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Typecast Tonight, FanX on Thursday

It’s Tuesday again already? Let’s Do This.

At 9pm Eastern my friends and I will be  streaming our Gods of Vareon D&D game.  Dan Wells is our dungeon master. Brian McClellan, Mari Murdock, Charlie Holmberg, Ethan Sproat, and I are playing, respectively, the no-healing¹ Cleric, the no-prisoners Rogue, the no-romance Druid, the no-religion Paladin, and the no-fighting-please² Bard.

I’ll doing high-speed color sketches of in-game events, and new subscribers get to suggest targets for my pen, so if you’ve got an Amazon Prime account with unused Twitch subscriptions, this might be a good use for them!

Previous sessions are available on YouTube, but our giveaways (including some of those sketches) are reserved for the live audience.

Typecast Will Be At FanX

We’ll be at Salt Lake City FanX doing a one-shot adventure in Room 255 DEF from 5pm to 9pm on Thursday. I’ll be doing the in-game sketching thing during the show, and those sketches will be given away to audience members. For reals!

I’m not exhibiting at the show³, so if you’re in Salt Lake City for FanX this weekend, your only opportunity to catch up with me will be Thursday evening. And while I can’t promise you a live D&D sketch, I’ll definitely sign whatever merchandise you may have that needs my attention.

¹ This has proven inconvenient. My bard is now the party’s main healer. 
² My bard was pacifist-leaning before he realized he was also the combat medic. He now has even more reasons to try to talk his way out of a fight.
³ Regarding exhibiting at FanX: Sandra and I have tried several times to make it worth our while, but it’s just not. Four of our five least profitable shows in the last 10 years have been FanX/SLC Comic-Con, so as much as I’d love to have a presence there, my time is more pleasantly⁴ and profitably spent at home drawing comics.
⁴ Of course, if this Typecast thing is enough fun, and enough of a hit, Typecast might exhibit next year, and I’d definitely be there for that.

NASFIC This Weekend in Layton, Utah

I’ll be at NASFIC/Westercon/SpikeCon this weekend¹ in Layton Utah with Sandra Tayler and Keliana Tayler. Come see us in the dealer’s room, and admire Keliana’s work in the art show.

Outside of that, you can find Sandra and/or me at the following places and times.

4:30-5:00pm, Aurora Boardroom: Sandra Tayler Reading

12:45-4:15pm, Meridian Stage: Writing Excuses Live
Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, and Howard Tayler, with special guests Jim Butcher, Eric Flint, Laurel K. Hamilton, Janci Patterson, and David Weber

2:00pm, Stratus 9: Authors and Companions Tradecraft
Sandra Tayler, Sharon Rice-Weber, Jonathan Green, and Bridget Correia talk about support systems for creators

5:45pm, Meridian E: Establishing an Interstellar Colony
Howard Tayler moderates a discussion of colonizing the far stars, with Nick Halper, Thea Hutchison, Bill Thomasson, and Toni Weisskopf

11:30am, HIE Boardroom: Howard Tayler Kaffeeklatch
It’s an in-person AMA. Register in advance. Seating is limited.

11:30am, Meridian F: Recreating the Fairy Tale
Sandra Tayler moderates this discussion of why, and how, we work fairy tales into the stories we tell, with Dewey Douglas, Steven Heumann, Wendy Van Camp, and Amy White.

8:00pm, Stratus Hall: Charity Gaming
Charity auction winners can play MUNCHKIN: STARFINDER with the game’s illustrator, Howard Tayler

11:30am, Meridian E: New Takes on Old Tales
Sandra Tayler, Ann Chamberlin, B. Daniel Blatt, Scott William Taylor, and Amy White discuss the appeal of Greek and Roman mythologies, and how we can work these and others into our own work.

¹ NOTE: My work schedule is pretty tight, so I’ll only be available at the show on Friday and Saturday. If you want books sketched in, be sure to come by the dealers room BEFORE Sunday.

WorldCon 76

I’m in San Jose this week for the 76th annual World Science Fiction Convention. I’m not exhibiting, my schedule is light, and I’m Airbnb-ing instead of staying in the convention hotel(s), so it’s a little bit like I’m ghosting.

Here’s my schedule:


  • 10:00 am, room 211c: Mental Health and Craft: Creating with Depression and Anxiety
  • 3:00 pm, autographing area: Autographing! This is your best chance to have me deface your stuff.


  • 12:00 pm, room 210b: Body Language—How to Improve Your Awareness and Use It in Fiction

Most of my time will likely be spent hiding somewhere and working on Schlock Mercenary installments. My GenCon recovery day stretched across half of last week, and these daily comics still don’t draw themselves. Oh, and although my schedule suggests I don’t need to be in San Jose until Saturday, I’m flying out today, Monday the 13th. I have two days of pre-Worldcon recording sessions with the Writing Excuses crew, so this week will be spent entirely out of reach of my usual drawing table…