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Although I've been working on several smaller writing projects over the past few months (mainly mission reports for 501st events), certainly my largest project is currently the costume/cosplay book. I recently completed and turned into my editor the book's second installment--approximately 50% of the total book--complete with photographs, and am excited to see all the different components starting to come together! It's been very interesting to read the stories submitted by my featured costume interviewees (such as Orvis Evans, who worked on the amazing lion puppet featured in the SuperBowl XLIX Halftime Show), and I'm glad for the opportunity to pursue this project. Although my current edtior at Routledge, Meagan White, is leaving to work with another publishing firm, my book is still on schedule for publication in 2016. Meagan has been amazing to work with both on this and my previous puppet book; I'll miss working with her, but I definitely congratulate her and wish her the best of luck with her new job!
|Posted by Cher Lambeth on December 9, 2014 at 10:50 AM||comments (0)|
Earlier this year, a new web magazine focusing on the genre of costuming, both professionally and just for fun, was launched on-line, and had over 65,000 downloads of its first issue. Called Cos&FX Magazine, this publication was put out by the creative folks who also manage other genre periodicals such as Pyrate's Way, and features interviews with costume/prop builders, photos of costumes from events all over the country, and great resources for those looking to build their own creations. Issue #2 was just released the first week of December; not only am I a featured costumer, but I also have an article published in this issue discussing Ghostbusters costuming in honor of the film's 30th anniversary. You can download the magazine here (http/www.cosfxmag.com/PDF/COSFX002.pdf) and read my article on page 34! In addition, I'll be joining the Cox&FX team as a contributing editor starting after Issue #4. I'm looking forward to being on board!
|Posted by Cher Lambeth on July 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM||comments (0)|
I just received the first advance copy of The Well Dressed Puppet this past weekend! The actual release date is set for September 23, but it's available for pre-order on Amazon here, and I was glad to see that it's also going to be available on Kindle. It's exciting to see a project I've worked on for so long finally come to life!
In other writing news, I've been in discussion with the publisher/editor of Cos & FX Magazine, Steve Kimball, about the possiblity of working as a contributing writer for this on-line publication. It's fairly new (having just started earlier this year), and I'm excited about the chance of getting in at the start, as it looks like it may do very well. Steve is also the creator/publisher of Pyrate's Way Magazine, which has attracted millions of readers since it first began; hopefully Cos & FX will do equally well!
|Posted by Cher Lambeth on June 23, 2014 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
The Well-Dressed Puppet has gone up for pre-order on Amazon, with a new (earlier) projected publication date in late September! You can place an order here. The publication date on the order page has been incorrectly listed as July 16, but my editor assures me that the September publication is correct. It's still out earlier than expected, which is great news--the editing/final publishing process apparently went very smoothly.
In other book news, my newest proposed project, Creating the Character Costume, was enthusiastically passed by theFocal Press review board, and I have a signed contract and even a writing schedule! The projected publication date for this one is early 2016, but I'm hoping (with luck) that the process will go equally smoothly with this book, and I can have it out earlier. There will be a great deal of work involved, as I now have to begin the interview process with my featured costumers as well as write my own profile segment, but it's a topic I know and love, and I'm looking forward to beginning work on it.
Lastly, I will be a featured writing guest in a few weeks at ConGregate, a new media convention being held in Winston-Salem July 11-13. I plan to speak about both my ghost and puppet/costuming books, as well as do a reading from my in-progress zombie book 'Twas Halloween Evening. Click on the link for more details!
|Posted by Cher Lambeth on April 17, 2014 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
I just received the cover page rough for the puppet book--it's looking good! At the moment, the publication date still stands at mid-October of this year, but that may change depending on how the final editing process goes. So far, things seem to be moving along right on schedule.
In other book news, my revised proposal for my new costuming book (currently titled Creating the Character Costume: Tools, Tips, and Talks with Top Costumers and Cosplayers) goes up for final review with the Focal Press publishing board on April 24th. With luck, I'll receive the contract shortly after that, and can begin to interview featured costumers and start writing/editing. Updates to follow after the meeting!
|Posted by Cher Lambeth on March 18, 2014 at 1:50 PM||comments (0)|
This past weekend (Saturday March 15), the Carolina Ghostbusters and Ecto 1 participated in the Eighteenth Annual Charlotte St. Patrick's Day Parade, and the 14th Annual Bar Crawl! One festival regular among Uptown Charlotte bars is Ri-Ra Irish Pub, a St. Patrick's Day favorite for authentic Irish food, atmosphere, and ghosts. Read about them here, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!