Sir Liam Ehrling: the Death of a Dream

Knights of Solamnia Crest

For most avid readers of Dragonlance, the name Sir Liam Ehrling means little. There isn’t much known about the man who served as Grand Master following Gunthar uth Wistan’s death. What there is known though is that Ehrling killed the dream of the knighthood. While many fans of the series credit the changes of the knighthood to Jaymes Markham, in reality it was through Ehrling’s poor leadership that this happened. Read More

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.