Contagionpunk 2020

Well, 2020 is here, and I dunno about you but it’s not the neon-soaked, cybernetic dark future I’d hoped for. Sarah and I are trying hard to get our plans back on track, and we apologize for falling so far off the radar. I know some of you check this site, and we’re really grateful for your dedication. We’re gonna push to update more often.

Right now, Sarah and I are both working on a bunch of different projects, including some tabletop work I’m doing directly for Onyx Path: the Dead Man’s Rust expansion, which I can’t say much about, but I think players will really enjoy!

The second Shadows and Dreams book is definitely still in the pipeline. If folks are interested, maybe we could share some work-in-progress materials at some point.

Regardless, thanks for sticking by us! Stay healthy, be kind to one another, and keep in touch!

2020 Convention Schedule

UPDATE: Well, that went well, didn’t it? 2020 has knocked us for a real loop, just like everyone else out there. All the cons we hoped to go to have been canceled. However, there’ve been a few online opportunities, including a short-notice online-only Onyx Path convention where we played in an exhibition game and ran one of our vigilant training scenarios. We’re keeping an eye out for other opportunities like this, and if such things open up, we’ll announce them here–we promise.

Here’s an update list of our conventions this year. We already attended OrcaCon (Bellevue, WA) in January (and it was AMAZING). We ran two Vigilant D&D missions, played a ton of cool board games (and even won a new game in the Play & Win drawing), hung out with some amazing people, and overall had a blast. We’re already setup to go next year.

We also attended NerdFaire (Lynnwood, WA) for the first time. I won a free entry at OrcaCon. It’s a little one day event with lots of vendors and cosplay. Depending on how things go over the next year, we might look into tabling there next year.

For the rest of 2020 you can find us (Fran and Sarah) at:

March 12-15 Emerald City Comic Con (Seattle, WA). Drop us a message on social media to find out where we are.
April 9-12 NorwesCon (Seatac, WA). We’re just attending, not tabling, but we are willing to run a pickup D&D game if you’re interested. It’s a smaller convention, so we should be easier to find — drop us a message on social media if you have trouble.
July 17-19 Readerfest (Tacoma, WA). We’re going to be speakers at Readerfest!! Check it out at https://readerfest.org/.

August: Alas, we’re going to miss both Dragonflight and Britcon in August. Not only are they the same weekend, but it’s also the weekend of my little brother’s wedding on the east coast. Maybe next year.

September: We may table at RustyCon (Bellevue, WA). Details TBD.

Interview with the Authors

Hey, all! It’s been a busy week or so for us. For those curious about how and why we wrote the book, Digital Market Scout just posted an interview with us where we go off into the weeds on all kinds of fun topics: what we love about the Scarred Lands, why we thought Eochaid’s story deserved telling, and how we developed the gruesome combats we put him and his friends through.

We also nerd out a lot, because it’s us. Feel free to chime in here with more questions if you want, and we’ll keep the party going!

Vangal’s Bulging Neck Muscles, it’s Vigilant Aloud!

Still wondering whether you’d enjoy Vigilant? Not interested in reading the previews on Amazon or Barnes & Noble? Well, now you can hear it read with a rich, sonorous English accent on YouTube!

The Gentleman Gamer, an Onyx Path associate, is going through the chapters one by one. As of this posting, he’s on Chapter Two, but there’s a handy playlist that’ll let you keep up with new chapters as they’re added or start from the beginning.

Battle on, Eochaid!

Vigilant: Available Now!

Vigilant is out in stores. You can purchase the book on Amazon, DriveThru, and Barnes & Noble. Thanks for reading, and we hope you enjoy it very much.

And we have a special offer, for a limited time: if you read and review the book (on any of the sites) and comment here, Fran Stewart will write you a haiku poem on any subject you want as a small bonus and a thank you for helping us get our book in front of more people.

The more people read Vigilant, the faster we can produce the sequel!