Ride to Cracow for a date with the boxing ring

Saturday the 18th of May I am heading off for the yearly fun at Cracow Hotel to witness the awesome Freddy Brophy Boxing tent. If anyone is interested in joining me please let me know. It will involve swaggin it just outside the hotel in a paddock so bring your swag, some cash for the boxing tent and little extra for food and drink. I will definitely be taking the long scenic route to get there, so you can either join me for a full days ride or take the direct route and meet up there. I will be the fat dude with the stupid grin on his face!

Good News Everyone!

Chris Philbrook of “Adrian’s Undead Diary” fame (along with many other amazing stories) is running a ‘roll the dice’ interviews series (details of which can be found on his web site http://www.thechrisphilbrook.com/). The people being interviewed belong in the camp of great authors and narrators. Normally, this fact alone would exclude me from ever being on that list. But for whatever reason… maybe he felt pity for me… maybe he wanted to show the difference between good writers and bad writers… maybe he just wants to have a laugh…I’m on the list! I did find his description of me amusing, “Dean Thomas, Australian, large man, creator of things that can be read”.

I found it amusing because my friends don’t read, and really it has only been my friends who have had any interest in reading my stuff 😉 By the way this is very handy for me as I can tell stories about my friends in my books and never be sued… so shhh don’t tell them!

Anyway, regardless of the reasons why, I am on the list of interviewees. It should be a good laugh. Please go check out his site and follow the interview series. Maybe even shout Chris a coffee or two (but make certain you tell him I sent you!)

That’s Chris on the left. Clearly, he is not as good looking as me! But we can forgive him for that!

His collections of books can be found here http://www.thechrisphillbrook.com/books/

He often has specials going and I think if you hurry there might even be a free box set on kindle right now! Follow him on facebook for the details! https://www.facebook.com/ChristopherPhilbrook


An old gamer

I have not mentioned this before, but I am video gamer from back in the days when you were restricted to only having 8 sprites on the screen at once. I know that doesn’t mean much for most. But for those in the know it brings back a lot of memories. I have recently got back into the swing of games again. But for the life I me I just don’t understand a lot of modern games. Take fortnight for instance… that’s just weird, and what’s with Minecraft. The game I last played with games like Day of Defeat and Quake and Unreal. But sadly, no servers exist for those games here in Australia anymore.

Today I want to do something about this great injustice. What hope have the younger generation have if they can’t play the games which I played as a younger fellow. So, I introduce you to HOUSEOFDEAN its basically a collection of game servers I am running to keep those games alive. So, if you are an old gamer or if you are younger go check them out. Oh, I should mention I have found a modern game I like – WRECKFEST… this game is more addictive than crack

Boxing Tent 17th Nov

Another great overnight trip has been planned for Nov 17 to enjoy the spectacle that is Freddy Bropthy’s Boxing tent at the Kilkivan Hotel. We will be swaggin it so come prepared. If you are going to be stepping into the ring, make certain you let me know so I can… bring my camera to record the event for you… and to get myself ready to laugh and point at you!

Of course we will be going the long way round to get there, so we will be meeting up at the usual meeting place (the Kawana Forest Meeting Place) at 8am