The Dragonlance Canticle Episode 10 – James Lowder interview

Welcome back to another episode of the Dragonlance Canticle. Today we have a discussion/interview with James Lowder author of Knight of the Black Rose and Spectre of the Black Rose. First a few notes from the show opening

Dragons of the Highlord Skies
Dragonlance movie trailer premiere (it’s on the official movie site, but we have linked it to our website also)
Jamie Chambers and Cam Banks interviewed on the latest episode of the Dragonhearth

Now on with the James Lowder interview. Let me warn you, it’s a long show (oh the horror)…

Weasel’s Luck
Defenders of the Magic

Harper’s series

Ravenloft RPG and Ravenloft Novels
Vampire of the Mist

Mary Kirchoff

Sithicus: The realm of Lord Soth in Ravenloft

Dragon Magazine #351 – World Serpent Inn article (good article! Get it while you can!)

A possible third book? Here’s to hoping!

Vampiric Kender – When Black Roses Bloom

Numerous work in other horror genre RPGs including:
Vampire: The Masquerade
All Flesh Must be Eaten

Clark Ashton Smith
The War Hound and the World’s Pain
Polyhedron magazine

Dead Alive – Also known as Braindead an early Peter Jackson movie for you Lord of the Ring fans.

World War Z – by Max Brooks (Yes, Mel Brooks’ son)
Zombies – a metaphor for social conformity? George Romero uses this well.

Shadows Over Baker Street
Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter
Cthulhu – HP Lovecraft

Greyhawk – is Ravenloft the plane that imprisons Tharizdun? We may never know what the dark powers are.

Audition – a tough Japanese horror movie to watch. Be warned!
Requiem for a Dream
Carnival of Souls

Dead Ale Wives reference

Dario Argento

Jean Ray – Ghouls On My Grave

Anita Blake and Laurel K Hamilton

James is currently working on a new trilogy with a working title called Ebonnachtthat will be published by Elder Signs Press. He’s hoping to have the first book out on by Gen Con 2008. The main character of the story makes an appearences on a number of short stories:
Pulp Zombie: The Nght Chicago Died – Great story, by the way.
The Unquiet Dreams of Cingris the Stout in Gaming Frontiers Magazine #2 and will hopefully see a reprinting of it sometime soon.

He’s working on something for Paizo (Top Secret! Shh!)
Paizo Planet Stories

Announced here first!!
James will be doing some work for Devil’s Due Publishing for the Wizards of the Coast comics. He can’t say anymore but he told us the Nexus will be very interested in it. Hmmmmm.

Hobby Games: The 100 Best

Ian Livingstone

Axis and Allies

Dragonlance Movie Trailer

The rough cut Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight that premieried at Comic Con and subsequently shown at Gen Con and Dragon Con has been posted at the official Dragonlance movie site. it was also accomapanied by a statement by Paramount Pictures on the status of the final trailer. Below is the same trailer linked through Youtube.

Elven Prayer Hymn

This was posted at the official movie site for the Dragonlance movie today, thought I’d share. This is an elven prayer hymn that Tracy Hickman wrote and Carl Preusser set to music. It’s as beautiful as I remember it was at Gen Con.

Enjoy. 🙂

Dragonlance Canticle SE3 – DL Q&A Gen Con 2007

On Friday, August 17 we had the opportunity to attend a Dragonlance Q&A session open to all. Talinthas brought recorder and held his arm up for at least an hour to get this recording. we present this to you.

The Dragonlance Canticle Episode 9 – GenCon 2007 Part 2

Here we go!! The talk about what we saw at the Dragons of Autumn Twilight Trailer Premiere. Warning – incessant fanboy discussion heard here. We are not responsible for our giddiness! You have been warned.

Lazy show notes. I’ll post them tomorrow night. 🙂

The Dragonlance Canticle Episode 8 – GenCon 2007 Part 1

In this episode the three of us, Tal, Dragonhelm, and Valharic talk about our GenCon experience. Originally this part of the show was suppose to be one third of the whole show, but we talked so much, our hour was up. So next week well have GenCon Part 2. Links below to things we talk about.

Valharic talked about:
GenCon 2007
Chris Pierson
Larry Elmore
Legends Map Pouch – Get it! It a work of art!!
Geeklabel party at the Hard Rock
Gaming with Jason Mardsen – So much fun. One of my best GenCon experiences ever!!

Talinthas talks about:
Tal and Weldon played in the Dwarven Depthes game. He played Tanis-half jerk face
Dragonlance Shirts – How do we get one??!!!
Tal heads over to the artists corral
Jason Engle
DL Trailer – So cool!! More to come later
Tal is jealous he didn’t get to play
Tal gets the Black Robed Raistlin miniature
More Art!! The Young Adult Dragonlance novels artists (Sorry con’t find a link)
Wayne Reynolds (WAR!)
Tal comes out of the closet about Raistlin
Drizzt Who?
The the legendary game of Talinlance – Purple and lavender dragonspawn. We don’t discriminate. 🙂

The Immortals by Tracy Hickman

Steve “Stan” Brown
Jason Engle sketchs some cool stuff for Tal
Nina Hess at Mirrorstone
Roger E. MooreA Stones Throw Awaythe first published Dragonlance story.
Dragons of Krynn
Best GenCon Evahr!!

Trampas talks about:
Started in St. Louis -Eastward Ho Dragonhelm!
Godzilla-lance – Let us never speak of Godzilla-Lance again
Pathfinder at Paizo – Goblins and Kobolds oh my!
GenCon is all about getting the swag!!
Which is the better book War of the Lance SB or Races of Ansalon?

Alright, it was Articblast I met on the forums!! Sorry I drew a blank when recording.

The Dragonlance Nexus won the ENnie for BEST FAN SITE!!!!
A lot of thanks you’s to a lot of poeple. 🙂

Fear the Boot
Have Games, Will Travel-Won best podcast
Yog Radio – Got the silver
Next year, hopefully the Canticle!

Killer Breakfast all-star cast.
Jason Mardsen – Yes he could play Tas in a live action movie but not a T-Rex.
Ed Greenwood – He is Elminster!
Gary Gygax
Tal plays LG characters because he likes to play fantasy – hehe.

Holy Cow! Our hour is up! Check back next week for Part 2 where we talk about D&D 4E and the Dagonlance Movie trailer premiere.

The Dragonlance Canticle SE – Gen Con Day 2

Just a quick little podacast. We got a lot of great material today that you will see in future episodes. 🙂

The Dragonlance Canticle SE – Gen Con Day 1

So here’s a short little summary of my day. Below are also linked some pictures I took. Enjoy!! 🙂

Margaret Weis Productions Pic 1

Margaret Weis Productions Pic 2

Margaret and Tracy

Larry Elmore and I

Gen Con Bound!

Gen Con begins this week (I’m officially on vacation on Tuesday, WooHoo!) and we plan on doing short little 10-15 minute podcasts to talk about each day, Thursday-Sunday.

So check back daily starting late Thursday night and we’ll have something for ya to listen to. 🙂

iTunes Minor Issues

I have been informed of a minor issue with iTunes that may or may not be related to ID3 tags. But I have also heard that this issue could be a know issue that apple needs to fix with iTunes. I noticed episode 5 had the wrong track number in it. So I’m pushing that episode 5 back down to see if this corrects the issue.

So those of you who are iTunes listeners may see episode 5 come up again. You can ignore it, if you wish. There is nothing new to it, I’m just trying to correct some background settings.

Bill aka Valharic

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