Monday, June 28, 2010

Stephen King wants to GROW HIS EMPIRE, he needs your help!

This letter labled STEPHEN'S EMPIRE was posted on the Stephen King Message Boards today in this letter, SK is asking everyone to send pictures to help grow his empire.  There could even be some free signed books for the top 10 or 12 entries.  Go check this out!

Stephen King mentioned in this article about drugs and creative types

Daily Mail: So is this proof that the drugs don't work? [Daily Mail (London, England)]
This article explains why creative people tend to use  and abuse drugs.

Stephen King's Real Horror Story: How the novelist's addiction to drink and drugs nearly killed him

This was posted on the SKMB about the above article.  Ms. Mod responded with this comment.

It appears to have taken sections from the book Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King a biography by Lisa Rogak. Steve was not interviewed by her for that biography. I haven't read it but from what I understand, there are a number of inaccuracies in the book. Click to see post on SKMB.

***********I had a feeling this is article was without merit.*********

Famous Alcoholics: Stephen King on the Liar’s Disease

Sorry I've only been posting Stephen King NEWS lately.

Hey, since school has let out there hasn't been much time for anything but checking for daily news updates.  There really hasn't been much news on the SKMB or even in general news about Stephen King.  If there is anything of interest I will post it. (I haven't abandoned my site, just taking a little time to spend with my son while he is on vacation.)  My son has been keeping me busy during the day.  He will be gone for a week during July so maybe I can add some new posts at that time.  I'm really hoping everyone is liking this 90 degree weather-NOT!  ha ha (I'm just glad it isn't 3-5 feet of snow that needs to be shoveled.)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Stephen King: Who could fix this BP 'Armegeddon'?

I'd been wondering what Stephen King was thinking about the BP oil spill since he lives on the Gulf during the winter. 

Here's what he had to say:
Entertainment Weekly

Hope all of you had a Happy Father's Day!

Monday, June 14, 2010

'Stephen King's Battleground' is set for publication

Gauntlet Press is about to publish a new book called Stephen King's Battleground.

Set for Publication Fall 2010 (copied directly from Gauntlet Press Site)

A definitive collection of Stephen King’s classic short story with which was adapted for television by Richard Christian Matheson. We start with King’s short story and then move to R.C. Matheson’s script for the opening episode of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, which starred William Hurt and was directed by Brian Henson. Henson will provide storyboards used for the episode which won two Emmy awards. We will have further details as to whom will be contributing material to this unique collection in early 2010.

We will price the book once we have the full contents and those providing tributes.

Taking orders at a date to be announced

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Stephen King and others associated with him Longlisted

Stephen King has been Longlisted for British Fantasy Society's Best Novel 2010


Check BFS site for all the contenders for Best Novel, Best Novella, and all other catagories. FYI: Joe Hill's Locke & Key Best Comic/Graphic Novel was also longlisted.

Best Anthology-The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Ed. 20 by Stephen Jones features Stephen King and Others.

KNOWING DARKNESS: ARTISTS INSPIRED BY STEPHEN KING  George Beahm and various artists (Centipede Press) for Best Non-Fiction

CEMETERY DANCE, ed. Richard Chizmar (Cemetery Dance) for Best Magazine

Good Luck!  Hope you all make the shortlist!

2011 ACA/PCA National Conference -Discussions on Stephen King's Fiction

There is going to be a 2011 National ACA/PCA Conference San Antonio, TX  hosted by ACA/PCA (American Culture Association & Pop Culture Association).   If you are a member of the ACA/PCA (which you may join here) you may submit a 200-300 word essay so  read details below.

There is a call for:
Papers, presentations,panels and roundtable discussions which cover any aspect of Stephen King’s fiction and film—from his experimentation with medium to his more recent fictions, including his Dark Tower series—are sought for the Annual National Joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held in San Antonio, April 20th-April 23rd, 2011.

To have your proposal considered for presentation, please e-mail a 200-300 word abstract/proposal by December 15th, 2010, complete with your name, affiliation, and contact information, addressed to:

Philip Simpson-Brevard Community College/Patrick McAleer-Indiana University of Pennsylvania:

For full details such as email:  Click Here

Friday, June 11, 2010

Contest Alert: Limited Edition 'Blockade Billy' Poster

Enter the Blockade Billy Poster Sweepstakes

First prize: Ten lucky winners will receive a limited edition Blockade Billy poster, a copy of Blockade Billy, and a copy of Under the Dome.

Runners Up: Twenty lucky winners will receive a limited edition Blockade Billy poster and a copy of Blockade Billy.

New Contest from Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster has announced a new contest open to US residents in the 50 states and District of Columbia who are 18 or older which will run from June 11th-30th. Ten winners will receive a limited edition Blockade Billy poster, a copy of Blockade Billy, and a copy of Under the Dome.

Twenty runners up will receive a limited edition Blockade Billy poster and a copy of Blockade Billy

Click for Simon and Schuster Contest here

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Stephen King chimes in during Justin Cronin's 'The Passage' interview

Stephen King raving about  the book The Passage here on Good Morning America.  Justin Cronin has no idea SK is going to speak about his book.  This is a must see!

This book is amazing so far, I started reading it yesterday!

Monday, June 7, 2010

I'm wishing Stephen King would stop by my site and wish me a Happy Birthday today.

That's not going to happen but I can wish can't I?  I think that would be one cool birthday present, don't you?  I am going to take a little time to read something written by SK in the beautiful sunshine.  It looks like it is going to be a lovely day.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

'The Shawshank Redemption' on stage in the UK

Inspiring stage production of a film classic

The movie version of Stephen King's short story Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption is generally considered one of the best films ever made. Last night's Londonderry debut of the acclaimed stage adaptation showed that King's tale works just as well as a play.

The Shawshank Redemption was a two-hour tour de force, with up to 17 actors onstage at any time. Derry's Millennium Forum was transformed into the foreboding Shawshank State Prison, with mesmerising use of light, sound effects and music transporting the audience back to 1950s and '60s Maine.

The stage was perhaps smaller than some the West End production has been used to, but the cramped confines worked in the play's favour, underlining the feeling of claustrophobia.

As in the movie, narrator 'Red' -- played onscreen by Morgan Freeman and here by John Earl Jelks -- was black, rather than the flame-haired Irishman of King's imagination. The genial fixer introduced us to Andy Dufresne, an educated banker convicted of murdering his wife. California Chronicles for full story

Millennium Forum

June 1-5 2010
Newmarket Street
BT48 6EB
Box Office 028 7126 4455

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Question of the Day #51: Do you enjoy reading Stephen King's Non-Fiction stories as much as his Fictional ones?

Yes, I enjoy Stephen King's Non-fiction (articles, short stories, novels, novellas, etc.) just as much as his Fictional stories because of his eloquent writing style.  He ropes me in to whatever real experience he is describing in a humorous and vivid way. 

For example: 

Ever Et Raw Meat? And Other Wierd Questions? by Stephen King

Head Down from Nightmares and Dreamscapes was a great read.  I loved reading about Bangor West's exciting season. 

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