Lee Konstantinou read from Pop Apocalypse about the source of all funk, and a meeting of doppelgangers during the outsourced military occupation of the Bay Area. Sophie Littlefield read some scenes from A Bad Day for Sorry where her heroine Stella whups ass. Mary Stein read from The Gift of Danger about aikido holds, the possibility of inner and outer violence, and the need to take charge of a situation. Luke Heyerman read from his forthcoming novel Euthanize my Love, some passages about being abducted and taken to Idaho to walk trails in silence. Saqib Mausoof read from his forthcoming novel, provisionally titled Godown, about an insurance adjuster from Karachi who has to settle a claim about a bombed tobacco warehouse in perilous Waziristan.