Organisations I Have Been A Member Of
Write The Future
This group was the reason I came to America. They had a reading in New York, hosted by Ilene Lush
Apart from myself and Broadie, the group included Ben Umstead, Jinxie Gervasio, Michael Lawrence, Jay Marentay, Vince Cancasci, Amy Koz Marvel, Rob Camasco, Angel Ashton, Mona Bethke, Ivy Helix, Rachel Helm and Corey Michael Smithson.
Friends Of The Earth
Not exactly an organization that I joined for any noble reasons. I was totally behind what they were trying to do, but I did, in reality, sign up because of a cute girl.
Greenpeace got me to sign up for exactly the same reason - I found the girl with the sign-up clipboard amazing, and so signed up.
Loom was started in response to an idea floated by Warren Ellis that suggested a bunch of people getting together and maybe dividing up the week and posting original content as part of an art or writing collective. Loom was the first of these groups that I joined.
This site, started by Bram E. Gieben was a great group of guys, that, like Loom spun out of the same suggestion for art collectives made by Warren Ellis on the Whitechapel forum. My main success on this site was from Weapon Eyes, Sir, which as serialised on the site, but I also published the first short story that eventually became Mathspace, I got wider recognition for Ortoematic which had two shorts published in the Weaponizer Magazine, and for the intended 3rd magazine, I wrote Packaged Truth from which the whole macro-series, This Burning World was eventually derived.