LOOKING BACK AT LTUE 2013

Every year–without fail–LTUE manages to be a bigger and better event than the previous year. 2013 has been no exception. WHAT IS LTUE? LTUE stands for Life, the Universe and Everything: a symposium on science fiction and fantasy, geared toward writers, artists, filmmakers and fans. This was my third year participating as a panelist, speaking … Continue reading

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FREE COPY OF “DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS” – TODAY ONLY

James A Owen is giving away 1,000 copies of his inspirational book, “Drawing Out the Dragons” today only. Go here to get your copy. If you were at LTUE this past weekend, or got the chance to hear James’ keynote address, then you know this is an incredible gift. From James’ blog: “As a grateful … Continue reading

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LTUE AUDIO RECORDINGS & PHOTOS

For those of you that missed the “Life, the Universe and Everything” symposium on art and literature, you might want to check out some of these recordings and handouts I put together: -Listen to the “Keynote Address” from James A Owen, as well as full panel discussions from LTUE on “Artist’s Tools“, “Comic Book Publishers,” … Continue reading

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LTUE: DAY 2

Here is today’s schedule of events for Life, the Universe and Everything: 9:00 AM: -Story Structure Workshop Dan and Rob Wells put together a story outline based on cues from the audience.  Part presentation, part improv routine. Dan and Rob take your ideas and turn them into a story and build a basic outline. (Dan … Continue reading

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LTUE: DAY 1

Why are you reading this? You should be at “Life, the Universe and Everything“: one of the largest and longest-running sci-fi and fantasy symposiums! Here is today’s schedule (I’ve highlighted my classes, so you can come heckle me!): LTUE 2012 Schedule Thursday, February 9, 2012 9:00 AM: -Weapons and Worldbuilding (Adam Meyers) -Marketing and Publicity–what … Continue reading

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A DRAGON OF MY OWN

All this talk about the Life, the Universe and Everything symposium starting tomorrow, and James A Owen’s book Drawing Out the Dragons, has made me want to…well, draw a dragon. So, here it is. Ahhh. That feels better. Okay, back to work! If you’d like to know more about writing, drawing, making comics, or the publishing process, … Continue reading

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DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS

“Never ever sacrifice what you want the most for what you want the most at that moment.” “This book is, I feel, the most meaningful thing I’ve ever written. I tell stories drawn from my own life: examples about overcoming obstacles and adversity; stories about how making choices in your life is like drawing a Dragon; … Continue reading

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LIFE, THE UNIVERSE & EVERYTHING

I’ve decided to make this week’s posts all about “Life, the Universe and Everything” – the 30th annual symposium on science fiction and fantasy. LTUE is one of the longest-running and largest sci-fi/fantasy symposiums in the known universe, and features James A Owen (The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica) as the keynote speaker, as well … Continue reading

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LIFE, the UNIVERSE & EVERYTHING

2012 marks thirty years of the Life, the Universe and Everything (or LTUE) symposium on science fiction and fantasy. Every year, for the past thirty years, science fiction and fantasy authors, artists and filmmakers have gathered together at LTUE to share their love of the genres, and to run workshops, forums and presentations on creating … Continue reading

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