Welcome to Bordertown: a magical audiobook sweepstakes!

ellenkushner:

One lucky winner at the Tor.com Bordertown Sweepstakes will receive a copy of the new special edition Welcome to Bordertown audiobook, along with contraband from Bordertown (a ticket for the Ye Olde Unicorn Trolley and a flyer for B-town band Eldritch Steel at The Dancing Ferret) and three bonus CDs from musicians featured in the audiobook, including “The Well Below” from Boiled in Lead, “Nykken and Bear” from Kari Tauring, and “Toybox” from Felonious Bosch. (Tiny sword in the photo not included—but Stubby the Rocket buttons are!)

It’s everything you need to throw your own magical Bordertown dance party, so comment in the Tor.com Bordertown Sweepstakes post to enter!  Contest ends at noon ET on Friday, Sept. 20th.

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Some of the ear candy you’ll hear on the new CD: 

* Neil Gaiman reading his poem “The Song of the Song”

* Ellen Kushner reading all other poems (including a rap by Jane Yolen!) with a musical score by Drew Miller (with singer Kari Tauring and violinist David Stenshoe)

Steven Brust singing lead vocals on a fully-produced track for this “Run Back Across the Border,” backed by Drew Miller and Felonious Bosch,

* Amal El-Mohtar’s own setting of her poem “Stairs in Her Hair,” sung by her sister Dounya! The poem was written to accompany Catherynne M. Valente’s story in the book, which is brilliantly read by Cassandra Campbell!

Welcome to Bordertown, edited by Holly Black & Ellen Kushner, is the latest in the long-running urban fantasy series created by Terri Windling.  This anthology features stories by all of them, plus Cory Doctorow, Nalo Hopkinson, Cassandra Clare Alaya Dawn Johnson, Emma Bull, Charles de Lint and others.

waywardsnow:

welcome to Bordertown, losers <3



See?

waywardsnow:

welcome to Bordertown, losers <3

See?

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traders' heaven : my geek: let me show you it

Just what the well-dressed human needs for that Back-to-School special look!

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good luck…

harriet-myres:

Apparently, it’s the right time in my life to be welcomed in strange towns where the impossible is totally normal…


Night Vale

Bordertown

They’re two places you all should definitely experience! <3

Welcome to Bordertown! Really.

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How to Get to Bordertown from the Human Realm

littlefirerabbit:

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"All right, here’s the deal. You want a map, a timetable, and clear directions to get to Bordertown. We’re going to give you a history lesson first. Shut up, pay attention."

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traders' heaven : my geek: let me show you it

Yeah, we do. Also Dancing Ferret beer glasses. And some other swag.

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Well, if they&#8217;re going to keep spraying that wall, at least you can get the wallpaper!

Well, if they’re going to keep spraying that wall, at least you can get the wallpaper!

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oreparma:

Bordertown RP is one year old! And what better way to celebrate than balloons and zombies! But really, zombies are popping up like daisies. And you know what else has been popping up like daisies? DAISIES. Tall, mean, zombie-eating DAISIES. It’s every man elf and tree for himself. 
Join us over at Bordertown, an urban fantasy RP based on the amazing world created by Terri Windling (And for you Bordertown fans, yes, that is a tiny Farrel Din squished by a Wallnut)



Happy Birthday, Bordertown RP!

Sure hope someone saves Farrell Din from that Walnut. He never did like &#8216;em.

oreparma:

Bordertown RP is one year old! And what better way to celebrate than balloons and zombies! But really, zombies are popping up like daisies. And you know what else has been popping up like daisies? DAISIES. Tall, mean, zombie-eating DAISIES. It’s every man elf and tree for himself. 

Join us over at Bordertown, an urban fantasy RP based on the amazing world created by Terri Windling (And for you Bordertown fans, yes, that is a tiny Farrel Din squished by a Wallnut)

Happy Birthday, Bordertown RP! Sure hope someone saves Farrell Din from that Walnut. He never did like ‘em.

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I am Dirty Mollie: Wherehouse Radio is coming back!

cayora:

btownwherehouse:

Okay, while I hate to tempt the unpredictable nature of the Border and fate by announcing something in advance (doing that just begs for fickle chance to prevent it!) I *THINK* I will be able to bring another episode of Wherehouse Radio to you live from the Border.. this…

The first episode of this podcast led me to quit my horrible day job.  I couldn’t make it last and now things are worse for me.  I can’t wait to see what the second episode will inspire me to do.  Maybe I’ll make my bid for freedom stick this time.

Can everyone see this, or is it just us?

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btownwherehouse:

So.. bumped into this band calling themselves Tiosal, down in SoHo the other night.  Managed to snag one of the last copies of their last album they recorded before they “disappeared.&#8221;  Turns out they got here to town about the same time I did - they showed up in ‘98.. They described their music as “Gypsy Rock..&#8221; S’pose that fits with Btown pretty much perfectly.  I liked their stuff and struck up a conversation with them.  Turns out they’re originally from the same part of the world I was;  the midwest Wisconsin/Illinois heartland.  Glad they made it across. I was amused by the cover art though, I mean, it’s none too subtle what they were planning to do, right? Still, like my family, nobody thought they’d do it. I swear, self-denial and self-delusion are the most powerful of human magicks, stronger even than the best SoHo Magicians, Wizards and Elf-Mages can conjure. Even when confronted with the blunt, obvious truth in front of their faces, too many people are still blind. Ahh well. Too bad they (Tiosal) probably won’t have any future albums released though, unless someone figures out how to master and cut albums here in Btown.  There will probably be a track or two on Saturday’s Wherehouse Radio though. -DM

btownwherehouse:

So.. bumped into this band calling themselves Tiosal, down in SoHo the other night.  Managed to snag one of the last copies of their last album they recorded before they “disappeared.”  Turns out they got here to town about the same time I did - they showed up in ‘98.. They described their music as “Gypsy Rock..” S’pose that fits with Btown pretty much perfectly.  I liked their stuff and struck up a conversation with them.  Turns out they’re originally from the same part of the world I was;  the midwest Wisconsin/Illinois heartland.  Glad they made it across. I was amused by the cover art though, I mean, it’s none too subtle what they were planning to do, right? Still, like my family, nobody thought they’d do it. I swear, self-denial and self-delusion are the most powerful of human magicks, stronger even than the best SoHo Magicians, Wizards and Elf-Mages can conjure. Even when confronted with the blunt, obvious truth in front of their faces, too many people are still blind. Ahh well. Too bad they (Tiosal) probably won’t have any future albums released though, unless someone figures out how to master and cut albums here in Btown.  There will probably be a track or two on Saturday’s Wherehouse Radio though. -DM

ellenkushner:

So guess what we listened to yesterday on our roadtrip down to Hollins U.?
Living in NYC without a car (or even a regular subway commute, I don’t have a lot of chance to listen to audiobooks. And I find listening to my own stuff can be kind of embarrassing.  But this one was an Audie Nominee - and when I met the delightful co-narrator Cassandra Campbell at the Audie Awards in May (we lost, but took plenty of adorable pictures together!), I was eager to hear the magic that she &amp; MacLeod Andrews managed to make.  She told me they’d had tremendous fun with the book - she narrated all the women’s POV stories, he did the men’s, and they took turns directing each other!
So we popped in CD #1.  WELCOME TO BORDERTOWN!  First, I heard Holly Black read her own intro … . then had to sit through Me reading both Terri Windling’s intro (yay!) and my own (torture!!) and then, oh then, MacLeod started on the Diggers’ House Rules - and it was Pure Bliss.  We got about 2/3 into “Welcome to Bordertown,” the story I wrote with Terri - and I was enchanted.  Not only does he bring Terri’s Jimmy (aka “Mr Fixit”) to life - but he made me forget I wrote my bit - I got so involved in the story, I actually laughed aloud (and not in self-congratulation!).
Can’t wait for the next drive, so I can find out what happens next - and hear him and Cassandra work their magic on all the other stories.
If you need something for your next road trip, please consider ordering this one from Audible.com - if you’re not already a member, you can do a trial membership for 30 days, and if you pick any of my books  throughout June (June being “Audio Book Month!”), I get Extra Credit from Audible! 
Thanks - and happy trails!  May your road be full of stories.

ellenkushner:

So guess what we listened to yesterday on our roadtrip down to Hollins U.?

Living in NYC without a car (or even a regular subway commute, I don’t have a lot of chance to listen to audiobooks. And I find listening to my own stuff can be kind of embarrassing.  But this one was an Audie Nominee - and when I met the delightful co-narrator Cassandra Campbell at the Audie Awards in May (we lost, but took plenty of adorable pictures together!), I was eager to hear the magic that she & MacLeod Andrews managed to make.  She told me they’d had tremendous fun with the book - she narrated all the women’s POV stories, he did the men’s, and they took turns directing each other!

So we popped in CD #1.  WELCOME TO BORDERTOWN!  First, I heard Holly Black read her own intro … . then had to sit through Me reading both Terri Windling’s intro (yay!) and my own (torture!!) and then, oh then, MacLeod started on the Diggers’ House Rules - and it was Pure Bliss.  We got about 2/3 into “Welcome to Bordertown,” the story I wrote with Terri - and I was enchanted.  Not only does he bring Terri’s Jimmy (aka “Mr Fixit”) to life - but he made me forget I wrote my bit - I got so involved in the story, I actually laughed aloud (and not in self-congratulation!).

Can’t wait for the next drive, so I can find out what happens next - and hear him and Cassandra work their magic on all the other stories.

If you need something for your next road trip, please consider ordering this one from Audible.com - if you’re not already a member, you can do a trial membership for 30 days, and if you pick any of my books  throughout June (June being “Audio Book Month!”), I get Extra Credit from Audible! 

Thanks - and happy trails!  May your road be full of stories.

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"If we can’t write diversity into sci-fi, then what’s the point? You don’t create new worlds to give them all the same limits of the old ones."

Jane Espenson (from interview with Advocate.com)\

I dunno how many which ways this needs to be said

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Hey - haven&#8217;t we seen you somewhere on Dragon&#8217;s Tooth Hill?

Hey - haven’t we seen you somewhere on Dragon’s Tooth Hill?

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sarahalyse:

I asked my dear friend and most favorite photographer JessyLou D’Aprile of Louography Photography to take some promo shots for my new solo act.

So she took me on a trip to Bordertown.



We&#8217;re so glad you made it!

sarahalyse:

I asked my dear friend and most favorite photographer JessyLou D’Aprile of Louography Photography to take some promo shots for my new solo act.

So she took me on a trip to Bordertown.

We’re so glad you made it!

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Wherehouse Radio: I'm still here..

btownwherehouse:

While I like to pretend that I don’t exist in the real world, that I only inhabit the worlds my personas and characters inhabit, like Bordertown or some Victorian Steampunk landscape or fantasy realm..

Sometimes real life intrudes to where it cannot be ignored.

So yes, I’m still here. Yes,…

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