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.


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.

Tabitha Lyons to Cosplay Kitiara!


Cosplayer Tabitha Lyons has announced that she will be portraying none other than Kitiara uth Matar! Tabitha recently gave Margaret Weis some details.

“Lots of people have asked me why are we making a Dragon and what are our plans for cosplaying Kitiara and Skie. It all started in a remarkably similar way to something you would read at the beginning of a Dragonlance story.

The Artyfakes team were sitting around a bonfire discussing our fantasy builds, the idea of a ride on dragon came up, by the end of the evening we had designed the whole thing in our head, there was talk of something as large as a 10 foot dragon from snout to tail which would look as though the operator was riding it, combine that with the opportunity to bring to life my all time favourite fantasy character and we were sold. Of course it was just talk and we’d never actually make it…

Sometimes though “what ifs” just have to be acted on. Although this was a massive task for our already busy team we agreed to bring the idea to life, my dream cosplay would finally come true.

This project has not been without it’s frustrations, problems, hitches and hiccups. However the end is now in site. It’s brought us closer together as a team, as we have been spending all our free time working on it. We can’t wait to see it completed and debut this character at London Film and Comic Con next weekend.

Of course the Dragon and Kitiara costume will be great promotion for Artyfakes and hopefully we can sell a few variations of the Dragon. We also hope we can, in some small way, help introduce the Dragonlance novels to a new generation of fans and remind existing fans of just how great the Dragonlance series is.

After LFCC we’ll have some free time to make a Lord Soth costume which will give us three main characters to play around with and maybe even create a short fan film. I know we are not the only fans who would love to see the trilogy as live action films or have it’s own TV series. With the current popularity of books becoming films or shows who knows what could happen.. but I’m excited to find out.

  • Memorable Quotes

    The mage’s soul is forged in the crucible of the magic. You choose to go voluntarily into the fire. The fire might very well destroy you. But if you survive, every blow of the hammer will serve to shape your being. Every drop of water wrung from you will temper and strengthen your soul.

    — Antimodes, The Soulforge