Weis & Hickman Roadshows

Beginning with Gencon 1984 and for a number of years thereafter, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman produced a series of events at the convention entitled the ‘Weis & Hickman Travelling Roadshow. These generally featured a skit authored by Tracy Hickman, Q&A sessions with Weis and Hickman as well as performances from their works. These performances sometimes were choral readings and sometimes performances cast from friends, spouses and associates.

Recordings of these performances are rare.

This performance, preserved from a VHS copy, took place at the Gencon Convention in 1990.

NOTABLE MOMENTS:

TOWERS OF TRAVESTY: A Dragonlance Dungeons & Dragons skit narrated by Margaret Weis. Cast includes Tracy Hickman, Kevin Stein, Nicole Harsch, Mike Sakuta, Janet Deaver-Pack, Gary Pack, Liz Baldwin and three members of the audience. (00:00:28 – 00:25:40)

KNIGHT OF SOLAMNIA SONG: Tracy Hickman is coerced into singing his fractured version of a BeeGee’s song about Solamnic Knights. Rare footage. (00:29:25 – 00:37:20)

FALL OF KITIARA: Skit by Gary Pack, Nicole Harsch & Mike Sakuta with Laura Hickman (offstage) and Janet Deaver-Pack (vocals). (00:52:54 – 1:09:00)

Videographer: David Baldwin.

About Tracy Hickman

Dragonlance originators Tracy and Laura Hickman have been publishing game designs and stories together for over thirty-two years - nearly as long as their marriage - and thus started them both on a life of adventure and imagination. Tracy is a New York Times best-selling co-author (with Margaret Weis) of many Dragonlance novels including the original "Dragonlance Chronicles", "Dragonlance Legends", "Rose of the Prophet" and "Darksword" trilogies as well as the seven-book "Deathgate Cycle". Tracy and Laura are remembered together for their role-playing game designs in "Dragonlance" and the "Oasis of the White Palm" series but are perhaps best known for their classic adventure, the original "Ravenloft." For more information on Tracy, visit his website at http://www.trhickman.com/.
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