ROCKET PIRATES Update 25/8

August 25th, 2006 | about warren ellis/contact

Well, falling ill almost immediately after I made the call for submissions has slowed things down a bit.  As did getting vastly more submissions than I expected (and I’m still sorting through them).  Also, I’m giving a few people the time they need to get set.  And I have to stab someone with a sharpened robot, too.

So right now I’m looking at launching the site in mid-September, with everyone in the first wave in place.

It’s going to be a massive thing.  The equivalent of a fat anthology.  I don’t expect you to like everything there.  That’s not how anthologies work, after all.  I do, however, figure that most people will find something to love in there, and that the association of the work will lead you to try something new.

And, frankly, I’m amused by the idea of MICKEY DEATH, Molly Crabapple, Rachel Nabors and Daniel Merlin Goodbrey in the same place once a week.

So it’s getting there.  The work is being assembled.  I think there’ll be a surprise or two in the final thing.

And ROCKET PIRATES t-shirts are being arranged.

Spread far and wide as you see fit.

– W


6 Responses to “ROCKET PIRATES Update 25/8”

  1. Did anyone else see an orange warrenellis.com for a moment?

  2. And now… a fancy looking blue…
    I like it, with a few etra touches…

  3. What is this call for submissions? I fear I missed it.

  4. And now stylish gray and white with some red for flavor.

  5. Arrrgghh! I’ve had an incredibly traumatic day (checking that someone I love is breathing enough for me not to call an ambulance was the highlight) that has been the candle atop the fairy cake of an indescribably stressful week (I don’t mind my boss buying another company, I mind him buying something 5 times bigger than we are and expecting me to make all the IT work in under three weeks), so I drink a third of a bottle of whiskey and blip over to warrenellis.com for some bawdy humour, only to find that it everything is different. That sort of thing can give one the heebie-jeebies.
    Yes, I’m being an ass. And yes, I know that just because I believe in our lord the Internet Jesus doesn’t mean I have to be particularly devout.

  6. “And I have to stab someone with a sharpened robot, too.”

    Hehe. I made you just the thing:

    http://usera.imagecave.com/crazyjimmy/desolate_robot/warrenellisjoke.png