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More Author Videos

We've added two more videos from recent author events at the Jean Cocteau to the JCC website:

CONNIE WILLIS, interviewed by Melinda M. Snodgrass

JOHN NICHOLS, interviewed by Lorene Mills

If you weren't able to be with us in person, you can check them out at


Connie and I have known each other for decades, of course, and she's always a delight. John Nichols, however, I've only met once or twice previously, and the last time was probably twenty years ago at an event up in Colorado organized by Ed Bryant. Nichols is a fascinating man, however, and he had a lot to say. Even if you don't know his work, you should find him interesting.

The video of my own talk with John Scalzi is not ready yet, but should be up soon.

Autographed books by Connie Willis, Melinda Snodgrass, John Nichols, John Scalzi, and myself are all available from the JCC website, of course. Along with lots more from other authors.

A recent comment from a "fan" said, in rather strong words, that he was not interested in the Jean Cocteau or anything that went on there. Fair enough. No one said you had to be. Maybe you should skip the posts with the JCC icon on top.

Thing is, though, that Santa Fe cares about the Jean Cocteau... I've had many people tell me that they love our little theatre... and more to the point, I care as well. The Jean Cocteau doesn't bring me big wheelbarrows of money. Far from it. If we ever manage to get it into the black, I may die of shock. It is, however, a source of joy... for our patrons, for our city, and certainly for myself. And in the end, we all need some joy in our lives.


Apr. 20th, 2017 04:14 am (UTC)
Love the Jean Cocteau
I for one LOVE the Jean Cocteau, especially for the author events, and love to hear about things going on there. I only wish I didn't live so far away in Albuquerque. I would never have thought I would have the chance to meet and get to know so many authors that I enjoy reading. And the Jean Cocteau has a totally different feel from many "meet the author" and signing venues. The difference is you, George. Your experience and long history in SFF brings a lot to any interview, and hearing about some authors' early interactions with you are so entertaining! I'm thinking right now about John Scalzi's story about being at a signing next to you when he was a brand new published author. I'll never look at omnibus editions the same way! The conversations on the stage can take totally unexpected turns, and I feel like the authors I have seen are more at ease in Santa Fe than elsewhere. This is one of the perks I never expected when I moved to New Mexico.
But I also enjoy the interesting films that you bring to the theater. Again, a big frustration is that I can't enjoy them more often. I'm glad that Your Name is being held over so I will get a chance to see it on a medium size :-) screen! I came to the premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road. I only wish I could see all the Max Headroom series as well as the "lost" episodes that you wrote, George! I was so disappointed when Max was not renewed!
To me, the Jean Cocteau just adds depth to who George is, aside from the guy who writes some incredibly complex, emotional, and immersive stories. I'm always glad to hear about what is happening there! Please don't stop posting about the Jean Cocteau!!


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