We’re doing another OSRCon meetup in two weeks. If you’d like to come, follow the G+ link through the homepage at http://www.osrcon.ca , read today’s post and add your name in the comments section to be added to the list of attendees.
OSRCon is happening again on 27 August. More details available at http://www.osrcon.ca The conversation is on the G+, so go to the site and follow to OSRCon Toronto.
OSRCon is happening again on 28 August this month. More details available at http://www.osrcon.ca
The first edition of Arduin Grimoire had cover art by Erol Otus. The second edition had art by Greg Espinoza. He had recently won the Bally pinball art contest in Starlog magazine (Feb. 1980, issue #31).
He did two pictures for Dave Hargrave for the front and back of the second edition of Arduin Grimoire. I’ve been in the process of copying the back cover to my wall. It started in March, so it’s been six months so far. I work on it in dribs and drabs. I had to redo the face three times. I figure most of the hard parts are done and the rest is reproducing several repeating texture patterns. As is clear, I’m no Greg Espinoza.
I will say that the mural is so large, perhaps 7-8′, that it looks like the gate into a diorama I could walk into. I’ve scaled it up about X20. Almost life sized. When I stand in front of it, I’m a bit shocked by the strength of the impression it makes.
I just found out that OSRCon happened this year. So, I’m learning this two weeks after the fact. OK, that’s a shame. I would have liked to have gone. Here’s hoping there’s an OSRCon 6.
Here’s to the people that went this year. I’m sure it was a great event.
I guess we’re going to have to wait a little longer for a movie on the origins of D&D. Looks like the movie started with good intentions is bogged down with personality conflicts. $250,000, two years, no movie, and one big law suit. Hmm… I wonder where the money’s going now? Don’t listen to the naysayers. You can be 13 again. Even if you’re 45.
The fourth-last paragraph has a reference to “Chainmail” from the the daughter of the co-author with Gary, Jeff Perrin. Sweet.