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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 16 Apr 2015 :  18:07:24  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Check out this Kickstarter for a new RPG product. One of the Stretch Goals is a new story by me.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1418216834/witch-hunter-grand-tome-of-adversaries-rpg-sourceb
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 24 Apr 2015 :  23:58:28  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Interested parties can now preorder the audiobook edition of BLACKGUARDS, a sword-and-sorcery anthology in which I am proud to have a story, from Audible.

http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Blackguards-Audiobook/B00W5YGXUU
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 27 Apr 2015 :  18:41:48  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The heroic fantasy anthology BLACKGUARDS (in which I have a story) now available for Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WQJOCX4
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 12 May 2015 :  18:24:06  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Project Radio interviewed me at the World Horror Convention. Check it out:

http://www.projectiradio.com/richard-lee-byers-interview-world-horror-con-2015/
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 14 May 2015 :  23:41:29  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
An in-depth review of the heroic fantasy anthology BLACKGUARDS (in which Jean Rabe, Paul S. Kemp, and I have stories):

http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2015/05/blackguards-tales-of-assassins.html
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 15 May 2015 :  15:41:27  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm on Episode 50 of Armand Rosamilia's podcast, recorded at the World Horror Convention. You can listen to that here:

http://armcastpodcast.libsyn.com

Edited by - Richard Lee Byers on 15 May 2015 15:42:32
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 17 May 2015 :  23:11:14  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What professional events am I doing at Gen Con;, you ask? So far, these. (This is all my Gen Con Writer's Symposium stuff. Editors and publishers may ask me to do additional panels, signings, or whatever closer to the time.)

THURSDAY

Business of Writing 101 - 9 AM
Where to Start the Story - 11 AM
When to Show, When to Tell - 2 PM
Writer's Organizations (SFWA, IAMTW, and More) - 3 PM

FRIDAY

Authors to Inspire You - 3 PM
Characters: Epiphanies and Defining Moments - 6 PM

SATURDAY

Sentient Non-Humans - 2 PM

SUNDAY

Satisfying Conclusions - Noon

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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 18 May 2015 :  14:56:26  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
BLACKGUARDS (in which I have a story) is now available in both print and electronic editions.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1941987060/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1941987060&linkCode=as2&tag=darkandempty-20&linkId=IQQ77SQI4BVDJGBG
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 18 May 2015 :  19:28:55  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Check out the Kickstarter for the fantasy anthology CHAMPIONS OF AETALTIS. I will have a new story in it. So will a bunch of excellent writers including Erin M. Evans, Ed Greenwood;, Bill Willingham, Dave Gross;, Elaine Cunningham;, Mel Odom, Cat Rambo, and Marc Tassin.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1486366537/champions-of-aetaltis-a-heroic-fantasy-anthology

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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 20 May 2015 :  15:10:21  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The Reddit AMA for the CHAMPIONS OF AETALTIS anthology is now live. Join a bunch of the contributors (including Elaine Cunningham, Dave Gross, and me) here:

http://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comments/36mh9m/we_are_authors_and_publishing_industry_pros_with/
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hashimashadoo
Master of Realmslore

United Kingdom
1100 Posts

Posted - 22 May 2015 :  16:25:30  Show Profile  Visit hashimashadoo's Homepage  Click to see hashimashadoo's MSN Messenger address Send hashimashadoo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You've previously stated here in the Keep that you'd forgotten that you'd used the name Anton Marivaldi in Queen of the Depths when you wrote The Reaver. Would you be willing to say if they were related or not?

When life turns it's back on you...sneak attack for extra damage.

Head admin of the FR wiki:

http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com

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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 22 May 2015 :  23:00:11  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think they're probably related.
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hashimashadoo
Master of Realmslore

United Kingdom
1100 Posts

Posted - 23 May 2015 :  13:58:47  Show Profile  Visit hashimashadoo's Homepage  Click to see hashimashadoo's MSN Messenger address Send hashimashadoo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cheers for that sirrah.

When life turns it's back on you...sneak attack for extra damage.

Head admin of the FR wiki:

http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 07 Jun 2015 :  15:02:24  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I will be at Metricon in Tampa this coming Saturday doing panels in the SF/Fantasy track during the afternoon. Naturally, if anyone would like a book signed, I'll be glad to do that, too.

http://www.metroconventions.com
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 11 Jun 2015 :  05:54:36  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I was on the Pulp Talk Podcast Episode 1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvYIHfbBXrs
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 12 Jun 2015 :  16:18:27  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My novelette "The Gold Bugs Affair," my first contribution to the Basil & Moebius saga, is available now. I hope you'll check it out. (And when you do, please take a look at the other Basil & Moebius adventures by Timothy Zahn#8203;, Larry Hama, and series creator Ryan Schifrin#8203;.

http://www.amazon.com/Gold-Affair-Basil-Moebius-Adventure-ebook/dp/B00ZGM3FNQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1434120205&sr=8-3&keywords=basil+moebius
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 16 Jun 2015 :  22:19:56  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have a story in NONBINARY REVIEW #5, the King in Yellow issue.

From that, horror fans will understand that my story spins out of Robert W. Chambers's mythology of cosmic fear. But I also want to mention that my story features swordplay and stars Aldo Nadi, often considered the greatest fencer of the 20th Century. So sword-and-sorcery fans and fencers may like this one, too.

You can get the story by downloading the free Lithomobilus app. When you do, you will get five issues of NONBINARY REVIEW including the one with my story for free along with it. The app runs on iPads and iPhones.

Here's the link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lithomobilus/id968469878?mt=8
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 18 Jun 2015 :  05:45:23  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I was on Episode Two of the Pulp Talk Podcast with Derrick Ferguson, Gary Phillips, Steven Ross, and host Percival Constantine. You can catch that on iTunes or click on the link below to listen it on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6EG37YO8dI
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 02 Jul 2015 :  02:15:24  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
At the moment, this is my Gen Co 2015; schedule. (You never know, more stuff might get added at the last minute.)

THURSDAY

9 AM – Business of Writing 101, ICC 244

11 AM – Where to Start the Story (Moderator), ICC 243

2 PM – When to Show, When to Tell, ICC 245

3 PM – Professional Organizations, ICC 244

FRIDAY

Noon – Paizo author signing, Paizo area, dealer's hall

3 PM – Authors to Inspire You, ICC 244

6 PM – Epiphanies and Defining Moments, ICC 245

SATURDAY

Noon – Paizo author signing, Paizo area, dealer's hall

2 PM – Sentient Non-Humans, ICC 244

SUNDAY

Noon – Satisfying Conclusions, ICC 242

Please remember that even though they're free, it's a good idea to get a ticket for Gen Con Writer's Symposium seminars. That guarantees that you will get in. It also allows us to show the head honchos of Gen Con that people are interested in our programming track. In other words, it makes sure that we will be back in 2016.

Edited by - Richard Lee Byers on 02 Jul 2015 02:16:34
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 16 Jul 2015 :  17:34:21  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
From Privateer Press: New Iron Kingdoms fantasy stories by Aeryn Rudel, William Shick, and me.

http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Kingdoms-Excursions-Season-Book-ebook/dp/B011QH2R06/ref=sr_1_14?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1437062009&sr=1-14&keywords=skull+island+expeditions&pebp=1437062022678&perid=11431FJJ54R1WC35CJK5
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 20 Jul 2015 :  21:32:56  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A bunch of excellent horror writers have new stories in the new anthology BLOOD SUSHI, and there's also something new from me. It drops August 10th, but you can preorder it right now. Just follow the link:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011VCXY6C
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 03 Aug 2015 :  15:35:37  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Available now: BLOOD SUSHI! New stories by a bunch of terrific horror writers plus a little something new from me.

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Sushi-Richard-Dansky-ebook/dp/B011VCXY6C/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1438611924&sr=1-1&keywords=blood+sushi
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 14 Aug 2015 :  06:06:25  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Available now! CTHULHU FHTAGN! is an anthology of new Lovecraftian fiction. A bunch of terrific weird fiction writers contributed, and somehow I snuck in, too. You can check it out here:

http://www.amazon.com/Cthulhu-Fhtagn-Laird-Barron-ebook/dp/B0127TCT8C/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1439527758&sr=8-1
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 14 Aug 2015 :  14:35:52  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the kind words, Steven Kelliher! May Hollywood heed your wisdom!

http://www.toplessrobot.com/2015/08/dungeons_dragons_dd_movie_universe_forgotten_realm.php
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1759 Posts

Posted - 15 Aug 2015 :  20:37:01  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
SCHRODINGER’S D&D/FORGOTTEN REALMS MOVIE

We won’t know how the forthcoming supposedly big-budget D&D/Forgotten Realms movie has turned out until we go to the multiplex to see it. But I can imagine a couple different scenarios.

In one aspect of the quantum superposition…

The Michael Bay of BLACK SAILS is hired to mastermind the project.

A brain trust of people with considerable knowledge not only of D&D but the Forgotten Realms, the sourcebooks and fiction both, headed up by Ed Greenwood and comparable to the circle of comic-book professionals who consult on the Disney Marvel movies, provides input as to what the story should be.

The creators try to come up with a plot appreciably different than the plots of other fantasy films of recent years, and one that exploits material unique to the Realms.

The creators don’t feel the need to stuff in all the basic character classes and races of D&D whether they help the story or not.

And (if everything comes together properly) the cat lives!

In the other aspect of the quantum superposition…

The Michael Bay of TRANSFORMERS is hired to mastermind the project.

No one who works on the project has any knowledge of the hundreds of sourcebooks and novels that have developed the Realms. Nobody sees that as a problem. The writer is given the three core D&D rulebooks and the most recent edition of the FORGOTTEN REALMS CAMPAIGN SETTING and told to have at it.

The moviemakers are mainly concerned with two things:

The first is making a D&D movie as opposed a Realms movie. They make sure to stuff in all the basic character classes (fighter, magic user, cleric, rogue) and player-character races (human, elf, dwarf, halfling) whether this helps to tell a good story or not. Meanwhile, the Realms mostly serve as a simple source of place names and such. (“We need a land where the good people live. I guess this Cormyr will do.”)

The second is making a movie that hits all the same beats as the Tolkien films, because they earned a kajillion dollars and besides, that’s what fantasy is, right? Thus, the new movie serves up the usual fellowship of heroes undertaking a quest to defeat a world-threatening dark lord, and not anything less clichéd or overblown.

And (unless we’re lucky) the cat dies!

That’s how I see the situation, anyway.

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