Friday, April 11, 2014

POP!CON Retrospective

 POP!CON was a major success. We met some great people, had a lot of fun, and I sold out of books. I'm already looking forward to next year's event.

Here are a few pictures:
My daughter dressed as Fiona the Human, for her first convention.
DEADPOOL!
My Daughter with Cobra Commander (Chris Blair)
Chris Blair as The Phantasm (Batman: Mask of the Phantasm)
I wore the hand of the Phantasm!

A Jurassic Park Jeep replica, with my favorite dinosaur (dilophosaurus) in the back. 


Artist Cory Brown

Author Justin Brock-Jones, in his old school  i hate J. Travis Grundon t-shirt!
Charles D. Moisant, Silver Phoenix Entertainment Inc.





The creator of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Philo Barnhart. it was great to see him draw in person. He was great.



At this time there are no dates set for future Mr. Bad Example signings. I have a couple places that I'd like to visit, but nothing solid.

I am currently hard at work on a few projects. I will announce more about these projects, when they are finished. There are a lot of cool things going on. I'm excited about everything I'm working on. I hope to have some major announcements soon.

 Stay tuned!

- Travis

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tipsy Lit Book Giveaway



GIVEAWAY ALERT: Author J. Travis Grundon is offering a signed copy of his book, MR. BAD EXAMPLE

In order to enter this giveaway, you need to "Like" Tipsy Lit: Books, Booze, Brilliance, "Like" the post, and then leave a comment letting Tipsy Lit know you've done both! 

This contest ends on Friday, March 28th at 8:00 PM EST and the winner will be announced on our Facebook page and contacted Monday, March 31st. We'll be using Random.org to choose the winner.

Everyone is eligible as long as you're 18 and live in the U.S. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

PRIZE: A signed copy of MR. BAD EXAMPLE by J. Travis Grundon.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Another List



I recently outed myself on the Books and Booze podcast, about being a lover of romantic comedies. When I was put on the spot, I could only think of a few I liked. I tried to look through my DVDs, but it wasn't easy. I keep them shoved in the back.

I do enjoy a good romantic comedy. I wouldn't consider any of them my favorite movies, but I still like to watch them. I've even made a list of the the ones I like best.

Here are just a few of my favorites:

Definitely, Maybe
Wristcutters: A Love Story
HappyThankYouMorePlease
Love Actually
Serendipity
Sweet November
Benny and Joon
The Notebook
Nights in Rodanthe
P.S. I Love You
10  Things I hate About You
French Kiss
Say Anything...
High Fidelity
Grosse Point Blank
Sixteen Candles
Romancing The Stone
When Harry Met Sally
The Proposal
Groundhog Day
About A Boy
Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind
Easy A
Love And Other Drugs
Zack and Miri Make  A Porno
Knocked Up
Chasing Amy
Jersey Girl
The Holiday
Garden State
The Break Up
It's Complicated
Nick And Nora's Infinite Playlist
How To Lose Friends and Alienate People
Sideways
It's Kind Of A Funny Story
Down With Love
&
Chacolat

I know I forgot some of my favorites, but you get the idea. I didn't include details about the movies, or trailers for anything. Look them up. See what sounds good, and give them a chance, if you haven't already.

Some people may be thinking that some of these are not romantic comedies. I agree. I still like them, and according to the lists I found and IMDB they are. That's good enough for me.

If you missed my interview with Books and Booze, you can listen to it here.

Enjoy!

@JTravisGrundon

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Making 2014 My Year


A lot of things have happened since my last post. This is just a quick update to highlight my trip to The River City Festival of Films. I've included some pictures. If each of these pictures are each worth a thousand words, it still doesn't do the event justice. It was a great show and meeting Peter Weller (Naked Lunch) was incredible. 

He was such a kind and interesting person.

It's safe to say that the entire event was a success. Everyone had a good time, money was raised for several charities, and I personally did well at this show. I sold a bunch of books and a couple copies of The Collective Vol. 6, featuring our short, Trepidation. 



Here's a little bit of what the show was like. 
Selling some books and DVDs

Meeting Peter Weller (Naked Lunch/ Robocop)

Artist Cory Brown find him on Twitter @corys_art

Make plans to be in Evansville April 4th & 5th! 
The Next show I'll be doing together is POP!CON in Evansville, Indiana.

I hope to have some more updates and announcements soon. I've been very busy working on some scripts, new stories, and a new novel. I like to stay busy.

This is going to be an exciting year!

- Travis

Find me on Twitter @JTravisGrundon




Sunday, February 2, 2014

Books & Booze

Here's my interview with Books & Booze.  We talk about Mr. Bad Example, romantic comedies, Bill Murray, Sarah Palin, Nick Hornby, music, cheap condoms, and much, much more. Enjoy!



BOOKS & BOOZE EP. 77


- Travis

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

TREPIDATION

As a gift, you can watch the first short film from Well Hung Pictures for free! It's only up for the rest of December. Enjoy!










Starring Nathan Erdel and Paisley Blackburn

Directed by Brandon Bennett
Written by J. Travis Grundon



Happy Holidays!


- Travis

Monday, December 16, 2013

Books, Booze, and Beyond

I'm teaming with Books & Booze to give away a FREE copy of Mr. Bad Example. Check out the new episode for all of the details and an incredible interview with Chuck Wendig.



I'm also happy to announce that I'll be a guest on the Books and Booze podcast. I have been an avid listen to B & B for a while. They have had some incredible guest and I'm proud to be invited to be on the show.

Check out the Books and Booze website. Listen to previous episodes and check out the ad for Mr. Bad Example. I've posted a link below and I'll be sure to post the link to my episode when it's available.

http://www.books-booze.com/

In other news, I have decided that I will not be doing any more horror conventions. I love my convention friends and family, but these shows are not good for books sales. I hope to still hang out with these great people. I just won't be there in a professional capacity.

Mr. Bad Example is not a horror book. I don't have any plans to release a horror book, until I'm able to release TERMS. TERMS is not a straight horror book though. It is more of a drama/ slasher.

I am going to focus on book stores and other book events. I would like to set up some signings in the same towns and nights of some horror conventions. This would give my con friends a chance to attend and give me a chance to party with my convention family.

I've added an Appearances tab at the top of this page. Check back for more events and signing dates. I hope to have more to announce in early 2014!



- Travis