Tales of the Rampant Coyote

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Fyrecon After-Action Report

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 12, 2017

The first-ever Fyrecon took place this weekend, in Layton UT. As usual, I didn’t take pictures … partly because I forgot, and partly because my phone is literally out of space, even after I’ve removed every app except two tiny critical ones, after the last few Android updates). Technically I have room for about six […]


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My Fyrecon Schedule

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 23, 2017

I’m gonna be at Fyrecon in a couple of weeks, ya’ll! Click here for Fyrecon registration, if you are interested in attending. As far as my presentation schedule is concerned, I’ll be a panelist / instructor at the following sessions: The Future of Steampunk and Cyberpunk – 2:30 PM Friday, June 9th – Bldg D2, […]


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Spring into Books 2017

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 12, 2017

I’ll be signing books on Saturday May 20th at Spring Into Books at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan, Utah.  A week from tomorrow. Best of all? It’s FREE! There will be a lot of awesome local authors there. Utah has a surprisingly large number of authors in general considering the population, and the joke […]


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Closest I’ll Get to Being Nominated for a Hugo…

Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 14, 2017

Well, this has been a really weird turn. The Hugo Awards aren’t quite as meaningful to me as they once were, but I enjoyed participating in the voting and nomination process in the past. I tried to be a good voter and really put effort into reading everything in my Hugo packet… which was pretty […]


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Use the Pulp, Luke!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 7, 2017

During the early-to-mid 20th century, successful pulp writers made their careers understanding how to write a good story that would sell. While a lot of things have changed today, many of the most successful modern writers apply very similar techniques. In some ways, the modern digital / indie world has it better than the pulp writers ever […]


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League of Utah Writers – Spring Conference – and a Pulp Fiction Class

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 29, 2017

I’ll be teaching a class with David West a week from Saturday (April 8th) at the League of Utah Writers Spring Conference. We’re currently scheduled for the first hour. The spring conference is a short one–not quite a full day–but it’s also inexpensive and a great chance to network and learn from local writers. The […]


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FanX 2017

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 20, 2017

Friday and Saturday, I was at FanX, the sister-convention for Salt Lake Comic Con. FanX is a little smaller and more focused on the celebrity visits. We had some great ones this year. Sadly, Stan Lee had the flu and couldn’t make it, but he did Skype in for his panel. Hopefully he’ll be able […]


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Heading Out to FanX 2017

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 15, 2017

FanX in Salt Lake City is a little more abbreviated this year — only two days instead of three. All things considered, I’m really okay with that. As usual, I’ll be a vendor this year, working the Xchyler Authors & Utah Authors table, but at least half of the time I’ll be wandering around the […]


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Book Signing at Winter Faire This Weekend (and NaNoWriMo Results)

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 2, 2016

Hi folks! I’m going to be at the Utah Winter Faire this weekend… or at least today and tomorrow. Yep, going directly from one show to another. I’m going to be so exhausted next week. It’s a really fun event. There are a lots of vendors with holiday / geek / general stuff for sale… […]


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Frayed Knights 2 at the Leonardo

Posted by Rampant Coyote on November 15, 2016

Friday night, I showed Frayed Knights 2 at the Leonardo Museum. I should have taken pictures, but honestly we were so busy most of the time I didn’t have a chance to even think about it. This was the Leonardo’s “Game Night”… one of their regularly scheduled 21+ events. I hadn’t been yet… but basically, […]


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Election Day

Posted by Rampant Coyote on November 8, 2016

Today is a special day here in the U.S.A. It’s the very first year my youngest daughter can vote. To her, I can only say, “I’m sorry.” “I tried to think of the most harmless candidate. Someone who claimed to support the principles I’ve loved from my childhood. Someone who could never ever possibly destroy […]


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The Rocksmith Concert at Slims – Footage

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 21, 2016

There may be a better version being produced by Ubisoft (I would expect as much), but here’s footage from the Rocksmith concert last night, courtesy of The Riff Repeater: https://www.periscope.tv/TheRiffRepeater/1DXGyonLzXkxM The action gets going about 16 minutes in, with the “Bachsmith” arrangement of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy played by the Notetrackers. The main event begins […]


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Time off, and time on

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 20, 2016

I have a couple of days off, to match the time off that my daughter and my wife have off. Things at Ye Olde Day Jobbe have been pretty nuts. Good nuts, but exhausting. I know I can use the time off to spend the time with my family, and get some writing and game […]


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A Nobody’s Guide to Getting the Most out of a Conference

Posted by Rampant Coyote on September 26, 2016

Over the weekend, I attended the League of Utah Writer’s 2016 Fall Conference. I’ve been to a handful of these conferences / symposiums in the past, and similar ones in the gaming field (mainly the Game Dev Conference). I love these events. Some are better than others. This time around, I think I filled up a […]


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The Dragon Awards Winners!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on September 6, 2016

The first annual Dragon Awards have come to a close, and along with some predictable winners, there were some great surprises. Best SF or F game for console and PC went, unsurprisingly, to Fallout 4. Best SF or F game for mobile went to a related title, Fallout Shelter. Nice little sweep by Bethesda. Best […]


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Salt Lake Comic Con 2016 Days 2 and 3 – I Survived!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on September 5, 2016

Well, the 2016 Salt Lake Comic Con is over. Funny how, especially when manning a booth, it goes from “I’m so excited!” on Day 1, to “Wow, this is great, but I’m so exhausted!” on Day 2, and ends with, “This is great, but can it over yet? Please?” by the end of Day 3. […]


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