Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hang out with Angry Robot at CONvergence

Hang out with Angry Robot at CONvergence

YEY! It's convention time! There's nothing more exciting than a convention!

We're super excited that so many of our authors will be attending CONvergence on 2 - 5 July in Bloomington MN, taking part in panels, readings and signings.

Below we've made you a handy little list of our authors' appearances throughout CONvergence. The list is, of course, subject to change so please make sure to double check your programme before shooting off to catch Wesley Chu talk about adding humour to writing, or Carrie Patel imparting wisdom on becoming a games designer.

If panels and signings aren't your thing, then there will also be a special gaming night at Source Comics & Games (special thanks to Jennie at Red Sofa Literary for organising), with Carrie Patel, Craig Cormick and Mike Underwood, as well as some other non-Robot authors. So, if you fancy gaming with the guys, make sure to pop along to the store on Thursday night from 7-9pm.

And of course, if you see any of the Robots around the place, make sure to say hi. Despite spending most of their time on a revolving starship of doom, they're actually all pretty nice.


Can You Ever Leave a Universe Behind

Communication in Society
Long and Short of Storytelling
Dealing with Difficult People in Publishing
Diversity in Casting

Adding Humour to Your Writing
Psychological Survival for Writers
Creating a Dystopian Society in Your Writing
Art of the Plot Twist

Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Writing
One on One with Wesley Chu


Reinventing Shakespeare

Communication in Society
How I Would Destroy the World with Science
Dealing With Difficult People in Publishing

Colonizing Space

Reading - An Angry Robot Invasion
Genetic Engineering: From Fiction to Fact


Reinventing Shakespeare
Can You Ever Leave a Universe Behind
Avengers: Age of Ultron

Grimm Fan Panel

Whedon and Dystopias
Reading – Angry Robot Invasion

MICHAEL UNDERWOOD (as Angry Robot marketing/sales guy and author in his own right):

The Smurfette principle in marketing
E-Books and the marketplace

Storytelling in Comics vs. TV

The Skiffy & Fanty Show Live: Space Travel and Its Discontents


Creating a Dystopian Society in Your Writing
Art of the Plot Twist
Ready! Steady, Flash!

Becoming a Game Designer


Building Worlds for Fiction

Group Signing


Can You Ever Leave a Universe Behind?

Writing Media Tie-Ins

Adding Humour to your Writing

Friday, June 19, 2015

Donald M. Grant Publisher Newsletter # 94

Welcome to issue #94 of the Donald M. Grant Newsletter

17 June 2015



Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. is proud to announce the first
book publication collecting these two legendary graphic strips by
the late Jeffrey Jones. IDYL ran in the pages of the National
Lampoon while the later I’M AGE appeared in Heavy Metal

Now available is IDYL - I’M AGE, a 96 page oversized 9” x 12” art
book showcasing the unique vision of celebrated artist Jeffrey
Jones. Collected for the first time are all the pages of these graphic strips (both written and illustrated by Jones). This volume, pub-
lished in both Hardcover and Trade Paperback versions, has both
an Introduction and an insightful Afterword by award winning artist George Pratt.

Hardcover Edition - ISBN 1-880418-77-0 - $39.99
Trade Paperback Edition - ISBN 1-880418-78-9 - $24.99

Other Jeffrey Jones books are also available at the above web page.


We have available a number of prints and posters of Jeffrey Jones
art which were printed in the 1970’s. Some are signed. More may
be added later. Currently available are:

IDYL POSTERS (5 different)- 1973
THE WALL - 1977
DESCENT - signed - 1976
TEARING WINGS - signed - 1978

Please note that shipping in the US for prints is $10.00 for Priority
Mail for the first item and an additional $1.00 for each additional
item. You will we given the correct shipping when we confirm your
order. You can order at:


This 8 x 8 inch 96 page hardcover book was published in an edi-
tion of 1,000 copies; 500 for United States distribution and 500
for European distribution. It is a joint Donald M. Grant,
Imbroglio and Allen Spiegel Fine Arts publication which pre-
miered at Phil's Gallery Show opening at Jonathan Levine's
Gallery in New York City on February 21, 2015 and contains all 15
paintings exhibited as well as pencil drawings, an introduction by
Michiko Oki and a conversation with Justin Mortimer.

Retail price is $49.50 plus shipping and can be ordered at:

To avoid high international shipping charges European customers
can order copies from:

This site will be live in a day or two.


In 1975 I commissioned Jeffrey Jones, Shary Flenniken, Bobby
London and Gahan Wilson to create T-Shirt designs of the charac-
ters they drew in the Comic section of NATIONAL LAMPOON
magazine. These shirts are made with the original T-Shirts trans-
fers which were made in 1975 and have been in storage since we
stopped selling the shirts in 1976 or 1977. The colors are made by
a 'sublistatic dye' process and the shirts are as bright as they were
40 years ago. The process does not work on cotton and these
shirts are 100% polyester in a T-Shirt cloth weave. You can check
them out at:

Thank you.

Robert K. Wiener, President
Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Conspiracy Theory or Truth? You Decide.

Jade Helm Alert

Wed 06/03/2015 9:42 PM


Hunter, Barry;

An insider working at the Midland Texas Walmart has blown the whistle on the mysterious Walmart closings and renovations ....

A Walmart contractor has now revealed the details on the clandestine renovations at Walmart and it is not good! They are definitely going to be Martial Law staging centers for interment camp processing. These bombshell revelations have been received by Dave Hodges at they are also posted at his site along with numerous photos.

Pay no attention to Walmart email address being used in this email software, it is being used in order to bypass bulk mail filters...

Here are the emails the whistler blower has sent into Dave Hodges who has been doing a series of hard hitting exposes on the Jade Helm Martial Law excercises. Dave provides a little background first.....

Marlon Brock from Big Spring, TX has decided to take up the cause and report on Jade Helm activities at the closed Walmart located in Midland, TX.

Marlon has had an interesting encounter with what he believes to be two plainclothes Jade Helm personnel who trespassed on his property while pretending to be from the electric company. This fits hand in glove with infiltration techniques that Jade Helm state that they are going to practice. He ushered the men off of his property and called his electric company and they confirmed that these two men were imposters. I had previously published the details of this encounter on my website.

It was at this point, that Marlon decided to contact me, rolled up his sleeves and began reporting on very ominous events in and around the Midland Walmart.

Marlon Brock provided me with the following photos a couple of weeks ago. However, I held on to them because I had an unidentified source who claimed that he was working inside of the Walmart in Midland and I wanted to exhaust his information before fully exposing what I knew to be true. Here is what the unidentified source who called himself “Watcher” told me. His revelations are followed by the Brock photos and emails.


Dear Mr. Hodges

My name is not important but what I want to tell you may be very important to this country. I work for a private contractor that secretly goes to work sites and performs add-ons or retrofits in construction, electrical etc. We are sworn to secrecy in some of our jobs and we are very well paid.

I have been to the Walmart in Midland that you have written about and what is going on there is not normal and I dont think it is in the best interest for the people who live in the country.

Each day on this job we enter Walmart through a subterranean entrance. We are forced to change clothes and we are allowed to take nothing in so we cannot take pictures. We change clothes when we are done with our 12 hours shifts. There is work going on 24/7 in this Walmart. Our work is compartmentalized in most of our work sites so we dont know what we are working on in its final status. At this Walmart they seemto be in a hurry because I have seen enough to draw conclusions about the final product and it contains some things that you have already written about.

In each corner of the Walmart they are constructing 4 guard towers or at least they look like guard towers. There is no question what I am seeing here. This made the hairs on the back of neck stand on end. All the display counters and shelves from this Walmart have been taken out of the store. The story that they are saying about plumbing is BS.

Inside the building, I have seen men with DHS badges which we are used to seeing in the jobs that we do. This time we are also seeing men with United Nations badges and they wear the shirt and tie and like the DHS guys they have their construction helmts on as they appear to be planning as much implementing. The place is guarded by private contractor armed with automatic weapons. I have not seen one military person on the inside in uniform. It is all DHS, UN and us in this building.

Usually there are 50 to 100 people working. I have seen as many as 300 people.

This email will probably get our entire crew fired for security reasons. I will send more later.



Dear Mr. Hodges

Today was a strange day at the Midland Walmart. I arrived and the shelves and display cases that were taken out have been replaced. in the middle two thirds of the store, I can see where they have installed mini platforms that I swear look like bunk beds if you put a mattress down. They are attached as the four units are welded together. They did all of this overnight in a 12 hour shift.

They also have an area in the Northeast part of the store that has black curtains going from the ceiling to the floor and we cannot see what is going on there. You can hear drills and other construction work noises but I have no idea what they are doing. The workers in this side of the store do not speak with anyone else. in fact we do not even see them. They even have their own portable restrooms to keep them from talking to the rest of us. It is definitely something that do not want us to see.

Our people installed a TSA type of entry near the rear of the store as well as the front of the store. Also, the large and wide glass windows and doors were narrowed by alot on the inside of the store. I immediately thought of prisoners.

Today was the first time I saw military. There were about a dozen men in Army uniforms and most were officers. I saw one Colonel insignia.

We were told that we have three days left on this job. I will write after my last day.



Dear Mr. Hodges,

One of our crew was fired today as he tried to smuggle a phone in his shoe that he apparently tried to conceal within his sock. The entire crew was almost fired over this. They took him out under guard by the private security firm. We are not really allowed to talk but we all have an uneasy feeling. This is like no job we have ever done.

Today, some the crew started tearing out some of the ventilation system in what must be a change in how they are going to pump air or something else into the store. Some of this work required working on the roof were it felt like 150 degrees. This building was completely retrofitted. and they are not done. This is not a WMart any longer. I think it is a prison of sorts.

Today, there were more military in the building who walked around with DHS. I did not see any UN guys today.

This just does not feel right. I have a very bad feeling. Back at where we are staying, one guy asked me what I thought. We are required to keep our mouth shut. This guy has only been on one job before this, so I cannot trust him. But he said he a very bad feeling like we were building a prison and maybe its time that he gets a regular job.

This will be the last time I write to you. I go home tomorrow. I hope you get this out there soon. People need to know the weird things that we have seen. I have done a lot of jobs that are secretive but nothing like this. I almost forgot to mention that when we were coming in this morning in the next tunnel over there were the sounds of heavy construction. Mr Hodges you need to ask your readers why they never see anyone coming in and out of the front door of this Walmart yet I saw from the roof that they have the private contractor security out in the parking lot.

Thank you.


More warnings about what is coming are posted at