Apologies for the late update. I wanted to get it out yesterday, but between working on the song, Headshots from the Heart, and a run in with Minecraft, it wasn’t a reality. Next week’s will also be late, because I plan on being dead for much of next Sunday, having just finished up Headshots. Still, it’s been a busy week, so let’s get started.



Kalamazoo 2012

As promised here’s the post for today, though later than I’d like. Kalamazoo was more than just a blast. It was a valuable experience both professionally and educationally, and I made some good friends while I was there. It was nearly a full week of twenty-one hour days, staying up until three am talking, and then getting back up at six to get to breakfast and the plenary lecture.  (more…)

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Funny name for a place, isn’t it? It’s home to all kinds of interesting things, including a celery museum, a Lord of the Rings themed pizza parlour, and the University of Western Michigan, where I’ll be spending most of my week, along with over two thousand other scholars. It’s time for the International Congress on Medieval Studies, the largest medieval studies conference in the world. This year is pretty special, because I’m presenting. It’s my first conference presentation, and I’ll go into it a bit, but more about the ICMS.  (more…)



I’ve had a pretty hopeful week. Headshots from the Heart is pushing into high gear, with help from great sponsors like Kwartzlab and MiniWarGaming.com. Dave G of Wargaming Tradecraft is customizing some War Machine miniatures into the characters from Borderlands, and is doing a great series on how that’s happening over on the Headshots site.

For those who don’t know, Headshots from the Heart is a fundraiser I’m helping to organize. On May 26th, we’ll be playing Borderlands for 24 hours straight on a live webcast, with auctions, performances, interviews, and more. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to Child’s Play, which donates games and toys to children’s hospitals around the world. We need your support through pledges, auction items or volunteers. To find out more, visit our site at www.headshotsmarathon.org. (more…)

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