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PORT OF CALL: Tim Slover’s ‘Comin’ Out fer Christmas’ My good friend and playwright Tim Slover wrote this wonderful piece for his Christmas Party this year — and I just had to share it with you. Yee-ha! The place of board games in our families traditional holiday celebrations ...
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2010
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PORT OF CALL: Mormon Tabernacle Choir Phase III I give a final report on my Phase III audition for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the end of my journey. CREATIVE ENGINE: The Few Hundred A discussion on the journey of our Dragon’s Bard series and why a few hundred copies can be a great success [...]
Our live edition of DragonHearth recorded as it happened at the Gencon Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana the afternoon of August 6th. I am joined by Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary and XDM fame as well as our own Laura Hickman as we take questions from the audience and enjoy our time together.
A sample chapter from our Dragon's Bard Eventide project. This chapter, entitled 'The Millinery and the Pixies,' introduces us to Melinda Oakman, the town millinery and her trials not only at creating a ‘quest hat’ for Jarod Klum but in dealing with some most unlikely — and unwelcome — house guests.
CREATIVE ENGINE: Writing like the Dickens Why the time has come for serialized novels … again after a hundred and fifty years … in the new form of Dragon’s Bard. STATUS REPORT UNCHARTED TERRITORIES: The Future Isn’t What it Used to Be The view 40 years into the future … ...
CREATIVE ENGINE: Writing like the Dickens
Why the time has come for serialized novels … again after a hundred and fifty years … in the new form of Dragon’s Bard.
STATUS REPORT
UNCHARTED TERRITORIES: The Future Isn’t What it Used to Be

The view 40 years into the future … ...
Here is my photo of Mutefish as they performed on Grafton Street… DISTANT SHORES: Q&A with Sandy Mitchell at Leprecon in Dublin, Ireland Here is my attempted Question and Answer session with the good people attending Leprecon while in the epicenter of their gaming hall. Sandy Mitchell joins ...
DISTANT SHORES: Mormon Tabernacle Choir Phase II I give a detailed … perhaps TOO detailed … report on the Music Theory Achievement Test required in Phase II of the audition and my condition after surviving the test. STATUS REPORT CREATIVE ENGINE: Macmillan vs. Amazon Wars You can read the ...
PORT OF CALL: Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Me The first part of my journey through the arduous Mormon Tabernacle Choir auditions. NEWS AND MAIL CREATIVE ENGINE:  Assault on Santa’s Workshop Why has there never been a really good, ripping Santa Claus adventure with hard hitting excitment, reindeer ...
GENCON 2009 Special Edition Tracy Hickman hosts Curtis Hickman and Howard Tayler (co-author and illustrator of the new XDM: Xtreme Dungeon Mastery book) to join him in this hour-long gathering with DragonHearth listeners. This presentation was recorded live in the Westin Hotel Capital III room at 2:00 ...
DISTANT SHORES: XDM — Xtreme Dungeon Mastery Available Our Xtreme Dungeon Mastery book is now available. You can purchase the book here online. You can learn more about the book at xtremedungeonmastery.com. Be sure to visit schlockmercenary.com to learn about our illustrator Howard Tayler and his ...
DISTANT SHORES: T.V. … or not T.V. … I contemplate the death of my widescreen, HD plasma television … and how it portends the downfall of western civilization. CREATIVE ENGINE: Perfect Pitch Crafting the perfect pitch of your book is a lot more complicated than it looks … even ...
PORT OF CALL: Old South Church Margaret Weis and I walk the “Freedom Trail” in Boston, Massachusetts and discover the roots of rebellion alive and well in the Out South Church. NEWS AND MAIL DISTANT SHORES No fan of Twilight … Tracy explains the origins of the modern literary Vampire ...
SPECIAL EDITION: Dragonships Video Interview Last December, Margaret and I did an interview for Expanded Books on our upcoming Dragonships novel release. The first book, ‘Bones of the Dragon’ is available now. Here is some insight into this first novel. Episode 41 / January 16th, 2009
CAPTAIN’S CABIN: My Brother, Gerry Hickman On December 20th, 2008, my beloved and only brother, Gerald Todd Hickman, passed away suddenly as a result of a bicycling accident. Episode 40 / January 13th, 2009
PORT OF CALL: Richard Garriott and the Return to the World Legendary computer game designer Richard Garriott — known to many of us as ‘Lord British’ — joins us aboard the DragonHearth for a final time from Star City, Russia to conclude his first-hand account of his recently completed ...
PORT OF CALL: Richard Garriott and the First Sci-Fi Movie Made in Space Legendary computer game designer Richard Garriott — known to many of us as ‘Lord British’ — joins us aboard the DragonHearth from Star City, Russia to continue his first-hand account of his recently completed ...
PORT OF CALL: Richard Garriott, Private Space Explorer Legendary computer game designer Richard Garriott — known to many of us as ‘Lord British’ — joins us once again aboard the DragonHearth from Star City, Russia this time to tell us his first-hand account of his recently completed ...
PORT OF CALL: Richard Garriott, Spaceflight Participant Legendary computer game designer Richard Garriott — known to many of us as ‘Lord British’ — joins us once again aboard the DragonHearth from Star City, Russia to update us on his final training and events leading up to his ...
PORT OF CALL: The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival Laura takes us to the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival held in Provo Canyon and at the Sierra Amphitheater in Orem, Utah. She introduces us to the incredible storytellers: Victoria Bernett, Antonio Rocha, Kevin Kling, Motoko,  and Rex Ellis. Carmen ...
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