fierystudiosClockwork Game, Comix, History, Nerdery

It’s been a long while since I’ve been out to a convention, so I’m happy to announce that I’ll be attending AutomataCon, which will be held May 18-20 at the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ. It’s the a convention aimed at collectors, historians, and makers of automata, and based on the reports from the first con, it sounds fascinating and … Read More

Von Kempelen gets his own statue

fierystudiosBooks, Clockwork Game, History

It is said that whoever touches the finger of Johann Wolfgang Kempelen’s statue receives an idea that can change the lives of people. At least that is what the legend claims, which has come to light only a few months since the unveiling of the statue of this great scholar and inventor in the garden of the Waterworks Museum in … Read More

AnomalyCon Report

fierystudiosClockwork Game, Comix, My better half, Nerdery, Steampunkery, Vogelein

Paul and I just returned from AnomalyCon, and boy, was that trip worth it. The con was just the right size, with friendly attendees. The costumes were astonishing, the panels wonderful, the show well-run. And I got to Tea Duel for the first time (current record: 1-1, with a dirty-nom victory, and a belated clean-nom loss)! I had initially been … Read More

A most successful ComiqueCon

fierystudiosClockwork Game, Comix, Friends, Girly, Nerdery, Vogelein

ComiqueCon was a huge success! Organized by Chelsea Liddy, with the help of Dan and Katie Merritt from Green Brain Comics, the first-ever all-female comics show drew over 350 attendees — and national coverage. Reports from the press, exhibitors, and attendees were overwhelmingly positive, and I sure hope this turns into an annual thing, because I had a fantastic time, … Read More

Radio Wolfgang

fierystudiosClockwork Game, Comix, Signal Boost

A few months back, I was contacted by a pair of radio producers from the UK to see if I’d be interested in contributing to an audio documentary about Wolfgang von Kempelen. They’d read and enjoyed Clockwork Game, so how could I say no? We spoke a few times over the phone, and they liked my passion (read as:nerdery) for … Read More