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July 12, 2016

Big Update Post

I've been horribly remiss in updating this project page so today I'll be covering a bunch of topics in one big post and will follow up with some video in the days to come. So, here's what I've been doing:

-Interviewed Gregorio Montejo (Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Boston College) in his office at BC. We had a great discussion about Lafferty and really went deep into Thomas Aquinas, kairological time, aeviternity and Catholic mysticism in general. Great stuff. I'll try to post a bit of the interview soon.

-Attended LaffCon in New Jersey where I presented a short video and, more importantly, finally got to meet a lot of people from the Lafferty facebook group and watch (and film) some terrific presentations about Lafferty. Head over to to learn more about that event.

-Interviewed Michael Swanwick at his home in Philadelphia. Michael was able to discuss Lafferty in ways that few people could: as a writer, an admirer and as someone who (like Harlan) knew him a bit from conferences past. Mr. Swanwick's elite storyteller chops really come across in the interview as he retells some of his favorite bits from the Lafferty canon . I'll post some of this soon as well. It's taken me a long time to get that footage in order because, as usual, I made my one technical mistake by forgetting to turn on the camera mic--and have had to sync all the audio manually, just like in the olden days of five years ago.

--Interviewed Lissanne Lake, illustrator extraordinaire and longtime Lafferty compatriot. She told me a few Lafferty things I didn't know concerning original D&D, Generic Fandom and how to translate an author's vision into illustration. Lissanne also walked me through her Lafferty book covers in detail and then was kind enough to walk me to the buss stop, saving me a good bit of coin on the ride home.

I have more plans in the coming weeks and will try not to leave so much time between updates. Next up is speaking with Andrew Ferguson and getting myself down to Tulsa. Progress.


  1. Thanks for the update. I'm looking forward to this documentary. All the best.

  2. Unfortunately, unless you interviewed Bud Webster between the time you made the sidebar list and his recent might want o update that list, too.