Tales of the Rampant Coyote

Adventures in Indie Gaming!

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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Salt Lake Comic Con 2016 – Day 1

Posted by Rampant Coyote on September 2, 2016

I started the day at our booth. Come see us, if you are there! It’s #2226, near the celebrity signing area. I’m not a celebrity, but I’m happy to sign books! 😉 Went to hear Mark Hamill speak at the LARGEST NUMBER OF PEOPLE he’s ever spoken to. He was awesome.  Like, way awesome. You […]


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‘Twas the Night Before Comic Con, and All Through the House…

Posted by Rampant Coyote on September 1, 2016

Okay. My life has been so insane lately that I haven’t even had time to THINK about Salt Lake Comic Con until just this week. Yeah. It’s been like that. I suspect that one of the reasons I’m still so pleased with No Man’s Sky is that it really is a game to just chill […]


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Reminder – Salt Lake Comic Con and Book Sale

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 26, 2016

Xchyler’s sale on ebook anthologies continues. If you can’t make it to Salt Lake Comic Con to get a hard copy signed by some of the authors, you can always get the digital version for super-cheap during the book sale, which ends on August 31 (I was incorrect in stating previously that it was lasting […]


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Salt Lake Comic Con – I’ll Be There!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 19, 2016

Salt Lake Comic Con is in two weeks, September 1-3. I’ll be there, at the Xchyler Author booth. If you’ll be there too, come by and see me!  I’ll have books. I’ll have a friends there with more books. Steampunk, paranormal, science fiction, fantasy… We’ve got some entertaining stuff.  We’ll probably have candy too. We’re not […]


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The Pulp Fiction Formula Presentation – Tomorrow!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 27, 2016

As previously posted, I’ll be at the Spring Into Books event at the Viridian Event Center tomorrow, Saturday May 28th. I’ll be signing books ‘n stuff. So if you happen to be anywhere around West Jordan, Utah… it’s a free event, and there’ll be lots of local authors and presentations on writing. Plus food trucks, […]


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Spring Into Books – May 28

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 12, 2016

For the Utah peeps – I’ll be at Spring Into Books event at the Viridian Event Center on May 28. I’ll also be giving a short (1/2 hour) presentation at 3:45 on “The Pulp Fiction Formula: How to Write Stories That Sell.” Yes, believe it or not, I’m getting experience in this area.  And it’s […]


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League of Utah Writers Spring Conference

Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 11, 2016

Over the weekend I attended the League of Utah Writers Spring Conference (Workshop) held in Taylorsville, Utah. My friend John Olsen went into more detail (and took way more pictures – my two didn’t turn out well), and has a write-up of his experiences here. With so many different classes packed into a little under […]


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Dragoncon Awards

Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 6, 2016

There’s a new awards thingy happening, and you can get involved! DragonCon is launching a new set of awards, the bulk of which are going to novels of many different speculative fiction categories. Sadly, there are no categories for shorter works of fiction (or poetry), HOWEVER… there are several categories going to GAMES! And it’s […]


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The Low-Rez Game Jam!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 31, 2016

Think you can make a video game that fits in a 64×64 grid? In a couple of weeks? If so, then Friday is your day: Low Rez Game Jam, April 1st – 17th.  Show off what you can do in only 64×64 pixels! Honestly, I kinda dig the limits on this one. The 32 x 32 […]


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FanX 2016: The hangover. I mean, the debriefing.

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 28, 2016

I spent the weekend at the Salt Lake City Comic Con FanXperience (or FanX), and had a blast. I was exhausted, I sold books but not as many as I would like, bought way too much stuff (mainly books and T-shirts), and I only went to one major celebrity panel (Alex Kingston of E.R. and […]


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A Brief Report from the FanX 2016 Floor

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 25, 2016

The first day of FanX has been a lot of fun. I should probably work more than I did today. I don’t want to take any books home with me. 🙂 We got to meet the main cast of Mythica. I didn’t really get to talk to Melanie Stone much, but everyone else was incredibly […]


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2016 IGF Awards

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 17, 2016

The 18th annual Independent Games Festival is happening this week, and the awards are in. Top honors went to Her Story, which won the Excellence in Narrative award as well as the Seumus McNally Grand Prize. Fan favorite Undertale won the audience award… not that it needs the cash, from what I have seen. 🙂 More […]


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