My interview on the horror genre for the Flagons and Dragons podcast is now online. Carl was a wonderful host, and I had a great time talking about horror, therapy, why Werewolf is a different kind of awesome from Vampire, and my shameful appreciation of Stephen King.
You can listen for yourself at the Flagons and Dragons website: http://flagonsanddragons.com/interview-with-eddy-webb-game-designer-and-author/
Just a quick update while I have a few minutes.
- For those that missed it, I was approached by OWbN Girls to do an interview elaborating on my blog post “What I Learned from OWbN Girls.” You can hear the hour-long interview over at Soundcloud.
- There’s been some idle talk about doing a feature over at that podcast, covering all kinds of topics about LARP culture, game theory, and the like. I’ll keep you posted.
- I’ve also been approached about doing a piece with the Flagons and Dragons podcast about horror gaming. Again, I’ll keep you posted on that.
- I sent off the final draft of “I Knew Him” for the The Play’s The Thing fiction anthology. The editor was really pleased with the rewrite, as was I — I think it’s much better now. I should be getting a proof to review soon-ish, and then hopefully you’ll have another chance to buy my stuff.
- I’ve also been approached to contribute to two more anthologies. Right now, it’s still at the hush hush stage, but once I know more I’ll pass that along.
- I’ve finished off my contribution to Werewolf: the Apocalypse – 20th Anniversary Edition, and Ethan is now diligently doing redlines for many, many writers.
- With everything going on, I haven’t had a chance to even touch Watson is Not an Idiot (my “Tour de Holmes” essays). Maybe April? I do want to get that done, but paying work right now trumps personal projects.
- I’ve been idly talking with a publisher about taking the fantasy RPG I’ve been working on (Bloodmourne) and doing something with it. That’s a much longer scale project, if it even happens, but it’s something else bouncing in the back of my head. Don’t worry — it’ll have vampires in it.
- I do plan to do some more “What I Learned” posts — just haven’t had much time to sit down and put my thoughts in order.
Shit be crazy, yo.
Since GenCon, I’ve been running pretty hard. Getting the second episode of Whitechapel written and up, trying desperately to finish a short story for consideration in an anthology, going to a company retreat for a day, and going to see Alton Brown and Chris Hardwick live all kind of fell in at the same time. (Both shows were awesome, by the way — just happened to be that the tickets we got months in advance had them both on the same day, so it was a full day going to see them both.)
Somewhere in there, a couple more podcast interviews made their way into the world:
In the craziness, I did get a chance to watch the first season of Leverage, which wasn’t bad. It took me a bit to get into it (after the really intense drama of Dexter), but when I mentally approached it as "The Italian Job, The Series," my appreciate for it jumped a lot. It’s a fun show, and I’m looking forward to season two.
This week, things calm down a bit more, which will be a nice change of pace before they start getting crazy again in October. (Except that I volunteered for a rush company project — whoops.)