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Michael Paul Gonzalez

Michael Paul Gonzalez

Michael Paul Gonzalez is the founder and editor of ThunderDome Magazine.He believes in good Chinese food, good monkeys, good writing, and freedom of artistic expression, but probably not in that order. 

Monday, 11 November 2013 20:37

Honoring Our Veterans

Friend of Thunderdome DB Cox sent us Dien Cai Dau, a fantastic piece of music and poetry. We wouldn't have the ability be who we are without our veterans. Our eternal thanks to those who served and continue to serve!

Wow, it's been a busy half year. We had to go briefly underground as we prepared Cipher Sisters for launch. It's flying now (Click here to get yours!) and Bloody Knuckles is right around the corner.

The most important thing we can say at this point is THANK YOU! And what better way to do that than have our intrepid field agent Adam tell you all about the early contributors to our 2013 collections:

Monday, 11 March 2013 21:39

Who are The Cipher Sisters?

Twin sisters, discovered dead in a house. No known relatives. No foul play. Who are they? Who were they? Inspired by the true story of the Miller Sisters, our story focuses on the lives of twin sisters Lucy and Darcy, piecing together their lives from true stories, legends, and pure conjecture. With these tales, we learn about them and their effect on the people who knew them, loved them, or maybe only met them once. Together, these stories present a life filled with love, dediccation, anger, hatred, fighting, success, failure, and perseverance.  

Thunderdome press proudly announces the lineup of our second print collection, Cipher Sisters (presented alphabetically by author): 

You & Me by Adam Autin
Saga Sideshow by Tone Baker
Mercy by Rebecca Brown
Lucky by DB Cox
Darcy and Lucy among the Flowers by Alexander Davis
Mickey Slim by Chris Deal
A Chance Meeting at the Back of the Apollo Theatre, Harlem, NYC by Sek Han Foo
1971 by Ken Goudey
Asymmetry by Amanda Gowin
Real Lookers by Audrey Hare
A Witch in West Kansas by W.P. Johnson
That’s Showbiz by Jason Lee
Regular Earharts by Andrew McElrath
1951 by Matt McGee
The Cipher Sisters and Kid Nosferatu Dance the Bally-Kooch by Edward Morris
The Sister is the Sister by Edward J Rathke
There’s no Business Like __________ by Xander Stronach
Dance, Darling by Richard Thomas

Cipher Sisters, edited by Michael Paul Gonzalez and Amanda Gowin, will be available in print and electronically later in the spring of 2013.

Tuesday, 02 October 2012 13:19

ThunderDome Cinema: The Duel at Blood Creek

This month's video selection is a fantastically written short that demands satisfaction. 

The Duel at Blood Creek - Short Film from Leo Burton on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 05 September 2012 18:20

ThunderDome Cinema: Sita Sings the Blues

We're continually trying to find new ways to bring independent art to you, and beginning this month, we're launching a monthly movie feature. We're starting big, with the full-length animated feature Sita Sings the Blues, a beautifully illustrated breakup story. 

This movie was conceived and created from a deeply personal tale of loss by animator Nina Paley. She's giving it to the world for free as a gift, and we're happy she did. You can show support for the film by visiting their site or go to the webstore

We're looking to feature short films and other works on a monthly basis. If you're a film maker or if you know one, send them our way!

Sunday, 18 March 2012 17:48

Welcome to the New ThunderDome!

It's finally here, after months of planning and work. Our new site makes it easier than ever to find the stories you're looking for (look up there! A search box!).

It's also easier than ever to share stories, with social media links at the beginning and end of each article. 

We're also committing to a new domain name - ThunderDomeMag.com (thundadome.com will still bring you here, lest you forget to update your bookmarks)


We've got an ambitious year ahead, with plans for at least two print anthologies, possibly more, so tell your friends, tell your family, tell everyone you know - we're back, bigger and better than ever!

Thursday, 15 December 2011 07:13

LA:1K on The Bill Show!

Michael Paul Gonzalez, editor of "...In Search of a City: Los Angeles in 1,000 Words" was recently on "The Bill Show". Bill Mahoney (featured contributor on The Adam Carolla Show, Huffington Post, American Public Media and More) talks at length about the book, the authors, Los Angeles, and more! Future plans for the book are revealed, including eBooks, Readings, and the possibility of a big live/Skype collaborative reading. There's even a first-ever kaossilator-accompanied live reading of MPG's story from the book "Tidal"! Give it a listen at this link:


Click for The Bill Show

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 17:15

LA:1K gets Booked!

Our new print anthology is the topic on the Booked Podcast. We talked about the stories, the concept, the website, monkeys, Pearl Jam, and various and sundry other things. Give it a listen. If you like reading, you should make these guys part of your podcasting habit.


Click HERE to get Booked!

…In Search of a City: Los Angeles in 1,000 Words

Monday, 05 September 2011 17:25

Catching Up with Paris and the Hiltons

The third and possibly final album from Paris and the Hiltons is on the horizon. They've released an excerpt today...why are we posting about it here? Because Thunderdome needs to foray into music as well, and it's all part of a bigger project coming later in the year! Give 'em a listen and a like if you will by clicking HERE.

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