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Stefon Mears
Attended Northwest Institute of Literary Arts
Lives in Portland, Oregon
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My short story "Conjure Man" is up over at http://strangehorizons.com/ for your reading or listening pleasure. That's right. Text AND audio!

If you like "Conjure Man" be sure to check out my novel about the same character - The Patron Saint of Necromancers.
http://www.stefonmears.com/writings/novels#PSoN
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The tricks of expanding on an old trilogy. http://bit.ly/1NGaxMk
It’s not easy for a creator to go back to a franchise. Especially one beloved by millions. One that has three films that fans watch over and over, buy multiple versions of on DVD for this extra or …
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I confess. I backed Dungeon Crawl Classics. I haven't played it before, but sometimes I consider breaking out the old school D&D style for a game or two, and this looks like an interesting approach.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1409961192/dcc-rpg-4th-printing?
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Perfectly safe, +Brennan OBrien​. The game won't be shipped until April. By then we'll have serious campaign momentum going and we can read other systems without the temptation to switch (beyond occasional one-shots).
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Back from the coast. Home with Melissa and the kitties and a roaring fire. Learned so very much I can't even track it all right now. I need to go over my some hundred-twenty pages of notes.

Right now I'm pretty much at, to quote Buffy, "Fire bad, tree pretty."
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Foamy!
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+Brennan OBrien I don't think we've ever had this issue in our games, but it's good reading.
 
The top answer here perfectly explains how DW works. How not making a GM move when needed is breaking the rules.

I love it. 
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Clever and fairly universal to RPGs. I'm going to make a deliberate effort to use this technique in my games without going directly to rolls for fast talk, persuasion, etc.
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"Who'd win in a wrestling match -- Lemmy or God?"
"Lemmy."
:makes buzzer sound:
"God?"
"Trick question. Lemmy is God."
-- Airheads
RIP Lemmy
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Actual snowfall in Portland.
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Pretty!
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I think the cats are playing Civ 5 without me. I just logged into my game and it was decades after I last quit. Complete with military upgrades I didn't have. Huh.
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Saw North by Northwest for the first time today. Have to say, it's a classic for a reason. Weirdest shock though? Seeing not one, but two glass ashtrays in a hospital room.
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I broke my razor this morning. Must be time to grow a beard again.
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Yes! Strange Horizons just accepted my urban fantasy short story "Conjure Man".
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Thanks, guys!
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I wish I could post this without the title. Because I didn't know the title, and the surprise made it even better. So, for my money, cover the top left corner of your screen for the first five seconds when you watch this.

Lots of fun.
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Just the screenshot alone is a spoiler if you're familiar with both franchises. Agreed, it was very entertaining
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Writing, editing, Capoeira, teaching, fundraising, grant writing
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Portland, Oregon
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Writer, gamer, capoeirista, pagan, the list goes on and on.
Introduction

Stefon Mears grew up in California, Middle-Earth, and Amber. He went to U.C. Berkeley intending to major in Genetics, but the call of storytelling compelled him to graduate with a B.A. in Religious Studies (double emphasis in Mythology and Ritual). He later earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, with a Fiction major, and has published many short stories, poems and essays.

Stefon has been an invited guest at a major Vodou ceremony in New Orleans, taught classes in the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira, spoken on a panel at a World Fantasy Conference, and engraved his own set of Norse runes.

Stefon has worked as a professional audio engineer and played straight pool for money. He is an avid, lifelong fan of the San Francisco Giants. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and three cats, and when not writing he can often be found playing roleplaying games.

Stefon’s debut novel, Magician’s Choice, is in stores now.

Education
  • Northwest Institute of Literary Arts
    Master of Fine Arts in Fiction, 2010 - 2012
    I managed to take all four craft classes (in addition to everything else): Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children & Young Adult
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (double emphasis in Ritual and Mythology), 1988 - 1992
  • Sequoia High School
    1984 - 1988
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Legal first name: George (Stefon is my middle name), Sansão (Capoeira nickname)