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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

DragonKingKarl Super Stern Sick! PRE-ORDERS NOW OPEN plus running list of contents

Pre-Orders Now Open!  The flash drives will begin shipping in mid to late May 2015.  First come first served.  The price is $20 with FREE SHIPPING WORLD WIDE and you get all the content on Stern Sticks 1-4 including for free plus all the content on the new Stern Stick 5!






I'll be regularly updating the contents of the upcoming DragonKingKarl Super Stern Stick here as I finalize the files. I expect to release it in May. Pre-Orders now open.

Special Report:  I have pulled Stern Sticks 1-4 from being on sale.  The reason is simple.  Due to the decrease in the cost of USB Flash drives I will be including ALL THE PREVIOUS STERN STICKS on one 16GB Flash drive along with the Stern Stick 5!  You will be able to not only get the brand new Stern Stick but all four previous sticks as well on one flash drive.  Still with free shipping.  Expected release date is mid to late May.

Contents (For the new Stern Stick 5):

Audio Shows (MP3):
DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Shows- 83 (including interview with Rip Rogers, Comic Conversations Special, Strong Men Special, and more) (more to be added)
History of the NWA World title series (exclusive)- 5 parts (more to come)
Biography of Fred Beell (exclusive)- 1
Wrestling in Pop Culture (exclusive)- 1

Reading Materials (.pdf):
DragonKing Press Newsletter original run & clipping specials- 88 issues
Various other Wrestling related pdf's- 6 (more to come)

Videos:
To be announced

Here is a running contents list for the entire DragonKingKarl Super Stern Stick (including the contents from Sterns Sticks 1-4): (More to be added):

Audio Shows (MP3 format):   379 (Including: Southeastern/Continental Wrestling Audio Documentary, Interviews with Jeff Jarrett, Robert Fuller, Dr. Tom Prichard, Pat Rose, Johnny Valiant, Paul Bearer, Elix Skipper, Rip Rogers, Buddy Landell, Dan Severn, Nightmare Ted Allen, Bryan Alvarez, Dave Meltzer, Evan Ginzburg, Dr. Mike Lano, Scott Williams, Encountering the Unknown (Non-Wrestling), Survival Skills (Non-Wrestling), True Crime (Non-Wrestling), History of Pro Wrestling (8 Part Series), History of Pro Wrestling Action Figures (4 Part Series), Abraham Lincoln as a Wrestler, Comic Conversations Joint Podcast (Non-Wrestling), Wrestling Strong-Men with Phil from London, Infinite Crisis with Lewis Fineman (Non-Wrestling), Comic Book Fandom (Non-Wrestling), Dealing With Police (Non-Wrestling), Growing Older (Non-Wrestling), Rush Fandom (Non-Wrestling),  History of the NWA World title (5 Part Series More To Be Added), Biography of Fred Beell, Wrestling in Popular Culture, more to be added)

Documents & .pdf's:  88 issues of the original DragonKingPress Newsletter & Clippings Specials, Absence of Absalom fiction book by Karl Stern, 581 various wrestling/MMA/etc related documents/books/specials/newsletters/etc., thousands of card results


Pre-Orders Now Open

Friday, January 9, 2015

Home and resting

I am home from the hospital and resting. I am told the surgery was a complete success. Other than being in pain I feel ok. More to come. Thank you. - Karl


- Karl Stern

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Pre-Surgery Update

Thanks to everyone for all the emails and correspondence over the holiday season.  I really appreciate it.  All the paperwork is finished and tomorrow morning I will travel to Birmingham, Alabama to St. Vincent's Hospital for the cancer surgery.  Hopefully, this will be end of it... I mean the end of the cancer not me!

I will have about a month to recover from the surgery then I will begin four to six months of chemo then I should be finished provided I get no surprises.  No bad surprises anyway.  I'll update first here on the blog as soon as I'm able, hopefully, with good news.

Again, thanks to everyone.

Karl

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Hey everybody!  Just wanted to write a quick blog update to keep everyone up to speed.  I'm very sorry I missed the Bryan & Vinny Christmas Show this year.  Bryan text me earlier in the day asking for a good time to call but I wasn't feeling very well and had to work the next morning so I needed to go to bed early so I had to cancel.  So, even though I couldn't be on the show I wanted to wish everyone a heartfelt Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday seasons!

In case you missed it in the feed (I still don't understand why iTunes seems to not aggregate my shows) please check out the double show I did a few days ago over at WrestlingObserver.com.  It will be the last show(s) before my cancer surgery on January 8, 2015.

I will post a post surgery update here on this blog as soon as I am able.

Again, thanks from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has donated toward my medical expenses.  Hopefully, this will all wrap up by summer.  After surgery I hope to have a quick recovery then I will go back on chemotherapy for four to six months.  Please also, if you want Stern Sticks please try to order before January 5th so I can get them sent out.

Again, thank you all from the bottom of my heart.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Karl

Monday, December 15, 2014

Thank you from the bottom of my heart

I want to personally thank everyone who has recently donated money toward my medical expenses.  It has come in very handy during this time.  I don't want to name individuals for fear of leaving someone out but I've tried to personally respond to everyone who donated via the PayPal link at http://www.dragonkingkarl.com  however I also want to thank all of you who donated privately through Bryan Alvarez at http://www.f4wonline.com that was very thoughtful of you and I really appreciate that.  Since I can't know who you all were I want to say thank you.  Also, someone sent me an Amazon Gift Card to help with Christmas and I don't know who you are either but thank you from the bottom of my heart.  If any of you donated anonymously I would like a chance to say thank you as well and if you'll drop me an email to karl@dragonkingkarl.com I'd like to thank you personally.

I recently got some encouraging news about my cancer surgery which will take place on January 8th, 2015 and I hope it goes well.  The doctor is hopeful he will be able to get all the cancer.  I am, however, now having some nerve damage issues from the extensive radiation which has effected my ability to walk.  I am trying to physical therapy myself through this issue (and yes I continue to work but I'm having to wear knee and ankle braces and wraps but I am no mere mortal man).  This damage may not be reversible but since the alternative is death in less than five years... well... I'll take it and be happy about it.

Again, thank you all from the bottom of my heart.  God bless everyone who has sent me a kind email, donated money, or advice.  Thank you.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Karl/Steve

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I've got some bad news... and some GREAT news

I went to the doctor yesterday and got some great news but first tempered with some bad news.  Let's get the bad news out of the way first.  The doctor told me the cancer was a lot worse than I thought.  In fact, he said it was a very, very ugly tumor and exceptionally large.  While that sounds horrible it actually gets better.  The doctor also said that because it looked so bad from the beginning I was given the most aggressive radiation and chemotherapy right from the start and it appears to have worked wonderfully.

The tumor shrank dramatically which qualifies me for a less radical surgery.  This surgery, if successful, will allow me to return to work, perhaps as early as sometime in February.  The downside is, this surgery is a little more risky, in that the cancer will have to be very closely monitored to make sure it doesn't come back and I still may have to get the "big surgery" later on if this first one isn't successful.

In other words, everybody say their prayers (eating vitamins is optional) that this surgery will be a success.  The date of the surgery is January 8th so please remember me and my family during this time.  I should have at least one (probably more) radio show before then so I'll update with the latest there.

Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the kindness and donations that have been made.  Words can not express my gratitude.- Karl

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Too Much Sometimes

Feeling really tired today and it's straight pissing me off. I run out of breath getting in and out of a car. I get exhausted walking to the mailbox. I hate this! The radiation doctor told me that the worst would wear off in a few months. I sure hope so but even after recovery from my surgery I'll have six months of chemo again. I thank God I'm not in any real pain any more so I hate to complain too much.

Tuesday I should get the date for my surgery so please keep me in your prayers. I don't want to fall into depression, which I understand is common with this, but it's so frustrating.

Thanks for all the kind words, emails, and donations. You'll never know how much it means to me.


- Karl Stern

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