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New Books and Interviews!

A lot of things have fallen into place recently! So much going on!

New Books

Three books I’ve worked on have recently released!

Songs of the Sun and Moon is a fiction anthology of the Fera (non-wolf werecreatures) for Werewolf: The Apocalypse. I contributed “A Nuwisha Walks Into A Bar,” which is about a Nuwisha and a Corax trying to uncover a conspiracy. I’ll have a taste of this story next week, but if you can’t wait, you can get it at DriveThruFiction.

Dark Brigade is actually a rewrite and update of the very first book I ever wrote completely by myself. It’s a series book for Cartoon Action Hour, Season 3, detailing a covert paramilitary force dedicated to defeating a terrorist group comprised of vampires, wolfmen, zombies, and other supernatural horrors in the style of 80s action cartoons. It’s available for as much as you want to pay at DriveThruRPG (and I get a portion of the earnings!)

Iron Wolves is another series book for Cartoon Action Hour, Season 3. This one was done as part of the original Kickstarter, and features an intergalactic police force fighting against a collection of space mobsters headed up the nefarious Queen Bee. You can get the PDF at DriveThruRPG.

New Interviews

AndoCon was a lot of fun, and I had a great time gaming and hanging out with people. I also did a version of my LARP theory talk, “Your Game Sucks,” and the fine folks at Altered Confusion filmed it and posted the talk online.

Also, while I was at 221b Con, I sat down with fellow Sherlockian author Stephen Seitz, and we chatted about the original canon and my book Watson Is Not An Idiot. Part 1 and Part 2 of his documentary are on YouTube.

My Panels at 221b Con

I just received word of what panels I’ll be speaking on at 221b Con next month. Here’s the blurb for each as well:

Canon 101 – Unsure where to start? Want to know the jokes behind the Speckled Blond and the Geek Interpreter? Here’s the panel to ask questions without judgement.

The Napoleon of Crime – Why do we love Professor Moriarty? Was he even real? Or was he just a figment of Sherlock Holmes’ imagination?

“One Fixed Point in a Changing Age:” Sherlockians in the Digital Era – What does it mean to be a fan in today’s world?

Watsons Through Time – A look at the many different actors to portray Watson.

Women in Sherlock – From Sally to Mary, Irene to Mrs. Hudson, a look at the women who make up the Sherlock universe.

I’ll also be at the MX Publishing table, selling copies of Watson is Not an Idiot. Stop by and say hello!

Elementary Addendum

At 221b Con, I was on a panel to discuss Elementary, and a few things came out of that discussion that tie into my original post on the topic. So, consider this an addendum.

  • The show is very much based in New York. Rather than being a general analog of London, the show veers into being explicitly a show that is part of the culture of New York. Again, I think this ties into the heart of the original Canon: Holmes was originally a creature of London, and now he is a creature of New York. Being originally British, this allows other characters (such as Gregson) to act as “native guide,” but New York is very much a character in this show.
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