Wednesday, June 30, 2010

JMS's signature contribution to media

If you were writing an article, and had to let folks know who J. Michael Straczynski is with but a single phrase, what would you pick? 

Babylon 5, you might be thinking? No. The New Twilight Zone? Captain Power? His Canne-competing film Changeling? No, no, and no again. If you're writing an article about him, apparently the thing to mention out of his entire body of work is Murder She Wrote.

I kid you not.

DexCon Schedule Now Up!

Better late than never!

The good folks at Dexposure have posted the schedule of events for the upcoming Dexcon 13 convention in Morristown, NJ July 7-11. Here's the juicy bits...

I will be running Castle of the Mad Archmage (AD&D 1E) twice:

R0210 Thursday 8 PM - Midnight
R0243 Friday 2 PM - 6 PM

I will also be running the classic module Tomb of Horrors (AD&D 1E):

R0264 Friday 8 PM - Midnight
R0319 Saturday 8 PM - Midnight

Also, the "Invasion of the Grognards" will commence! In addition to the above, the following bits of old-school goodness await your pleasure:

R0198 Thursday 1 PM - 5 PM: "Ruins of Glantri" (Basic D&D)
D1025 Thursday 5 PM - 6 PM: "What is the Old School Revival?" (Panel Discussion)
R0214 Thursday 8 PM - Midnight: "A League of their Own" (Marvel Super Heroes)
R0246 Friday2 PM - 6 PM: "Ruins of Glantri" (Basic D&D)
R0307 Saturday 2 PM - 6 PM: "Ruins of Glantri" (Basic D&D)
R0308 Saturday 2 PM - 6 PM: "Stonehell" (Labyrinth Lord)
R0320 Saturday 8 PM - Midnight: "Ruins of Glantri" (Basic D&D)
R0322 Saturday 8 PM - Midnight: "Dar Janix: City of Towers" (Labyrinth Lord)

Unfortunately, the Gamma World and Star Frontiers games don't seem to have materialized, but considering this is a "latest and greatest games" convention (one of the proud sponsors of a huge Indy Games effort), I think 7 pre-1985 games is pretty good.

Please, if you're in the area and would like to do a little old schoolery, stop on by! The convention does accept pre-registrations for games.

EDIT (7/4/10): Found a few more sessions of games on the schedule that I missed the first time through.