March 14th, 2009

Contributions sought for Furnace 2009 Con Book?

Furnace 2009. The Garrison Hotel, Sheffield. UK 
Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th October 2009. 

Furance is a small two day convention for 70 attendees held in a former gaolhouse of Hillsborough Barracks in Sheffield, UK. 
Call of Cthulhu, HeroQuest, RuneQuest, Savage Worlds, and plenty of other game systems will be played at this convention. 

A colour Convention Book will be produced and given free to all attendees on arrival. 
As well as information on the convention, venue and games programmes there will be articles on gaming and role-playing. 

The Furnace 2006 Con Book contained articles on convention GMing by Evilgaz, an introduction to Gwenthia by Tom Zunder, a Gloranthian HeroQuest scenario by Newt, 'Hunting the Marsh haggis' by Jane Williams, Serenity:HeroQuest by Darran Sims, a Kallyr story by Jane Williams, an intro to 'Red Star' for Evilgaz's game, along with information about the games, the venue and the favoured charity, Wateraid. 

The Furnace 2007 Con Book contained articles on convention playing by Evilgaz, Aggar Homeland for Glorantha HeroQuest By David Millians, Tal’Vorn a Game World for D&D By Joshua Binks, The Shattered Lands a RuneQuest Setting By Newt Newport, A Gloranthan Story By Jane Williams, ‘Love, Honour & Obey’ a DitV Scenario By Ric Baines, UK Roleplayers - a Brief History By Dave McAlister, Nemesis Madness Meters in Call of Cthulhu By Dom Mooney, Mob Justice Introduction By Iain McAllister, Game Design 101 By Iain McAllister, Kadvalla - A Saintly Order for Mythic Russia By Mark Galeotti, ‘Dragonewts!’ by Darran Sims. 

The Furnace 2008 Con Book had articles on Glorantha in a Nutshell by Jane Williams with art by Terry Whisenant, A Lunar Marriage by Newt Newport with art by Darran Sims, 'Uphold the Yellow Standard' by Newt Newport with art by Darran Sims, ‘Playing Cards’ A Story by Jane Williams with art by Mokkurkalfe, ‘The Everyday Ordeal’ A Jason Calwell Story by Graham Robinson, Monkey in a Nutshell by Newt Newport, UK Role Players Forum by Dave Mcalister with art by Jonny Gray, and a controversial HeroQuest 2.0 Review by Newt Newport. The front cover was by professional fantasy artist Jon Hodgson. 

We are looking for contributions for this year's Convention Book, whether it is artwork, maps, articles, non-player characters, scenarios, encounters, gaming or GMing advice, settings, stories or anything else you can think of. 

We can not pay you but all contributors will receive the heartfelt thanks from the Furnace Committee, the joy of seeing their work in print and a free copy of the Con Book. 

All copyright of any material we use in the book remains the authors or artists, so you can use it again elsewhere. 

As for word count anything from 1000 to 4000 words. A scenario could be a little more at 6000 maximum. 

Formats should be M$ Word 2004 [or lower] or Rich Text Format. If I can copy and paste from PDFs though so they are okay too. 

If you have any accompanying artwork I can include that as well or do my own for your article. Artwork can be in colour as the Con Book will be printed in full colour [that will be good for maps!].

The deadline for the Furnace 2008 Con Book is Monday 28th September 2009

If you can send all submissions to darransims AT googlemail DOT com

Thank you for your time.