Tonight March 11th, 2014 at 7pm, the documentary about me, Brad Warner’s Hardcore Zen, will play at Cinemopolis 120 E Green St
Ithaca, NY 14850. Tickets are available at http://local-screen.com/hardcore-zen/ithaca-ny/
Unfortunately neither I nor director Pirooz Kalayeh will be there. We had scheduling problems and just could not make it. Not to mention it’s damned expensive to fly out to these screenings, which we have never even come close to breaking even on financially.
Plus, I just moved to Philadelphia, PA! Hello Philly! My first day walking around South Street I was recognized by a fan of my books. Hi Brian! You made my day!
People keep asking if I’ll be starting a Zen group here. I’m pretty sure I will. But I will need help and support from local people to make it happen. I can’t do it alone. If there is interest in Philly it will definitely happen. Write me at email@example.com if you want to be a part of that.
Also, the Akron screening originally announced for March 12 has been postponed. We’re looking at a better venue than we first had in mind. I think it’s gonna happen probably sometime in June.
This weekend, New Yorkers will be able to see me twice! On Friday evening March 14th, 2014 at 6pm I will be speaking at Namaste Books 2 W. 14th St. NY, NY 10011 in Manhattan. You can find more info on their webpage at http://www.namastebookshop.com/events/
Then you can take the train over to Brooklyn on Saturday March 15th, 2014 and see the movie Brad Warner’s Hardcore Zen on screen. It’s at 285 Kent Ave at S. 2nd St in Brooklyn , NY 11211. For tickets go to http://local-screen.com/hardcore-zen/brooklyn-ny/
In May, Zero Defex will play our first show in over a year on May 16th, 2014 at Ripper’s Rock House 2727 Manchester Road, Akron, Ohio 44319. The event’s Facebook page has all the info. It is a benefit show for our friend Logan Lestat who was just diagnosed with Stage 4 esophageal cancer. There will be a lot of bands and I have a good feeling that a special guest metal superstar will also be in attendance to do a couple songs with Zero Defex. I can’t tell you who but it might be the heavy metal superstar who appears in the documentary. Stay tuned for details.
Furthermore, we are looking into another Living Room Tour this June and/or July. Just like we did last year, we will open things up to readers to request we come to their living rooms, tattoo parlors, libraries and other sundry non-traditional venues to host screenings of Brad Warner’s Hardcore Zen followed by Q&A sessions with me and the film’s director. I can do zazen stuff, mini-retreats and other such Zenny things as well. Just ask. I’ll post more about that very soon.
Rock on, brothers and sisters!