Episode 98: Save vs. Ethan Gilsdorf

This week we invite award-winning writer, critic, and journalist Ethan Gisldorf onto the podcast to discuss his best-selling book Fantasy Freaks & Gaming Geeks. Ethan will tell us how he came to terms with his childhood gaming roots, returned to the hobby as an adult, and turned his adventuring past into grist for his journalistic mill, producing what NPR called “Lord of the Rings” meets Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road.”

On Saturday, Sept 27, Ethan will appear at Plimoth Plantation (Plymouth, Mass.) to give a lecture “Character as Craft,” for the Grand Opening of Plimoth Plantation’s Artisan Craft Center and Bakery. On Saturday, Oct 25, Ethan will be at the Boston Book Festival to moderate a panel with authors Joanna Rakoff (My Salinger Year), Max Tegmark (Our Mathematical Universe) and Rebecca Mead (My Life in Middlemarch).

Links mentioned on the show:

Crusader Magazine Issues 4&5
https://www.trolllord.com/tlgstore/#!/~ … d=34516789
https://www.trolllord.com/tlgstore/#!/~ … d=34516793

Footprints #2
http://dragonsfoot.org/ft/index.shtml#383

The Dying Áereth: A DCC RPG Tournament Character Funnel
https://www.facebook.com/events/603226289788460/

Tyler Rose City Comicon
http://toursoftyler.com/tyler_rose_city_comic_con

Ethan Gilsdorf
http://www.ethangilsdorf.com

Fantasy Freaks & Gaming Geeks
http://www.fantasyfreaksbook.com

Amazon author’s page
http://www.amazon.com/Ethan-Gilsdorf/e/B00279IFWM

Plymouth Plantation
http://icrafthistory.org/schedule/

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