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September Update

On 8/29/06, J. Andrew World <jandrewworld@ gmail.com> wrote:

Hello web denizens,

I would like to start off by asking for your help.

Mike Pederson, Publisher of Nth Degree, is asking for help from Nth Degree fans tohelp him get the next issue out. Mike posted on the Nth Degreewebsite:

"We've managed to keep the zine going for almost five years—providing quality fiction, comics, reviews and convention coverage—but rising expenses (printing, traveling to conventions, web hosting, etc.) are making it difficult to keep producing Nth Degree. From the very beginning this has been a fan-driven project, now I'm calling on all of those wonderful fans to help keep the fanzine alive. If you like what you see, show us a little love. Thanks! And I'll see you at the cons!"

For more information visit http://www.nthzine.com

I have three conventions this fall. The summer break gave me a chance to work on my website. The talented Ross Nover is teaching me things and I will be working with him to build the page. If you want to see more of Ross Nover's work, he has two, count 'em, two webcomics he is involved with. Check them out here: http://www.notquitewrong.com/ and http://www.rocketsrockout.com/

In other news, I was nominated for a 2006 N3F (National Fantasy Fan Federation also known as a Neffy) award for best Fan Artist. Nominees are: Lynn Masamitsu, Marc Schirmeister, Steve Stiles, myself, and Hugo award winner Frank Wu. They will announce the winner at Dragon*Con in Atlanta in September. Good luck to all the nominees.

Attending conventions is not cheap and although I am often a guest, I still have travel and accommodations expenses to contend with. So that means I have to scrimp and save. That means I need you to buy swag or even make the odd donation at my paypal account. If you donate $10, I will send you an autographed print; a $25 donation will land you an original sketch; and $50, a black and white piece. Also, don't forget to visit my webstore.

***IN PRINT***

Issue 14 of Nth Degree is out now, it's very purple! Johnny Eponymous wrote a nonfiction piece that is very amusing, and there are several ther pieces of fiction that are great reads. Issue 15 should be out soon.

A small volume of short stories called Mazes by Michail Velichansky is out. Velichansky is a talented young writer whom I know you will hear more about in the future. I did the cover for this great collection of stories! If you would like a copy of this book, please send me $5 with $2 shipping & handling.

If you would like a copy of the James R. Stratton book, Mens Rea, please send me $5 with $2 shipping & handling. Mens Rea is a collection of short stories. My favorite stories are "Meatbag" and Damn Near Dead."

***IN PERSON***

Astronomicon 10 November 10-12th, 2006 Rochester, NY (http://www.astronomicon.info/) Catherine Asaro and Julie Bell are the writer and artist guests of honor respectively. Also, Boris Vallejo, Tee Morris, CJ Henderson, Tony Ruggiero and many more will be attending.

Philcon 2006 November 17th-19th, 2006 Philadelphia, PA (http://philcon. org/2006/) Nothing has been announced just yet.

Ravencon 2007 April 20-22nd, 2007 Richmond, VA (http://www.ravencon .com): Writer guest of honor Robert J. Sawyer, Artist guest of honor Steve Stiles, and Fan guest of honor Wombat (Jan Howard Finder). This will be the second one and it was an absolute blast this year!

Balticon 41 May 25-28th, 2007 Hunt Valley, MD (http://www.balticon .org): Geusts of honor include Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle and artist guest of honor Joe Bergeron.

Are you running a con? Need an artist as a guest? Contact me and I will be happy to help make your convention a success. Plus, I will list you in this section every month up to the date of your con.

***ONLINE***
http://www.jandreww orld.com Version 2.0 will be coming out soon. Look or news on that.

http://www.nthzine. com has the cover of Issue 9 on the web page. You can find it by going to the art section and, from there, going to the cover gallery.

Also, Mike Pederson, publisher of Nth Degree, has started an ezine called (here is a shocker) Nthzine. The first issue is online and guess what? It's free! You can check it out here: http://nthzine.com/NthZine/nthzine001.pdf

http://www.livejournal.com/users/ jandrewworld Find out what's appening, as it happens, and read con reviews.

http://sfrevu.com/Review_id.php?id= 2927 is a review I wrote for the ook Men of Tomorrow.

http://www.sfrevu.com/Review-id.php?id= 2958 is my review for Howl's oving Castle.

Check out Ravencon's Logo at either http://www.ravencon.com or
http://www.ravencon.org.

***IN FILM***

I am currently writing and producing a documentary on webcomics. I will also be doing the graphics and probably some art as well. A website and comic is also in the works for this project. I will let you know about this more as the project develops. If you are nteresting in hearing about news for the film you can join the group here: http://groups. yahoo.com/group/webcomicsdocumentary/

Coming soon: How you can become an executive producer!

***MERCH***

Make sure you visit my café press shops:

http://www.cafeshops.com/jandrewworld, my official web store.

http://www.cafeshops.com/nthdegree9cover : for the cover of Nth Degree , now available to wear!

http://www.cafeshops.com/jawfrankenstein: the classic image of Frankenstein, now available to wear!

http://www.cafeshops.com/jawspacegirl: complete line of clothes eaturing the Space Girl image.

http://www.cafeshops.com/shadowcatcher : to fill out your wardrobe, check it out!

http://www.cafeshops.com/fishstickgirl: for fans of DaVinci's otebook. Get your unofficial, yet authorized, swag today!

Shadowcatcher prints and the books Mazes and Mens Rea are also available, email me for details.--J. Andrew WorldVisit www.jandrewworld. com