Jason M. Waltz

Sometime artist, sometime writer, all time reader, all time dancer. Jason M. Waltz has spent almost 35 years dancing with words ~ writing tall tales, reading books of all sorts, telling and retelling those stories. And now reviewing and editing and publishing them. Heroic adventure fiction, from Westerns to fantasy to Fedora Fiction to thriller, is what he's all about. Owner/operator of Rogue Blades Entertainment -- THE small press publisher putting the SWORD back into swordplay and the HERO back into heroics -- he's come for his second go 'round with the beast named Dragon*Con. This time, he's determined to tame her, blade in one hand, stylus in the other.

The Old Man and the Sea of Opportunity

So tired. So very tired. Too tired. Must. Find…Ah. Here we are. Shatner and Nimoy! Draco! Buffy and Angel! SG! Doctor Who! Twilight and True Blood! Firefly! Ahh, rejuvenation. The exuberance of—not youth—diehard fandom. Inhaling the scent of fanaticism sends shivers throughout my atrophied system. Potential rears its beautiful head once again. But I still need more. There! Anime girls!… Read more →

Found! Storytelling in Manilla/Singapore/Hong Kong

Rumors of storytelling’s death, I am afraid, have been greatly exaggerated—and grossly premature. It is inherent in humanity’s genes to relay our history, morals, and beliefs via tales. Hopes, dreams—even fears and warnings—all are passed from generation to generation. So long as we communicate, storytelling will persist.

Choices! We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Choices! (Or How the Information Booths Can Help You Navigate Through Dragon*Con)

Monday night. Already I am anxious. I don’t know what I will be doing come Friday morning—and I must know. Choices. Too many options, I cannot see ahead. Panic. Where to start: “Nimoy & Shatner” or “Write a Story in an Hour?” At least I know I’ll be remaining in the Hyatt for the next session, but will it be… Read more →