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SEX DRUGS DEATH DISCO: The Michael Alig Story
In New York in the 90s, there were parties. And the parties were legendary. The Club Kids, as they would come to be known, not only ruled the club scene - they invaded the streets and the airwaves on daytime talk shows everywhere.
In the middle of this K-hole of glitter, sequins, and skin emerged Michael - a notorious club promoter, media personality, and eventually, New York's most beloved sociopath. SEX DRUGS DEATH DISCO invites you to delve into an iconic time period - a time when you were only as important as your last outfit (and chopping up your drug dealer was party conversation).
Come to the party! And see how it ends...
Sex Drugs Death Disco was written by Vincent Kovar and envisioned for the stage by Rodney Shrader and Gary Zinter, the partnership most recently known for their successful runs of The Rocky Horror Show.
$15 in advance
$18 at the door
Fri & Sat Nov 1st - 23rd
Re-bar: 1114 Howell St; Seattle WA 98101.
*Costumes are encouraged!
No refunds or exchanges.
...The solid latest volume in this annual collection of gay speculative fiction includes a dozen stories from 2012, chosen by editor and publisher Berman (Boys of Summer) from various sources. While the only criterion is that each story must have a gay character or theme, a seductive undercurrent involving the sea or water symbolically connects many of the stories. Quality and satisfaction vary, with a few true standouts...Vincent Kovar’s “Wave Boys” conjures up a captivatingly strange, futuristic society populated by tribes of semiferal young men, like so many ocean-dwelling Lost Boys.
My short story, "William William" was inspired by the work of E.A. Poe and is appearing in the Spring issue of Icarus Magazine
One of my short stories, "Wild Boys" will be in Wilde Stories 2013: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction
. It's available for pre-order on Amazon
The piece is a bit of Clockwork Orange
meets Waterworld. Inside, you'll also find:
"Breakwater in the Summer Dark" by L Lark
"The Keats Variation" by K. M. Ferebee
"Tattooed Love Boys" by Alex Jeffers
"Grierson at the Pain Clinic" by Richard Bowes
"Renfrew's Course" by John Langan
Wetside Story-Steve Vernon 139
"Next Door" by Rahul Kanakia
The anthology TOUCH OF THE SEA featuring my short story, "Wave Boys,
" is on sale. I am very flattered and grateful for the kind reviews:
"...I found the adventure. It is there in The Bloated Woman by Jonathan Harper and in Wave Boys,Vincent Kovar's excellent seafaring adventure full of boys with tribal rituals, pent-up desires, a kraken, youthful aggression, pride and loss. This is my favorite story of the anthology due to the strong narrative voice, the excellent world building, and characters that drew me in from the first page. I wanted more of this story . . . just more."
"...Best of the bunch is easily Vincent Kovar's "Wave Boys" - a post apocalyptic tale featuring rival punk gangs who live on rafts/ships. The use of language is fantastic and creates a world dominated by youth culture. Think Waterworld meets A Clockwork Orange. The actual story is a mere snippet and I could quite happily have read a whole novel set in this universe."
"To create a world in a short story is very difficult. This is one of the reasons I so rarely try to use any world other than the one we live in (though I've been known to usually toss in some magic, psychic, or otherworldly extras). It's a fine line to walk between expository prose to clue in your reader and verisimilitude that stands on its own.
Vincent Kovar has that line down and begging mercy.
The next story in my trip through THE TOUCH OF THE SEA is Vincent Kovar's "Wave Boys." In no way to I mean this to be a knock against any of the other tales in this collection (as they're all wonderful), but this was one of my favourites of the bunch. Kovar crafts a sea and kraken world unlike any I've ever read, and encapsulates it in its own language, culture, custom and feel in the space of a short story. These boys are rough and tumble, and live on the waves. Gatherings are made of boats lashed together, and the kraken demons are to be mocked as much as they are feared. The ships are more like gangs, and the document telling us this tale is a translation from a source I won't ruin - but I loved wondering who was behind it, and for what purpose?
This story exemplifies speculative fiction. Gold. Sunken gold, even."
To Hilcia, Crystal and Nathan: thank you, thank you, thank you.