Monthly Archives: August 2013

Gen Con review

 Recently I had the pleasure of attending Gen Con, the largest gaming convention in the world. Over the past two or three years, convention culture has absolutely boomed in this country—thanks, at least in part, to the massive box-office success … Continue reading

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Booth art at Gen Con 2013

I’ve been asked to post the illustrations I made for the booth at the Exile Game Studio booth at Gen Con 2013. I was reluctant to put them up because I was afraid people would think we had slashed our … Continue reading

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Is sci-fi inherently pessimistic?

This post can also be found on Adr3nalin3 Name 10 sci-fi books or movies and I’ll bet at least 7 of them are pessimistic. Post-apocalyptic worlds (e.g.: The Hunger Games), overwhelming threats to humanity (e.g.: War of the Worlds), dystopian … Continue reading

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The Muse in the Machine

Not long ago, we were introduced to this video of a robotic band playing (what else?) heavy metal Motorhead tracks. It’s amusing to watch, and a respectable feat of engineering. We’ve all know and love animatronics since the Pirates of … Continue reading

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Memory versus imagination of Carleton College

(Also posted on Adr3nalin3) A few days ago I had the opportunity to visit my alma mater, Carleton College, for the first time since I graduated more than 15 years ago. As anybody who’s been to Carleton could easily guess, … Continue reading

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