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    Thanks to 277 generous backers for our Interfictions Indiegogo Campaign, we raised $10,318 by the time our campaign ended at midnight, July 14th, 2014.  When we launched on June 3rd, we were staggered to find donations doubling almost daily, until after about 3 weeks we had reached our original target goal of $8,500, and were able to move on to our Stretch Goal of $10,000.

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    The editors of Interfictions Online are happy to announce the birth of the journal’s latest issue, on May 22, 2014!

    The Spring 2014 issue’s non-fiction offerings include Mark Craddock’s poignant collage in Aerial Acrobatics and Gender Reassignment Surgery – A How-To Guide, while Inda Lauryn’s Parallels and Transitions splices analysis of contemporary female vocalists into a graduate school memoir. Isabel Yap’s Life Is Not a Shoujo Manga speaks for itself. And in an interview with Jeff VanderMeer and Jeremy Zerfoss, the two creators discuss their illustrated guide to writing, Wonderbook.

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  • ≡ Boston: Nov. 13, 2009

    Emily Wagner

    Joe Kettering

    When Interfictions 2 was published in November of 2009, Boston decided to celebrate a weird day with a weird event! So on Friday the 13th we gathered at The Lily Pad in Cambridge for an evening of musical improvisation and Interstitial readings. Our musicians were Michael McLaughlin on piano and accordion, Joe Kessler on violin and mandolin, and Joe Dejarnette on upright bass. The IAF’s Brian Francis Slattery conducted the musicians and played guitar for a few pieces. From an audience member’s perspective it was completely fascinating to watch how Slattery worked with the musicians. He had come up with a general feel or musical style for the stories, and seeing how he conveyed that to the three players and how they interpreted it all and played off of each other was such a treat.

    For readers we had authors from both Interfictions 2 and Interfictions. Starting us off was Theodora Goss with her story “Child-Empress of Mars”. Goss is a fantastically entertaining reader and the music really made me feel like I was in the glade with the Hero and the Jain. Next up we had Shira Lipkin reading from “Valentines”, and this is one story that the music really changed the feel of it for me. I’ve always read that story as very sweet and a little sad, but the musicians really brought out some of the humor in the story, and it was just a ton of fun to hear. Catherynne M. Valente read from her Interfictions story “A Dirge for Prester John” and as always, hearing Valente read is to be transported to a different plane of existence.

    F. Brett Cox read, well, sang, or some hybrid of the two, his story from the IAF Annex “Nylon Seam.” This was one part story, one part night club act, and a whole lot of fun. Closing out the evening was Matthew Cheney reading from his Interfictions story “A Map of Everywhere” which was another one that I didn’t catch the full humor of until I heard Cheney read.

    The musicians and the audience were all clearly having a blast through all the readings, and I think all of our authors at one point or another said something about this being the most fun reading they’d ever done. I loved the way that the music never overwhelmed the readers, but really lifted and enhanced the stories being read. It was almost like having background music in a movie, and did so much to bring the stories even more to life.

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    Michael McLaughlin, Joe Dejarnette, Joe Kessler
    Kendra Tornheim, Bill Lynch

    Kendra Tornheim, Bill Lynch
    Kendra's Key Pendants

    Kendra’s Key Pendants
    Emily Wagner

    Emily Wagner
    Matthew Cheney

    Matthew Cheney
    Brian Francis Slattery, Joe Kessler, Catherynne Valente

    Brian Francis Slattery, Joe Kessler, Catherynne Valente
    Joe Kessler

    Joe Kessler
    Michael McLaughlin

    Michael McLaughlin
    Catherynne Valente

    Catherynne Valente
    Joe Dejarnette, Joe Kessler, Brian Francis Slattery

    Joe Dejarnette, Joe Kessler, Brian Francis Slattery
    F. Brett Cox

    F. Brett Cox
    Theodora Goss

    Theodora Goss
    Joe DeJarnette

    Joe DeJarnette
    Joe Kessler

    Joe Kessler
    The Poster

    The Poster