Author: Joseph Dilworth Jr.

Joseph Dilworth Jr. has been writing since he could hold a pencil (back then it was one of those big, fat red pencils, the Faber-Castell GOLIATH. Remember those? Now that was a pencil!). As editor-in-chief and instigator of this here website he takes full responsibility for any wacky hi-jinks that ensue. He appreciates you taking the time to read his articles and asks that you direct any feedback, criticisms, questions about life directly to him by clicking here.

ECCC ’08: Two months until the Emerald City goes Four Colors

Today begins the two month countdown to the Emerald City Comicon on May 10th and 11th, which is shaping up to be the biggest comic book event in the Northwest. The guest list currently includes nearly two hundred comic book professionals, most notably J. Michael Straczynski, Tim Sale, and DC Comics Executive Editor Dan Didio. Didio will be hosting a DC Comics panel each day and as the con happens about a week and a half after DC Universe: Zero hits the stands expect them both to be lively. Also attending will be several film and television guests, like “Battlestar Galactica’s” Jamie Bamber and Adam Baldwin, he of “Chuck” and “Firefly” fame. We are planning extensive coverage of the con itself and are working on a couple of things in the days leading up to it. Look for profiles on some of the folk attending in the coming weeks as well as a surprise or two. Keep checking back and we’ll keep you updated on the latest.

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The first Dungeon Master passes away

dungeonmasterguide4cover.jpgI admit I haven’t played Dungeon & Dragons in years and I was never really into it for very long when I was a kid. I discovered it only through my interest in the miniatures and devoted most of my spare time to reading comics back when all my friends would play for hours on end. However, there is no denying the impact that D&D has had on our culture, especially our entertainment. There is also no denying that D&D would never had existed if it hadn’t been for the love of gaming that Gary Gygax had. Right up until the end he was an avid player of the RPG, a gaming genre that would not have existed had Gary not invented it. There will be more eloquent words said about him in the coming days by those more familiar with him and D&D than I, but I just wanted to acknowledge his passing as well as his legacy. Thank you, Gary and good night.

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