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    Entries in d&d (41)


    D&D Celebration at Pax East

    I am very excited to present the panel "Why D&D Is Still Awesome: A 40th Anniversary Dungeons & Dragons Tribute" at Pax East in Boston with David Ewalt and Jon Peterson on Sat April 12.

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    As Dungeons & Dragons Turns 40, Celebrating Its Ability To Unleash Unbridled Creativity


    D&D on the BBC

    My D&D world tour continues in the UK. I was fortunate to be interviewed by the BBC's Radio 5 "Up All Night" host Adam Rosser with authors Mark Barrowcliffe (The Elfish Gene) and Jim Swallow (author of numerous Star Trek, Doctor Who books).

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    Five Amazing TV Moments from D&D History

    A look back at Five Amazing TV Moments from D&D History.

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    At 40 Years Old, Dungeons & Dragons Still Matters

    Tired of all this press about D&D? I hope not.

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    D&D 40th anniversary: Media doubleshot! 

    D&D 40th anniversary media week continues! I appeared on WGBH twice this week to talk about the importance and impact of Dungeons & Dragons. Once on radio, once on TV.

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    D&D Essay hits 18K Likes, a top read on Salon

    I'm not one to blown my own horn *too* loudly, but I'm pretty excited that my essay "All I needed to know about life I learned from “Dungeons & Dragons" that appeared on last week, has now topped 18,000 likes on Facebook.

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    All I needed to know about life I learned from “Dungeons & Dragons”

    I was lucky enough to publish this piece on, using the occasion of D&D's 40th anniversary this month to wax poetical about all the life lessons the game taught me.

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    How is a lawyer like a wizard? D&D goes to Harvard (and so do I

    How is a lawyer like a wizard? How does a courtroom resemble an epic battle? How is a casebook like the Dungeon Master's Guide? I'm excited to be part of the "Berkman luncheon series" to give a talk called "How Dungeons & Dragons and Fantasy Prepare You for Law and Life," February 11, 2014, 12:30pm, at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

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    Hire me!

    Ethan reads, makes world safe for geeks. Sometimes he wears these grampy pants.

    I love to give talks and readings, slide presentations, moderate panels, teach creative writing and role-playing games, and inspire people to geek out.

    I've appeared at conventions like Pax East, Gen Con and DragonCon; read at book festivals in Atlanta, Brooklyn and Boston; spoken at universities like MIT, Notre Dame, Bryn Mawr and LSU; and appeared at dozens of bookstores, book groups, high schools, libraries, and other venues.

    I've fought (badly) with foam swords in public. I'm not afraid to wear my chainmail and tunic. I've taught 25 newbies how to play Dungeons & Dragons in one evening.

    If your bookstore, library, book group, writer's festival, college/university, high school, club, game shop, convention, bar, cafe, mother, etc. would like to book me to give a talk, slide-lecture, organize a discussion, teaching a writing class, or have moderate a panel or Q&A, let me know.

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