Sunday, November 26, 2006


Went to U-con at the University of Michigan last weekend and sold some books! It's held in the Student Union building, and had everything a con-goer could want, and more... easy access to a cornucopia of fast food in the basement, a nice setting with ballroom floor, nice architecture, stained glass windows, dim lighting (well, that could have been better), ans a variety of interesting dealers. Considering the attendance, I can't complain about how slow it was. Still managed to sell some stuff, so I'm happy.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Windycon 33 Report

Windycon is a great convention- I had last attended one about ten years ago and found on my return that it is better than ever. They are not too small, not too big, and have a great selection of activities and guests.
I did my three panels on Saturday. In the one on designing a realistic spaceship, I was partnered with Stephan Martiniere, the famous visual designer who's worked on lots of films and games, including The Fifth Element, Star Wars Ep. 2 and 3, Titan A.E., the Abyss, Myst, Uru, and many others, not to mention being one of the hottest SF book cover painters working today. He was a very interesting guy to talk to, and very down to earth.
My TTA panel on Sunday went well. It was well-attended, despite the Windycon folks not getting my panel description into the con book (which ultimately was my fault)- there was only the title (the description was up on the website, though). Everything went well and the crowd was very enthusiastic. They were thrilled at the new stuff that I sneak-peeked from Capital Ships. I sold several books in the hallway after the panel as well.
The con activities were fun as well. Several good parties, a great dealers room, and fun entertainment. I also met and got to know Gery L. Deer and Scout, whip artists extraordinaire!
U-Con is next week. More to come!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Upcoming Conventions / Some News

I (Jeff) will be appearing at Windycon 33 in Chicago the weekend of November 10-12, 2006. I'll be on three panels on Saturday, and then Sunday at 1:00 I will be presenting a panel on the Terran Trade Authority. The following weekend I'll be at U-Con in Ann Arbor (Nov. 17-19, 2006), running the Morrigan Press table with Mike, who of course did quite a bit of excellent artwork for the RPG. At both conventions, I will have the TTA Roleplaying Game for sale, as well as Spacecraft 2100 to 2200 AD. At U-Con I will have a lot of other Morrigan Press titles for sale as well.
The RPG (the finished print version) will be hitting my doorstep next week and will soon be available at and direct from Morrigan Press. The RPG is currently available from / RPGNow (they merged) in Adobe PDF format for a special price.
Stay tuned for more updates, and thank you for your support!