Science Fiction Mini Festival tonight at MACHINE.

machine project

Science Fiction Mini Festival
8pm April 20th 2007

Mark von Schlegell, author of VENUSIA (M. I. T./Semiotext(e)), performs “Marc Martin in Angleterre” — the intermezzo short story centerpiece to his new science fiction novel FONDEST REGARDS, MERCURY STATION — with ambient space sounds by Ambient Force 3000.

Before the reading we will be screening Kelly Sears’s new film about mutinous astronauts, and listening to Anthony McCann read poems on the topic of the moon. Come join us, we’ve picked up some astronaut ice cream for the occasion.

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2022: I publish a weeklyish email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca., where I practiced with Buddhist teacher Ruth Denison and was involved in various pro-ecology and social justice activist activities.

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