GenCon Industry Insider Program Scrapped

The only thing that remains constant in this world is change. The title of this post is sensational, and perhaps unfair. However, GenCon has announced they are scrapping the Industry Insider Program for something different. Instead of a couple dozen Industry Insiders who speak on panel discussions and presentations at GenCon, they will now being […]

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Recently, I switched the appearance of my blog to better accommodate people who visit to read using their phones. Much to my surprise, I lost most of the photographs in posts because of this change-over; suddenly, ALL my posts are solid blocs of plain text. For a technophobe like me, this is a major headache. […]

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The Facebook Dilemma

With the recent reveal that Facebook user data was compiled in such a way to sway voters in the United States, many have called for a boycott — or outright abandonment — of Facebook as a social media platform. I completely understand these concerns, but I’d like to share a bit of wisdom I heard […]

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Exciting News For Next Year!

It’s been over four months since I’ve known about this, but haven’t been able to say anything until the official announcement was made. That announcement happened last night, so I am now free to spill the beans: I will be the Gaming Guest of Honor at Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous, October 4-7, 2018. I’ve never […]

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CONventional Wisdom

I’ve attended three conventions over the last six weeks. It’s nothing nearly as intense as my buddy Matt McElroy, who usually attends 15-20 (or more!) conventions ever year for his job, but I’ve been thinking about conventions quite a bit: not only are they a chance to get away for a weekend, they also represent […]

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Geneva Steam Coming Up!

Two well turned-out Steampunks in the Vendor’s Room from last year’s Geneva Steam. I’ll be attending steampunk convention Geneva Steam Con the weekend of March 10-12. The convention is being held at the Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin. I’ll be participating in two events at the convention, both on Saturday. At 3 PM I’ll […]

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2016 In Review

From the title, this must sound like a desperately boring post, but please bear with me for a moment: I’d like to record a few summaries for future reference. First of all, I passed the 10,000 page views mark in the very last days of calendar year 2016. This represents how many pages were looked […]

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More Cowbell

The last few weeks have been illuminating for me, blog-wise. Two of my recent, marginally political blog posts — on controversy over GenCon’s Industry Insider Program and on the Carl Brandon Society — went viral, drawing in a vast number of viewers (far more than I’m used to, anyway) while several posts pertaining to my […]

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My CONvergence Panel Schedule

I’ll be one of dozens – perhaps hundreds! – of speakers at sci-fi convention CONvergence in Bloomington, Minnesota July 2-5. CONvergence is a huge convention – attendance numbers over six thousand people – and is the larger of two conventions that formed a number of years ago after a split among the staff of Minnicon. […]

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