Hello, all you awesome folks out there!

I figured it was high time I posted something here to change things up a bit from all that stagnation and what-not. I know I keep saying I’ll post more often, and I fully intend to, but things happen, life gets in the way, and I get so buried in projects that I just forget. That said, I will keep trying. I am nothing, if not persistent!

 

News

Not a lot in the way of news lately. We just got back from Genghis Con where we ran some awesome games, chatted with some great fans, both new and old, and had a generally great time.

 

Conventions

The next convention we will be attending is Anomoly Con in the Denver Tech Center. It’s a fantastic mixed-genre con with a huge literary and media focus. This will be our first year there, but the con itself has been going on for quite some time and is always very highly spoken of. I will be on numerous panels throughout the weekend, with topics like Deus Ex Machina, The Villain Dilemma, Improv and Adlib Storytelling, and much more! We’ll have a table with books available and look forward to seeing everyone at the con. Please bring some awesome questions for the tons of great panelists that will be there with us.

After Anomoly (which is March 28-30 by the way) our next con will be StarFest, which has been moved for this year only to May 2-4. It will be returning to its normal late April time frame next year. We will be releasing our new novel, ‘The Aegis Protocol’ at StarFest this year. It is, without a doubt, the best novel we’ve done to date and I am super excited to share it with everyone!

 

Novels

As mentioned before, ‘The Aegis Protocol’ is fast nearing completion. I am going through the final major revisions now and all that remains after that is some short edits on a couple spots, then typesetting and layout. The cover art has been assigned out and things are moving along nicely for a StarFest 2014 release!

Once ‘The Aegis Protocol’ is in the can here in the next few weeks, I will jump into revisions on the next novel ‘The Turin Gambit’. It is Alina’s origin story (she’s made some cameos in the Kalijor books and has a much larger part in ‘The Aegis Protocol’) and is more about a young woman learning who she is and how she is strong enough to take control of her world to get out room under the thumbs of those who would try to control her. It’s less of an action story (although there certainly is some action) and very character driven. I very much look forward to sharing it with you. 🙂

After that will be a couple more Daray books (a small series that is already all written) followed by one or two more Alina books (depending on how the editing goes), and then some more for Daray and her new family.

I am really pleased to say that I am now into a backlog of already written books that means I can start getting stuff edited and revised long before release. This means I can get higher quality books out to you guys on a less-compressed time table and still keep writing new material to add to the other end of the line. I’ve been trying to get here for a while now and I know it will benefit everyone.

 

RPG

Sales are slow, but they are happening! Folks that play the game are saying good things about it so it’s just a matter of getting people to play.

The first sourcebook is nearing the completion of the writing phase (just a bit of work on the GM section yet to go) and will be entering play testing very soon. I’ve even finished the rough layout and have built the art assignments but I cannot assign art out and begin the final publication processes until the man books are ‘in the black’, as it were. They aren’t too far off, but only core book sales will get us there so tell your friends and family that the sooner they pick up a copy, the sooner they can start getting their hands on sourcebooks that will expand the world and begin to really share the depth of the Kalijor universe.

Also, I had a great hour and change chat with a couple guys from a Colorado game developer about the Kalijor game engine and setting. They had some great things to say, as well as a couple awesome tips that I will be working on going forward. It’s always nice to meet folks with experience who are willing to share it in a constructive way. Together we lift each other up!

 

In Conclusion

Okay, so I think that’s about it for now. I’ll post a panel schedule for Anomoly Con as soon as it is finalized and, as usual, I promise to try harder to keep up regular posts here. 😛

I hope everyone is doing well, and I look forward to seeing you all out there, somewhere!

 

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Paul