I met up with Emil before the convention to have a little discussion about Goblin's Bounty, which is coming along very nicely. I also had a demo for people to play at the convention.
|The fans are enraptured.|
After the talk, I had a great chat with Tony Hough, artist, who has put his talents into illustrating some Fighting Fantasy books and is also responsible for my favorite Fighting Fantasy cover.
|This is not Tony Hough - this|
is my favorite FF cover.
|Now this is Tony Hough.|
We bonded over our mutual love of Terry Gilliam and manga and he told me some very interesting stories about his illustrations, which are awesome.
If you want to see more of his work, you can view his black and white drawings here and his colour illustrations here.
If you would like to buy any of Tony's art, you can go here. If you would like to commission him, you can go here. I'll be doing a post on more of Tony's work next week.
|Sam Richards. Tweet RPG master.|
I then headed over to the fighting Fantasy stall, noticing Michael J. Ward selling his new Destiny Quest book and made a mental note to talk to him when he wasn't being surrounded by enthusiastic customers.
|Steve Jackson and the warlock|
discuss who gets to ride
the dragon home.
|Ian Livingstone talks to a fan whilst being minded|
by the Tin Man and Jonathan Green.
|Graham Bottley spearheads theAFF2 revival.|
|Michael J. Ward and myself.|
The day went too fast but I also managed to squeeze in a game of Lords of War, a card game where fantasy races battle it out. It was a close and enjoyable game, so I'm glad I played it.
It was an excellent day and I heartily look forward to next year's Dragonmeet. I have plenty more posts to write about the day, such as a review of the AFF2 Heroes' Companion, Destiny Quest 2 and new projects from various people.
In the mean time, check out the Tin Man's 12 days of gamebooks and updates from YOU ARE THE HERO, the title of Jonathan Green's history of FF blog (also on Twitter) and back Goblin's Bounty to make it even better!
There's plenty to do in the world of gamebooks, so get stuck in!
Lastly, here's a picture of myself and Ian Livingstone :) (thanks, Ian Livingstone!)