Back in January when I hunted down George Strayton for an interview in New York City (he gave me the slip at Gen Con back in August!) I real pleasure chatting with him both during and outside the interview.
When we had been discussing his convention schedule it occurred to me that I would love to have even a pic and a few sentences from the cons he has on his schedule and that it would be amazing to have a writer like George who wrote for Sam Raimi on the Xena and Hercules TV shows doing anything for The Weird Review.
So I ran it past him and he looked thoughtful for a minute and said, “Yeah, I think I could do that.”
Since he is a very busy man I haven’t wanted to bug him but recently he popped his head out of his cyber-cave and was on Twitter so I tweeted him:
“… Oh yeah, and do you have any pics from any of the cons you attended recently? :-D”
He tweeted me a pic and then wrote an email earlier today with the following:
“This picture, from Dreamation, shows the only party (including the fabulous Jenn from The Jennisodes Podcast – which I highly recommend) to have completed the CENOTAPH OF THE SERPENT adventure for THE SECRET FIRE Roleplaying Game in two four-hour sessions! Very impressive!
Next, I’m heading to GaryCon this week (which includes a private meeting with Jim Ward to discuss still-secret information from the earliest days of D&D, which will be a focal point of the Gygax feature film currently in development) and then on to ICON on Long Island the following week as a Guest of Honor. I can’t wait to see everyone at the cons!”
Oh, in case you didn’t know it, dear reader, I suppose I should mention that George has worked as a game designer as well as a writer for the big and little screens and he is the creator of the aforementioned The Secret Fire Roleplaying Game.
Though he didn’t mention it here himself I should also add that George recently announced the names of the authors for the first Secret Fire supplement.
Thanks for the Twitterview George!
I’m looking forward to more from Garycon and Icon and Gen Con is going to be Awesome this year!