Neon In Your Neighborhood Contest
Ok, this is so cool I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am. However, it’ll probably only be cool to you if you’re going to Photoshop World in Vegas in a month. My publisher, Peachpit Press has just announced the Neon In Your Neighborhood Contest and it goes like this: you submit ONE image of neon in your neighborhood and Chris Orwig and I will pick a handful of winners to come with us, at our expense (OK, Peachpit’s footing the bill, I just want to look magnanimous), to the Neon Boneyard in Vegas. It’ll be an early morning, but the winners will get on a charter bus at 6:30 and take the short trip to the Boneyard, where Vegas neon goes to die. I know! Cool, right?
But wait! There’s more!
Not only will you be hosted by Chris Orwig, author of the just-released Visual Poetry, and me, but we’ve also invited some other Peachpit authors, so you’ll be hanging with a small group and chilling with people like Matt Kloskowski, Jeff Revell, Russell Brown, Rick McLeary, and anyone else we can rustle up. Probably be some prizes, for all I know (and I don’t – but it wouldn’t suprise me.)
So go to the Peachpit Neon In Your Neighborhood page, read the rules, and enter ASAP. Time’s a tickin’.
On a related note. Chris Orwig’s book Visual Poetry is a really lovely book. It’s beside me right now and I’m thoroughly enjoying reading it. I keep thinking what a great complement this book is to Within The Frame, and wondering if Chris and I are brothers separated at birth. I’ll be reviewing Visual Poetry once I’m done it, but this is a busy time and I head to India in a week so if you, like me, are the kind to throw caution to the wind, or run with scissors, and are willing to buy a book without reading the reviews – you might want to get a copy now. I can’t wait to hang out with Chris, he just seems like a real kindred spirit. Check it out here on Amazon:
So while we’re talking PSW, I’ll be there. So will Matt Brandon. Who else is coming? Drop me a comment if you’ll be there, and for gosh-sakes make sure you come and say hi when we’re all there. One month! Woohoo!