As Book 3 looms, we have bagged some cons from the schedule.
A-KON was fantastic, but 46 hours behind the wheel was rough. We'd been scheduled to hit a couple of other cons this month (Sci-Fi Valley and FuMPfest), but there's way too much work to do on Kickstarter fulfillment, preparing to launch the new website, writing the backer stories, and of course, beginning Book 3. David and I are getting up to speed on that, and we're planning to post the first pages to coincide with the new website in July. We'll need some testers for the site soon (watch the Facebook group for details).
Summer con schedule
So our three big cons for the rest of the summer will be:
ConnectiCon Hartford, CT - JUL-10-2014. This is one of the all-time best cons for webcomics and I haven't been able to make it back up there in 5 years. I am really looking forward to it.
GenCon Indy 2014 Indianapolis, IN - AUG-14-2014. What can I say about this one except Hippo Party Bus?! David and Xin will both be joining us at the booth, for the biggest tabletop gaming con in North America.
Intervention 5 Rockville, MD - AUG-22-2014. We're also really happy to be heading back to Intervention, a con we've been doing from the very start, but had to skip out of last year because we were doing as few events as possible before Book 2 went to press. Intervention, of course, is run by our very own soon-to-be emeritus webmaster Harknell and his lovely wife, the superstar artist Onezumi. They also do extremely right by the webcomickers, and I can't wait to be back. Especially since Jon and Pete will both be there.
YOUR Erfworld Card Games to be Tested at GenCon
We're planning a second Erfworld event for GenCon Indy: testing Erfworld card games created by you!
This is not "an Erfworld card game" we're talking about (that's probably years away, if we ever do one). But we'd like to see if we could create some more unique games that are played in Erfworld with one or more ordinary decks of cards.
You might remember 5-Stack Air War from "Inner Peace" or Dove's as-yet-unnamed Carnymancy card game from "Digdoug." Those were games I created as part of the narrative to show the kinds of card games Erfworlders themselves might invent. We'd like to collect a set of games like that, and maybe create a rulebook and a set of Erfworld playing cards to go with them.
So start thinking and playtesting, then post your set of rules to this thread in the forums. The most promising sets of rules will be tested by interested fans at GenCon in August. If we do eventually do the card set and rulebook and we publish your game, you will receive a byline and bio in the rulebook, copies of the card sets, and other Erfly rewards.