Some of you may be aware that one of the hot new things in book promotion is making a trailer of scenes (as though from a movie) and broadcasting it on YouTube. Carolyn and I were talking about this yesterday, and I was saying that a video/trailer is all very well for people with mainstream books in contemporary settings, but the logistics for a fantasy novel would be just about impossible without a budget of thousands of dollars ... But then I started thinking. My husband, John, has the video camera and the editing equipment. He is also still active in the SCA, which, if we could find enough interested people, could provide us with amateur actors, musicians, costumers, swordsmen, etc. Not to mention horses, props, and much else besides. This morning, he asked if anyone is interested, via an SCA mailing list he belongs to, and has already received a few responses from interested parties. Then it occurred to me to ask if anyone here might be able to help out. Of course Chronicles members are scattered across the globe, which is why I didn't think of that immediately. But then there are quite a few members here in California. So, if you live within a few hours drive of the San Francisco Bay area, you have experience as an amateur actor or musician (or other relevant experience), and you would be interested in helping out just for the fun of it, a screen credit, and a signed copy of the book (in other words, we can't afford to pay you), please respond here or send me a PM.