San Francisco: I will be at Writers With Drinks June 10!

I am so glad to confirm that I will FINALLY be able to appear at Writers With Drinks next month!!! The lovely Charlie Jane Anders has been trying to get me scheduled for this event for a very, very long time, and I'm happy to be able to make an appearance!


Image by Audrey Niffenegger

Image by Audrey Niffenegger


Writers With Drinks is a monthly variety show featuring writers/creators of multiple genres, and it's going to be a WACKY time. My appearance will be on Saturday, June 10. The cost is $5 to $20, with no one turned away, and all proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.

As is the case every month, Writers With Drinks will take place at The Make Out Room, located at 3225 22nd St. in San Francisco. Doors are at 6:30pm, show is 7:30pm - 9:30pm. More information can be found on the Writers With Drinks website! I'm so happy to have another San Francisco event ON TOP of my appearance at Sarah Gailey's RIVER OF TEETH launch party this FRIDAY

San Francisco, come watch me celebrate RIVER OF TEETH

I'm very pleased to finally be able to share with you a secret plan I made with my friend Sarah Gailey: I will be making a special appearance at the launch party for her novella, River of Teeth, which will take place at 6pm on May 19th at Borderlands Books in San Francisco! You can find more info about the party and RSVP on the Facebook event page. This is NOT a Mark Does Stuff event; however, I am going to be doing an unspoiled live-reading from River of Teeth. Sarah has forbade me from reading anything of the chapter I'm reading at the event, so you can watch me be unprepared for the hippo-stravaganza that is River of Teeth. This will likely be my only appearance of any sort in the Bay Area this year, so come say hello and support my friend Sarah!


Mark Does Stuff Review Round-up: Week of April 7, 2017

Hello, readers and watchers! One of the reasons I wanted to have this site was to collect information in a central location, both for newcomers and for those of you who bounce in and out of the community. One of the most fascinating things about my fandom is how it fluctuates in waves based on what I'm reviewing. There's certainly a whole lot of you who read and post every day, but I also love the lurkers and the folks who come in for one series and then go about their lives for a while, only to return again. 

Thus, each Friday, I'll put up a post that just links to what reviews were posted this week so you can keep up with what I'm writing! Not a fancy post, but it serves a great purpose. THUS, HERE WE GO.

Mark Reads

The Fifth Elephant, Part 4: In which one of my favorite Discworld characters returns.
Wizard's Holiday, Epilogue: In which I am royally screwed up by a last-minute surprise.
The Fifth Elephant, Part 5: In which Colon is the worst.
Wizards at War Predictions: In which I am not ready.
The Fifth Elephant, Part 6: In which I try to figure out the mystery.

Mark Watches

Voyager 6x03: In which I discuss B'Elanna and biracial narratives.
Voyager 6x04: In which I discuss perspective, the Doctor, and uncriticized misogyny.
Voyager 6x05: In which Voyager tries to do something neat with Tom, but...
Voyager 6x06: In which I marvel at Tim Russ, but desire more.
Voyager 6x07: In which I am bewildered by the many things in this episode.


April Commissions: There are 14 videos this month, from the end of Every Heart a Doorway, to the season 2 finale of Killjoys, to the worst cliffhanger in Patreon history thanks to Broadchurch