Dragaera summit at Opus Festival 2006 - need individual input from list members!

Mon Feb 20 17:48:36 PST 2006

Hi all,
Based on responses I guess I was not clear about what all is going on at the
Brust Summit here in Denver this May -

Aside from running Opus I also have brokered a couple of deals between
publishing companies and various fantasy writers.
One such deal was the Dragaera RPG deal - I brokered a deal between an East
coast game company and Steven - the details were set about 8 months ago - we
are now waiting for Steve's agent to approve it.  We are hoping that all the
agreements will be set by March so that the game can be publicly announced
at the Game expo in Vegas next month

I also have Steve's permission to do the Dragaeran Tarot through my own
publishing company and since that requires having approved art for all of
the houses I have the task of organizing that as well...

As to the Dragaeran feast, Steve has been to Opus Feasts before, check his
April 2003 and May 2004 blog for his opinion on the quality of the food, and
we are doing it with his approval, suggestions, and request for a seat at
the table <grin>

The LARP that is being run was written several years ago by a group out of
MIT and Steve had input on it and I believe he may have even played in it
once before.

So yes all of the above (and below) is really happening at Opus and Steve
really does know about it - at this point what I'm trying to determine is
how many of you will be participating so I can schedule space accordingly.


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[mailto:dragaera-bounces at dragaera.info]On Behalf Of Rion Bergquist
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Subject: Dragaera summit at Opus Festival 2006 - need individual input
fromlist members!

Hey guys -

A couple of things - I had intended to release the Dragaera tarot, the
Dragaera RPG, and the official house logo line at Opus this year -

The art for the Logos and Tarot still has not been posted to the list,
apparently DDB has had file size issues with it, and as such their has been
no voting and or discussion about it. Therefore I don't have finalized art
to proceed with.

The Dragaera Role Playing Game will still be in beta test mode and will
still be in pre-publishing during the show.

Lastly the fine folks who have volunteered to run the Dragaera LARP are
concerned about getting enough fresh blood in from out of town to support
running the game - they have asked Steve to play a role in the game in the
hopes that it will draw many of you from the list to the show.

So rather than see the above as problems we are gonna make them features of
the show.
At the Dragaera summit we will be holding an art contest for the house art,
both full color and line drawing versions.
We will also be holding design panels on Dragaeran Tarot on site.  And
Lastly we will be doing play test and design panels for the Dragaeran RPG on

Doing these things will actually allow you, Steve's biggest fans, direct
access and input not only to him, but into the decision making aspects of
all of the above projects.

Aside from the LARP and art contest, other Dragaera centric activities will
include Steve doing a reading, the Tarot Design panel, the game design
panel, a panel for general Q&A, the Dragaeran feast, the various late night
impromptu panels that I know Steve will run (on writing, drinking, and
politics whether I ask him to or not), and at least one concert set from
Steve and his guitar.

I would think with all that that we will have put together a track that
gives fans of Steve's imagination more than they could hope for.  But
several of these things will only work if we have sufficient participation,
so I need to know B) how many of you are interested in coming, and B) if
there is anything more any of you would like to see Dragaera wise at the

Please let me know ASAP if you are planning on joining us so that I can plan