Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Feedback Request


I really mean it.


So I know that some of you have bought the book by now. I’d love to get some feedback.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Weekly stats and announcements


I don't usually post weekly stats here, but I do post them every Friday in the TVCU discussion group.  But since we hadn't posted pretty much anything of late, I felt I should post something.  Incidentally, since I posted this exactly one month ago, our numbers have come back to normal.  The anniversary has brought people back.  


Weekly stats and announcements: Our numbers are way down. I guess it's understandable. We haven't posted much new stuff or even updated much lately, as we are working on the first tvcu book. James Bojaciuk did update the Holmes tulpa post, and I highly recommend it. Ivan Ronald Schablotski also recently updated his biography. We're still interested in new material from new writers, and also, anyone who is a blog admin can update any of my blogs if you feel motivated. If you add new material to one of my previous posts, don't forget to credit yourself. I'm also thinking of bringing back the quickies and Crew Reviews, but I don't have to be the only one generating those. Any current admin can do it, and if you aren't an admin but would like to do some quickies or Crew Reviews, let me know. Finally, this past week's top viewed were: 1) 90210; 2) Crazy Ivan; 3) the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia release announcement; 4) Offspring of Zed; and 5) My Little Pony.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Horror Crossover Encyclopedia is here!!!


Updates:  The link to Smashwords is here.  The publisher is working on a February release.  18thWall is a small but busy company.  Their success means several books are soon to be released, and some minor delays in production have resulted.  As an author, I appreciate their hard work and attention to detail, and realize I am nothe only author in the 18thWall family.  I hope you, the readers, can share in my patience and understand thathe product will be worth the wait.


The book I've been talking about is finally here. That's right. It's the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia, the first in a series of books spun off from this very blog. Written by me, Robert E. Wronski, Jr., it also includes a bonus story and preface by James Bojaciuk, and and a foreword by "Crazy" Ivan Ronald Schablotski! It also features and amazing cover by Axel Medellin.

The e-book is currently available at Amazon and Goodreads, and tonight will become available on Smashwords as well. A print copy will become available in three weeks. Though not in stores, 18thWall Productions has informed me that if you request it at your local bookstore, they should be able to order a copy for you.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Call-Out for Writers



Writers wanted for TVCU Crew: The Next Generation. As the TVCU enters its fourth year, many of us have moved onto other projects, while still trying to hold on dearly to our roots in the TVCU. I never want to stop doing the TVCU, despite the books, nor do I want it to become one of those stagnant, dead sites like has happened to so many of my other favorite fan sites. So as I put the call out in 2011 for guest writers and TVCU Crew members, I now do so again. If you are a fan of the TVCU, and why are you reading this if you aren't, if you have any topic you'd like to tackle, please do so. For those who are already admins on the blog, you of course need no further permission to post, but for anyone else, feel free to submit to me if you have a guest post you'd like to submit. Just make sure that you keep to the rules, precedents, and format as established from previous posts, while remembering not to worry so much about the rules, precedents, and format as established from previous posts. What does that mean? It should be clearly a blog that is easily recognizable as a TVCU blog, and sticks to the core canon, but you should feel free to express yourself in your own writing style. For an example of how you can do your own thing while sticking to the TVCU way, I suggest taking a look at my posts on A Nightmare on Elm Street and Offspring of Zed, James Bojaciuk's posts on Wonderland and My Little Pony, and Gordon Long's posts on Rankin-Bass and Groundhogs' Day. Each of those are very different, and yet stick to the same basics for formatting and stick to the core rules of the TVCU. The most important thing is have fun. I have not yet ever turned down a post submitted to me, nor even told the writer to make changes before submission. Our blog gets about 10,000 views a month when we actively post new stuff and updates, and about 9,00 monthly views when we do absolutely nothing. So it's a good opportunity if you want to be a professional writer to get some exposure. Though James and I own the site, anything you write is your intellectual property. We may reuse excerpts in other posts (when a crossover from one post affects your subject). And we are currently working on TVCU books that will offer reprinted posts with new material. If we should select your post for inclusion, we would not do so without your permission, and you would be properly compensated for its use, just as if you were contributing to an anthology. So please, start watching and start writing.

James adds, " I'll also note, for anyone interested in taking part (and you should! This is fantastic fun!), that this is my all-time favorite TVCU article of all the ones I've written:"

James Bojaciuk also raises a good point. The TVCU isn't just about TV, though most of my focus goes there because it's the medium I know best that seems to get the least exposure when talking about crossovers. Literary works and video games are two areas that are perfectly acceptable, for instance, that have not really been explored much. James is the brave soul who tackles the literary aspects of the TVCU, and does so extremely well. Also, note, that even with our "observe and report" methodology, we do from time to time, come up with some great theories, like the Holmes tulpa, the Zed Anomaly, Armand Tesla, ect. If you've read the blog for a while, you probably understand it. Don't hold back for fear of rejection. Have fun with it. Remember, this is a world where Creed from the Office was the 1960s Joker, where Abed is now Batman, and where Cleveland and Charlie Brown are related.