Friday, September 23, 2016

New spaceship art from Chris Foss on awesome space opera anthology!

GLORIOUS new candy-colored spaceship art from Chris Foss for Cosmic Powers: A Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies, an upcoming space opera anthology by editor John Joseph Adams!

Cover copy:
A collection of original, epic science fiction stories by some of today’s best writers—for fans who want a little less science and a lot more action—and edited by two-time Hugo Award winner John Joseph Adams. Inspired by movies like The Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars, this anthology features brand-new stories from some of science fiction’s best authors including Dan Abnett, Jack Campbell, Linda Nagata, Seanan McGuire, Alan Dean Foster, Charlie Jane Anders, Kameron Hurley, and many others
Aside from the storied career that Foss had forged in space opera art over the decades, it makes sense that he would be tapped for this project in particular since his art inspired Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn during the concept phase for that film. With GG being a touchstone for the anthology, Foss is an easy sell.

If you're looking for more Foss art, his art book Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss is full of awesome spaceship art and a worthy companion.

Okay, I've vamped long enough--time to take in the view. Click to enlarge this gorgeous artwork!


More details at Adam's website!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

THE SLEEPY SMILEY FACE HAS AWOKEN!

You know what happens on Twitter when you ask Muad'Dib himself to explain Dune? This:



Brilliant!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Organizing dice on a Sunday

Wanna keep your Geeklet interested in game accessories? Enlist her help and expertise with color coordinating your dice box. I guarantee all parties will be satisfactorily enthralled!

Friday, August 12, 2016

HERE: LET'S ALL WATCH IT AGAIN!


If you've not seen the second, INCREDIBLE trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story yet, you must be hermit living under a rock on Tatooine. So I'm sure you're just here because you want to watch it and it's predecessors over and over until the film comes out in theaters in December, right?

Have at it!




Behind the scenes footage released at Star Wars Celebration 2016:




First trailer (teaser):




LOOKS LIKE A HIT TO ME.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

New logo! Playtesting! Convention planning!

It's been a while since I've had free time to post, so here's a quick round up of what's going on in this neck of the universe:

Saturday Night Space Opera has AWESOME new artwork!


An illustrator pal o'mine, Bill Hauser completed one HELL of a masthead banner and logo for the SNSO website. It far outshines the previous one I did in MS Paint! Check it out in all it's stupendous, fully detailed glory!



Rad Astra in playtest...

The first full test of character creation and basic rules has begun on my space opera roleplaying game. Hoping to have the core rules completed by Labor Day. I'm filling in bits of setting material as I go, but it'll be nice once I finish the rules and just whole-hog focus on setting again soon. More details here. 



$25 with a T-shirt!

Con of the North 2017 planning underway

It's funny how quickly Saturday Night Space Opera games come and go. By the time one rolls around, I'm already working on promotional materials for the next one. It's no different with Con of the North, the local, big tabletop game convention. It's typically in February every year, but scheduling for 2017 has already begun. Co-captain John Till and will be sitting down shortly to work on plans for SNSO's second year at the con. I still haven't written a wrap-up of 2016's games!

First on the agenda: get our GMs to REGISTER NOW WHILE IT'S ONLY $20. It's harder than you think.

Stay tuned to this frequency for more updates...