Posts Tagged ‘Roast’

Support the Shore Leave charity roast!

Long story short: I’m looking for people who want to help finance The Third Annual Shore Leave Comedy Roast for Charity. Our guest of honor in 2011 is fan-favorite author, editor, and politician Robert Greenberger, aka Bob.

If you’re interested in making a donation to receive an on-screen producer’s credit and get on the comp list for a free DVD, click here to learn more.

You can also buy official Shore Leave Roast merchandise from our Cafe Press store. The first 70 fans who come to the roast wearing one of our official BOB T-Shirts will be eligible to take advantage of reserved premium seating for the roast. Be up close and personal when the insults start flying!

Proceeds from these sales will help finance this year’s ridiculously expensive show. If by some miracle, between sales and donations, we earn more than the show costs to produce, all profits will be donated to the American Red Cross.

Less than a month until Shore Leave…

Ah, I love this time of year.  Barbecuing on my terrace, enjoying warm afternoons with a cold beer…

…and, the second weekend of July, the convention known as Shore Leave. This fan-run convention in the Baltimore area features a huge lineup of author guests, including many notable (and notorious) Star Trek novelists.  It also draws some pretty serious media celebrity guests — this year’s roster includes Edward James Olmos and Katee Sackhoff from (among other things) Battlestar Galactica, Torri Higginson from Stargate Atlantis, Kevin Sorbo of Hercules, and more.

I love going to this convention to see my author buddies. Many great memories have been made hanging out in the hotel bar trading stories until last call (and beyond).

And now, on top of all that, I look forward to the roast.  This year our guest of honor (read: victim) is Michael Jan Friedman, the New York Times bestselling author of more than 60 books, numerous comic books, and a produced episode of Star Trek Voyager (though why anyone would admit that, I’ll never know).  It’s shaping up to be a great show, and I think it’s one that the fans and the pros will all enjoy.

Now, after last year’s roast of Keith R.A. DeCandido, some folks asked me if we had taped the show. We had, and I produced a DVD of the event. We are doing the same thing this year for Mike’s roast (though hopefully better than we did last year). Before anyone asks, the DVDs are only for the performers, senior crew members, convention bigwigs, and those on the VIP comp list.

You might ask, “How does one get on the VIP comp list?” Easy, you become one of my co-producers, a job that for most people will entail no actual work. If you want to know more, e-mail me…

Calling all Facebookers…

Let’s say you have a profile on Facebook. And, for whatever reason, you have not yet added me as a friend. “What would be the point?” you ask.  It’s a fair question.

Well, if you’re a fan of Keith R.A. DeCandido, or if you’d just like to see me and several other bestselling authors of Star Trek tie-in novels embarrass ourselves as amateur stand-up comedians, here’s a reason: I have posted the edited video of The Shore Leave Roast of Keith R.A. DeCandido on my Facebook profile. It is, however, only viewable by people who are my “friends” on Facebook.

How do you become one of those friends? Easy: just ask. All are welcome. Come and join me on Facebook, watch the vids, and leave a comment if you like.

(Why, yes, I am utterly shameless. … Why do you ask?)