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Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
« Reply #150 on: May 15, 2018, 09:39:18 AM »
Larry & Jim Butcher are the two reasonably well known authors who actually game.

I'd put Matt Forbeck & Michael Stackpole at the top of that list before Correia / Butcher.  Not saying they aren't gamers, but Forbeck & Stackpole have decades of both under their belts.
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Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
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Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
« Reply #152 on: May 15, 2018, 10:41:32 AM »
Larry & Jim Butcher are the two reasonably well known authors who actually game.

I'd put Matt Forbeck & Michael Stackpole at the top of that list before Correia / Butcher.  Not saying they aren't gamers, but Forbeck & Stackpole have decades of both under their belts.

They are also worthy names.  Forbeck has a much stronger game publishing background than he has as a writer of Novels.  Butcher & Correia have sold a ton more books than Stackpole.  But any of these four would be an excellent choice for Origins - assuming some stupid political thing does not intervene.

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Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
« Reply #153 on: May 15, 2018, 10:46:21 AM »
I've read a bunch of stuff about this, including tweets and blog posts from Correia. I've reached the conclusion that I still don't care one way or the other.

What is fascinating is just how badly GAMA bungled it. Epic fail.
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Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
« Reply #154 on: May 15, 2018, 10:53:56 AM »
@mirth:  What I told Brant this morning:  somebody over there either knew what they were stepping into or they bloody well should have.

No excuse either way.

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Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
« Reply #155 on: May 15, 2018, 10:56:55 AM »
^yup. Once he was named as a GoH, they guaranteed some group was going to be pissed. That GAMA has managed to piss of all sides is truly impressive.
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Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
« Reply #156 on: May 15, 2018, 10:57:50 AM »
On the bright side, Origins 2018 will no longer solely be remembered for the Registration Fail.
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Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
« Reply #157 on: May 15, 2018, 11:04:42 AM »
lol
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Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
« Reply #158 on: May 15, 2018, 12:02:24 PM »
Ironically, the hardback book I ordered so Larry Correia could sign it for a Christmas present for my brother arrived in this afternoons mail.

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Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
« Reply #159 on: May 15, 2018, 12:03:37 PM »
On the bright side, Origins 2018 will no longer solely be remembered for the Registration Fail.

True that.

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Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
« Reply #160 on: May 15, 2018, 01:30:06 PM »
Ironically, the hardback book I ordered so Larry Correia could sign it for a Christmas present for my brother arrived in this afternoons mail.

I wonder if you wrote the guy, if you could maybe get him to sign it by sending it to him in the mail? Long shot but who knows.

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Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
« Reply #161 on: May 15, 2018, 03:20:42 PM »
I'm so upset that the Origins staff disinvited Larry without even contacting him in response to the online slander that it has caused me to question ever attending Origins in the future.

I question if I should contribute money to a group that responds to slander without giving the individual a chance to respond.

I've met Larry, his wife, and his kids.  Larry is an avid gamer.

The exact same behavior occurred at CarolinasCon aimed at John Ringo - another libertarian/conservative author.  Ringo had his attorney write at least one Cease and Desist letter to those slandering both him and his wife.

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Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
« Reply #162 on: May 17, 2018, 04:17:12 AM »
seems appropriate

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Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
« Reply #163 on: May 17, 2018, 05:56:22 AM »


...and this was the early 80s when this one hit papers.

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Re: Origins 2018 ~ June 13-17 (Columbus OH)
« Reply #164 on: Yesterday at 03:46:40 PM »
click to enlarge

and yes, it's split into 2 pieces for whatever dumbass reason


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