Glitter & Mayhem Launches at Worldcon

glitter SMALLApex Publications will launch Glitter & Mayhem, an anthology dedicated to Roller Derby, nightclubs, glam aliens, (literal) party monsters, drugs, sex, glitter, and debauchery, at a skating party during LoneStarCon 3.

The 120,000 word, 346-page anthology originated as an idea on Twitter and with was funded through Kickstarter, with fans chipping in nearly $16,000 for a chance to read the stories promised by Seanan McGuire, Alan DeNiro, Amal El-Mohtar, Daryl Gregory, Damien Walters Grintalis, Maria Dahvana Headley, Kat Howard, Jennifer Pelland, Tim Pratt, Cat Rambo, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Diana Rowland, Sofia Samatar, David J. Schwartz, and William Shunn.

The edition is introduced by Amber Benson and contains 19 original short stories and a novella by Seanan McGuire set in her InCryptid universe.

The official book launch takes place Saturday, August 31 at the San Antonio Rollercade from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Meet and skate with Glitter & Mayhem’s editors John Klima, Lynne M. Thomas, & Michael Damian Thomas, cover artist Galen Dara, and authors Rachel Swirsky, Maurice Broaddus, Cat Rambo, Daryl Gregory, and Vylar Kaftan. Admission is $11. (Regular skate rental included.)

Copies of Glitter & Mayhem are available at Larry Smith Books in the Worldcon Dealers’ Room.

The full press release follows the jump.

Apex Publications

Contact: Jason Sizemore, Publisher

(859) 312-3974

jason@apexbookcompany.com

Glitter & Mayhem

The Hugo Award-winning editing team of Lynne M. Thomas (editor-in-chief of Apex Magazine and author of Chicks Dig Time Lords), Michael Damian Thomas (managing editor of Apex Magazine), and John Klima (editor of Electric Velocipede) have come together to create an anthology dedicated to Roller Derby, nightclubs, glam aliens, (literal) party monsters, drugs, sex, glitter, and debauchery – Glitter & Mayhem.

The anthology started as an idea on Twitter and, with genre luminaries such as Seanan McGuire, Alan DeNiro, Amal El-Mohtar, Daryl Gregory, Damien Walters Grintalis, Maria Dahvana Headley, Kat Howard, Jennifer Pelland, Tim Pratt, Cat Rambo, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Diana Rowland, Sofia Samatar, David J. Schwartz, and William Shunn committed to contribute stories, was successfully funded through Kickstarter.

With an introduction by Amber Benson, 19 original short stories, a novella by Seanan McGuire set in her InCryptid universe, and gorgeous cover art by Galen Dara, Glitter & Mayhem came together. It was released August 27th, 2013 by Apex Publications.

Publication date: August 27th, 2013

Trade paperback ($16.95)

ISBN: 978-1-937009-19-9

APEX PUBLICATIONS ( www.apexbookcompany.com ) is a small press dedicated to publishing exemplary works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Owned and operated by Jason B. Sizemore, Apex publishes the twice Hugo Award-nominated Apex Magazine. The Apex catalog contains books by genre luminaries such as Tom Piccirilli, Catherynne M. Valente, and Lavie Tidhar.