dancing & swordfighting to the rocking sounds of the Fabulous Ringtones
10pm – book signings in the museum, Blues in the City on the dance floor
midnight – bar closes, but blues dancing continues till 3:00am
Our dress code is as you like it: put on your best ballgown, black tie or an ugly Christmas sweater … it’s all good as long as you’ve got your dancing feet and your festive spirit.
See you there!
Whatever your holiday persuasion is at this time of year, one of the best things about the season is anticipation. Even growing up as I did in an entirely secular household, I loved the countdown to Christmas. Not every year, but every once in a while, I would receive an advent calendar. They were just gaudy pieces of cardboard with cheap and nasty confections that somehow had the nerve to be called milk chocolate , but I loved them. Each tiny thrill of opening a new window and getting closer to the big one somehow added up to much more than a collection of 24 candies.
We here at Pulp Literature are more excited than kids on Christmas eve as we get ready for Launch Party on December 20th. We thought we’d share the anticipation by making an advent calendar of sorts for you, our blog readers. Each day until the 20th we’ll be posting a special offer on the blog, most of them good for one day only.
However, to start off with a bang our very first special will be good for the whole month!
For the month of December we are offering ad rates of three issues for the price of two in our 2014 print and digital editions! For details, see our adverts page.
Check back tomorrow, to see what special offer is available on December 2nd …
Magic Forest by Mel Anastasiou
It may have seemed very quiet here from the outside, but we have been busy busy busy!
Our fabulous designer Kirsten Call has put together an absolutely gorgeous magazine. The issue #1 files are at the printer and we are eagerly awaiting the proof. In the meantime we’re working on the e-book files, and everything should be ready to send to you, whether by postman or aether, in December. As a teaser, here’s the title page image, by our own very talented Mel Anasatasiou.
And of course the other thing we’re planning is our launch party, happening in one short month Earlybird tickets are gone, but you can still get tickets from the front desk at Academie Duello for only $15, or on our subscription page for $16. A steal for a literary swordfighting evening, complete with food, festivities, photos with Santa and mistletoe!