I've been chatting with a few of you about the Kickstarter project I'm doing to launch my first science fiction novel, Mechalarum. Since people have expressed interest, I'm inviting you all to my launch party.
Here's an overview of the story:
"On the day a mysterious, deadly foe threatens to dissolve the protective sandstorm and reveal the hidden Citadel, Kiellen receives terrible news. She's just been cut from the ranks of famed flying warriors, the Mechalarum. In order to redeem her honor, she steals a prototype suit and takes to the skies, determined to discover the enemies' secrets. The Council is not pleased with her foolhardy quest, and she soon finds herself trapped in a sabotaged shell of organics, rubber, and metal, crashing into the desert with no hope for survival."
You can read more about the party on the Eventbrite page.
I know this event isn't in Astoria, but if you're in the city, you should definitely swing by. You might be able to convince me to buy you a beer :) There will be a ton of fun writer people there, along with tech people, startup people, and a host of other cool characters!
I'd love to see you there!