Chicken Lost Head! – Being Productive Without Going Insane

There is a point that happens to all creative types when we realize that we have too much to do and not enough time to do it. The costume and makeup professor I studied under in college called this, “Chicken lost head!” She was from China and did not quite understand American idioms. But after…

The Same Routine, But A Brand New Game

I have two children. One falls asleep with no issue and wakes up at least a half hour before her alarm every single day. I should be happy about this, and I would be… If it were not for the fact that she still comes into my room every morning (a half hour before my…

A Few Tips for Creative Types – Oddmall 2015

Oddmall in Akron, OH this past weekend was great! I will maybe write more about my weekend later, there is at least one short story from my hotel stay alone, but suffice to say this is the coolest shopping show I have ever been to. I will be back at the one on Valentine’s Day…

Hogswallow – A Preview

As my most faithful readers will already know, there is a story in The Completely Inappropriate Tales of Gandersnitch the Goblin that features a cast of odd characters sitting in a parlor playing a card game. That card game is called Hogswallow. What most of my readers do not know however, is that it has…

Pumpkin Spice & Plague – Monday Morning Musings

About this time last year, I bought a bag of pumpkin and ghost shaped marshmallows. My kids enjoyed them, as something different and special, but there was nothing terribly strange or interesting about the bag. They were still marshmallows, just with different shapes. So last week, when I saw a bag of pumpkin shaped marshmallows again…

Chicken Soup and Tiny Lies – The Conundrum of Parenting

Hello all, For the past three days I have been mostly stuck in bed, first with a terrible sore throat, then with fevers, chills, and sneezing, and finally with chest pains and a cough. I have only seen the Star Wars trailer on my phone, and I will have to watch it again because I…

Con on the Cob Wrap-up Report

(Note: I had planned to do this wrap up as an audio episode, but for this first time this year, I have come down with the post-con crud. So instead of forcing you to listen to my froggy, sneezy voice, I will just leave this here. You know how it goes.) Gandersnitch: Hello! Gandersnitch the Goblin…

Random Thursday Things

So far today I packed my clothes for the weekend, drove 2.5 hours to the North, set up my table at Con on the Cob, had dinner with Santa Claus and played two new games. Tomorrow I will be selling books all day, then previewing my Hogswallow card game and hosting my newly invented role-playing…

Episode 7: Maidens, Mothers, and a Crone – The Roanoke Sessions

(Author’s note: This is part 7 of an ongoing series. For episodes 1 to 7, click here:  http://thegoblinguy.com/category/serial-fiction/) In an ancient graveyard at the edge of town, at the center of a small cypress ringed grove, a single headstone stood apart from all the others. It was a few hours before midnight, in this grove and…

My Master Plan: Stage 2!

Hello friends! What’s this? A post on Friday? Uh-oh, something must be up! Indeed it is. But it is good stuff, productive stuff, stuff that my friends (mostly Dave) have asked for, and stuff that will hopefully enable me to keep doing what I love to do! Namely, to entertain you through my performance and my…