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Reasons to be Cheerful, Part Three

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Sorry nothing went up on the site last week. The family (the Lovely and Talented Judith, Daughter, Age 7, and I) flew back from Spain Wednesday, after having visited my folks in Malaga. I assumed I’d be able to get a couple of trips up once we got home, but I assumed wrong. I had […]

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DORKSTOCK RETURNS!

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DORKSTOCK RETURNS! PRESS RELEASE MADISON, WI -Dork Storm Press, along with Gamehole Con, are very pleased to announce that Dorkstock, the convention-within-a-convention celebrating the fandom surrounding the games and comics of John Kovalic, will be joining Gamehole Con this fall! Dorkstock ran between 2002 and 2013, as part of Rock-Con, in Rockford, Illinois, before taking […]

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Defender of the Realm (or: “Thank God I Wan’t Invited to an Auto Show”)

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I was a guest at Southern Fried Gameroom Expo this last weekend – a wonderful pinball and arcade gaming convention in Atlanta, Georgia. I’ve never seen anything like it: hall after hall of classic and contemporary games. They launched a tabletop gaming track, this year. Hence, my invite. Best of all, they also flew in the Lovely and Talented […]

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Southern Fried Gameroom Expo – Pinball Wizard!

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Now that I’m blogging a  bit more, I’d like to post about some of the great conventions I get invited to. I’m at an outstanding one right now –  Southern Fried Gameroom Expo. The convention’s main focus is pinball and arcade games (I KNOW, RIGHT???), but they’ve started a tabletop gaming tack, sponsored, in part, by Geek […]

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Insane Charity Bike Ride Update (and my Atlanta Game Expo schedule)

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Hey, all, This weekend, I’ll be a guest at Atlanta Game Expo/Southern Fried Game Expo, at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center. It’s a short trip for me, and my schedule’s light. But I’ll be there! Bring on the Chicken and Waffles! I’ll try and make myself available throughout the con, but at […]

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A Cemetery in the Middle of Nowhere

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It was a hot, sunny Sunday in Pierce County, Wisconsin – one of those places outsiders might think of as “the Middle of Nowhere,” but others call “home.” The unseasonable warmth made for a delightful kind of early summer day to bring flowers to the graves of relatives, if that’s your sort of thing. Judith and her sister are the sorts […]

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On the Road Again…Kinda

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Since talking about where I am, metaphorically, last Monday, this seems a good point to go over where I’ll be, literally, over the next few months. Mostly, I’ll be home, getting work done. Everyone’s happier, that way. But I will be popping over to a couple of conventions this summer and beyond. I had to turn down cons in Croatia […]

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The Munchkin Card I Couldn’t Draw

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This popped up on my Twitter radar, today: To which  Andrew Hackard, my great friend and Munchkin Tzar, responded: It all came to my attention when the challenge was accepted: OK, then. Here we go: I’ve drawn over 5,000 Munchkin cards at this point. Hope-and-Crosby-like, I’m healthily on the road to Card  #6,000. I’ve scribbled monsters and mayhem and […]

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Welcome Back…

HEY - remember that time I was a Guest Artist on my own dang game?

Hi there! It’s been, what (Takes out pocket watch. Glances at it.) four months since I’ve posted any updates here? OOPS! Oh, ha. What an absent-minded silly I can be. (Puts watch away. Gets ready to bolt.) Eeeek. Um, errrr…what can I say? It’s been a busy time, and I’m sorry things have slipped a bit, on […]

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Warpcon And On and On

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Happy 2016! Just a quick note to let you guys know that I’m going back to Warpcon in a few weeks, and I’m as giddy as a Japanese anime schoolgirl before the tentacles arrive. WHAT: Warpcon 2016 WHEN: January 29-31. 2016 WHERE: University College, Cork Warpcon is one of those conventions that’s become like family […]

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