Welcome to Dragon Talk: Inspiring Conversations about Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Love to Play It

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University of Iowa Press
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6.2 X 8.6 X 0.9 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Shelly Mazzanoble is author of Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress: A Girl's Guide to the Dungeons & Dragons Game. With Greg Tito, she is cohost of the official D&D podcast, Dragon Talk. Mazzanoble lives in Seattle, Washington.

Greg Tito is an author, screenwriter, and former standup comic. Tito also lives in Seattle, Washington.


"Shelly and Greg are the Regis and Kathie Lee of Dungeons & Dragons (or Kelly and Ryan, for the younger generation). They've been hard at work collecting the backstories of all the game's biggest names from long before its modern renaissance, and this book is a fun and heartfelt peek behind the curtain at the game's current champions and eccentric personalities."--Joe Manganiello, actor, writer, producer, D&D collaborator, disciple of Tiamat
"From education to interpersonal growth to creating lasting friendships and more, the many uplifting values of D&D are recounted wonderfully by Shelly and Greg, who have grown with the game and with their many Dragon Talk interviews. This is a truly enjoyable, uplifting, and educational read . . . just like playing D&D!"--R. A. Salvatore, author, Glacier's Edge
"Greg and Shelly know that a game is only as good as its gamers. Through Dragon Talk they've been able to boost voices and raise awareness on how creative and inventive the Dungeons & Dragons community can be. Always engaging and entertaining, Dragon Talk is at the forefront of what D&D is right now and hopefully will be far into the future, and Welcome to Dragon Talk is a gladly received addition."--Jim Zub, comic writer, Avengers, Conan the Barbarian, Dungeons & Dragons

"Welcome to Dragon Talk highlights the fascinating history of Dungeons & Dragons and the multitude of ways it continues to impact the cultural zeitgeist. Mazzanoble and Tito have expertly crafted this book of essays . . . bring[ing] a fascinating examination of the game--part historical survey, part airing of skeletons, part cheerleader. This book will appeal to many different audiences and is accessible for those who have never played and want to learn why people love to talk about D&D."--Booklist