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UVU Book Academy: Friday the 11th!

This Friday, October 11th, I’ll be on the Wasatch Campus of Utah Valley University for their Book Academy conference.

Kinda late notice, I know. Sorry about that!

I’m on a panel, “Grand Openings And Then What” (talking about beginnings of stories) at 11:00 am in room 202, and I’m teaching “Crafting Humor for the Page” at 3:30 pm in room 229.

Outside of those events, well, I’ll be at the conference all day. If you catch up with me in the hall I’m sure I’ll be helpful in some way.

Barding Like a Bardy-Bard

I play Bard Odrak Ironthroat over at TypecastRPG, and in a very literally typecast manner, I’m a playing a bard who can draw. During each game session I sketch key moments, interpreting them for posterity so that the truth of our party’s epic ineptitude will be obscured by the tales our descendants tell about us.


For our first giveaway, follow TypeCastRPG on Twitter or Instagram, and then give this tweet an RT and a like.

Obviously, the pictures will have more meaning for you if you’re watching us play.

Previous sessions are available on YouTube, and we’re live on Twitch every Tuesday at 9pm Eastern. As an incentive to tune in on Twitch, the live show has a live-only “after party,” in which we take questions from the chat, and get randomly silly, secure in the knowledge that THIS part won’t end up on YouTube¹.

We haven’t gotten the ArtCam to work yet (my fault – my camera had 0 HP and failed its death saves) but future feeds may show off exactly how sloppy I am as I create these cards.

Future giveaways may happen on the TypecastRPG Instagram or Facebook accounts. Your home page for all things TypecastRPG is TypecastRPG.com, where you can find links to our social media feeds, as well as helpful summaries of previous game sessions.

¹ I have it on good authority that the internet is really good at forgetting embarrassing things.

Typecast RPG Tonight (and EVERY Tuesday Night!)

I’ll be live streaming a D&D session again tonight with the Typecast RPG group, but this time I’m not a “special guest.” I’ve been invited to join the party as a core member of the cast, which means this D&D streaming thing will happen again next Tuesday, and every Tuesday that follows.

There have been two sessions since Sandra and I appeared on the stream, so I’m not entirely sure what trouble the party has gotten into in my absence. I’m confident, however, that they’re in a lot of it.

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.