Canon, Setting, and Transmedia

Canon, it’s been observed, is what people argue is true about stories that aren’t. Continuity, similarly, is what’s supposedly consistent in worlds that aren’t. Metaplot is what you call either one when you want to start a fight. I’m faintly offended by the idea of canon in roleplaying games. RPGs are by their nature varying Read More …

How crime novelists don’t get women

(This post is not about my personal problems. At least, not anymore than normal.) What I write for work is basically crime fiction. If you look at the places I’ve been given free reign with the Vampire property, you’ll see that my influences are movies like Go, Brick, and The Godfather. At one point early Read More …

I was a vampire for the JLA, part 3

Can the Superfriends survive an endless maze of 100’x100′ rooms? Will they be thwarted by someone who’s a little too attached to her sniper rifle? Who is the mysterious “Fifth Yellowjacket”? Find out in the epic conclusion of this great three-part novel! It may be an imaginary story, but all of it happened just like Read More …

I was a vampire for the JLA, part 2

So, there I was, trapped in a world I never made. A vampire. A mad, bloodthirsty creature of the night. And also a Superfriend. Join me for part two of this epic three-part novel. Not a hoax! Not a dream! But definitely a con! The next night, after some shopping in the exhibit hall and Read More …

I was a vampire for the JLA, part 1

Here begins a story of fear, darkness, and how¬†Dungeons & Dragons comes in handy at the weirdest times. My story begins the Friday of Gen Con 2004. Gen Con’s pretty much the definitive roleplaying event of the year. Tons of geeks, tons of games, tons of fun. It’s the kind of event where you can Read More …