May 20, 2016

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: : In Case I Trip Over a Sand Dune

In the latest episode of their rootin’, tootin’ podcast, Ken and Robin talk things they used to say, the Dreyfus Affair, Westerns 101, and peasant revolts.

May 13, 2016

Why You Want To Hear From Fresh Voices on an Industry Panel

I don’t run Gen Con or its Industry Insider panel track.

If I did, I would greatly care about the paying customers drawn to the convention by this programming.

I would not particularly concern myself with the desires of the folks who qualify to speak on its panels. They belong to a very large pool of people, too large for the program to accommodate. The goal of any programming track is not to assign status to panelists, but to serve the audience.

Attendees who make a specific point of going to multiple Industry Insider events more often than not are hoping to break into the industry themselves.

They are better served by newer or emerging voices who did that recently than by those of us who did it years ago, when conditions were completely different.

Sure, we graybeards can give you the immutable basics.

Let me do that right now:
  1. Follow the project specs.
  2. Be on time.
  3. Be good.
(In that order.)

There you go. That’s basically it.

But the stuff about winning notice and getting assignments keeps changing, at a faster rate than ever before.

Though he would seem to be a foremost expert on it, Ed Greenwood can’t tell you how to be Ed Greenwood. That’s because the Ed Greenwood spot is already occupied, by this guy named Ed Greenwood.

Panelists with somewhat less grey beards, or heaven forfend no beards at all, have the fresher scoop. While we weren’t looking, the biz became way too big to have heard of everyone. The name who broke in under your radar may be able to show you how to do the same.

And if you’re wondering what Ken is doing amid a slate of supposed whippersnappers, check out his photo on the Gen Con page. Clearly he’s used his famous time machine to bring a puppyish Ken from 1992 to labor on his panels, while the 2016 version kicks back in the Omni bar. Now that’s the way to do it!











Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Boy Meets Manifestation

In the latest episode of our shining trapezohedral podcast, Ken and I talk treacherous trust, Starry Wisdom, M. R. James and non-standard UFO conspiracies.

May 06, 2016

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: It Won't Fix Me But It Will Fix That

In the latest episode of our attractively arranged podcast, Ken and I talk insufficiently stolen rules, Skorzeny goes Mossad, liqueurs, and occult flowers.

April 29, 2016

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: He Drinks Tables Under the Table

In the latest episode of our entirely structurally sound podcast, Ken and I talk Night's Mad Dossier, anti-harassment measures, Umberto Eco and the Fonthill Abbey tower collapse.

April 22, 2016

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Honest and Dishonest Graft

In the latest episode of our labyrinthine and shadowy podcast, Ken and I talk info tracking, machine politics, Asian action cinema 101 and the P2 Lodge.

April 15, 2016

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: You Need Canapes To Have a Secret Society

In the latest episode of our entirely curricular podcast, Ken and I talk RPGs as history class, Brussels espionage, writing influences, and the Black Dragon Society.

April 08, 2016

April 01, 2016

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Snorting the Hand of Vecna

In the latest episode of our horizon-illuminating podcast, Ken and I talk crazy game stories, John Tyler, the inaugural edition of Tell Me More & the Order of St Hubertus vs the Marfa Lights.

March 25, 2016

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Eaten By a Ghost

In the latest episode of our Golden Geek Award-winning podcast, Ken and Robin talk Chosen Ones, Nigeling your supporting characters, soup, and Lucan as Bond.

March 18, 2016

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Much Like the Person In It

In a special, Patreon-celebrating all-request episode of our ever-obliging podcast, Ken and I talk artificial realities, Know-Nothings, keeping it fresh, and King Tut’s hidden chambers.