Sunday July 31 marks the 7-year anniversary of Vermin on the Mount. To celebrate we're having a good old-fashioned hullabaloo with readings, drinks, giveaways galore and enough free cake to choke a Chinatown rat.
This amazing poster was done by Gerardo Q. Garcia of San Antonio, Texas (with an assist from long-time friend of VTOM Ryan Seaman). If you're going to get a tattoo in Tejas, you better get it from this guy.
If you’d like to know a bit more about the history of VOTM, check out this interview I did with Matty Byloos at Smalldoggies Magazine. Small dogs are a kind of Vermin (or maybe you haven’t heard about the infamous Mexican sewer rat…)
Speaking of Matty, the author of Don’t Smell the Floss, returns from Portland for a one-night engagement in the Chinatown stage.
Andrew Foster Altschul, author of Deus ex Machina and Lady Lazarus will be adjourning from him respite in the desert one day early to celebrate with us before returning to his duties as book review editor at The Rumpus.
Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe and Third Class Superhero, is our lone Angeleno.
But wait, there’s more! Legion of Vermin member John Sellers, also from New York, will stop by to say a few words about his new memoir, The Old Man and the Swamp.
And, we’ve got other surprise guests in store, including an international woman of mystery whose initials are, well, why don’t you come down and see for yourself?