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  • Brief Bio

    Lester Smith is a 2-term past president of the WFOP, a 4-time Origins-winning game designer, and a former JavaScript teacher for the HWG. He works days as a Writer/Technologist for the educational publishing house Sebranek Inc, nights and weekends as president of Popcorn Press.

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  • Current Project:

  • Fencing Poker Deck

  • Other Card Games…

    Monster Con card game
    Invasion of the Saucer People card game
    Wolf Man's Curse card game
  • Suggested Reading

  • Undying Games

    Dark Conspiracy roleplaying game
    now by 3Hombres
    Dragon Dice game
    now by SFR Inc.
  • Cons I’m Attending

  • Poetry

    George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron ByronIn 1985, a British Romantic Period Literature class changed my life. The poetry of Byron, Shelley, and Keats wakened in me a passion for writing. I determined to somehow make a career of it—and somehow feed my children.

    Since then I’ve worked exclusively in publishing, first for game companies, now in education. I also continue to write, study, and promote poetry. It’s my opinion that poetry used to belong to the people, until academics stole it. It’s high time to steal it back from them.

    10,000 Percent!

    Lester Smith : October 20, 2012 10:54 am : Announcements, Poetry, Popcorn Press

    Thanks to John Cochrane’s generosity, Cthulhu Haiku and Other Mythos Madness has reached another auspicious milestone:

    Awesomeness! Popcorn Press appreciates the support, and I’m confident you’ll appreciate the book.

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    Corrected Cthulhu Haiku Cover

    Lester Smith : October 14, 2012 1:18 am : Announcements, Poetry

    Thank you to Andy Kitkowski and Brent Millis for pointing out the typos in the Japanese characters in the original cover illo. (My Japanese is growing, but the kanji in particular are yet out of my league.) Andy provided a corrected set, which Kate has incorporated into the image.

    The book contents are coming together nicely. Lots of last-minute submissions; lots of exciting poetry and fiction. Here’s a big thank you to everyone involved.

    Please do continue to pass around the Kickstarter link: (http://kck.st/WkmpFt). It’s much appreciated.

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    Lester Smith : October 11, 2012 11:19 am : Announcements, Poetry

    The tourist cast his lines while I cut bait.
    I told him tales of Innsmouth. The sun beat
    back from the sea. He thought he had a bite,
    but no. He leaned to look over the boat,
    and he was gone, all but one bloody boot.

    —Lester Smith
    (for Cthulhu Haiku)

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