Blow Up Disneyland

A few random tidbits:

  • Nik and I are off again tomorrow for another con. We are guests of honor at a new one called Conquest LA happening this weekend. If you are in the LA area, come by and see us. Miss Kate will be with us, so cuteness will abound.
  • I am happy to report that the Old World Bestiary for WFRP has finally wrapped. Came out looking great to, thanks to the graphic design stylings of Mr. Hal Mangold. This is the first of WFRP’s full color support books and I think it sets a nice standard. Next up on my plate is Paths of the Damned: Ashes of Middenheim, the first adventure of our new epic trilogy. No matter what we do, this is going to be compared to the classic Enemy Within Campaign. In other words, we have some mighty big shoes to fill.
  • In just a few weeks we’ll be heading down to Vegas for the GAMA Trade Show. It’s hard to believe it has already been a year since the last one. Hopefully, this year’s show won’t have an atmosphere as poisonous as last year’s. Of course, the hilarious post script to the 2004 brouhaha is that the folks who tried so hard to take control of GAMA have done just about nothing since taking power. Really has to make you wonder what that was all about. They were willing to do just about anything to take GAMA over and since then there’s been a deafening silence. And new elections are only five months away…
  • I’ve been reading a book I picked in England, Rifles by Mark Urban. The American title is Wellington’s Rifles: Six Years to Waterloo with England’s Legendary Sharpshooters. The book profiles the 95th Rifles, the unit made (more) famous by Bernard Cornwell’s highly entertaining Sharpe series of adventure novels. Urban uses private letters, journals, unit histories, and period newspapers to construct a fascinating portrait of the 95th, starting with Wellington’s Peninsular Campaign. His ability to draw portraits of the various personalities of the unit makes the book absorbing and highly readable. The period detail, as you’d expect, is also excellent. If you have an interest in the Napoleonic era, I recommend this highly.

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