Yes, you are reading that correctly. I am giving the “Best of Show” for the GAMA Trade Show 2013 to Kickstarter.com. Kickstarter was the talk of the show. If you had a booth there was a solid 50/50 chance that a Kickstarter was in your future. It really was everywhere at the show. Before you [...]
The 2013 GAMA Trade Show vendor and exhibitor list has arrived! Once again I plowed through the raw list and found links to (most) of the vendors. Some names were too vague to Google and other simply were MIA. If anyone has information on the “unknown” companies or finds an error in the list, please [...]
Please indulge me for a moment before this review begins….Woohoo! I did it! I finished “The Wheel of Time” series! I slogged through 14 books, endless sub-plots, 500 page books that advanced the plot by four days, Nynaeve’s hair pulling, Egwene’s whining and a growing belief that Robert Jordan got paid by the word. It [...]
Are The Works of J.R.R. Tolkien Aging Poorly and Destined for Mandatory Reading Lists in High School English Classes?
Wait! Before the slings and arrows of the Tolkien faithful strike with full force, please hear me out. I acknowledge that Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy literature. That his works inspired at least two generations of later writers and his impact on the genre will echo through the ages. I am in no [...]
Gen Con 2012 is over and this is my report on the weekend’s festivities. The information appears in no particular order. Wizards of the Coast starts our report with the release of a new “Dungeon Command” set “Tyranny of Goblins.” I played with my cohort Werlen, who is a massive miniature fan, especially the [...]