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And We Have A Winner!

And We Have A Winner!

The Gencon contest has produced a winner. The Judges and I had a tough time sorting through all the submissions. The creativity of the contestants really put a smile on our faces—and made me happy for the future of the human race. If the Zombi Apocalypse comes, I’m sure the contestants will be among the […]

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Two 4-day Passes to Gencon Free!

Two 4-day Passes to Gencon Free!

As I noted in my previous post, I have been traveling a lot. I’ve been away from home in July more than I’ve been here. Fact is, I love traveling and attending conventions. And, thanks to the folks at Gencon, you have a chance to travel, too. Gencon, the “Best Four Days in Gaming,” and […]

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Getting Physical With Books

Getting Physical With Books

I’ve been a huge proponent of digital publishing down through the years. In fact, I take great delight at watching other pundits holding forth on discoveries they’ve made, which are identical to things I was saying five years ago. These would be things concerning the pricing of books, the rise in popularity of series fiction […]

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Upcoming Convention Specials!

Upcoming Convention Specials!

Convention season begins in less than ten days, with Phoenix Comicon here in Phoenix. This is a great show, which has gotten bigger each year, and I’ll be in attendance once again. Not only will I participate in some panels, but I’ll be teaching my 21 Days to a Novel seminar and, for the first […]

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DragonCon and Catching Up

DragonCon and Catching Up

I think I am mostly recovered from DragonCon 2011. It was, as always, a wonderful experience. It’s an overwhelming spectacle, with friends everywhere I look. If it weren’t for the need to sleep, I don’t think I’d ever have seen the inside of my hotel room. Without doubt the high point of the convention was […]

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The Lessons of Phoenix Comicon

The Lessons of Phoenix Comicon

Phoenix Comicon was, as always, a wonderful and classy experience. Matt Solberg and his organization run a fantastic show which has grown like topsy. Each year more and more people show up, and each year I do better and better selling books and other items from my table. I gave my 21 Days to a […]

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Imaginary Friends

Imaginary Friends

In the airport a couple weeks ago, I saw a boy carrying a Teddy Bear. I was envious. He carried it easily, clutching it close to his tummy. He clearly had a good friend there to see him through the chaos that is an airport. He wasn’t a terribly young boy. I’d have guessed he […]

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