brothercyst: July 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

INTERVIEWS & READINGS

Ken Baumann interviewed me at The Short Form about The Girlfriend Game.  They did cool drawings of us, too.

Brad Listi interviewed me for his Other People podcast.  It's an hour long interview and we talk about surgery, Yale, TV writing, New Orleans being the murder capital of the country, my trusted readers, and my dad.

And Matt Borondy asked me 5 "questions" for Identity Theory. And I wore a tie.

Nick Antosca wearing tie


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I'm participating in Literary Death Match at Nerdist on August 3 - come see.

The night will feature four writers reading their own wonderful tales for seven minutes or less, judged by three all-star judges. Two finalists will be chosen to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game that will steal your affection and make your heart pound.  
JUDGES: Literary Merit: Will McCormack, actor, producer and co-writer of Celeste and Jesse Forever
Performance: Andrea Letamendi, clinical psychologist, Under the Mask scribe, and Bat Girl's therapist
Intangibles: Kumail Nanjiani, stand-up comedian — watch Beta Male now, podcast co-host (The Indoor Kids)

READERS:
* Amber Benson, director/author (The Golden Age of Death)/actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Brian Finkelstein, writer, comedian and Los Angeles StorySLAM host and Moth Mainstage storyteller
Cecil Castellucci, award-winning graphic/young adult novelist (Boy ProofThe Queen of CoolThe Plain Janes)
* Nick Antosca, author of The Girlfriend Game & writer for JJ Abrams/Alfonso Cuaron's Believe (March on NBC)


Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga

Where: Nerdist at Meltdown, 7522 Sunset Blvd, LA (map)
When: Doors at 8:45pm; Show at 9:15 (sharp); afterdrinks at The Pikey
Cost: $8 preorder; $10 on the door.

Monday, July 01, 2013

MOVIE & BOOK CONSUMPTION FROM 6/1/2013 - 6/30/2013

Less media consumption since I now have a full-time job on Believe (which is going brilliantly).  Percentage of movies seen in the theater is significantly higher even though the overall number is lower.

Movies watched
  1. THE THREE STOOGES
  2. ORPHAN BLACK (SEASON 1)
  3. MAN OF STEEL
  4. THIS IS THE END
  5. WORLD WAR Z
  6. ANTICHRIST
  7. WHITE HOUSE DOWN
  8. ABOUT CHERRY
  9. ANIMAL KINGDOM
  10. HEAT
Books read
  1. KING TUT'S GAMEBOARD by Leona Ellerby
  2. COLUMBUS SLAUGHTERS BRAVES by Mark Friedman
  3. LEAVING A DOLL'S HOUSE by Claire Bloom
  4. TAIPEI by Tao Lin (re-read)