A joyful Lux Splendor update

From the Ulisses Spiele International facebook page:

Patience will finally be rewarded in early 2020: The Fading Suns core book layout is nearing completion, with new art coming in every week — color art! This will be the first full-color edition for our far-future passion play, giving the Known Worlds (and beyond) the vibrant look it’s long deserved. Already, companion books and products have been written and edited and will begin production soon. The launch of the new edition will be massive.

Following an old tradition, Ulisses would like to wish you all a joyful Lux Splendor. To quote from a homily delivered by Patriarch Palamon on Holy Terra in 5019: “Just as the Prophet’s transfiguration on this day bathed the stellar jumproads with holy radiance, driving out the Dark and opening a thousand worlds to safe habitation, so do your gifts to one another enact that same selfless act. Brethren of the far-flung worlds, the glow of many moons teaches us that to give you must first receive.”

Bill & Andrew at Dragon Con

Bill and Andrew will both be at Dragon Con, Labor Day weekend 2019 in downtown Atlanta, GA. Their (tentative) schedules are listed below. Come by and say hi!

(And for those at Necronomicon the previous weekend, be on the lookout for a roaming Chris Wiese.)

Bill’s Schedule

Title: Spirit Animals with Teeth: Werewolves in UF
Description: Werewolves in urban fantasy run the gamut from reasonable to vicious, with many variations in between. Our panelists will describe the types of characteristics they employ in their depictions of these fascinating creatures.
Time: Sat 10:00 pm Location: Chastain 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Patricia Briggs, Linda Robertson, J.F. Lewis, Julie Kenner, Bill Bridges, Jonathan Maberry)

Title: What We Do In The Shadows – Fan Panel
Description: A discussion of the franchise that is funnier than Vampire: The Masquerade and more chilling than Count Chocula.
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Thomas Mariani, Catherine M. Scully, Bill Bridges)

Title: The Sasquatch Horror Picture Show
Description: Don’t let being John Lithgow’s pal fool you – Bigfoot has a history of mutilating bikers and other unsavory activities in popular culture. Join us as we discuss the highlights and lowlights of Sasquatch’s history as a horror icon.
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Blake Smith, Bill Mulligan, Rick Gualtieri, Bill Bridges)

Andrew’s Schedule

Title: So You Want to Work in Public Policy…
Description: People don’t go into public policy because they want to be billionaires; they go into public policy because they care and want to make a difference. How does one get started making contributions in this area, and can it really be turned into a financially sustaining career path?
Time: Sat 11:30 am Location: 208-209 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
(Tentative Panelists: Erica Portnoy, Meredith Rose, Amie Stepanovich, Andrew Greenberg)

Title: Techlash: Anti-Technology Backlash
Description: As we focus more on the harms of pervasive technology in society, a lot of attention and blame has been placed worldwide on the largest tech companies in the U.S.A. Do these companies deserve the rap they are getting, and will breaking them up into smaller companies do anything to help?
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: 208-209 – Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Meredith Rose, Amie Stepanovich, Jairus Khan, Andrew Greenberg)

Title: Double Feature: Dinkheller & 10 Rules for Dealing with Police Encounters
Description: We will look at police encounters from two different points of view, from that of the officer (Dinkheller), and from that of the person being stopped (10 Rules). A 360-degree view provides the best perspective for surviving a police encounter in today’s America. Panel discussion will follow.
Time: Sun 07:00 pm Location: 208-209 – Hilton (Length: 2.5 Hours)
Moderator / MC for panel
(Tentative Panelists: Andrew Greenberg, Kara J Chappell, Jonathan B McFarland)