Thanks so much for having us on, guys.
Hey, guys. My Easiest Contest Ever will be coming to a close at 11:59 PM on Monday, September 19th. Entries received after that point will be disqualified.
If you haven’t entered yet, do so. There’s still time, you can win free books, and the contest really is as easy as it’s purported to be.
Dragon*Con has come and gone. I’m exhausted, but I had an absolutely fantastic time. Thanks so much to everyone who came out, everyone who stopped to talk or get a book signed, and everyone who decided to give The Goblin Corps a shot. We sold out of convention copies, so we’re doing something right.
Had a fantastic time meeting so many other Pyr authors, and picked up several books that I can’t wait to read.
I’ll be ending my Easiest Contest Ever in about, oh, a week or so. So if you haven’t entered yet, your time is running out. It really is as easy as advertised.
So, ArmadilloCon is over, and I had a really great time. Thanks so much to everyone who came out, and everyone with whom I shared panels.
And next weekend, Dragon*Con. My schedule so far is pretty preliminary, and additional events may (or may not) appear. But for the moment, it looks like this:
Friday, 3:00 PM: Signing, Pyr Books booth. You can buy The Goblin Corps there, or you can bring your own copies of anything of mine, and I’ll be happy to sign. (I’m sure some of the other vendors there will have my other novels, but I can’t swear to it, or say which ones.)
Saturday, 3:00 PM: Signing, Pyr Books booth, as above.
Saturday, 5:30 PM: Novels Based on Games panel (i.e. the panel that might as well have been created specifically for Ari’s experience). Not sure where this one’s located yet, to be honest.
Sunday, 2:30 PM: Pyr Books “Burning Bright” panel, where you can hear lots about what Pyr’s got coming up and what they’re about, as well as meet a bunch of Pyr authors. Hyatt, Greenbriar room.
I realize that’s a pretty light formal schedule, but I’ll be looking at getting on a few more panels (and attending a few in the audience, as well). More importantly, I will be spending a lot of time at the Pyr Books booth. I mean a lot. So even if it’s not during one of my official/formal signing times, please feel free to stop by. If I’m there, I’ll be more than happy to chat or sign.
Also, just FYI, I’ll be wrapping up my Easiest Contest Ever not long after I get back from Dragon*Con. So if you haven’t entered yet, now would be a really good time to do so.
My schedule for ArmadilloCon, which begins tomorrow. (gleep! ) Click here.
I’ll also be at DragonCon, which begins next week. (Double-gleep! ) No schedule yet, but soon (I hope).
My Easiest Contest Ever is still running, and still has plenty of room for more entries. Get on that! It’s easy! (You know it’s true, ‘cuz it’s in the title.)
And finally, since I’ve gotten some questions suggesting that some people missed the earlier announcements… The Goblin Corps is now available on both Kindle and Nook. The novel page has links to both Amazon and Barnes & Noble, so either format’s easy enough to get to. (The page also has a free PDF excerpt, which is notably longer than the previews offered elsewhere. It contains the entirety of both the Prologue and Chapter One. So if you’re still on the fence, maybe that’ll help shove you off.)
Been a while since I announced one of these, but I’ve got a new RPG book (as opposed to a novel or short story) out and available!
The Neverwinter Campaign Setting is ostensibly a Forgotten Realms supplement, but it can be pretty much used as the basis for an entire heroic-tier campaign in its own right. I worked on this one alongside Matt Sernett and Erik Scott “Many Names” de Bie.
I’m psyched at how well the book came out. It’s also got thematic ties to this season of D&D Encounters, as well as several forthcoming novels and a PC/console game, but again, you needn’t have any of those to use the campaign book itself.
Also, last reminder before the day. Signing. Dragon’s Lair. Tomorrow. 6:00 PM. Be there or, uh, don’t.
Okay, what’ve we got this Monday morning? (Besides a burning desire that it not be Monday morning, I mean.)
First, I’ve got a couple of new columns up. On the Pyr Books blog, some thoughts on the use of language in fantasy novels. I don’t mean made-up languages, like Tolkien’s Elvish and the like, I mean English.
For you gamers, some ruminations about my preferred playstyle and the use of plot without railroading in D&D and other RPGs, over on ENWorld.
The Broken Time Blues anthology, a book of fantasy, supernatural, and otherwise fantastic short stories set in the roaring 20s, is now available at Amazon. This includes my own short story, “The Purloined Ledger,” but you should buy it anyway.
Finally, just a bunch of reminders:
- My signing at Dragon’s Lair, at 6:00 on Wednesday.
- My schedule for ArmadilloCon.
- I’ll be at Dragon*Con this year, though I don’t have all of my schedule as of yet.
- The Goblin Corps is now available on Kindle (though I’m still not sure when Nook or other e-formats are forthcoming).
- And finally, remember that my Easiest Contest Ever is still ongoing, and is equally applicable whether you’ve read any of my work or not.
Hey, folks. Got my tentative schedule for ArmadilloCon, where I hope to be seeing a great many of you.
Friday, 8:00-9:00 PM, Trinity Room: Panel, Building a Fictional Society from the Ground Up.
Saturday, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Dealer’s Room: Signing (if you can see any of us behind the line for Scott Lynch).
Saturday, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM, Trinity Room: Pyr Presentation. I’m not actually a formal part of this one–it’s entirely Lou Anders’ show–but I intend to be there, since A) I’ve got books out and forthcoming with Pyr, and B) they’re a great publisher.
Saturday, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM, Trinity Room: Panel, Learning From Others’ Mistakes (Writing Errors to Avoid).
Saturday, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM, Sabine Room: Panel, The Second Book is Always the Hardest.
I’ll be around at other times as well, but those are the places I specifically plan to be, if you want to swing by and say hi, or (for some bizarre reason) care to listen to anything I have to say.
A few quick reminders:
I’ll be signing at Dragon’s Lair on Wednesday the 17th, starting at 6:00 PM. They’ll have copies of The Goblin Corps available, as well as the new Neverwinter campaign setting and plenty of my other gaming books. And you’re welcome to bring your own books for me to sign, too; just make sure the folks at the store know you brought ‘em with you.
And don’t forget my easiest contest ever is still going on. It’s a breeze to enter, and you’ve got an equally good shot at winning whether you’re a long-term fan or have never read a single word of my work. Good luck!
Okay, guys, it’s finally available. Goblin Corps. On Kindle. Click here.
(Nook and other formats coming shortly.)