Published! The Yakobi Island Artifact (flash fiction)

Hello Internetland! Recently I had a short story published in Protodimension Magazine, a “fanzine devoted to the wonderfully creative world of conspiracy horror role playing.” It’s called The Yakobi Island Artifact. Wanna check it out? I posted the page here with the publisher’s permission. If you’re into the horror gaming, I suggest you check out their magazine. It’s free and has a lot of resources. Hope you enjoy…

Yakobi Island

Speaking of writing and publishing, Popcorn Press recently launched the kickstarter for Halloween Haiku 2 and Other Hauntings. This is their 6th annual volume of scary poetry and short fiction. I love the past issues. Check out the details here. Until next time, my friends. Thanks for reading this.

Victory! CORE RPG Attached to Citizen in the Temple Surpasses $11K

When it rains it pours. In addition to working with industrial music legend, Chris Connelly, on a new song for Citizen in the Temple, the CORE RPG Kickstarter ended with almost 500 backers and $11,456.00. What does that mean? It means Citizen in the Temple is for sure going to be part of this upcoming role-playing book. I’m working over the next month to prepare the chapter that will allow you to enter the World of Eolan and play on your own. Oh…Eolan is the world where Citizen in the Temple takes place. Writing this has been great fun so far. If you missed out on the Kickstarter and you like the look of the game (with over 30 authors attached, 30 different worlds) you can still preorder the book until the end of August.

Lester Smith, the mastermind behind the game, held a Kickstarter countdown party where he interviewed yours truly and other contributors. If you want to see good ole Jason Huls talk about Citizen in the Temple, writing the game, John Carpenter, love…and life…watch yonder excerpt below.

Thanks for reading. Should have plenty of updates as we go!

Citizen in the Temple: The Film, The RPG

Hello hello! I’ve been very busy lately. With what? I’m glad you asked.


Awesome CORE rpg cover.

Lester Smith, a veteran game designer, has launched a kickstarter campaign for his new CORE role-playing system. This is a genre-spanning rules set with over 30 contributing world authors. Guess what? My Citizen in the Temple project is slated to be one of the worlds!

As of this moment the campaign has earned enough to unlock the first stretch goal. That means backers get the rules, three setting chapters PLUS four fantasy settings. Citizen in the Temple is part of the sci-fi pack, which is the next stretch goal. With a bit more funding it will become part of the book. Wanna help me get there? There are 16 days to go.

If you’re a gamer, I implore you to check out the page. There’s a lot of value and a ridiculous amount of talent going into this. I’m honored to even be a part of it. A lot of the settings are based on books so if you find something you like, there’s probably a novel you can pick up. If you click this link right here, you’ll see the Citizen in the Temple entry on the CORE home page and the amazing list of other authors who are involved. Now let’s game!

Ideally, the game and film will be released around the same time toward the end of this year. I appreciate the patience and ongoing enthusiasm from the backers of the movie. What can I say? Post production takes a long time for sci-fi films. It’s all looking stellar though and I can’t wait to get it out there. In case you stumbled upon this post and aren’t familiar with Citizen in the Temple, here’s the trailer…

There’s another big development coming regarding Citizen in the Temple but I can’t talk about it yet. Tease tease! Soon I will tell you all my secrets!

If you have any questions about the game or the movie, feel free to comment. Please check out the kickstarter and let me know what you think. Contribute if you can. Share it and I will love you. Thanks for reading this and I’ll catch you next time!

24 Hour B Movie Marathon

Imagine: you’re in a room with three other half-conscious, half intoxicated figures. All around you are DVD and VHS boxes and bottles of alcohol. Images of monsters, show girls and Sean Connery in a red diaper assault your senses. That is the briefest description of what it will be like at the 2nd annual B-Movie Marathon I’m attending on June 27th.

We return with a new host of B movie gems and we are going to stream the entire experience online at We will have a chatroom and a google hangout set up so people can join in on the fun (without the funky scent of four dudes in a hotel room). Watch the movies. Watch our crew try to make sense of it all. I guarantee we won’t be able to. We’ll also live tweet the movies. Fellow attendee Paul Brooks had this to say about the event:

Paul quote

Quite right. What movies are we showing? I thought you’d never ask…

Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 4.54.37 PMSounds like fun right? Jump in the deep end with us. The water’s fine.

Thanks for reading this.

I Is Published.

Since November I had some work published in a couple books. Both are weird fiction/ Lovecraftian type things cuz hey, I’m weird fiction and this is a way for me to exercise my inner tentacles. The first was Cthulhu Haiku 2 and More Mythos Madness by Popcorn Press. This is a great compilation and it is $0.99 on Amazon. That is a ridiculous value if you’re into this kind of thing. Seriously. If you buy it and don’t like it, I’ll send you $1.00. I’ve got a handful of haiku in this one. Bam! I posed with my copy.

I also won a spot in the 2014 Lovecraftian Micro Fiction Contest Chapbook from Arkham Bazaar. My story is called The Youngling and I’m very proud of it. Here’s what that book looks like:

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You can pick this on up for $6.00 on Arkham Bazaar’s site. I don’t get the money. I just want you to read my story. It’s about a strange creature in a quiet, future Earth that stumbles across what may be the last human settlement.

Ok, gotta go. Lots to do. Thanks for reading!


The Con Men ep. 5 – Acen 2014

Just posting this here for anyone who may have missed it at This is our Acen episode of The Con Men, our fandom-focused web series. Lots of cosplayers. Cool interviews. I love working on this show.

It’s An Invasion!

Recently I got a freelance editing assignment from The Scientist. Below is the video. It’s about invasive Asian carp that are spreading through U.S. waterways. Interesting stuff. It also makes me hungry…

Acen. Free Stuff. Happy.

I’ve been plastering all over social media that Beyond the Basement Door won “Best Independent Film or Short” at the awards. I am honored. Three If By Space, The Lovecraft Ezine and the HPL Film Festival facebook page have raised a lot of awareness and generated a lot of traffic for the movie and for that I am super appreciative. We shot BTBD a couple years ago and it had a good run in some festivals and conventions. Time to give it to the world on youtube.

The main location, a house in Central IL, is no longer there. Was it simply removed to make way for a new home or something more…sinister?


Abruptly switching topics, Paul Lyzun’s documentary, Without Charity, is now streaming free too! You should check that out. It’s about a triple homicide that occurred in Indiana. Very hard hitting. I was fortunate to be a producer on this project.

Without Charity (Full Film)

Lastly, let’s talk about The Con Men. We recently launched a facebook page for it. Wanna follow? I dare you. We’re very pleased with the reception we’ve gotten for the first four episodes. We’ll keep on it. Where are we going next? ACEN. Look out!

The grindstone is calling my nose. Gotta get back to it. Thanks for reading this.

The Con Men visit Walker Stalker Con

Hello humans! Ten Wing Media cohort Chad Burns and I recently attended Walker Stalker Con. We shot a new episode of The Con Men, our show about fandom. Walker Stalker was the biggest con we’ve worked so far. We talked to a lot of cool people including an industrial rock star, an artist, some people opening a zombie laser tag business in Aurora, people who organize a zombie street party in Elgin, IL and the Chicago Herpetological Society. I met a giant snake.

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We started experimenting with a new direction for the show and we hope you like it. Our goal is to grow The Con Men into a big, strange youtube thing so if you want to help all you have to do is watch.

We started a brand new facebook page for the show. So there’s clicking you could do if you’re so inclined. The next episode will be set in Las Vegas. Who knows what will happen?!

That’s all the info I can spill right now. Be excellent to each other and thanks for reading this.

The Con Men 3

Over the past few months, we’ve been working on a web series called The Con Men. Our goal has been to show the power of fandom and provide some cool convention coverage. So far it’s been going very well. We’ve met a lot of new friends and people really seem to get the idea. We just released the newest episode from Capricon 34 on Wednesday. Already we have 945 views so if you’re reading this and you helped make that happen, thank you. We really appreciate the support. It is also hovering at the top of the SF_videos subreddit so if you like to get your reddit on and want to help us stay there, that would be awesome.

One other thing I wanted to mention. We put together a survey about how you find out about and consume new sci-fi. We’re students of the industry and considering the changing landscape of media distribution, it helps to keep up on the trends. To that end we put together 8 questions to gather data. It’ll take like 1 minute. If you fill it out, I’ll be your best friend. Here is the survey. 

That’s all I’ve got for now. I’m keeping busy trying to get Citizen in the Temple finished up and submitting fiction to a few publications. So more to come when it’s fit to print. Thanks for reading!


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