Other great books, magazines and journals my work appeared in during 2006 include:
Bakka Magazine who featured Boun, Jaew, and The National Library In Laos in their premiere issue. Thanks to editor and publisher Tutu Phimviengkham and her talented staff at one of the newest Laotian literary magazines in the world.
Tales of the Unanticipated ran my poems Soap, An Archaeology of Snow Forts and Homonculus, as well as my short story The Dog At The Camp. Thanks to Eric M. Heideman and Rebecca Marjesdatter.
Dark Wisdom has printed two non-fiction pieces of mine about the Plain of Jars in Laos and the Spirit City of Xieng Khuan. Thanks go to the cryptic forces that be over at those shadowed offices.
G-Fan magazine printed a massive 8-poem collection of mine, The Kaiju and I, in their 75th issue: Song of the Kaiju, Biollante, Kaiju Haiku, Mothra, Destroy All Monsters, Why Did Rodan Travel To The West?, Ghidrah, and Gojira Walking.
A very special nod goes to editor J.D. Lees, who personally hand-typed all of them into the issue. Thanks, J.D.!
Tripmaster Monkey printed tons of my stuff, from the history of Asians in Science Fiction and James Bond Movies to a survey of monsters from Asia and more! Thanks, Mai, Matt & the rest of our mad monkey colleagues!
Asian American Press also printed numerous articles of mine as well, and deserve a thanks for their continuous support throughout the years! Thanks to Tom LaVenture and Ngui Huynh for putting Asian American Press out week in, week out.
Earlier in the year, op-eds of mine appeared in the Pioneer Press, Hmong Today, Asian American Press and even the Daily Telegram in Michigan's Lenawee county. (Which was curiously picked up in excerpt by Epoch Times, a Chinese American newspaper. Thanks!And we can't forget Ed Lin for putting on the microfestival Sex and No Sex which saw the New York one-night only debut of my adults-only play Black Box. As always, check out his novel Waylaid, if you get a chance. He needs the massive royalties, you know.
A special thanks goes out to The Loft Literary Center, The Hmong American Writer's Circle,The University of Minnesota Institute For Advanced Study, Kate Kysar and the Anoka Ramsey Community College, the Camden Coffee Company, The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and HaSEACC, Gustavus Adolphus College, Dreamhaven Books, MAASU as well as CONvergence, Arcana: A Convention of the Dark Fantastic and Diversicon for bringing me in to read throughout various points of the year. It's greatly appreciated and I look forward to the next time!
I'll definitely call 2006 a good year. And thanks again to all of my friends, family and editors who helped make this possible. And to my nefarious enemies who tried to stop me, bwa ha ha ha ha. Just kidding. ;)