Howard Tayler's blog
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 21, 2009 - 17:03
See Howard and I have an anniversary coming up (16 years, yay!) and I really want to get him the Iphone he is coveting, but with the travel & hotel bills for Worldcon & Gencon, plus the cost of shipping over a ton of books to GenCon, money is temporarily tight.Â So I rummaged around and found some things I can auction to pay for the Iphone.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 20, 2009 - 22:24
XDM Pre-orders are closed. Tracy, Curtis, and I signed two pallets of books on Monday, and I think weâ€™ve got a few left over.
Iâ€™m going to be taking some of them to Dragonâ€™s Keep. Thatâ€™s right, on Wednesday (the day comics arrive) by 2:00pm you can get a Pre-order edition of XDM: X-Treme Dungeon Mastery at Dragonâ€™s Keep in Provo. As an added bonus, I may be able to draw a picture in the back for you.
In other news, watch this space for:
* My WorldCon Schedule! See me in Montreal!
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 18, 2009 - 15:11
The only reason Iâ€™m not closing pre-orders right now is because the stamp I just made for the â€œTriply-Autographed Pre-Order Editionâ€ is cool enough to drive a few last-minute sales, so like any good mercenary Iâ€™m stretching out that last minute.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 16, 2009 - 11:09
You there, Schlock reader! Odds are good that if you want an autographed copy of XDM: X-Treme Dungeon Mastery youâ€™ve already ordered it, or plan to get yours at GenCon. Thank you!
I know that for many of the rest of you a role-play supplement just isnâ€™t â€œyour thing.â€ Thatâ€™s fine. I donâ€™t want to sell you stuff you donâ€™t want, donâ€™t need, or wonâ€™t like. But you can still help usâ€¦
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 15, 2009 - 19:48
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 14, 2009 - 19:46
I saw an advanced private screening of Harry Potter and the Half-Bood Prince this morning courtesy of my friend Rodney, and as I write this review Iâ€™m struggling with the fact that a confluence of events (of which the film is but one) are knocking my sleep schedule 180 degrees out of phase. This means that right now, through the haze of exhaustion and gritty eyes, I am seeing an alternate world in which I did not leave the house at 6:45am to see a movie, and that world looks pretty attractive.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 13, 2009 - 13:24
Posted by Sandra Tayler
Howard will be attending two major conventions in the month of August.Â We do not have all the schedule details yet, but we want to let you know that heâ€™ll be attending so that you can make your travel plans accordingly.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 11, 2009 - 23:07
For some reason that title reads like â€œacid reflux.â€ Regardless, it means that the Schlock server isnâ€™t auto-updating. Troy and Dave are looking at it, and Iâ€™m going to let them. If the comic doesnâ€™t update automagically in an hour or so Iâ€™llÂ go ahead and Notepad it into place.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 11, 2009 - 12:30
I think that â€œhiccoughâ€ is the original, non-intuitive spelling of the word we all pronounce as â€œhiccup.â€ And my server had one last night.
Maybe itâ€™s wrong to call it a hiccough, or even a hiccup. After all, when humans have involuntary diaphragm spasms they usually donâ€™t forget to do important things that are on their schedules, like post the next dayâ€™s comic. They just gripe about how this always happens when they eat too fast, then get on with whatever else they were supposed to be doing.
Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 8, 2009 - 21:13
Nine pallets of XDM arrived at the Tayler House today. You canâ€™t have yours yet, though, because Tracy and Curtis wonâ€™t be back in town to sign pre-orders until next week.
In order to only stock for immediate demand we needed to shift six of these pallets off to our warehousing facility. This meant getting on the Schlock Hotline and calling Jon Krupp, who generously donates a forklift and a truck every time big things need to be moved.