Holiday Cheer 2010

PORT OF CALL: Tim Slover’s ‘Comin’ Out fer Christmas’

My good friend and playwright Tim Slover wrote this wonderful piece for his Christmas Party this year — and I just had to share it with you. Yee-ha!

The place of board games in our families traditional holiday celebrations is remembered and Tracy and Laura’s ‘Santa’s Sleigh Ride’ board game is offered for a free trial download.

CREATIVE ENGINE: Rosenstern and Gildencrantz

The sad fate of two — make that three — characters who suddenly realized, in the middle of a book, that they had no business being there at all.


Laura reads a composition by my great-grandmother, Annie Gunn, who was twenty years old at the time she wrote this in 1886. You can see her amazing handwriting in the image above and enjoy the charm of her writing in the podcast.


In addition to the sneak peeks we offered to you of our upcoming projects, we let you know that our ‘Eventide’ novel will be available on for their Kindle readers within days! We’ll post a link here to where you can get yours as soon as it is available.

CAPTAINS CABIN: Tracy and Laura sing a Christmas Song

Laura and I  do our best to sing a Christmas song that Laura plans to perform at our Christmas Eve celebrations in our home. It eventually works out…

Episode 53 / December 23rd, 2010

DragonHearth at GENCON 2010 Live!

PORT OF CALL: Gencon Indy 2010 Convention Live!

Felicia Day

Felicia Day and Tracy Hickman ... isn't Gencon fun?

Our live edition of DragonHearth recorded as it happened at the Gencon Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana the afternoon of August 6th. I am joined by Howard Tayler of Schlock Mercenary and XDM fame as well as our own Laura Hickman as we take questions from the audience and enjoy our time together.

Most definitely NOT featured in our live podcast presentation but nevertheless a memorable and delightful time for me was meeting Felicia Day, star of ‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog’ and ‘The Guild.’ She is among the three nicest people I have ever met and her consideration and generosity impressed me greatly.

And, in as much as I am such a fan of her work that I actually SANG part of ‘Dr. Horrible’ at Killer Breakfast this year — I just had to put the picture of us together here and brag about meeting her.

Episode 51/ August 9th, 2010

Christmas Holiday Special 2009

PORT OF CALL: Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Me

The first part of my journey through the arduous Mormon Tabernacle Choir auditions.


CREATIVE ENGINE:  Assault on Santa’s Workshop

Why has there never been a really good, ripping Santa Claus adventure with hard hitting excitment, reindeer and explosives? Now you can have one as my gift to you by downloading the free PDF version of Assault on Santa’s Workshop from the XDM: Xtreme Dungeon Mastery website as my holiday gift to you.


And what do YOU want for After Christmas, little boy? On my list you’ll find Batman: Arkham Asylum computer game, a Batmobile Tumbler model, an XDM: Xtreme Dungeon Mastery book and my favorite board game: Z-man Game’s ‘Tales of the Arabian Nights.”


A link to the cover of the first Drakis novel will be posted shortly.

CAPTAINS CABIN: Leacock’s Christmas Story

Originally to have been aired last year … but included this year as a special gift.

Episode 46 / December 29th, 2009

GENCON Live 2009 Special Edition

GENCON 2009 Special Edition

Tracy Hickman hosts Curtis Hickman and Howard Tayler (co-author and illustrator of the new XDM: Xtreme Dungeon Mastery book) to join him in this hour-long gathering with DragonHearth listeners. This presentation was recorded live in the Westin Hotel Capital III room at 2:00 pm on August 15th, 2009.

Episode 45 / August 15th, 2009

Bones of the Dragon Video Edition

SPECIAL EDITION: Dragonships Video Interview

Last December, Margaret and I did an interview for Expanded Books on our upcoming Dragonships novel release. The first book, ‘Bones of the Dragon’ is available now. Here is some insight into this first novel.

Episode 41 / January 16th, 2009

Richard Garriott Flight Debriefing (Part 3)

PORT OF CALL: Richard Garriott and the Return to the World

Richard Garriott Legendary computer game designer Richard Garriott — known to many of us as ‘Lord British’ — joins us aboard the DragonHearth for a final time from Star City, Russia to conclude his first-hand account of his recently completed spaceflight aboard Soyuz TMA-13 to the International Space Station. In this final of three parts interview, we’ll discover how life after such an adventure has its own challenges … that the lessons that have been learned are sublime and unexpected … and how he has not yet had time to fully appreciate what the journey had brought to him.

You can read more about both Richard and his mission into space at his Richard in Space website.

Episode 39 / November 8th, 2008

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