• Be Sonnetary!

    Why buy flowers that fade?
    A sonnet lasts forever!
  • 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.

  • Suggested Reading

    Final Failure: Eyeball to Eyeball
    Cthulhu Haiku II and More Mythos Madness - cover

    Grim Series: poems
    edge of the pond
  • D13 RPG is coming!

  • D6xD6 RPG

    Role-play in your favorite authors' worlds!

  • Fencing Poker Deck

  • Other Card Games…

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

    It’s On Again…

    Lester : September 7, 2013 8:50 pm : Announcements, Poetry, Popcorn Press

    Cthulhu Haiku II and other mythos madness, cover

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    A Thank You Note

    Lester : August 7, 2013 9:06 am : Announcements, Poetry, Popcorn Press

    Feeding America LogoPopcorn Press received a very nice handwritten card from Feeding America recently. Empty Shoes anthology coverOur Empty Shoes anthology paid another $1029.80 to the organization at the end of last month, bringing us up to date on its earnings. All profits from that anthology are devoted to helping the hungry and homeless, and Feeding America has been our organization of choice for the proceeds. Thank you again to Patrick T. Randolph for putting the project together.

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    Great Works of Literature as Limericks: Frankenstein

    Lester : May 13, 2013 12:05 pm : Announcements, Poetry

    Obsessed with successes he’d had,
    Frankenstein went nearly mad—
    created a creature,
    then hated its features,
    and so became a deadbeat dad.

    —Lester Smith

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