Rothfuss and Kovalic – Stellar Indeed!
StellarCon is coming up on March 2-4, in High Point, NC. It looks to be an awesome event with lots of great events, talks, gaming, and some very cool special guests: Patrick Rothfuss, and John Kovalic.
Author of The Kingkiller Chronicles, Patrick Rothfuss is one of my favorite authors of all time. If you need an awesome fantasy book to read, look no further then The Name of the Wind. I first heard about it when the Penny Arcade guys were gushing over it a few years ago. It is easily one of the best fantasy books in several years. I just got done with the sequel A Wise Man’s Fear, and it was equally awesome. The third and final book of the series is not slated until May of next year, but if the first two are any indication, it will be worth the wait.
The other special guest is John Kovalic of Dork Tower and Munchkin art fame. I’ve enjoyed Dork Tower for years, and Munchkin wouldn’t be Munchkin without his art. Interestingly, he had something to do with the development of Apples to Apples which I have played many hours of at parties and get-togethers. It’s a pretty fun party game that can be played with a ton of people without too much difficulty.
Other events include a short film festival, and SONAR – Symposium On Nerdy Academic Research. This is the first year SONAR will be held at StellarCon, and from the description, it looks to be inspired by TEDtalks. It will be interesting to see how that all works out. Between games of Pathfinder Society, of course.
If you’re anywhere near the NC/SC/VA check it out!