Convention season is (almost) over

Convention season is (almost) over

Sep 18

We did the Penny Arcade Expo again this year — it happens about four blocks from where I work here in Seattle, so a three day orgy of video game goodness is kind of a no-brainer for us. Last year’s convention was a much more stressful weekend, since Zombocalypse Now was just about to hit the streets, and I was madly handing out promo cards and trying to figure out which celebrities to...

These are a few of my favorite things

These are a few of my favorite things

Aug 02

Just wanted to let everyone know that I’m blogging weekly now over at favorite thing EVER. It’s something of a review site, although “review” probably isn’t the best term, since really it’s all about unabashed gushing over things I love the most. So check out one of my most beloved childhood memories, or my favorite way to combine alcohol with board games....

Read the reviews!

Read the reviews!

Aug 01

Added a new page to the site this weekend — just a place where I can collect snippets from Zombocalypse Now reviews and point people to the full text. I realized that even though I usually do a blog post every time someone pimps the book, they disappear down the river pretty quick, so I just wanted to give them a more prominent spot on the site. My author interviews are also there,...

On crippling guilt and heartwarming redemption

On crippling guilt and heartwarming redemption

Jun 18

My old friend Matt Driscoll has filed a lengthy post over at the Weekly Volcano’s “Spew” blog about the Homegrown Heroes signing at Comic Book Ink this weekend. For a bit of background, I actually gave Matt his first writing gig at the Tacoma Reporter years ago (and, if memory serves, willfully ignored the fact that at the time he needed a fake I.D. to get into bars and cover...

Homegrown Heroes signing June 19

Homegrown Heroes signing June 19

Jun 17

I’ll be signing books at Comic Book Ink in Tacoma on Saturday, June 19 from 2-5 pm as part of the Homegrown Heroes signing (directions). Also at the event will be members of the Dockyard Derby Dames, some of the folks who put together The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (which I saw on netflix recently, and which is hilarious) Heroclix sculptor Ben Misenar, Author Jack Cameron, and cartoonists Mark...

Norwescon, Gamestorm, PLA

Norwescon, Gamestorm, PLA

Apr 08

Finally have a chance to breathe a little after our whirlwind con schedule over the past couple of weeks (well, that's what it felt like to me, anyway), so I figured I'd take a minute and jot down my convention impressions. This might get kind of lengthy, so buckle in. Thursday the 22nd I drove down to Portland (a city which I adore, although I didn't get the chance to combine Red Stripe and Qbert at Ground Kontrol, which is the entire reason I usually make the trip) and split the weekend between Gamestorm and the Public Library Association Show. Both were interesting, but the culture shock of going back and forth took a little getting used to. My book was on display at the IBPA booth at the library thing, and that was mostly about meeting book folks and trying to kind of soak up the publishing industry through osmosis. I'm not sure if it'll pay out in terms of books sold to libraries vs. cost of being there, but it was definitely worth checking out, especially since it coincided with the REAL reason for our visit. MUCH MORE after the jump!

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