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Happy Autumn!


  Happy Autumn! I will now listen to people speak the words “Pumpkin Spice” without wishing them any actual bodily harm. – John

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Insane Charity Bike Ride 2015: NOW UPDATED WITH MORE SWAG!


  A quick update: With nine days to go, I’m amazed and delighted to say that you guys have raised 94% of the fundraising goal for my Insane Charity Bike Ride 2015 that I sort of feared might be impossible to hit! Suffice to say, I’m pretty confident I’ll be wearing the duck, again. This has been a busy summer, […]

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Changes in my Schedule.

I regret to announce that I will not be making it to FanExpo in Toronto next month, after all. July was a hugely busy month, bookended by two massive shows, made awful by the passing of Judith’s mother. Indeed, I had to fly to Minneapolis directly from San Diego Comic Con to be by her side, […]

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It’s been rough summer. Judith’s mom, Janice passed away, last month. Best. Mother-in-Law. Ever. Janice and Lester welcomed me into their family, when Judith and I married, 20 years ago. And the warmth and generosity Janice showed me was as immediate as it was unconditional. When I say “unconditional,” I mean it: Five weeks before […]

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TOUR DE DUCK 2015: Duckupdate!


For various reasons, July was busy as hell. Unfortunately, that put me behind in training for the Insane Charity Bike Ride 2015. It also put me a month and a half behind plugging and hyping it. It’s approximately six weeks until the ride…and I’ve lost six weeks of training. I’m trying to catch up now, but […]

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Gencon Snapshots 2015


Gen Con – the Best Four Days of Not Even Coming Close to Seeing All the Friends You’d Have Liked to Have Seen – is over. At least for 2015. For me, it was  whirlwind of meetings and signings and demos, with only one game actually played: Will Hindmarch’s wonderful “Who The #@%! Is My D&D Character?!“ […]

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Bergman Adventure Time


“John,” you say, looking at your watch awkwardly when you should be looking at me, “What are you most eagerly anticipating, at Gen Con this year?” I’m glad you asked! I’ll be part of an amazing event, run by my great friend, Will Hindmarch, and chock-full of people I love and admire: “Who The #@%! Is My D&D Character?!“: Watch (& […]

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Gen Con and On and On: Where to find me in Indy


I’ll be at Gen Con Thursday, Friday and Saturday, next week. To the best of my knowledge, here’s my schedule, and some of the new releases I’ve worked on that you’ll find there: WEDNESDAY: I arrive late, but I’ll try and make it t the Diana Jones Award party. THURSDAY 1 – 2 pm Signing, ASMODEE (Booth #1627) […]

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Upcoming Dorky Convention Appearances


It’s been a while since I updated my convention appearances schedule. So here…we…gooooooooooo! Currently, confirmed gigs are: GEN CON July 30 – August 2, 2015 Indianapolis, IN (I should have my Gen Con schedule firmed-up soon – I’ll probably be doing two signings a day on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. One at the Steve Jackson Games booth, and one […]

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BIKING MORE BARNS! Here we go again!

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HERE WE GO AGAIN! It’s the 9th Annual Bike the Barns ride! Bike the Barn supports FairShare’s Partner Shares program, bringing fresh, organic food from local farms to low-income families in our community. But look – here’s the think: I’m REALLY scared about raising $10,000 for this, this year. This is a huge sum – the […]

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