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Dave Dorman Introduces His New WASTED LANDS Board Game and Trading Card Game: IRON WARS

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2013 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

As always, it’s great fun exhibiting at San Diego Comic-Con and seeing old friends and new friends. It’s also a great honor to be working with game designers Mike Bawden and Tim Bawden of Silent Gunfight, who are premiering the prototype to IRON WARS, a WASTED LANDS game at our Booth #4500, alongside Mike Kennedy and Elizabeth Kennedy of SequentialInk.com, who are publishing my RAIL: BROKEN THINGS – A Tale of the Wasted Lands graphic novel online for FREE here, so check it out! Here are some images of our new IRON WARS game for those of you who cannot be here to see it in person. It’s a strategy board game and a trading card – best described as Risk-meets-Magic The Gathering, but not as fantasy-oriented. Let me know what you all think. I’m interested in your feedback and I thank you in advance for checking it out! And if you have time, please “Like” my Facebook fan page for THE WASTED LANDS. That link is https://www.facebook.com/davedormanwastedlands

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ImageAs always, I appreciate your interest in my creator-owned world, THE WASTED LANDS. If you’re at #SDCC this year, please stop by. If not, follow me on Twitter @DaveDorman or on my Facebook page for continual postings.

Thank you,

Dave.

 

 

 

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Dave Dorman WASTED LANDS Board Game & Trading Card Game Launches at San Diego Comic-Con

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2013 by DaveandDeniseDorman
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DAVE DORMAN’S WASTED LANDS FRANCHISE SHOOTS ITS WAY INTO THE GAMING WORLD AT THIS YEAR’S SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON
Summary: Dorman and Silent Gunfight Entertainment to preview “Wasted Lands: IRON WARS” – a new board and trading card game based on Dave Dorman’s “Wasted Lands” franchise at SDCC Booth #4500
 
CHICAGO, IL — July 1, 2013 — Fans of Dave Dorman’s train-centric “Wasted Lands” stories no longer have to shoot first and ask questions later when it comes to the next installment in the creator-owned franchise. Dorman, a legendary comic book artist, and gaming/entertainment company Silent Gunfight Entertainment will be introducing “Wasted Lands: IRON WARS” at San Diego Comic-Con, July 17 – 21, 2013. Fans will have an opportunity to study a mock-up of the game and its components; meet Dave Dorman, the creator of “Wasted Lands”; and discuss how the game is played with the game’s architect, Tim Bawden of Silent Gunfight. 
 
Previews and meet-and-greets will take place at Dorman’s end cap Booth #4401/4500, facing toward the lobby, first row in, located near Door “F” of the San Diego Convention Center.  
 
“We’ve really tried to create something unique in the game-playing area,” explained Bawden. “This game can work both as a strategy-driven board game and as a competitive trading card game. And by publishing new card sets in the future and adding an augmented reality aspect to the board game, we’ve created a game system that has the potential to give players a different experience every time they play.”
 
Dorman will be providing all of the art for the trading cards, game pieces, game board and packaging.  It’s a tall order, but worth all the effort – according to Dorman: “The game builds out an important part of the Wasted Lands story.  The time period we refer to as The Iron Wars is the era that set the dystopian stage on which all of our stories take place.  Players will become familiar with the Rail Barons and their ruthless struggles for domination over their rivals.”
 
It’s all part of a broader marketing strategy designed to whet the appetite of fans who have been clamoring for more Wasted Lands stories since Dorman first introduced his world to readers on the pages of Heavy Metal Magazine in the 1990s.
 
“When we started developing the game for Dave, we started asking more and more questions about things that were just alluded to in the various graphic novels, short stories and novelizations that had been produced over the last 20 years,” explained Mike Bawden, a partner in Silent Gunfight.  “Dave has so many great ideas and stories about the Wasted Lands tucked away in notebooks, sketchbooks and other spots in his studio, that it was like discovering a world’s history after only having seen the surface for so long.  This has been a fascinating process and, I’m sure, is bound to lead to more Wasted Lands stories and merchandise down the road.”
 
“I’ve always known my WASTED LANDS story was epic enough to be a natural for gaming, and I am glad it was Silent Gunfight who took it to the next level and created THE IRON WARS. The game is smartly designed by people who understand what works in gaming. It’s a lot of fun to play, not to mention, it has a lot of really fun art!” said Dorman, a board game and online gaming enthusiast.
 
Silent Gunfight and Dave Dorman will be sharing Booth #4500 to premiere IRON WARS. They will also premiere new art and storylines in the new book, THE WASTED LANDS CHRONICLES, which will inform fans of Dorman’s future plans for his series, which already includes a graphic novel, prose novels, an online serial, an online store and more.
 
For more information, please visit https://silentgunfight.com or https://store.wastedlands.com or visit Booth #4500. For media interviews, please contact denise@writebrainmedia.com.
 

Happy Holidays from Dave Dorman & Some Cool Gifts to Share

Posted in 501st, Amazon.com, Author, Blog, Blogger, Blogger Review, Blogging, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Christmas Gifts, Collectibles, Collections, Collectors, Comic Book Art, Comic Book Artist, Comic Book Cover Art, Comic Books, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Denise Dorman, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Holiday Gifts, LinkedIn, Lucasfilm, Nerd Culture, Painting, Pop Culture, Product Review, Product Reviewer, Social Activism, Social Commentary, Social Networking, Star Wars, Twitter, Wasted Lands, WriteBrain Media, Writer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2011 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

If your household is like mine, Lucasfilm, Amazon and Apple retailers got the majority of your greenbacks this year. Santa was good to me this year and here’s a highlight of my favorite gifts and holiday cards:

I got The Making of Star Wars: The Old Republic, by Chronicle Books, a fine art book that also has lengthy descriptions on the creation of the game itself, not just the preproduction artwork. My son and I have been playing and are on Level 15 so far. It’s a wonderful game.

Dave Dorman with Star Wars: Old Republic Book

Me with my new Star Wars: The Old Republic art book

I also received Genius Isolated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, by IDW Publishing, which is the best book I’ve received all year. It is a beautifully made compilation of Toth’s early formative years as an artist, and it’s the first of three books to cover Toth’s career. It’s an exciting start to the series and I’m really looking forward to the subsequent volumes. The production on this hardcover book was just amazing and the material that the authors dug through and found to represent in this book was truly astounding, covering Toth’s formative work, both in comics and illustration. I highly recommend it. If you are an Alex Toth fan, you should also pick up my friend John Hitchcock’s book, which chronicles his correspondence and friendship with Toth in the later years of his life. It’s a real treasure. John is a master storyteller and if you’re ever lucky enough to hang out with him, you will see what I mean by that.

My Favorite Book in 2011: The Life and Art of Alex Toth

I was also happy to receive this Christmas card, postcard and trading card from our friend Kevin-Kim, TK-1023 in the German Garrison of the 501st. That was a nice surprise. (My son is in his new Star Wars pajamas from Santa).

From Kevin-Kim of the German Garrison

My Gifts from 501st German Garrison Kevin-Kim, TK-1023

In other news, we’ve been working hard on updating my Facebook fan page. With the rate at which I’m getting friend requests on Facebook, I will have to split my time between my Facebook Fan Page and my Facebook personal page as I fear I will run out of spaces to add friends on my personal page. I do plan to maintain both, but please “Like” my Facebook Fan Pagewe are working hard to get that page up to speed this year with decent graphics, contests, fan exclusives and more. We will be doing a Fan Page for my own creator-owned series The Wasted Lands and I will announce that here shortly.

In other news, I am very pleased with the traction my artist friend Dave DeVries is getting with his own creator-owned concept, The Monster Engine. His site went viral again this month overseas and people all over Asia and Europe are discovering him. This project is really deserving of a TV series, a movie and a videogame and I hope we see it happen in 2012.

Thanks, as always, for reading my post. I’m @DaveDorman on Twitter and I do respond to direct Tweets, and I’m an open networker on LinkedIn, so please connect with me there as well. I am happy to review your products online (tech, movie, books, comics, music, nerd and geek products are my sweet spot) and to do so, please write to WriteBrain Media, Attn: Denise Dorman, P.O. Box 417, Carpentersville, IL 60110 and put “Dave Dorman Blog Review” in the subject. If you need marketing, social media or PR advice, follow Denise @writebrainmedia on Twitter or “Like” her fan page at Facebook.com/WriteBrainMedia.

Dave.

Dave Dorman Upcoming Convention Appearances & Autograph Signings

Posted in Author, Chicago Comic Book Artists, Collectors, Comic Book Convention, Cosplay, DAVE DORMAN ART FOR SALE, DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Denise Dorman, Entertainment, Facebook, Fan Culture, Geek, Geek Culture, Hasbro, Illustration, LinkedIn, Nerd Culture, Pop Culture, San Diego Comic-Con 2011, Social Networking, WriteBrain Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2011 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

Here’s a quick look at my upcoming appearances for the next couple of months. I am embedding links to the shows for your convenience.

AUGUST:

8/12 – 8/13 —Wizard World – Chicago/Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont

SEPTEMBER:

9/24-9/25–Detroit Fan Fare

OCTOBER:

10/8 – 10/9–Star Wars Fan Days in Dallas

10/14 – 10/16 — SteamCon in Seattle

A SPECIAL THANKS:

I want to thank everyone who came by to see me at my San Diego Comic-Con Booth 4500 this year! A special thanks to our friends the Watson family from Batavia, IL for joining us this year, to the Lindgren family in Rancho Santa Fe and the Crane family in Riverside for showing us Canyon Lake…!

Dave Dorman at SDCC 2011: Photo by Debbie M. Lindgren

 

NEWS:

I discovered I’m in Morgan Spurlock’s new book Comic-Con IV: A Fan’s Hope (see me featured on Page 99) and I hope to make it into his movie, but we’ll see. They filmed my interview last year. My art is featured in Andrew Gaska’s new Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes by Archaia and I have a couple of other book surprises coming up that I cannot share yet…

This year Steven Spielberg was given an Inkpot Award at San Diego Comic-Con, so now he’s in an elite group with me (ha!). I won my last year, so this may be the one and only time in my life that I ever one-up Steven Spielberg.

My friend Andrew Charon of Acme Digital Laboratories in Minneapolis, a Webby  award-winning developer who did YearbookYourself.com and who just launched the really cool Jewish Sudoku game Judoku as an Apple iPad app, is developing my iPhone/iPad app of art staring in August, so be watching for that in the coming months. Andrew is a longtime cohort of my wife’s and together they have done some really cool and award-winning multimedia and video projects.

I have a few of my first-ever sketchbooks remaining from my one-and-only 250 print run, so if anyone wants to place an order, they are $10 plus $5 shipping and you can email me at dormanart@yahoo.com or Paypal me at dormanart@yahoo.com. A special thanks to my wife and publicist Denise Dorman of WriteBrain Media, who keeps all of these plates spinning on the cue sticks.

As always, I thank you for your support and interest in my work. Lots of fun and exciting stuff coming up this fall…stay tuned!

Dave.

Me on SOCIAL MEDIA:

Follow me on Twitter: @DaveDorman and my hashtag is #DaveDorman

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Connect with me on Linkedin.com/in/thedavedorman

To schedule me for media interviews, please contact my wife and publicist denise@writebrainmedia.com | facebook.com/writebrainmedia or Twitter.com/writebrainmedia

Check Out My 24-Hour eBay Original Art Sale!

Posted in DAVE DORMAN NEWS, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2010 by DaveandDeniseDorman

Dear Friends,

If you’re looking for some affordable oil paintings in the Predator, World of Warcraft, Magic: The Gathering & fantasy genres, please check out The Dave Dorman 24-Hour eBay Sale! Here are the links:

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Dave Dorman - Unpublished Game Card

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Dave Dorman Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Art - Original