Fantastic Fiction at KGB is a monthly reading series held on the third Wednesday of every month at the KGB Bar, 85 East Fourth Street in New York City.
The series was founded in the late 1990s by author Terry Bisson and editor Alice K. Turner. Currently hosted by Ellen Datlow, multi-award winning editor of more than fifty science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthologies and Matt Kressel, World Fantasy Award-nominated editor of Sybil’s Garage and author of more than twenty short stories, the series serves as a speculative fiction salon, featuring both luminaries and up-and-coming writers specializing in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and more.
Admission to the readings is free. Readers are given a modest honorarium, plus free drinks and dinner at a local restaurant afterward. And the hard-working bartenders are given a small gratuity at the end of the readings. In the past, generous donations from Cemetery Dance Publications and raffle fundraisers have helped keep the series going. Now, your support can ensure that Fantastic Fiction at KGB continues to allow writers, editors, literary agents, and fans to meet and mingle each month in a friendly and casual atmosphere.
The goal is to raise $3,000, enough to pay the reading series’ expenses for the next two years.
Check out the Kickstarter here.