Since we are about a month away from the memorial tribute, a quick update and reminder:
WHEN: Saturday, September 18th, 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Lerner Auditorium (Room 301) at The LGBT Center, 208 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
If you are on Facebook, here is the event page. Please let us know if you plan to attend. If you can’t make it, but would like to send along a tribute to be read or displayed, let me know. And if you can make it and are interested in participating in the memorial, please be in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event will include tributes and readings from: Bryan Borland, Philip Clark, Charlie Vasquez, Ocean Vuong, and me; a eulogy from The Rev. Bob C. Neville; and musical contributions from singer Robert Maril and pianist Lorna Krier. The seven issues of Ganymede, the Ganymede anthologies, and John’s books will be on display along with posters featuring some of the cover art. We will also be selling copies of Ganymede Unfinished, the tribute issue to John and the journal, and all sales that day will go to the cost of the memorial.
Speaking of Ganymede Unfinished, you can preview and order a copy at Sibling Rivalry Press. Kudos to Bryan Borland for all his labor editing and assembling this homage. If you are interested in reviewing this special issue, please contact Bryan Borland at SiblingRivalryPress@gmail.com.
Ganymede Unfinished includes work by Perry Brass, Jee Leong Koh, Matthew Hittinger, Alexander Grafy Gale, Sergio Ortiz, Ocean Vuong, Jeff Mann, Eric Norris, Steven Cordova, Stephen S. Mills, Joseph Harker, Michael Cluff, Walter Holland, Brian Brown, BR Belletryst, Matthew Loney, Seth Ruggles Hiler, Amos Lassen, Jørgen Lien, Philip F. Clark, Scott Hess, Eric Davis, Charlie Vázquez, Garrett Graham, and Nico Corvalán. It also includes John Stahle’s final designs for Ganymede, which feature Digby Mackworth Dolben, Geer Austin, Evan J. Peterson, Derrick Austin, Kevin Simmonds, Bryan Borland, Rickey Laurentiis, Brooks Peters, and Mark Milazzo.