Category Archives: Social Media

Conversation with Minerva Zimmerman

This morning, the talented Minerva Zimmerman posted the latest in a series of conversations she’s having with writers. This one is with yours truly, talking about a host of stuff including RPG writing, setting design, Storium, gnomes, being/not being “Ryan Fuckling Macklin from the Internet,” brief lion copulation, and weird things we know from day

Chatting with Friday Afternoon

Shortly before my wedding, I was invited to sit down and chat with the resplendent Friday Elliot, proprietor of amazing geek-themed teas. She and I have known each other for a couple years, since chatting at a random meetup when she did a tea tasting at the Wayward Coffeehouse. Wherein Friday and I talk a bit

#36GamingMoments

Today, I turn 36. I’m old enough to smoke my adult years, or my adult years are aged to a respectable drinking age. (I’m having a cigar and scotch tonight, hence the metaphor.) If you know my story, you know that I didn’t expect to be alive today. For my birthday, here’s what I’d like

A Reminder About Forums

An unfortunate thread on RPG.net today (that isn’t worth linking to) prompted a lot of bile on the Twittersphere. Here is my official response to such things: Edit Dec 2012: The inverse, “People hate something I like…” also applies. – Ryan [Image is licensed under Creative Commons Attribition-NonCommercial-ShareAlike. Original from http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-2260682216.]

Two Podcast Production Sins

Last week, I was on #zinechat talking about podcasting & new media. As these discussions tend to go, we talked about production. I was asked to go into further detail into two of those production topics by a reader. Sin #1: Cutting All The “Ums” I understand the impulse to do this. When you’re editing

I’m on #zinechat this Wednesday, May 25th

There’s this really cool this called #zinechat, a Twitter-based panel chat about different topics in small press-land. Jaym Gates runs this, and you can find out about this year’s schedule at http://wingsliftingwide.wordpress.com/2011/01/26/zinechat-the-next-generation/. This month, Jaym won’t be able to moderate it, but she’s enlisted the aid of Lillian Cohen-Moore (who is the co-editor on Solis’