The Desert of Souls

A Review of The Desert of Souls by Howard Andrew Jones

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I received an advance reader’s copy of the forthcoming novel, The Desert of Souls (Thomas Dunne Books, February, 2011), by Dragon*Con guest Howard Andrew Jones for review. In addition to being a novelist, Howard Jones is also the Managing Editor of Black Gate magazine. Soldier Asim el Abbas and scholar Dabir ibn Khalil make an unlikely buddy match-up in this thrilling novel set in an 8th century Middle East filled to the brim with legend, buried cities, blades, and wizardry
 
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The National Inclusion Project Needs You!

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The National Inclusion Project has been named as the 2011 Beneficiary of Dragon*Con Charity Events. Please help it earn a $50,000 “Refresh Everything Challenge” grant from Pepsi right now! The National Inclusion Project serves to bridge the gap that exists between young people with disabilities and the world around them. NIP partners with communities and inclusive programs creating awareness about the possibilities that inclusion can bring. Inclusion means giving people their rightful opportunity to participate, and NIP works to make
 
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Dragon*Con 2010 Blood Drive A Success!

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Thank you all you wonderful people who let the LifeSouth vampires suck out your life juice! Our 2010 donor numbers were: Thurs: 553 Fri: 628 Sat: 529 Sun: 581 Mon: 269 Total: 2560 The Donations: Red Cell: 2267 Aph: 2542 Plasma: 2542 Total: 7351 That’s nearly 1000 units more than last year! Thank you for making the blood drive a success. Please come back again next year! We’ll have new t-shirts, more swag, and more ways to say “thank you”!

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