Author Archive for Robert

The Dangers of Goblin-Dad

My kids have a strange upbringing. To them, it is perfectly normal that dads dress up in costume and do crazy things. There are some downsides, however.  A few weeks ago I started pondering the creation of some gross novelty scented candles for Gandersnitch to sell for the Valentine’s Day Oddmall. That didn’t happen because it…

Purgatory House

It is October. ‘Tis the season for ghosts, candy, forest fires, and overpriced decorations at Target. It is also the season for scary games. I humbly submit an easy to play, pick-up and run, haunted house themed role-playing game called “Purgatory House.” The mechanics are simple, as challenges are resolved with a hand of Blackjack,…

Mud, Spoutwoods, Faeries, and More Mud!

One of my biggest events of the year, the May Day Fairie Festival at Spoutwood Farm, was a complete wash this year. Literally. The ground was so saturated and the mud so treacherous that they had to cancel the final day of the event for the first time in its 26 year history.   Everyone…

International Women’s Day

In case you were not aware, today is International Women’s Day.  I have been struggling all morning with what to write and if indeed I should should write anything at all. I see posts on facebook about wearing red (which I did), about striking (which I do every day, unintentionally), and how important the women…

“Not this time!”

In the past few days, I have shared some stuff that is down right scary. Stuff about Bannon, and Conway, and the Trump clan. Some of it was 100% fact, straight from their own mouths, some of it was just informed speculation by intelligent people. I will continue to share these things, because I firmly…

The Path to the Dark Side

I like Yoda. He talks funny, kicks ass when he needs to, leads a minimalist life-style, and is wise beyond belief. To be honest, I like Darth Vader too. He is an excellent bad guy, with a hint of redemption at the end of his arc. Yesterday Steve Bannon, the strategic adviser to the current…

I Hope He Fails…

(Edit: People have been asking if they may share this on social media. Feel free.) Fair warning, I am going to ruffle some feathers today. I am going to piss some people off. But I am an artist and a storyteller; some days it is my job to be silly and make you feel better…

The Naughty List

As an entertainer, I have a friend named Santa Claus. Large fellow, big white beard, always wearing Christmas themed attire. He is the real deal, 365 days a year. We cross paths at Con on the Cob each November and have a great time playing foil to the other’s sensibilities, to the delight of children…