Come hear a live reading of excerpts from the upcoming Sci-Fi thriller Cyberwar by writer R.J. Huneke at Stony Brook University!
Never before heard or seen material will be read aloud at the event hosted by the Stony Brook Sci-fi Forum at 7 pm on September 24, 2014.
R.J. will be signing posters, accepting pre-orders, and offering entry into exciting Cyberwar contests.
Those interested in attending can do so at the Stony Brook University Forum Union Building Basement, Room 047.
Feel free to sign up on the Facebook Event Page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/368341743343255/
Yesterday a new patron of Crazy Beans in Miller Place walked in, turned around 360 degrees while breathing in the aroma of fresh ground coffee bean, and joyously exclaimed: “there’s a real coffee shop on Long Island now?” and lo and behold, the Crazy Beans coffee house just upped the ante opening their second location in Stony Brook Village today!
Go on in, and drink in all of the intriguing CRAZINESS.
The “Crazy Specials” as owner Callie Brennan calls them are customized and unbelievably tasty foods thought up and cooked up daily for breakfast and lunch, like the “Gouda Morning” (2 eggs over-easy, with sausage and gouda cheese on 7-grain baquette).
The Beans is full of art, books, games, and awesomeness!
Much of the food is often insanely healthy too, including many gluten-free muffins and foods cooked fresh, and it is ALL delicious.
If you have had your fill of coffee (and I do not see how that is possible), get yourself a local microbrew, as their taste in beer offerings is also pristine.
The Beans, as I like to refer to it, is open in the early a.m. at 6 and serves food until about 3 p.m., though on Friday nights there is often live music and the kitchen re-opens from 6-9 p.m in Miller Place.
Open mic and diverse local bands are often performing phenomenal tunes on various nights amidst the pleasant patrons.
Check out all of the action at the Crazy Beans official Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/crazybeansmillerplace
The prices are excellent and tend to do a lot better than the local Starbucks; the stark difference is that Crazy Beans actually makes the food fresh, in-house, and offers coffee with more of a scintillating experience for the taste-buds.
Now that there is a Stony Brook Village locale there is twice the fun.
The coffee, espresso, and other “crazy creations” consist of over a dozen various lattes, including a Harry Potter favorite, the butterscotch latte (iced or hot) that offers the muggle world its closest thing to a J.K. Rowling-invented butterbeer.
There are fruit smoothies, caramel apple pancakes, and much much more. The Stony Brook Crazy Beans has even added some expanded eating options as the foodie at heart has a reason to go back and forth between hangin' out in the Miller Place hot spot and the cool, brand-spankin’ new, daddy-o, Stony Brook village hot spot.
The coffee house has true charm and offers inspiration to the creative minds and the thirsty alike.
See the slideshow of pictures and the rest of the article on Examiner.com here
The William A. Higinbotham video game archive, museum, and interactive game studies laboratory at Stony Brook University is here!
After more than two years of labor, Professor Raiford Guins, along with the help of SBU Librarians Kristen Nyitray and Hélène Volat, have launched an amazement in the fields of historiography and game studies: the William A. Higinbotham Game Studies Collection!
The name comes from the Brookhaven National Laboratory's own genius, inventor, and innovator William A. Higinbotham, who along with working on the atomic bomb created what many consider to be the first ever interactive video game in "Tennis for Two".
The archive's state of the art facility, located on the Stony Brook University campus, features working video games as they were played in their contemporary environment - for example, the NES Super Mario Bros. game is playing on an actual CRT TV and not a plasma flat-screen, like many currently play it on their Wii's at home. It has been Professor Guin's brainchild for years now to have game studies archived in an interactive manner whereby they can be studied in a way that reflects the historic period that they were first used in.
"The Beginnings of Video Games": Special Event at the Museum of the Moving Image was held on October 1, 2011 to mark an era of exciting new ways to study and enjoy the invigorating nuances of "Tennis for Two" and all games, which have become more than a fascination, but are now a staple of society throughout the world and therefore, deserve due place in the annals of history.
Professor Raiford Guins of the Department of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (SBU), Kristen J. Nyitray, Head of Special Collections and University Archives/University Archivist (SBU), and Peter Takacs of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) have been awarded a $9,000 joint seed grant from SBU and BNL to produce a documentary film on the history of the world's first interactive computer game "Tennis for Two" and the current efforts to reconstruct the game. William A. Higinbotham designed "Tennis for Two" in 1958 at BNL.
Read the entire Examiner article Here.
Well it would appear that December is a good month for Rune Works. R.J. Huneke has eight new publications in print that are available now.
The Stony Brook PRESS featured a Fall 2010 Literary Supplement highlighted by four R.J.H. poems, and the Stony Brook University Literary Magazine "Spoke the Thunder" has successfully launched with three R.J.H. photos and one short story, tilted "The Bottle".
All of these pieces are in print and available in the Stony Brook University Union, among other places around Long Island, NY. Read more from them here.
I have turned the tide and started on my journey. Words and Worlds hang in the balance and I am writing it all down before the RJ Tower! Read about my newest novel on CyberwarSeries.com