So, my next presentation has now been officially announced:
D&D and Fantasy Fiction: Giants in the Oerth
This event is being sponsored by The University of Glasgow's Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic in conjunction with their Games and Gaming Lab. I believe the event is free but that people who take part need to sign up by getting a ticket ahead of time, so the organizers know how many attendees to expect.
The presentation takes place on Tuesday January 28th at 6 pm Greenwich time, or in about three weeks at 10 am my time. It'll be a 'webinar' similar in format with Doug Anderson et al's talk on David Lindsay back in November.*
I'll be looking at the interconnections between fantasy fiction and Dungeons & Dragons.** If you're interested, drop by on the 28th and see what you think.
current reading: TAM LIN (the novel) by Pamela Dean and ADRIFT ON THE HAUNTED SEA, a collection of supernatural sea stories by Wm Hope Hodgson and edited by Doug Anderson.
current music: more of the same.
* now available online at
**and yes, Tolkien plays a crucial role in that process.