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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.


Daniel De Simone
Apr. 20th, 2017 02:32 pm (UTC)
Emily St. John Mandel?
Maybe I missed it, and I've checked the JCC website and YouTube channel to no avail, but was there a video posted of Emily St. John Mandel's visit to the JCC? That book really sticks with me...
Apr. 21st, 2017 02:22 am (UTC)
Re: Emily St. John Mandel?
Great writer and great interview, but sadly, we had not yet started videotaping the events when she was here.
Daniel De Simone
Apr. 21st, 2017 03:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Emily St. John Mandel?
Aw, dangit.

Well, not gonna lie, it was ASOIAF that brought me here, but the best thing to come out of following this blog for me was your recommending Station Eleven, a recommendation I've paid forward to at least a half dozen people, so thanks for Not A Blog and all its various subheds


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