Three Cool Things

Howard ZebrasHere’s a trio of nifty things.

First, I just learned that the audio sample from Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters is from my Dabir and Asim story collected in that anthology (“The Serpent’s Heart”), so if you want to hear a sample of what my favorite characters have been up to lately follow the link and listen to the snippet. And if you haven’t purchased the book yet, now’s your chance! There’s scads more stories in the anthology, some of them by friends whose work I know and love. (Here’s the part where I shamefacedly admit I haven’t yet read the other stories, for I don’t own a Kindle or Nook and am waiting for my hardcopy.)

kaijuSecond, I’ve posted my tentative schedule for GenCon. Currently it only features the name, time, and location of the panels I’ll be on for the Writer’s Symposium and doesn’t detail when I’ll be at the Paizo booth in the Great Hall. I’ll let you know more as the date comes closer, and add information about the panels as well as my fellow panelists.

Third, I’ll be giving the keynote address at the Big Read at DeKalb Library’s Big Read on October 7th at 7:00 in the evening. I’ll have more information on that as the date comes closer. For you not in the know (like me) DeKalb is a little west of Chicago.

Did I say THREE cool things? Well, here’s a fourth that should be of interest to gamers. The wonderful rules light Barbarians of Lemuria game system is getting a brand new edition with all sorts of great extras. Just as soon as I sell a few more things on eBay I’ll be throwing some cash at the Kickstarter myself. Barbarians of Lemuria is one of my very favorite rules systems — anyone who wants to run a sword-and-sorcery game without using the usual systems should try this. Fast, easy, extremely evocative. Follow this link for more details.