Here at Seizure, there’s been a little brainchild locked in a little braincage for some time. But now, you can help set that brainchild free... This week Seizure announced our master plan – a Pozible campaign that will transform the magazine you know and love into a webspace you will come to know and love even more. You heard us, we’re going DIGITAL… a place where everything and anything is possible, right? WELL THAT’S THE THING. We need your love and dollars to make everything and anything possible.
In return we promise to love you back and give you all kinds of access to the dashing new digital Seizure. It’s a big change and there are going to be a lot of new projects, events, features and faces. The full run down is all in our announcement post, and on our Pozible campaign page.
In other news:
Long-time Seizure friend and photographer, Michael Kennedy, is a finalist for the Olive Cotton Award for Excellence in Photographic Portraiture, with one of his shots from our Music Issue! Check out the cashmoney shot:
Benjamin Law has put together a queer recommended reading list for your interest. If, like BL, you're a fan of Dennis Altman (author of the 1970s classic Homosexual: Opression and Liberation), Dennis also has a great interview over on the La Trobe Podcast blog. Both men will be appearing at the 'Queer Literary Salon' event at MWF, alongside a fabulous line-up of authors celebrating 'queer voices in literature with gay abandon'.
For the sci-fi lovers, Momentum have brought together a collection of the best opening lines from science fiction novels. For the non-lovers, this could be just the thing to get you hooked. A merry little surge of electricity piped by automatic alarm from the mood organ beside his bed awakened Rick Deckard. Really, who could resist?
If you’re one to follow the antics of Tao Lin, you may have had a giggle this week, when the Alt Lit superstar ate too many mushrooms, got ‘possessed’ by an alien, deleted his website, twitter, facebook, cancelled all his upcoming tours and threw his macbook in the bin. After you giggled you may have been like OH LAME, I’ve got tickets to his talk with the NYWF… All good. He’s back to reality and all shows are a-go-go. If you haven’t got tickets and you wanna piece of this guy, event details are here.
This Saturday, put down you kindle people, it's National Bookshop Day! Bookshops all over Oz will be getting in on the fun (see #NatBookshopDay). Go and buy a printed treat, or say Hi to your fave bookseller.
If you’re sick of your own embarrassing secrets, go to this event and revel in the shame of other people’s! Confession Booth is back for round six, with a whole lot of people just lining-up to make you feel better – including Dan Ilic (Can of Worms), Ben Jenkins (Story Club), Alyx Gorman (The Vine), Patrick Lenton (The Stugeon General) and more.