Archive for February, 2015

Updates on Extras Casting

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Many of you responded eagerly to the possibility of being extras in the I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER movie, and I’ve been forwarding all of your emails to our Background Coordinator, Michelle Nagell. Finally we just decided to cut out the middleman: if you want to be in the show, you can email her directly!

Important Notes:

1) We can’t pay you. We’re a small indie production, and we’re not offering jobs–we’re offering the chance to be a part of a project you love as much as we do. You will have to provide your own travel, hotel, meals, etc.

2) We’re filming in Minnesota. Just outside Minneapolis, for the most part. If you can get there, awesome.

3) We don’t have a solid schedule yet. We realize this might make it impossible for some of you to plan far enough in advance, and I apologize. We’re working as fast as we can :)

Here’s a quick note from Michelle herself:

I would love to have you guys as extras on I Am Not A Serial Killer.
We don’t have the exact dates yet. Most of the filming will take place the month of March .
I know it is really important for Dan to have you guys on set and I will do my darnest to accommodate you so that happens! Filming can get tricky as time and days are subject to change with very little notice. I know many of you are traveling from a distance, so I’m open to keeping a dialogue over phone and email to keep you in the loop! If you are serious about coming please send a snap shot , email and phone number. Please put in the subject line IANASK so I can put you guys on my separate list . Feel free to ask questions! I look forward to seeing you on set !!!!!!! Thanks for your time!!!
Michelle Nagell
Background Coordinator
michellenagell@gmail.com (more…)

Reader Mail #5 – Vamos a Argentina!

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Voy a estar en Argentina este Mayo, para la Feria del Libro de Buenos Aires.

Reader Mail Video #4 – Another one about movies!

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

I announced the I Am Not A Serial Killer movie, and have since been flooded with questions. One them has a complicated answer:

“Can I be in your movie?”

My LTUE Schedule

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

I owe you a video or three, and you shall have them, but first: here’s my schedule for LTUE this weekend.

(LTUE is a SF/F convention in Utah, with tons of awesome authors and panelists. The acronym stands for “Life, the Universe, and Everything.”)

Thursday

9:00 am
Philip K. Dick as an example of adaptation: Blake Casselman, Dan Wells, Oscar Bernie, Scott William Taylor, Scott R. Parkin (m)
(One of my favorite authors!)

12:00 PM
E-Sports: The Next Big Spectator Sport: Natalie Whipple, Dan Wells, Joe Coleman, Craig Nybo, Steve Setzer (m)
(My new SF series, Mirador, uses esports a lot.)

3:00 PM
Genre Mash-ups: Isn’t it all just fiction anyway?: S. A. Butler, Julie Frost, L.E. Modesitt Jr., Dan Wells, Suzanne Vincent (m)
(Most of my books fall into this category at some point or another.)

7:00 PM
Beatrix Potter, and A. A. Milne – Fantasy for the Very Young: Mikey Brooks, Candace J. Thomas, Jaclyn Weist, Dan Wells, Steve Setzer (m)
AA Milne is one of my other favorite authors!

Saturday

9:00 AM
Drones: Dan Wells, Zachary Hill, Dan Willis (m)
(Mirador uses drones even more than esports.)

12:00 PM
Kaffeeklatsch with Dan Wells
(Roll for initiative.)

1:00 PM
Frank Herbert’s Dune – Of Religion, Ecology, and Substance Abuse: Dan Wells, Stephen Gashler, Paul Genesse, David Farland, Scott R. Parkin (m)
(My favorite book!)

3:00 PM
Putting Technology Ramifications into your World Building: L.E. Modesitt Jr., Howard Tayler, Dan Wells
(This one sounds awesome.)