If you’ve been following the Brain Lag social media, you’ve seen that we’ve now posted four parts of Alan Gordon’s five-part interview with Hugh A. D. Spencer about Why I Hunt Flying Saucers And Other Fantasticals, along with a dramatic production of a scene from one of the stories and a complete radio play of the same story to our YouTube channel. Please like and subscribe to our channel, as we still have the final part of the interview to share, which is coming this Friday before Ad Astra.

We have also released the full schedules for Brain Lag authors at Ad Astra! Check our events calendar to see the many panels and readings that our authors are participating in. We will also be featuring these events throughout the week on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

We are also thrilled to announce our double launch party during the convention celebrating the release of Why I Hunt Flying Saucers And Other Fantasticals and Tinker’s Plague!

Full press release follows:

April 25, 2016

Milton, ON – On Saturday, April 30, science fiction and fantasy publisher Brain Lag is hosting a double launch party celebrating the release of its two newest titles. The launch party will take place during Ad Astra, the science fiction, fantasy and horror literary convention taking place April 29-May 1 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North, 600 HWY-7 E, Richmond Hill, Ontario.

WHY I HUNT FLYING SAUCERS AND OTHER FANTASTICALS collects thirteen critically-acclaimed short stories by author Hugh A. D. Spencer. Featuring malfunctioning household robots, an apocalyptic endless loop, potash-fuelled interstellar travel, and more, these truly Canadian stories stretch science fiction to its limit and bring it into our back yards at the same time.

TINKER’S PLAGUE is a post-apocalyptic medical thriller by Stephen B. Pearl. In a world ravaged by the exhaustion of fossil fuels and environmental degradation, small societies in southern Ontario re- introduce modern technology, powered by sustainable energy, into lands without electricity. Brad Cooper is on his usual route in Guelph when a plague breaks out. Stranded without support as the villagers fight against the quarantine, he seems to be fighting a losing battle as the casualties mount. The launch party will also feature an exclusive preview of the cover art for the upcoming sequel to TINKER’S PLAGUE, TINKER’S SEA.

Both authors will be on hand at the launch party to give readings and sign autographs, and free snacks and drinks will be provided. All convention attendees are invited to join Brain Lag, Hugh A. D. Spencer, and Stephen B. Pearl in celebrating the release of these books. The launch party will be taking place in the penthouse suite of the Sheraton, room 1080, on Saturday, April 30 from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. The books will then be available for purchase by the general public in paperback and ebook formats in online and brick- and-mortar bookstores everywhere.

Brain Lag now has an official YouTube channel. Here is where we will post news, interviews, Q&As, author readings, and more related to our authors and books. Check out our playlist of videos featuring Brain Lag authors and subscribe to be the first to know when new content is posted.

Our first video has been posted to the channel, the much anticipated trailer for Enduring Chaos:

Please like, favourite, share, and subscribe! We have a lot of exciting videos in the works.

A new section has been added to the website: authors. Here you can find bio information and links to author websites and social media.

With the addition of this section, I would like to officially introduce our first new authors, Simon McNeil and Hugh A. D. Spencer. Simon’s novel The Black Trillium, a postapocalyptic new adult story set in the ruins of Toronto, and Hugh’s novel Extreme Dentistry, a satirical horror story on Mormonism and oral hygiene, will be released in 2014. We are proud to include these titles in our upcoming lineup. Stay tuned as more information about these books is released over the following months.

We hope to see you at The Word on the Street, Toronto’s celebration of literature. Look for Brain Lag in the Fringe Beat section.

Our Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for a live action trailer for our upcoming title Enduring Chaos is ending on Sunday. Please contribute today and help us bring this book to life.

We are a week away from our next appearance at the Pirate Festival, taking place in Milton, Ontario August 3-5. Look for Brain Lag in the Local Authors vendors booth. Author Catherine Fitzsimmons will also be giving readings each day of the festival from 2:30-3:00 p.m., including an advance reading from Enduring Chaos.

Official announcements of other new titles for 2014, from brand new authors, will be coming soon. Stay tuned.

Welcome to the all new Brain Lag website! In addition to the new layout, header image, navigation menu, and of course the live Facebook and Twitter streams in the sidebar, take note that a lot of new content has been added to the site.

Most prominently, please note that we are now open for freelance convention services. If you are an indie author looking to expand your reader base, contact us about selling your book at our next convention. There is no up-front fee, we simply take a small commission from the sale of each book. E-mail us today if you’re interested.

Thank you for sticking with us and we look forward to moving into the new year together. Brain Lag would not be much without you, our readers, and we appreciate each one of you who go through the journeys in our books together. A lot of exciting things are in store for 2013, so stay tuned.