Super, a novel by Aaron Dietz from Emergency Press

Bellesouth Talks Unemployment, Godliness, and How to Become a Paid Blogger

Posted: August 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Long, Other People, Random | No Comments »

I’ve known Eleanor Evans of Bellesouth since 2005 through the social networking site known as MySpace and other social networking sites. Over just a few short years, she’s actually figured out how to make money at blogging, a fact I am in awe of. She was also a strong member of the Super Action Team, a group of amazing marketers and social networking gurus who volunteered to help me promote my novel, Super.

It is with great pleasure that I present an interview with Bellesouth’s industrious and brilliant creator, Eleanor Evans, in which she answers critical questions about unemployment, godliness, and how to become a paid blogger.

Aaron Dietz: When we first communicated about doing an interview you said something about pretending it’s a Barbara Walters Special, so I watched some of those to prepare. And if I may, I’d like to steal some questions from her, starting with the following:

At one point I heard that you thought you might do a show like The View. Is that true?* Read the rest of this entry »


Ben Loory’s Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day

Posted: July 25th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Other People | 2 Comments »

The cover of Ben Loory's Stories for Nighttime and Some for the DayBen Loory’s Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day is a book of fairy tales for adults. Kind of. The tales have this sort of secret ingredient in them that makes you feel incredibly wise when you read the book. Like, while you’re reading it, you might think, “Of course I don’t know why that man did that thing in this story, but I feel like I’m almost smart enough to figure it out even though it’s an unsolvable puzzle. Take that, person-who-got-better-grades-than-me-in-elementary-school.”

When Ben Loory read a piece from the book in Denver, my girlfriend and I both cried. When Ben Loory sent me the manuscript for a blurb, I held it in my heart each night for a summer while my girlfriend was in Taiwan. Oh, to get through the day and have stories from this book awaiting you!

Here’s the blurb I wrote: Read the rest of this entry »


Super Action Links

Posted: July 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Events, Other People, Super Blog Posts | No Comments »

During the initial three months of Super promotion, the fabulous Super Action Team helped me promote Super by posting links to all the amazing things we created: free additional materials and fun things related to the book.

I wanted to post a list of all the impressive things here, because they’re really amazing, and a lot of people worked very hard to create them. So here is the Great Super Action Team Compendium of Super Links: Read the rest of this entry »


Super: The Difference Between the Movie and the Book

Posted: June 20th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Other People, Super Blog Posts | No Comments »

Here are some tips for telling the difference between my novel, Super, and the movie, Super, which I’m sure will be making its way to people’s Netflix queues soon (see the trailer here).

1. Is Rainn Wilson in it? It’s the movie.

2. Do you get to take a Scantron-style test at the end of each chapter? It’s the book.

3. Does it feature Ellen Page doing inappropriate things in a superhero costume? It’s the movie. Read the rest of this entry »


Superhero Pub Crawl in Seattle

Posted: June 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Events, Other People, Super Blog Posts, With Pictures | No Comments »

The video is finally out for the Superhero Pub Crawl that took place in Seattle this past February.

Never before have I been around so many cameras and media documentation. Pretty amazing! Thanks to Arianne Garden Vazquez from Crash Film School and to Chris Hammersley for this excellent video production! Read the rest of this entry »


A Night with Phoenix Jones and Black Knight

Posted: June 15th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Documentation, Other People, Serious, Super Blog Posts, With Pictures | 7 Comments »

SEATTLE, WA — There is a sense of danger in the air. All we’re doing is walking around in the Pioneer Square area as bars let out for the night, but when you’re walking around with two real life superheroes looking for crime, it feels more dangerous somehow.

The two superheroes are Phoenix Jones and Black Knight. Their patrol is slowed by crowds of people wanting pictures with them. Phoenix is especially popular.

Someone says to Phoenix, “Hey, I’ve seen you on YouTube!” He smiles big at Phoenix and then looks at Black Knight. “Now you got a sidekick!”

“I’m not a sidekick,” Black Knight says. It’s the third time I’ve heard him say that. Read the rest of this entry »


Super: Page 223

Posted: June 12th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Other People, Super Blog Posts | No Comments »

Super: Page 223

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To produce your own copy of the book, print each page, and see the Super binding instructions (for personal use only–you may not sell or distribute copies of this content).

Super is a novel written by Aaron Dietz, designed by Charlie Potter, and published by Emergency Press. Buy a copy of Super on Amazon (also available on many other sites).


Super: Page 117

Posted: February 26th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Other People, Super Blog Posts | No Comments »

Super: Page 117

Listen to TheNervousBreakdown.com’s podcast of A Superhero Romance, produced by Aaron M. Snyder and Megan DiLullo. This podcast is very well done! More podcasts from The Nervous Breakdown are here.

To produce your own copy of the book, print each page, and see the Super binding instructions (for personal use only–you may not sell or distribute copies of this content).

Super is a novel written by Aaron Dietz, designed by Charlie Potter, and published by Emergency Press. Buy a copy of Super on Amazon (also available on many other sites).


Super: Page 99

Posted: February 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Other People, Super Blog Posts, With Pictures | No Comments »

Super: Page 99

At the KNOCK Magazine Release Party in December 2009, I did a live reading of Document J, with volunteers who were trying to become a superhero.

Thanks to Arianne Garden Vazquez (of Crash Film School) and Kymberlee della Luce for volunteering, and thanks to Arianne for filming!

To produce your own copy of the book, print each page, and see the Super binding instructions (for personal use only–you may not sell or distribute copies of this content).

Super is a novel written by Aaron Dietz, designed by Charlie Potter, and published by Emergency Press. Buy a copy of Super on Amazon (also available on many other sites).


Super: Page 67

Posted: January 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Funny, Other People, Super Blog Posts, With Pictures | No Comments »

Super: Page 67

At The Nervous Breakdown Literary Experience in Seattle in September of 2010, I did a live reading of this chapter as a simulated meeting of superheroes.

Thanks to Arianne Garden Vazquez of Crash Film School for videotaping the reading, and thanks to Priya Keefe and Chris Hammersley for playing the parts of Moonclaw and Auslander!

To produce your own copy of the book, print each page, and see the Super binding instructions (for personal use only–you may not sell or distribute copies of this content).

Super is a novel written by Aaron Dietz, designed by Charlie Potter, and published by Emergency Press. Buy a copy of Super on Amazon (also available on many other sites).