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Episode 109 of Speculate! — Interview with Bill Willingham

Welcome to Episode 109 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode we come to you live from Gen Con as we chat with comics veteran and graphic novelist Bill Willingham, creator of the runaway hit comic series Fables, about the movement between comics and games, the way a game differs (and has to differ) from its original source, and how he feels about that reality when it comes to The Wolf Among Us, Telltale Games‘ game based on Fables.  We even get to hear his story about how Tim Powers has knowledge he just won’t ever share with Bill, and why Bill’s given up trying to get him to do it!  Bill was a member of the Writers’ Symposium and had panels with both of us this year, and we were really happy with this interesting and enlightening discussion.  If you like what you hear, don’t forget to check back next week when we’ll have our roundtable discussion with Kickstarter Publishing Community Manager Margot Atwell and speculative fiction author Michael J. Sullivan; then it’s on to our discussion with authors Erik Scott de Bie and Marie Bilodeau, an interview of Jim Butcher and a new triptych of shows on Ann Leckie‘s Ancillary Justice.  Until then, thanks as always for listening to the show, and please continue to spread the word!

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Episode 49 of Speculate! – Origins 2012 Author/Editor Interviews

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Welcome to Episode 49 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode we bring you a series of interviews done with authors and editors attending Origins, which along with Gen Con is one of the oldest gaming industry conventions in the world.  Origins recently started its own writing track (called The Library), and we got to talk to a good mix of new and veteran attendees, hearing from Mike Stackpole, Jennifer Brozek, R.T. Kaelin, Steven Saus and Jean Rabe on what makes the convention experience generally and Origins specifically a worthwhile one for speculative fiction authors and fans.  If you like what you hear, make sure to tune in two weeks from now when we’ll be starting a new triptych of shows on Throne of the Crescent Moon, the new novel from Saladin Ahmed.  Until then, thanks as always for listening, and please continue to spread the word about the show!

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Episode 31 of Speculate! – Mark Winters Artist Interview

Welcome back for Episode 31 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode we interview artist Mark Winters, who like our previously interviewed artist Adam Paquette has a broad range of interests in the field of speculative art and beyond, having worked in several different mediums and (in addition to his own work) for a number of prominent licensed properties like Dungeons and Dragons, Fantasy Flight Games and others.  Mark discusses not only his current creative process but how his vision of art has been developed and shaped over the years, and the resulting interview is an interesting look into the mind of a talented creator.  If you enjoy the conversation, remember to check out Mark’s other work, and make sure you come back next week for our interview of Courtney Schafer,  author of the epic fantasy The Whitefire Crossing.  Until then, thanks as always for listening to the show, and please continue to spread the word!

UPDATE: Be sure to check out Mark’s portfolio in our Art Gallery. He graciously gave us permission to share some of his wonderful pieces. Thanks, Mark!

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Episode 23.5 of Speculate! – Ed Greenwood Author Interview Video

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On Tuesday we’ll be posting Episode 24 of Speculate!, a special video interview with bestselling author and friend of the show Patrick Rothfuss.  To get ready for the event, we thought we’d get you warmed up with this video version of the interview we recently did with author Ed Greenwood.  If you like what you hear (and see), please check back on Tuesday for Episode 24, and please continue to spread the word about the show!

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Episode 23 of Speculate! – Gen Con 2011 Author Interviews

Welcome to Episode 23 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans.  In this episode we bring you a series of interviews done with authors attending Gen Con, one of the largest fantasy / science fiction / gaming conventions in the world.  Robert Farnsworth, Don Bingle, Jerry Gordon, Paul Genesse, Maurice Broaddus, Elizabeth Vaughan and the inimitable Ed Greenwood hold forth on all sorts of subjects relating to writing speculative fiction and the unique qualities of Gen Con, and we hope you’ll find their insights enjoyable.  If you like what you hear, remember to tune in next week when we’ll post a special video interview with Patrick Rothfuss, just conducted at Worldcon; until then, thanks for listening, and please continue to spread the word about the show!

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