In the 1990s, student filmmaker Christopher Seufert talked his way into Edward Gorey's life and convinced him to record a series of memoirs and tales from his life; the project blossomed into a documentary, only to be derailed when Gorey died.
Now, the doc (tentatively titled "Gorey") is nearly done and father-and-son animator team Benjamin and Jim Wickey have created some delightful shorts using some of the the audio offcuts, expertly capturing the spirit of Gorey's animation (familiar to anyone who ever watched the opening credits of Mystery!, only to be disappointed that the actual show was never half as interesting as that credit sequence).
As Haute Macabre points out, this pairs very well with The Fantod Pack, a deck of Gorey-designed Tarot trumps.
Goreytelling: Story Telling with Edward Gorey [Haute Macabre]
I'm in the midst of couple of weeks' worth of lectures, public events and teaching, and you can catch me in Toronto (for Word on the Street, Seeding Utopias and Resisting Dystopias and 6 Degrees); Newry, ME (Maine Library Association) and Portland, ME (in conversation with James Patrick Kelly).
Octavia Butler (previously), the brilliant Afrofuturist, McArthur Genius Grant-winning science fiction writer, died far, far too soon, leaving behind a corpus of incredible, voraciously readable novels, and a community of writers who were inspired by her example.
EFF has just posted a job listing for a development director, seeking someone to "take charge of EFF's eleven-person Development Team in their efforts to raise over $13 million each year," starting late 2019 or early 2020.
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